Bride Rovers GAA Club Notes

06 July, 2016


Juniors and Minors in Championship action.


Our Minor Hurling team and our Junior A Hurling team are involved in vital championship encounters this week. On Thursday night July 7th we face Mayfield in the Rebel Og Minor A Hurling championship in Mayfield and the following night we meet Cobh in the East Cork Junior A Grade Hurling championship. Our Minors have had just three games in the League, defeating Youghal and Whitechurch and playing a draw with Nemo Rangers. Mayfield have five games played and despite having just one victory they will be very difficult opposition based on the results of their juvenile teams in recent years. We have a few injury problems also so this will be a tough task especially as the game is an away fixture at 7.30pm

Our Junior A Hurling team lost the opening championship game with Midleton scoring a 64th minute goal to snatch victory. It was a game that we seemed to be in control of for much of the first half. Having weathered a great Midleton comeback we went ahead again with time up only to go under from that late, late score. The opposition that night in Castlelyons was provided by Midleton's third team but on Friday night we face Cobh's first fifteen. Cobh were beaten by Russell Rovers in their first round game so now it's knock out. It will be a huge task for our lads but in fairness in recent years we have seen some outstanding and spirited performances

From this Junior A team. Just two years ago we met Cobh in this competition and lost by a single point, 1 14 to 1 13, after a great game. Leon O Flynn got injured in the Midleton game and will miss this encounter. Both Minor and Junior teams have huge encounters facing them so best of luck to all the players and mentors, go for it lads.


Under 21 Hurlers Out.

At Watergrasshill on Saturday afternoon we met Erins Own in the first round of the East Cork u21 Hurling Championship. After a very competitive first quarter Erins pulled away to lead by 1  13 to 05 at half time. They went on to win by 4 18 to 0 8. On the day we were completely outplayed by a very strong Erins Own side. For a variety of reasons we were missing five players from our panel and injuries to Ryan and Shane caused us more problems on the day. The lads that played gave their all and never gave up right until the end of the match. Three years ago we won the 'double, double' at Minor C level winning the East and County Championship and League titles so we had great hopes of a breakthrough at under 21 level this year but unfortunately to be missing so many players was simply too much of a handicap.


Bride Rovers; P. Noonan, J. Tobin, R. Prendergast, J. Connor, T. O Sullivan, S. O Connor, DJ Cahill C. Power, C. Howard, J. Barry, J Barry-O Keeffe, S. Cotter, S. O Flynn , C. O Grady, J. Buckley. Sub D. Browne. The Clyda Rovers team we defeated in the 2013 Minor County Final in Killavullen had a great win over Buttevant in the North Cork u21 A grade HC at the weekend.



On Wednesday of last week, June 28th our Minor Hurlers played Whitechurch in the East Region Minor Hurling League. We had a good win on a scoreline of 3 16 to 2  6.

Team; D.Browne, P. O Leary, J. O Sullivan, P. O Flynn, E. Roche, S. O Connor, G. O Keeney, DJ Cahill, J. Connor, J. Mannix, C. Ryan, C. Barry, B. Roche, J. O Keeffe-Barry, S. O Flynn. Subs B. Hogan, k. Kearney. 



The four numbers drawn on last Tuesday June 26th were 3- 6- 17- 28  and there was no winner of the €2200 jackpot on the night. The winners of the five €30 lucky dips were 
Finn O Driscoll Shanowen
Clodagh Fitzgerald Knockananig
Mary O Keeffe Laya
Kevin Carey Monanig
Barry Murphy Raheen

The Jackpot for Tuesday July the 5th was €2400.Tickets for the Lotto are just €2 each and can be bought from Club members and in local business outlets or online at


WELL DONE u 11's.

Well done to the Club under 11 Hurling team who participated in an Inter County Tournament in Celbridge on Saturday last. They reached the Final of their section with a good semi-final win over Celbridge but were defeated by Tipperary side Ballina.

Former Bride Rovers player Ciarán O Donovan (Ballinakilla, Bartlemy) now domiciled in Kildare is very involved with the local Club there.



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. 



Thanks to those who helped with the arrangements for the Co IHC game Kildorrery v Ballinhassig in Pairc na Bride on Friday night last. Kildorrery won by two points and have received a Bye into the quarterfinal while Ballinhassig will meet Blackrock.


Membership Fees for 2016.

Club Membership Fees for the 2016 season are now well 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.


Davy Hogan RIP

Everyone involved with Bride Rovers was shocked last weekend when news of the sudden death of Davy Hogan of Kilblaffer, Dripsey came through. A native of Shanavougha, Kildinan Davy was a member of a family whose roots with the Bride Rovers Club are very deep. For generations members of the Hogan clan have served the Rovers as players, officers, selectors and lifelong supporters. Davy was an outstanding hurler with the club during the very successful period in the late 1960's and early 70's and he won East Cork A Grade medals in 1968 and 1969. Though living in Dripsey with many years Davy still followed the Club's fortunes and was to be seen at many of the Club's championship games. His wife Mary died at a very young age some years ago and now the family has suffered a second huge loss. We extend our sympathy to Davy's sons, daughters, brothers, sisters, grandchildren and mother in law. May he rest in peace.


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



It will be bumper feast of gaelic games in Thurles on Saturday with action all the way from three o clock until close to half eight. The three games are all Qualifier meeting for those teams beaten in their Provincial competitions.  Cork and Limerick footballers start proceedings at 3 followed by the Cork and Wexford in hurling. At 7 o clock the hurlers of Clare and Limerick will complete the programme. It promises to be a great day with a big Cork support. The hurlers overcame Dublin on Saturday night in Pairc Ui Rinn and so face the Model County on Saturday.



Anyone looking for a night of song, dance and story should go along to the Seisiuin in the Adair Hall, Fermoy. It starts at 8.30pm each Monday night until the end of August.


Recently members of the Mulvey family were back in Rathcormac. They are descendants of Frank Mulvey who was a publican at main St. Rathcormac. Originally Arnolds Public House the Mulvey family from Araglen took over the premises before 1920. Since then the Public house changed hands many times - the most recent owners were Benskins. The Mulveys would dearly love to get an old picture of the Public House when the name 'Mulvey' was over the door. If anyone has such a photograph or knows where there might be one please contact 087 9538077.



 The 2016 Kellogs Cul camp  in Pairc na Bride will be held this year from July 25th to July the 29th.  Full details from Aileen O Driscoll at 086 8779720