Bride Rovers GAA Club Notes

14 April, 2016



We played Glenville in the second round of the East Cork Junior A Grade  Football Championship on Saturday least. The game was played in Glenville. After suffering a heavy defeat at the hands of Fr O Neills in the first round this performance was a much better display. We played with great heart and spirit but we were defeated by a margin of four points on a scoreline of Glenville 0  13 Bride Rovers 1  6. Glenville's ability to kick points was the main difference between the teams in the end.  It is very disappointing to be out of the Football championship in early April but great credit to all the players who donned the Rovers jersey on Saturday. The team played with great heart and win or lose it is important to put in the effort and our team on Saturday certainly did that. Thanks to Pa O Driscoll for taking on the football management role this year. We will have to have a major review of promoting football in the club but a sincere thanks is due to the players who turned out for the two championship encounters in recent weeks. There are undoubtedly plenty talented Gaelic footballers in the parish and we will ensure that these players will get plenty games in the future.

Team panel v Glenville;  Frank Hogan,  Jacob Macak,  Ryan Prendergast,  Tadhg O'Sullivan, Shane O'Connor, Shane Kearney,  Jason Pratt, Mike Kearney, Cian O'Connor, Stephen Pratt,  Sean O'Brien, Damien Buckley,  Stephen Hackett,  DJ Cahill, William Finnegan,  Leon O'Flynn,  Jake Tobin, Padraig Noonan, Alan O'Keeffe.


On last Thursday evening we travelled to Clonmult memorial Park in Midleton to take on the home side in in the SH League. We received a serious drubbing as Midleton were completely on top . They scored at will whereas we managed just nine points in total. Final score Midleton 1 17 Bride Rovers 0 9.Panel v Midleton: D Dooley, M Collins, W Finnegan, S. Glasgow, S Ryan, J Pratt, B Johnson, M Kearney, S Walsh, B Murphy, C O Connor, R Prendergast, D Carr, S Kearney, F Hogan.



Home v Carrigtwohill Sunday 17th at 12pm

Home v Sarsfields Friday 29th at 7.30pm




On Tuesday April 5th there was no winner of a  €3600. The four numbers drawn were  4 7 18 28. The six €30 winners were  Ml Hegarty, Colm Burke @ Laya, Mollai Fitzgerald, Yris Bloemhoff, Pat Kelleher. Tickets for the weekly Lotto are just 2 Euro each and can be purchased from Club members and in local Business outlets. The tickets can also be purchased online at


We play our first game in the 2016 East Cork JHL Division 1 on Sunday next April 17th.  We are at home to East Cork Finalists St Itas at 6 o clock on Sunday evening. The following Thursday April the 21st we are away to Fr O Neills in Aghavine, Ballymacoda at 7pm. We have a game v Sarsfields provisionally fixed for Wednesday the 27th of April ion Riverstown but this fixture is yet to be confirmed.



We have a home game in the Rebel OG Minor Hurling League on this coming Friday night April 15th in Pairc na Bride at 7pm.


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. 


 John Fenton RIP.

One of the greatest GAA personalities  in Cork died last weekend. John Fenton of Ballinahina was President of Fermoy GAA Club at the time of his death and he gave a lifetime of service to the Club. He was a gifted player who gave his all for the Blacwater-side club. When his playing days were over he continued with Fermoy as an Officer, Selector, Board Delegate and mentor. He stuck with his beloved club through  thick and thin and was thrilled to see two Intermediate County Titles come to Fermoy over the last two seasons.  A great Gael and as great friend to so many John will be sorely missed but men like him are never forgotten. On behalf of all in Bride Rovers we extend our deepest sympathy to the Fenton family.