Bride Rovers GAA Club Notes

10 May, 2016



The evenings are getting long, the weather better and the games are coming on all fronts.  The season is getting hectic with teams from under 6 to Senior all training and playing games. We had Minor, Junior and Senior games last week. This weekend we host a Cork County Senior Hurling Championship game so it's all go.


After defeating Youghal in the Rebel Og East Minor Hurling League the team travelled to Trabeg last week to play Nemo Rangers. The two teams were evenly matched with the home side putting up a three point early lead. Two points from Brian Roche and a white flag from a Conleith Ryan free had the sides level .A massive point from midfield by Jesse O Keefe saw us ahead in a ding dong struggle.  The city side were ahead by a single point 0 8 to 0 7 at the break. Nemo went five points ahead with a goal but our lads fought back with some great points. In the end a draw Bride Rovers  0 15 Nemo Rangers 1  12 was a fair result.

Panel. Ben Hogan, Christopher Coleman, John O Sullivan, Peter O Leary, Griffin O Keeney, Shane O Connor, Eoin Roche, Jesse O Keefe, Brian Roche, Leon O Flynn, Jordan Mannix, DJ Cahill, Conor Barry, Conleith Ryan, Jordan Service, Patrick O Flynn, Seamus Ahern.


It was off to the seaside again on Thursday night of last week to face Youghal in the Rebel Og East MFL. This was a cracker of a game with 8 goals and 24 points scored in a contest where the lead changed hands several times. We scored three first half goals- two from DJ Cahill, one of which was a well taken penalty and a green flag from Leon O Flynn saw us ahead by 3 4 to 0 9 at half time. A hat trick of goals from the home team followed by two points put them ahead by two. After that we took over and goals from DJ Cahill and Dylan Browne. Points from Conor Barry and Jordan Mannix were answered by Youghal. In the end Shaunie Knox kicked the winning point of a great game.

Final Score Bride Rovers 5 11 Youghal 3  13.

Panel; Ben Hogan, Peter O Leary, Jordan Service, Patrick O Flynn, Christopher Coleman, Dylan Browne, Griffin O Keeney, Jordan Mannix, Shane O Connor, Conor Barry, DJ Cahill, Leon O Flynn, Seamus Ahern,  Shaun Knox.

The Minor team will have a well earned break now until the Leaving and Junior Cert Exams are over. We wish all those doing exams the very best. Keep the hurling and football ticking over lads.


Bride Rovers played Lisgoold on Saturday 7th May in Rathcormac . The game was played under very poor conditions - more like march than early May. Lisgoold started very well and were well in control against a tired looking Rovers team.  This trend  continued up to Half time when the score was Bride Rovers 0-4  Lisgoold 0-10pts. We came much  more into the game in the second half and began to score points from play and frees but the stronger Lisgoold finished the game with a well taken penalty to record a good victory on a score line of Lisgoold 1-14 bride rovers 1-09.   Team; D Lane,  C Howard, J. Macak,  B. Collins,  R Prendergast, B O Driscoll, T O Sullivan,  S O Connor 0 1, M. Liddane 0 1,  S Pratt,  J. Mannix,  D Buckley 0 2, C Power,  DJ Cahill 0 4,  P. Noonan, J O Keeffe, O. Murphy J Tobin, A O Keeffe 1 1.

Our next game in the Junior League is on Sunday next May 15th when we are away to Fr O Neills at 12 noon in Ballymacoda.



On Sunday last we played Bishopstown in the Co Senior Hurling League at Bishopstown. The home team had defeated Ballincollig in the Co SFC the night before so they were missing several of their dual stars.  Played in cold blustery conditions the first half saw some great long range points being scored by both teams. We had a strong wind behind us and a three point lead at the break 0 10 to 0 7 didn't look adequate. The tempo was raised in the second half. We had two goals from Twiggy and young Ryan which helped us to a  2  15 to 0  1`4 victory. This was our fourth win in the Senior League. Our championship game v Youghal is just two weeks from Saturday night on  Saturday May 28th in Ballynoe

Panel v Bishopstown: D Dooley, M Collins, W Finnegan, S Glasgow, S Ryan, DJ Cahill, J Pratt, B Johnson, B Walsh, S Walsh, B Murphy, R Prendergast, D Carr, S Kearney, D Fitzgerald, S O Connor, M Kearney.


On Saturday Pairc na Bride hosts Avondhu and Ballymartle in the County Senior Hurling Championship. The game is timed for 7pm so everyone who is available should be at the pitch by 6pm.



The weekly Lotto Jackpot for Tuesday May 3rd was €4400. The four numbers drawn were 9, 11, 12 and 19 and there was no winner. The winners of thirty Euro each were S and K Bermingham,  Danielle O Leary, Breda Cahill, Pat Mannix, Liam O Mahony. The Jackpot for Tuesday May 10th was €4600. Tickets for the Lotto are just €2 each and can  be bought from Club members and in 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. .


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.


 Jack Boothman RIP

It was with a great sense of sadness that we heard on Tuesday that former GAA President Jack Boothman had died. A native of Co Wicklow and a Vet by profession Jack was involved in the GAA all his life. He served as President from 1994 til 1997. We fondly remember his visit to our Summer camp during his Presidency. He was a very amiable and forthright man who held fast to his beliefs We extend our sympathy to his wife Nuala and family. May he rest in peace.

 FIXTURES Sat May 14th Avondhu v Ballymartle Co SHC in Pairc na Bride 7pm

Sunday May 15th JHL Div 1 V Fr O Neills away, 12 noon.