Bride Rovers GAA Club Notes

17 February, 2016



Weather permitting the Tony Walsh Hurling Tournament will go ahead on this coming Saturday February the 20th. It was held for the first time last year with Tallow emerging as winners. This year it is again a four team competition with Tallow, Bride Rovers, Lorrha Dorrha and Eire Og. Tallow were County Senior Finalists in Waterford in 2015. Lorrha, from North Tipperary is the home club of former Tipperary goalie Ken Hogan and of course Tony Reddan another famous Tipperary net minder also played with the club. Eire Og from the parish of Annacarthy/Donohill have won the West Tipperary Senior Hurling Championship for the last three years in a row.

The semi final line up is Bride Rovers v Tallow at 12.30 with Lorrha v Eire Og at 1.30. The beaten semi finalists will play in the plate Final and the two winning teams will contest the Cup Final. It promise to be a great day of hurling if the weather is kind and ground conditions are good enough to allow the Tournament go ahead.


On next Saturday night our East Cork Junior C Hurling Championship winning team of 2015 will be presented with their medals at a function in O Coileains Bar at 8.30. Everyone is invited to attend.


The Sports Prediction Quiz is the only major fundraiser planned by the Club in 2016.

As you are all aware the club incurs a lot of expenses for the up keep of facilities which include 3 playing pitches, 2 astro-turf facilities, a gym and dressing rooms. We also continue to try and improve the facilities for our players, mentors and supporters. There was little fundraising done by the club in 2015 as there were many other very worthy fundraisers taking place in the community. The target for the club is to sell 600 Sports Prediction Quiz Sheets, this will require a huge effort by everyone in the club. Your help in selling these would be greatly appreciated. The Sports Prediction Quiz will hopefully create great excitement around the club over the next 8 months.

How it works is that we have chosen 24 sporting events that are taking place from March to October, its up to you to choose from the 5 options listed who you think is going to win each event, the more of an 'outsider' you choose the more points that you receive. The winner at the end is the person who has the most accumulated points total.  

Entry is €10 per ticket and are widely available from any club officer or player.

Prizes : 1st: €500, 2nd: €200, 3rd: €100, 4th: €50, 5th: €50. €1000 bonus if you get all 24 questions correct. 

Cards must be returned to any club officer or player by Sunday March 13th. 

Results will be posted here on on the last Sunday of every month. 

Further Queries to club Secretary Daniel Lane 087 2070100 or visit

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 

Anyone wishing to book, change or cancel their slot, please contact  Daniel Lane 087 2070100 or  James Bermingham 086 8350741. 

Membership Fees for 2016.

Club Membership Fees for the 2016 season are now due. The fee for Adult Players is €100. For Student Players and non playing ordinary Club members the fee is  €50. For OAP's the fee is €20.  Membership Fees can be paid to the Club Treasurer or any Club Officer or Team mentors. If anyone wants to pay the membership fee in two instalments or more  arrangements can be made to facilitate this.


After Eileen Lanes great win on the first Tuesday of February it was back to basics with a starter Jackpot of  €2000.  The lucky four numbers drawn were 6,20,23 and 27 and there was no winner.  The winners of €30 each on the night were Jerry O  Keeffe Moulane, Lorraine McMahon Clonmult, John Murphy Hightown, Sophia Fitzgerald Scartbarry and Eileen Lane c/o Liam Cahill. The Jackpot for Tuesday February th16th was €2200. Tickets for the weekly Club Lotto are just €2 each and can be purchased from Club Members and in local business outlets or online at Each ticket sold for €2 helps with the day to day running of the Club.