Bride Rovers GAA Club Notes

01 March, 2016




Under 21 Footballers Defeated.

Our under 21 Football team made their championship exit last Saturday. Our first round game against Erins Own was played in Pairc na Bride on Saturday afternoon.

While our lads played well enough we were never able to match the overall strength of the Glounthaune side who won on a scoreline of 3 11 to 1  8.

Our team lineout was as follows; Jamie Barry, Leon O'Flynn, Shane O'Connor, Padraig Noonan, Tadhg O'Sullivan, Ryan Prendergast, Colm Howard, Shane Walsh, Cian O'Connor, Sean Cotter, William Finnegan (Captain), Jake Tobin, Cian Howard, DJ Cahill, Colm Power. It was disappointing result as we have now been defeated in the first round of this championship for the last four years. We meet the same opposition in the first round of the East Cork under 21 hurling Championship.


RED FM Cork County Senior Hurling League.

On Sunday last we played our opening game in the 2016 County Senior Hurling League. Ballymartle from the Carrigdhoun Division were visitors for a noon game. It was contest where we dominated the first half and built up a ten point lead. In the second period Ballymartle outscored us by eight points to three. Two goals in the opening half gave us a lead of 2 9 to 0 5 at the short whistle and the final score was Bride Rovers 2 12 Ballymartle 0 13. Ballymartle are billed to play Avondhu in the first round of the Co. Senior Hurling Championship in Rathcormac on Saturday May 14th at 7pm so they were glad to have a game here. Bride Rovers team panel V Ballymartle. : S O Connor, C Power, D Dooley, R Whitty, M Collins, W Finnegan, B O Driscoll, S Ryan, J Pratt, B Johnson, S Walsh, B Murphy, C O Connor, R Prendergast, D Carr, T O Sullivan, F Hogan.

On next Sunday March thev6th we are away to Newtownshandrum in the SHL at 12.30.


The Jackpot for last Tuesday February 23rd was €2400. The four numbers drawn were  1, 18, 23 and 24 and there was no winner. The winners of €30 each were  mark Troy Monanig Bartlemy, Mai O Connell Clykeel Rathcormac, Nora O Donovan Bartlemy, Bren & Tina c/o Pat, Mollai Fitzgerald Fermoy. The Jackpot for Tuesday Marc 1st was €2600. Tickets for the weekly Lotto are just €2 each and are available from Club Members, in local business outlets and online at



The remaining Championship Draws for East Cork were made recently. In Junior A Football we are drawn v Fr O Neills, in Junior A Hurling v Midleton and in Junior C Hurling v Cobh. The Junior A Football championship will be fixed before the end of March.


The Sports Prediction Quiz is planned to be our major fundraiser planned by the Club in 2016 and the Tickets are now on sale.

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. The Main Pitch is Closed at present until further notice because of the adverse weather.


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.



The first Parish Development Fund Car Boot Sale for 2016 is fixed for next Sunday. Volunteers are needed for gate duty and stewarding and also for the preparation on Saturday morning. If you can give an hour or two on either day please contact any Club Officer.



The Bride Rovers Ladies Club are holding a collection of old clothes, shoes and handbags on this coming Friday March 4th from 7.30pm until 8pm in Rathcormac Hall, please support this venture.




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.