25 November, 2015

Hurlers Lose out in High Scoring Final.

For the second Sunday in a row we were involved in Hurling League Final action but we lost out in the Division 4 Final on Sunday last. With pitches difficult to come by because of the bad weather we travelled the short distance to Watergrasshill to take on the home side in the East Cork JHL division 4 Final. In fairness the pitch was in excellent condition for the time of the year. The Hill had a stiffish breeze in the first half and got a string of early points followed by a goal which gave them a 1 5 to 0 2 lead after twelve minutes. They added a further  2 1 before the break while we scored a further six points from Gavin Quill 2, Richie Cahill , DJ Cahill 2 and Shane O Connor to leave us 3 6 to 0 8 in arrears at half time. Points from Richie, Stephen Boyce, Donal Ryan and two from DJ Cahill brought our tally to 13. When Shane O Connor scored a goal  followed by a quick point from Donal we were right back in the game. At one stage we had the margin down to just three points with five minutes left. The Hill finished strongly however to win by 3 18 to 2 15. It was a great performance from a third team against a second team. Well done lads, we won the C grade championship and reached the League Final so it has been a fantastic season for the team.  Credit to all the players who took part in both League and Championship especially the long serving lads who have given tremendous service to the club this years and over many years.

Team v Watergrasshill; Terry Broderick, Podge Noonan Capt, Pa O  Driscoll, Tadhg O Sullivan, Adrian Buckley, Pat Walsh, Brian Lahive, Stephen Boyce, Shane O Connor, Gavin Quill, Richie Cahill, Gavin O Flynn, Sean Cotter, Donal Ryan, DJ Cahill.

This game finishes our playing season for 2015. Thanks to all the players who lined out in the Green, White and Gold of Bride Rovers in all grades during the year. Within a few weeks the Draws for 2016 will be made and we will be looking forward to the new season.


AGM on Friday Dec the 4th .

The Annual General Meeting of the Club will be held on Friday night December the 4th. To mark the fact that when the Club was reorganised in 1964 the first meeting was held in Bartlemy this years Annual meeting will also be held in Bartlemy Hall.  The AGM will review the 2015 season and plan for next year. The Annual General Meeting is open to all. If you are not currently a club member you are most welcome to join. 'Many hands make light work' they say and we are always anxious to get new people involved in the club.

ASTRO TURF FOR HIRE; The astro-turf pitches  at Bride Rovers are available for hire by contacting James Bermingham on 086 8350741. Pitches  suitable for 5 a side teams, hurling and football and costs €50 per hour with lights.


The Jackpot for Nov 17th was €8600. There was  no winner when the following numbers were drawn 1, 15, 23 and 24. The winners of€30 were

Billy Kent Bartlemy, Cormac Collins, Tommy O Flynn,  Davy Hogan Kilworth, Deirdre Broderick Monanig. Jackpot for Tuesday Nov 24th was €8800.  

Tickets for the weekly Lotto are available from Club members, in local businesses and online at




The Club is holding a Table Quiz in O Coileains on this coming Saturday November the 28th at 8.15. Teams of four members can expect  nice handy questions on the night. The Quiz is open to everyone and is h being held to help with fundraising for the Club.



     Keep Fit and Dance.

For those who want to combine fitness and learning the basics of set dancing remember classes are held in the Rathcormac Inn every Wednesday night.



The AGM of the Imokilly GAA Board takes place in Cobh on Wednesday December the 9th at 7.30pm.



The Cork GAA Board Convention is on Sunday December 13th at Nemo Rangers Pavilion at 1.30.


Twitter and Website. 

So many people at home and abroad are now very hi-tech when it comes to keeping in touch with the activities of the Bride Rovers Club. The online editions of newspapers are growing in popularity. Meanwhile you can follow the Club on twitter at twitter@ BrideRoversGAA or on our own website at

Any news items or general items of interest are very welcome for inclusion and can be sent to Gerard Lane. 


Copies of the DVD of the recent Senior Ladies Co. Final are now available. Contact Liam  Barry. 


We are always seeking new players from four years and upwards and of course older players who may have played with other clubs and are now living in the parish are more than welcome to join the Bride Rovers Club. People who never played the games are encouraged to join too as we have a role for everyone. Maybe your talent is in gardening or landscaping, in IT or fundraising, in catering, cleaning, flag-making or any other of the many tasks that have to be undertaken in a busy GAA Club. Some people are afraid if they 'join up' they will be overburdened but don’t worry on that score. If you want to give an hour a week or an hour a month to the Bride Rovers Club that contribution will be very much appreciated and respected. They say 'many hands make light work' and in the case of a GAA Club it is really the truth. In the next few weeks the playing season on all fronts will be in full swing -why not get involved with your local GAA Club? If you want further information on what you could do ring 087 9538077.

 Club Sponsors.

The Bride Rovers GAA Club are proud to have Rathcormac Tyres, O Coileáns Bar and Veolia Environmental Services as our valued Club Sponsors.