Bride Rovers GAA Club Notes

22 December, 2016

Another year over and a new one just beginning, time flies doesn't it and so 2016 is drawing to a close and 2017 is just on the horizon. It's the time of the year for reflection and planning to but most of all for relaxation after a busy year. While we didn't capture the Cork Senior Hurling Championship title as we hoped to it was a year of solid progress. Great progress was made with all teams and we had success at Minor, Junior C and of course under-age level. All this augurs well for the future. At this time of the year as we reflect on 2016 I want to wish everyone involved with Bride Rovers, in any capacity, a very happy and Peaceful Christmas and a bright New Year. In our Club we are blessed with loyal, hardworking and decent players, members and supporters.  Everyone in the parish helps the Club in one way or another and we are so grateful for the efforts of so many who lend a hand with the running of the GAA in Bartlemy, Rathcormac and Kildinan. Hopefully this will be a lovely Christmas season for you all. We remember too former players, officers and supporters who died during the year and we pray for their families at this time.
No final decision has yet been made on the format of the Cork Senior Hurling League for 2017. A proposal to split the League into two groups thus giving 8 or 9 games to each Club has been made but not finalised. With Cork playing Tipperary on the 21st of May in the Munster Senior Hurling Championship next year it's likely the cork SHC will have an early start. As we are playing Glen Rovers in a preliminary round game we could be looking at late April or early May.
'The Blood and Bandage' on TG4.
Beidh clar an-suimiuil ar TG 4 oiche La le Stiofan ag 7.45 pm. On St Stephens Night on TG 4 there will be a most interesting documentary broadcast. Entitled  'An Fhuil agus an Bindealan' (The Blood and Bandage) this programme charts the history of the Cork GAA jersey and is well worth watching.
5 K Fun Run/Walk.
At 11am on St Stephen's Day our Juvenile Club are holding a 5K fun run and/or walk commencing in the GAA grounds. All; are welcome.
Scor na n-Og.
Well done to our Trath na gCeist (Question Time) team
of Rachel O Flynn, Emily Larkin and Katie Quirke who recently took parting the East Cork and County Finals of Scor na n-og representing Bride Rovers.
Kathleen Cranitch RIP.
The death took place last weekend of Kathleen Cranitch ex NTof Rathduff. Kathleen was in her 105th year having been born in 1912. Born Kathleen Linehan she married  Mícheál Cranitch of Garrynacole, Rathcormac who was a prominent hurler with Bride Rovers in the 1930's. Kathleen lived a remarkable life and despite her great age she was in good health until comparatively recently. We extend our sympathy to her immediate family and also to the Hegarty family of Coolagown- Mrs Hegartry and Mrs Cranitch were sisters.
A Sincere 'Thank You' to the management and staff of 'The Avondhu' weekly newspaper for the outstanding coverage they continue to provide for all our activities throughout the year.
Players €100
Non Player adult membership €50
OAP membership €20.
Gym Membership €100.
All Membership and Gym Fees can be paid to the Club Treasurer Dan Quill or any Executive Committee Member.
The Jackpot for Tuesday December the 13th  was €7000 and the four numbers drawn were 8,19, 20 and 24  and there was no winner. The winners of €30 each were John Sheehan Watergrasshill, Breda Cahill Rathcormac, Declan Kearney Aghada, Peggy Murray Tallow, S& A Quirke Rathcormac... The Jackpot for Tuesday December the 20th was €7200. Tickets for the weekly Lotto are just €2 each and they can also be purchased online at An annual Lotto ticket would be a nice Christmas present - the present that goes on for a year!
Hard luck ST. COLMANS
In terrible weather conditions at Pairc Ui Rinn on last Thursday night St Colmans played Midleton CBS in the final of the O Callaghan Cup -the Cork Colleges Senior Hurling competition. It was shame to have such a prestigious competition decided on a night of torrential rain. Midleton scored just two pointed frees in the second half but that was enough to win the Cup by a single point. St Colmans must now turn once more to the Harty Cup. The Fermoy College have got a tough draw in the quarter final  against CBC of Cork city who draw players from far and wide. This game will be played in January.
The Bride Rovers Club  hosted the December Draw in Rathcormac Hall on last Thursday December the 15th.  It was be special occasion for the Club and the County Draw Committee and a fine crowd attended. Refreshments were served on the night and also a special raffle for those in attendance. The only local winner was County Board Chairman and Bride Rovers Vice Chairman Gerard Lane who won €150, well done Ger. Anyone wishing to join the Draw at €10 a month can do so by contacting any Club member.
All bookings of the two Astro Turf playing areas are to be made by contacting the Club Runai Daniel Lane at 087 2070100.
Monday Dec 26th Juvenile Club 5 K Run/ walk at 11 am.
Tuesday Dec 27th  Lotto Draw.
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