Bride Rovers GAA Club

10 January, 2017

Bride Rovers GAA Notes.
LOTTO AT €7,800.
The first weekly Lotto jackpot draw of 2017 was held on Tuesday January the 3rd with a Jackpot of €7600 on offer. The four numbers drawn were 9,19,21 and 28 and there was no winner. The winners of €30 each were Peggy Murray, Tallow, Co. Waterford, Breda Healy, Ballyda, Bartlemy, Ella Barry Rathcormac, Noel Molan, Mondaniel, Rathcormac, Mike and Mary Hayes Curraghprevin, Rathcormac.
The Jackpot for last Tuesday January the 10th was €7,800.
Tickets for the weekly Lotto are on sale at just €2 each and are available from Club members and are on sale in local businesses and can also be purchased online from
Every €2 ticket sold helps with the funding of the day to day running of the Bride Rovers Club. Your generous support for the weekly Lotto is greatly appreciated. The first Lotto draw was held on March the 5th 1996.
Membership fees for the 2017 season are now being accepted from players  and non-players. It is essential for all players to have the membership fee paid before the playing season commences. Anyone who wishes to pay the Membership Fee by instalments will be accommodated to do so.
The Fees for 2017 are as follows;
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 new GAA Membership Card and grma rewards programme is available to members to register online.  Club support in encouraging Club Members to register on is greatly appreciated and key to the success of the programme. 
From the end of January, those who have registered will be able to earn points for going to games and engaging in GAA activities.  Members will be able to redeem points for ticket vouchers and other offers.  Further details of programme offers and points earning and redeeming opportunities will be available in the January. 
Registered Members will receive their official GAA Membership Card personalised with their name, club and GAA membership number from January.  Membership Cards will only be distributed to members who have signed up to grma online. 
All bookings of the two Astro Turf playing areas are to be made by contacting the Club Runai Daniel Lane at 087 2070100.
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.
Old Helmets and Hurleys.
The Bride Rovers Juvenile Club are looking for any old hurling helmets that may be lying around and hurleys no longer in use. These will all help with the National Schools and Juvenile Club Academy coaching programme. If you any of these please contact any Juvenile Club Member.
Terry Hughes RIP.
Sympathy is extended to the family of the late Theresa (Terry) Hughes of Dublin who died last week. Terry was a member of the Brenock family of Guinea's Cross Rathcormac, her late brother Patsy played hurling with Bride Rovers in the late 1950's before emigrating to England. Terry is survived by her three sons Alan, Sean and Martin, her sister Phil and her brothers Tom and Tim. May she rest in peace.
Early Start in 1889.
We may think that it is only in recent years that the GAA club season starts earlier each year. Not so, back in the 1880's when Tournaments were the big thing games were played, literally, all the year round. On Little Christmas Day, January 6th, 1889 the Bartlemy hurling team played Limerick side Kilfinane in a Tournament game in Shanballymore. In 1888 the same two teams had met in the Mitchelstown Tournament with Bartlemy winning easily. The result was reversed in the Shanballymore game with the Limerick side winning by 1 2 to 0 2. Tom Downes was the Kilfinane captain while William O Connell of Ballinakilla was the Bartlemy captain.  Right up until his death in 1939 William O Connell was known as 'The Captain'.
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