Bride Rovers GAA Club Notes

20 April, 2016



In a GAA club or in any other sports club games are regularly won and lost. When we lose a really big game like a County or an East Cork Final -especially if the game is tight, we tend to say it was 'heartbreaking' or 'devastating' but it's only sport and life goes on. Last weekend our parish encountered heartbreak with the terribly sad death of Angela O Flynn. The fact that Angela was ill for just a short period of time made it even more devastating and shocking. Angela was a vivacious, bubbly and joyous person to be with. Her death has left a huge void in all our lives but especially in the lives of her husband, children, father and brothers. In the Bride Rovers song there's line ' They come from the green banks along by the Bride' and the Howard and O Flynn families truly have very deep roots in the Bride valley. For generations members of both families have been deeply involved with every sporting and community activity in our parish. We often hear the phrase 'the salt of the earth' and in reality it refers to people and families who would do anything for you - such are the O Flynns and Howards. Angela played football and tennis herself and supported every team and individual who represented our parish, following a proud family tradition. After her marriage to Michael O Flynn they set up home on the road to Cappagh Cross. They have brought up six children that any parents would be proud of.  Continuing in their parents and grandparents  footsteps this younger generation of O Flynns have immersed themselves in the sporting and cultural life of the parish. Angela was a gifted Social Worker and in her employment her capacity for loving and caring shone through. In her short life Angela touched and influenced the lives of so many others and all in a positive manner.  It was just a few short weeks ago that we heard of Angela serious illness and everyone hoped that recovery or at least 'time' with her loved ones would be the outcome. Sadly such was not the case. The parish truly came to a standstill last weekend, all matches were postponed as mark of respect. A sense of numbness and disbelief enwrapped everyone as we prepared to bid farewell to a special daughter, sister, wife and mother but her funeral on Monday was a celebration of a life well spent helping others and giving so much positivity right until the end. Just as the community supported the O Flynn and Howard families we must continue to do so in the days and months ahead. God Bless you and keep you Angela -everyone's friend.  




There was no winner of the 3800Euro Jackpot last Tuesday April 12th when the numbers drawn were 15,22, 23 and 28. The winners of 30 EU each were  Kathleen O Driscoll Dublin, Donal Mc Hugh Coolequane, Ger Lane Rathcormac, Nigel Murphy Castlemagner and Mark Troy Monanig. The Jackpot for Tuesday last April 19th was 4000 Euro. Tickets are just 2 Eu each and can be purchased from Club members and in local business outlets and  online at




On Sunday afternoon Pairc na Bride hosts a County IFC game between Glenville and Glanworth at 3 0 clock. Anyone who can lend a hand is asked to be at the pitch at 1.30 please to help with parking etc.





Saturday April 23rd Junior Hurling League v St Itas at home 3.30

Wed 27th JHL V Sars away 7pm and a provisional fixture ; May 5th v Fr O Neills. Away.



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.