Bride Rovers

04 February, 2016

BRIDE ROVERS GAA NOTES Victory Social on Saturday Night The club Victory Social will be held in Oriel House Hotel Ballincollig on this coming Saturday night February the 6th. This is joint social with the Ladies Football and Camogie Club and a great night is assured. Music will be by the Buachaills, followed by a Disco with D J Mossie. Tickets are priced at €30 and can be purchased from the following. Liam Barry 087/6893829 Catherine Murphy 087/4104730 Eleanor Quirke 0876618337 Meeks Carr 0879283587 Daniel Lane 087/2070100. Club Lotto Last week's Lotto draw took place on Tuesday Jan 26th for a jackpot of €10,600 jackpot. The four numbers drawn were 4,4,9 and 17 and there was no winner.The winners of the five €30 lucky dips were Annette Murphy, Julianne Barry & Kathleen Kearney Rathcormac .Lucy Barry and Laya. Denis Ahern. The Jackpot for last Tuesday night February the 2nd was €10,800. Tickets are just €2 each and can be purchased from Club Members, in local business outlets or online at locallotto Astro Turf Our Astro Turf facility is proving very popular at the moment and some slots are still available. The schedule is on the Club website Anyone wishing to book, change or cancel their slot, please contact James Bermingham 086 8350741. Tony Walsh Tournament The 2nd Annual Tony Walsh memorial Senior Hurling tournament will take place on Sat Feb 20TH with teams Tipperary Limerick and Waterford joining Bride Rovers for the day. The format will be similar to last year with four teams competing. Tallow as defending champions will be back alongside Doon from Limerick, Lorrha/Dorrha from Tipperary and ourselves. Pat Foley RIP. It was a great sense of regret that we learned last week of the death of Pat Foley of Caherlag. Pat was born in Ballinvarrig in a family with a great GAA tradition. His father Pat was the first vice chairman of the Bride Rovers Club on it's foundation in 1928. When the Chairman Dan Barry died in 1930 Pat Foley Snr took over as Chairman. Young Pat Foley and his brother Lar played Minor and Junior Hurling for Bride Rovers from the late 1940's right through until the early 1960's. These were turbulent years for Gaelic games in the parish and for several years no club was affiliated. At different times the club competed as Bride Rovers, Bartlemy and St. Bartholomews. Pat played at a time when few honours were won but he had many great games in the green white and gold. A few years back he recalled scoring two goals from full forward in a Junior B Grade Hurling Championship game v Watergrasshill. The contest was played in Kildinan in conjunction with the local Sports Meeting. He had, as he said himself 'a mighty tussle with the Hill full-back Mick Fenton' ! Pat also served the Club as Secretary and East Cork Board Delegate. When he moved to Caherlag he got very involved with the newly founded Erins Own Club. He served his new club in every capacity and was also an outstanding Chairman of the East Cork Juvenile Board. Pat never forgot his Bride Rovers 'roots' and after most major victories we had over the years Pat would be on the phone congratulating everyone involved. We extend our deepest sympathy to the Foley family at this sad time. God keep you and mind you Pat. 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.