Bride Rovers GAA Club Notes

16 August, 2016




On Saturday afternoon last we had St. Finbarrs as visitors in the REDFM county Senior Hurling League.  Before a fine crowd the two teams played out a high-scoring game in an entertaining  contest. Both teams were minus some of their championship line outs but the game was still played at a hectic pace. After being level at three points apiece in the tenth minute the Barrs took over. They reeled off five points without reply. We had plenty possession but with a lot of bunching in the forward line we found it hard to penetrate a teak tough Togher defence. In the last ten minutes we came more into the game and some fine points from Barry Johnson saw us just two points adrift at the short whistle.   Half time: St Finbarrs 0-11. Bride Rovers 0-09.We had the aid of a slight breeze for the second half which was very tight until the end. The most significant score of the game came when Brenny O Driscoll got a vital goal for us. We went up two points but back came the Barrs with four points on the trot. We levelled again and when a draw seemed inevitable we raised the white flag to win by a single point. Full Time score : St Finbarrs 0-20. Bride Rovers 1-18.

 The Barrs were well beaten by Erins Own in their recent replayed championship tie and were short five or six from that side on Saturday. We were short players also and it was good to eke out a win in a hard fought game. This win in the Senior Hurling League put us in the number1 spot on the League Table with 22 points from 14 games -with 11 wins. We held 'top spot' for just a few hours because on Sunday Midleton beat Bishopstown to head the table on 23 points - 11 wins and 1 draw. We are at least assured of a Quarter Final place in the League and depending on our remaining games possibly a semi final. 

Panel v St Finbarrs: S Glasgow, W Finnegan, B Murphy, M Collins, B Johnson, F Collins, J Pratt, S Walsh, M Kearney, D Carr, S Hackett, D Fitzgerald, R Prendergast, M Liddane, S O Connor, C Power, B O Driscoll, T O Sullivan, DJ Cahill.  

Our fifteenth game in the REDFM SHL is on this coming Saturday evening when we are at home to Carrigtwohill at 6.15. Our last ordinary round  game will be against Douglas.

The results of our fourteen games played to date in the RED FM SHL are as follows;

Bride Rovers 2 12 Ballymartle 0 13

Bride Rovers 1 15 Newcestown 1 8

Bride Rovers 1 13 Glen Rovers 0 8

Bride Rovers 3 14 Blackrock 3 19

Bride Rovers 0 9   Midleton 1 17

Bride Rovers 1 17 Sarsfields 2 13

Bride Rovers 2 15 Bishopstown  0 14

Bride Rovers 2 18 Erins Own 1 23

Bride Rovers 0 19 Killeagh 2 12.

Bride Rovers 3 16 Ballyhea  0  15

Bride Rovers 2 16 Youghal 1 12

Bride Rovers 2 29 Newtownshandrum 2 15

Bride Rovers  012 Na Piarsaigh  0 9

Bride Rovers 1 18 St Finbarrs 0 20.



Rebel Og East MFC.

Minor Footballers draw with Grenagh.

 Bride Rovers 1.09 Grenagh 3.03. Our minor footballers travelled to Grenagh on Sunday evening to take on the home team in the second round of the Rebel Og minor B championship The match started three quarters of an hour  late due to no referee turning up. With mobile phones working overtime another referee  was eventually found and at 8pm the ball was thrown in.  When the game did start both teams were quickly into their stride but it was the mid cork team that struck first with a well taken goal. The Rovers responded with a Conleith Ryan point but Grenagh added two similar scores. For the rest of the half the Rovers played some great football and held the home team scoreless. Great defence work ensured the forwards got a good supply of the ball, further points from Dylan Browne (3) Conor Barry and Jordan Mannix put the Rovers in a good position. A Rovers goal came in the 25th minute when the ball came back of the upright Conor Barry was quickest to react and calmly finished to the net. Grenagh struck two body blows early in the second half with goals first from play and then from the penalty spot. The Rovers response was one of sheer grit and determination and bit by bit we cut into the Grenagh lead with some great points. Dylan Browne levelled matters with five minutes to go with a point from play that just skimmed over the crossbar.  Though we had a couple of chances in the dying moments it was not to be as the referee sounded the final whistle. With light fading extra time was not an option, so it's back to Rathcormac at the weekend for the replay time and date to be confirmed 
Panel; Ben Hogan John O Sullivan Jack Connor Peter O Leary Patrick O Flynn Shane O Connor Kieran Kearney Conleith Ryan DJ Cahill Brian Roche Dylan Browne Jordan Mannix Conor Barry Shane O Flynn Christopher Coleman Shaun Knox Seamus Ahern Matthew Quinn Cian Hogan Ruairi O Sullivan




We welcome Fr Seanie Barry, Fr Gus O Driscoll and Fr. Fachtna O Driscoll who are all amongst us on holidays at present.