Bride Rovers GAA Club

31 January, 2017

St. Colmans in Harty Final.
 The Hurlers of St Colmans College are through to the hart Cup Final for the first time since 2003. In a low scoring hard fought semi final at mallow last Saturday Colmans came out on top by a margin of four points, 1  8 to 0 7. They will face red-hot favourites Templemore of Tipperary in the final in two weeks time. Colmans have won the Harty on nine occasions and lost three other finals. The final of 2003 saw St Colmans win a memorable three-in-a row but they have not been in the Final since.  Templemore include three of last years Tipperary All Ireland Minor winning team on their side. They were beaten in last year's Harty Final by Limerick's Ardscoil Ris and previously won the Harty in 1978. There will be a mighty buzz around the College and in all the GAA clubs around the town as we all look forward to the Final.
In recent years the Club has undertaken a Scrap metal Collection as part of our ongoing fundraising and it proved very successful. Though the value of scrap metal has dropped dramatically we are conscious that collecting the scrap provides a valuable service for the community. It is planned that we will have a collection at the end of next week so anyone with metal items to be disposed of please ring 087 9538077 before Thursday February the 3rd.
The Weekly Jackpot for Tuesday January 24h was €8200.  There was no jackpot winner.
The winners of €30 were Joe Collins of Ballinhassig who won two 'lucky dips' of €30 each, well done Joe, Maurice Kearney, Rathcormac, Oliver Rath Ballyporeen,  and Brid Hartnett Ballyreidy.. The Jackpot for Tuesday January 31st was €8400. Tickets can be purchased in local  business outlets and from Club Member or online at
Last year as part of our Club Fundraising we held a Sports Prediction Quiz for the first time. It was a great success with Dave Burke getting the most of the  Predictions correct. We are promoting the Sports Prediction Quiz again this year. The Tickets are now on sale at just €10 each. The Closing date is March the 10th. The Tickets can be purchased from any Club Member.
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.

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.
All in Bride Rovers Club extend deepest sympathy to Teresa Lane on the death last week of her mother Rita Murphy of Kilcolman Park, Turners Cross, Cork city. We extend our condolences to Teresa's father Ger, her sister and brothers and extended family.
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