Bride Rovers GAA Club Notes

04 May, 2016

Hurling Fest in Pitch.
At last the weather has turned somewhat kinder and pitches are busy each afternoon and evening. The last weekend of April saw a total of six games played at home and on last Saturday the closing day of April a programme of three games was played in Pairc na Bride - a junior  game and two senior games, all hurling league contests. Truly the clash reverberated in the Bride Valley from afternoon until dusk. First into action was our senior team in a REDFM SHL game against Sarsfields. This was followed by our junior team against Carrignavar. The third part of the triple-decker was another SHL game between Midleton and Ballymartle. We had two good wins in our games. Before Saturdays marathon exhibition of hurling was had an away game on the previous Wednesday night in Riverstown against Sars in the Junior League.
 We started very well and  kept on level terms with a very strong Sars team for the first twenty five minutes. Then the home side rattled in two goals and three points before half time leaving  the half time score was 2-14 to 0-9 in favour of Sars.  The second was evenly matched but Sarsfields  held onto the lead for the rest of the game.  Our lads  played well against a very strong home team.  The final score was Sars 2-1 6 Bride  Rovers 0-14.  Team and scorers; D. Lane M. Liddane,  B O Driscoll J Macab, R Prendergast L. Forde T O Sullivan, S O Connor D. Buckley DJ Cahill S Pratt jJMannix cC.Power S O Brien P Noonan subs;  B Collins C O Grady L O Flynn  Scorers D Buckley 5pts C power 3pts J Mannix 2pts S Pratt 2pts R Prendergast 1pt DJ  Cahill 1pt.      
The RED FM SHL game was our sixth game in the competition with three wins and two losses so far. Sarsfields started the best and a brace of goals helped them to a four point lead,  Sarsfields 2-7. Bride Rovers 0-9. The second period saw a total of 1 14 scored. We got some great point and a Richard Whitty goal was great boost and we held out for a one point win on a final scoreline of   Sarsfields 2.13. Bride Rovers 1.17Panel v Sars: D Dooley, M Collins, W Finnegan, S Glasgow, S Ryan, R Whitty, J Pratt, B Johnson, B Walsh, S Walsh, B Murphy, M Liddane, D Carr, S Kearney, F Hogan, S O Connor, R Prendergast.
      Our East Cork Junior League Division 1 game against Carrignavar was great high-scoring game. Carrig started very strongly and were leading at half time by 4 points. The visitors seemed much livelier in the opening period while we seemed very tired looking but it was the teams third game in seven days Half time score was Carrignavar 0-10, Bride Rovers 0-6. In the second half the Rovers produced a performance of very good lively hurling but the visitors still kept the lead for most of the period. Entering the last five minutes Colm Power scored a great goal to level the game. Carrignavar came back and went a point ahead but we responded with the last three points.  A long range free from Jerome was followed by a classic point from Steven Hackett from 60mteres along the side line.   The final point came from DJ Cahill.  This was a very good game and the Rovers brought off a great win over a gallant Carrig team .    Team J O Driscoll  0 1, J Macab  B O Driscoll B Collins R Prendergast 0 1,  L Forde T O Sullivan S O Connor 0 1, D Buckley  0 3, S O Brien J Mannix 0 3, DJ. Cahill 0 2, C Power 1 2, S Hackett 0 2, P Noonan L O Flynn C Howard C O Grady J. Tobin .
 The third game in the trilogy was a good win for Midleton over Ballymartle by 1 21 to 0 15. It was great days hurling with 5 goals and 96 points being scored -where else would you get it!
SHL v Bishopstown Sunday May 8th at 12 noon in Bishopstown. 
JHL v Lisgoold Saturday May 7th at 2.30pm in Rathcormac.
On Tuesday April 26th the lotto jackpot was €4200. The four numbers drawn were 2, 5, 12 and 15 and there was no winner. The winners of €30 each were Dan Quill Mondaniel, Veronica Mc Carthy Glanmire, Pat Murphy Toberneague, Brid Hartnett Ballyready and Nora O Donovan Ballinakilla.
The Lotto Jackpot for last Tuesday night May 3rd was €4400. Tickets are just €2 each and can be bought in local business premises, from Club members and online at
On Saturday week May th we host Avondhu and Ballymartle in the Co SHC so all help would be appreciated as a large crowd is expected.