Bride Rovers GAA Club Notes

19 July, 2016


Minors March On.

Minor Hurling v Mayfield.

Bride Rovers Minor hurlers travelled to Mayfield on Wednesday July the 13th to play the home team in the opening round of the Rebel Og Minor "B" Hurling Championships. The Rovers were quick off the mark with a DJ Cahill point.  This was followed with a long range free by Jesse O Keeffe which ended up in the Mayfield net.  With our midfielders well on top we took complete control of the game. Further goals from Shane O Flynn, Ian O Donoghue, Jordan Mannix and Conleith Ryan put the Rovers 5-4 to 0-3 ahead at the interval.

In the second half the Rovers dominated the play all over the field and ran out comfortable winners with a brace of goals from Conleith Ryan. The Rovers defence were rarely tested. This was a good performance  with some fine individual displays.

The final score was Bride Rovers    Mayfield 

Team and Scorers

Dylan Brown, Patrick O Flynn, John O Sullivan, Christopher Colemen, Jack Connor, Shane O Connor, Eoin Roche, Griffin O Keeney,  DJ Cahill 0-1, Jordan Mannix 1-2,Jesse O Keeffe 1-1,Conor Barry 0-1, Shane O Flynn 1-1, Conleith Ryan 3-4, Ian O' Donoghue 1-0, Ben Hogan, Peter O Leary Kieran Kearney.

This win sees us through to the next round against Watergrasshill. The date provisionally fixed for this game is Friday week,  July 29th in Pairc na Bride at 7.45.  


Senior Hurling Challenge.

At noon on Sunday last our Senior hurlers took on West Tipperary Senior champions Eire Og, Annacarthy/Donohill,  in a challenge game at Pairc na Bride. In a very entertaining game both sides traded point for point.  We used a total of thirty players over the hour and the contest ended level with both teams scoring 21 points.


Panel: D Buckley, DJ Cahill, D Carr, F Collins, M Collins, D Dooley, W Finnegan, D Fitzgerald, L Forde, S Glasgow, S Hackett, F Hogan, B Johnson, M Kearney, M Liddane, J Macak, J Mannix, B Murphy, P Noonan, S O Connor, B O Driscoll, J O Driscoll, J O Keeffe, T O Sullivan, J Pratt, S Pratt, R Prendergast, S Ryan, S Walsh, R Whitty. 

On Tuesday of next week July 25th we have a home game in the RED FM Senior Hurling League against Newtownshandrum at 7.45.


Tony Walsh Memorial Cup.

On this night week Thursday July 28th we play Tallow in the final of this tournament at 7.45.



Monday July 24th u 16 HC v Midleton in Caherlag at 7.30

Tues July 25th SHL V Newtownshandrum, home 7.45.

Thursday July 28th Tony Walsh Cup Final v Tallow Friday Rebel Og MHC V Watergrasshill, home 7.30



1966 was an exciting year for Cork and Bride Rovers and that summer hurling fans had plenty to enthuse about.

Having reached the Junior B Grade semi final in 1965 the Rovers were hoping for a good championship run in 1966. July was a busy month with games as follows;

July 1st , at Bartlemy , 1965 Tournament Final Watergrasshill 3 8 Bride Rovers 3 4

July 10 th at Bartlemy Tournament s/f Bride Rovers 8 1 Castlelyons 1 0.

July 17th  At Bartlemy, Tournament final Bride Rovers 5 10 Ballyhooley 3 5

July 19th Castlelyons Tour. S/f Bride Rovers 5 5 Ballyhooley 5 5

July 23rd  Castlelyons Tour replay Bride Rovers 2 6 Ballyhooley 2 6.

All these games were in the lead up to the first round of the East Cork JBHC against Dungourney which was fixed for Midleton on July 31st. Meanwhile Seanie Barry was starring with Cork in the Munster SH championship. Cork drew with Clare, won the replay and then defeated  Limerick in the Provincial semi final- Seanie scored 0 3, 2 6 and 0 4 respectively in these three games as Gerald Mc Carthy led his Cork side to the Munster Final v Waterford on Sunday July 24th.


Dave Hoare RIP.

One of the stalwarts of the GAA in Cork died last week after a short illness. Dave Hoare from Conna was a lifelong member of St Catherines GAA Club. He served his club in many officerships and guided them to Senior Status. He was a long time Officer of the East Cork Board. As well as the games Dave loved our native culture and promoted Scor in a major way. He was truly a legend in his lifetime and he will be sorely missed by his relatives and all who knew him. May he rest in peace. 





The Jackpot on Tuesday July the 12th was €2600 and the four numbers drawn were 1, 11, 20 and 27 and there was no winner. 

The winners of the five €30 lucky dips were 

A& C& J Creedon, Ballincollig

John Joe Carey

John Meade, Peter Kileen Rathcormac,

Deirdre Leigh c/o P. Hazlewood.

The Jackpot for Tuesday July 19th was €2800


Senior Hurling Championship. Draws etc

This coming weekend the two drawn games in the Co SHC will be replayed in Pairc Ui Rinn. The Imokilly v Douglas game is gone off until after the Cork v Donegal  game so we will have to wait at least three weeks for our next Co SHC game.



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 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.


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



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