Bride Rovers GAA Club Notes

08 March, 2016


The deadline is fast approaching for  Sports Prediction Quiz which is  our major fundraiser for  2016.  The Tickets have been on sale for a number of weeks and are still on sale up until Sunday evening. For an investment of just €10 you could win €1000.

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 and a big push in the final few days is vital.  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 the Racing Festival in Cheltenham next week right up until  next  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

RED FM County Senior Hurling League.

On Sunday last our Senior Hurlers made the long trip to Newcestown in the Carbery Division to play the home team in the Cork County Senior Hurling League. After a week of bad weather playing conditions were tough but a good game of hurling was played by both sides.   Newcestown won the Cork Premier Intermediate Championship last year and are now the only Club outside of the City that are fielding Senior teams in both Hurling and Football. We led by a margin of six points at half time, 1 9 to 1 3 and scored some fine points in the second period to end up winners on a final scoreline of Bride Rovers 1 - 15 Newcestown 1 - 8

Team Panel v Newcwstown : C. Power, DJ. Cahill, B. O Driscoll, W. Finnegan, S. Glasgow, S. Ryan, M. Collins, R. Whitty, D. Dooley, B. Johnson, D. Fitzgerald, J. Pratt, C. O Connor, B. Murphy, L. Forde, S. Kearney, D. Carr, M. Liddane.

Two wins from two games in the Senior Hurling League is a good start but a lot of hard work remains to be done before Championship time in May.


JAFC V Fr O Neills Sunday March 20th time and venue TBC
SHL V Glen Rovers in Rathcormac Sun Mar 27th
SHL V Blackrock in Church Road Sat Apr 2nd
SHL V Midleton in Midleton Thurs Apr 9th



Well done to the pupils of Bishop O Brien NS Bartlemy who took part in the Leiriu (Historical Sketch) competition in the Imokilly Scor na bPaisti Final in Watergrasshill on Sunday last. With a piece based on remembering 1916 they finished as runners up, well done to all concerned and those who coached and trained them over the last month.


The Jackpot for Tuesday March 1st was €2600. The four numbers drawn were 15,20, 23 and 28 and there was no winner. The winners of €30 each were Anne Lynch Monanig, Aine Keane Kilworth,  Kristae Stafford c/o LAYA, L & AM Knox Rathcormac and Mike Desmond Bartlemy. Tickets are just €2 each and are available from Club Members and local business outlets or online at

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.

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.