Bride Rovers GAA Club Notes

22 June, 2016



Well the excitement has been mounting with the last few weeks and this coming weekend brings double championship action for our Senior and Junior hurling teams. Our senior team have already tasted action on the last Saturday evening in May when we defeated Youghal in Ballynoe. A few weeks before that game we hosted Avondhu and Ballymartle in the Co SHC. Avondhu, the North Cork Divisional side won that contest and we face them in the next round of the County Senior Hurling Championship on this coming  Saturday evening in Castletownroche. Under the new Championship format this year first round winners play other first round winners with both teams getting a third chance. Thus the winners on Saturday night progress to Round 4 of the Championship while the losers will have one more opportunity to stay involved in the 2016 SHC. In the Youghal game we played very well but on the night the Seasiders were not in top form. We won that game well but on Saturday evening the opposition will be far stronger. In the past Divisional teams had little chance to prepare whereas this year Avondhu have been training since January. With players from Fermoy, Mallow, Milford, Charleville and Kildorrery Avondhu will provide a stern test for our lads. Since the Youghal game we've had a few Senior League games with mixed results -our last game was a good win over Ballyhea.  We played Avondhu once before in the Co SHC back in August 2008. That game was in Fermoy and while Avondhu led by 1 7 to 0 5 at halftime we went on to win by 0 15 to 1 7. Our team that night was D.Fitzgerald, A. Collins, B.Walsh, T. Moloney, Barry Murphy, Brian Murphy, J. Murphy, P. Murphy 0 1, B. Johnson 0 6, S. Ryan 0 2, J. O Driscoll 0 4, M. Kearney 0 1, M. Collins, D. Ryan, K. Collins. Sub C. O Keeffe 0 1. For Saturday night's game we will have a few of that side in action as will Avondhu . It will be a hard game to win but it's good to be  here in this position in mid-Summer and not battling relegation or already gone from the Championship. All our panel are in good fettle going into the contest so go for it lads and best of luck. Throw -in in Castletownroche on Saturday is at 7.30pm.



On Sunday evening we face Midleton in the first round of the East Cork J A Grade Hurling championship in Castlelyons at 6pm.  With nineteen players used in the first round of the Senior C.ship we will have a tough encounter against Midleton on Sunday night. It may be Midleton's third team but such is their strength in depth that they will still be a very strong side. We have competed fairly well in Div 1 of the East Cork JHL this year but championship is a step up so go for it lads.



We played Ballyhea at home last week in the RED FM County SHL. It was good, high-scoring game with Brennie O Driscoll scoring two goals.  The half time score was Ballyhea 0-10. Bride Rovers 1-08. We upped the scoring rate in the second half for a good win on a final scoreline of  Ballyhea 0-15. Bride Rovers 3-16

Panel v Ballyhea: DJ Cahill, J Macak, B Walsh, D Dooley, S Pratt, S Hackett, S Glasgow, B O Driscoll, S O Connor, J Pratt, B Johnson, M Kearney, T O Sullivan, B Murphy, M Liddane, F Collins, S Kearney, D Fitzgerald.

Minor Hurling

On Thursday night we travelled to Ballyhooley to play the home side in a Minor Hurling practise game. With some players still exam tied we played 11 a side and had a good win. Panel D. Browne, J. O Sullivan, J. Mannix, J O Keeffe/Barry, J. Service,  L. O Flynn, S. O Connor, DJ. Cahill, C. Barry, S. O Flynn and P. O Flynn.



Fri 24 MFL V St Catherines in Ballynoe

Sat 25th Co SHC V  Avondhu in Castletownroche, 7.30

Sun 26th Carrignavar v Carrigtwohill JHC in Pairc na Bride at 3

                Bride Rovers v Midleton JHC in Castlelyons at 6pm

Mon 27th u16 H V Sars away 7.30pm.

We are hosting a  JHC game on Sunday afternoon , Carrignavar v Carrigtwohill, so all those available please be at pitch by 1.45.



On Tuesday last June 14th the Jackpot was €5600 and the numbers drawn were 5- 11- 14- 19 and the winning combination was held by Pat Pyne, Ballybrowney, Rathcormac, well done Pat.

The winners of the five €30 lucky dips were 
J J Carey Monanig
M & M Hayes Rathcormac
Ger Crowley Bridgelands West
Peter Kileen Rathcormac
Clare Lynch Dungourney

The Jackpot for Tuesday June 21st was €2000



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 overdue. 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.