Bride Rovers Notes

27 October, 2009

Bride Rovers GAA Notes.

Junior B Footballers in Semi Final.

On this Saturday afternoon the last day of the month of October our Junior B Grade Football team are in the Championship semi-final. We travel to Cobh at 2.30 to contest this game. At the time of writing our opponents are not known as Midleton and Aghada were contesting the last quarterfinal on Tuesday night. Whichever team comes through will be strong opposition. Midleton are on the hunt for an East Cork Junior B Grade Championship double, having already won the Junior B Hurling Title. Aghada are probably the strongest football club in East Cork at the moment and this B Grade team of theirs has many players who have played in the Co. SFC in recent years. To get to the semi final we have had two good wins – both under lights. In Cobh in the first round four first half goals helped us to victory over Youghal. Two weeks ago again under lights, this time in Dungourney we had a tough game against St. Catherines. As in the Youghal game we started well with a brace of goals in the first quarter. After that we faded somewhat and with ten minutes to go just two points separated the sides. We scored 2 – 2 near the end to win by 3 - 5 to 0 -8. We reached the final of this competition last year but lost to Carrignavar. Semi finals are never easy to win but we have a strong team, go for it lads.

Russell Rovers await the winners of Saturday’s semi final game. They went all the ways to the Co Final of the separate JBFC competition where they were defeated by Timoleague.

Well Done Fermoy. Well done to near neighbours Fermoy on winning a pressure laden North Cork JHC title at Kildorrery last Sunday. For the third weekend in a row a single point was the margin of victory, but one point is as good as ten. Fermoy now go on to the County Junior Hurling Final next weekend against Muskerry winners Cloughduv. They had a surprisingly easy win over Imokilly Champions Castlemartyr on Sunday last. Best of luck to Fermoy in the Final from all in Bride Rovers.

Cork GAA members Draw.

The 2009/2010 series of Draws commence on this Friday night when the September and October draws take place. For just €10 a month or €100 a year this Draw is great value with top class prizes on offer each month.

Nov 1st – GAA Foundation Day.

This week 125 years ago Michael Cusack and Maurice Davin were busy men. The pair was making arrangements to hold a meeting in Thurles to try and revive Irish athletics, games and other pastimes. Both were alarmed to see the terrible decline in Gaelic games and athletics over the previous twenty years or so. They sent notification of the Meeting to more than sixty people whom they thought might be interested. Just seven turned up but undaunted the teacher from Carron in Clare and the farmer from Deerpark; Carrick on Suir went ahead and started what was to become the GAA. ‘It spread like wildfire across the country’ was how the growth of the fledgling association was described. In the last century and a quarter there has been many trials and tribulations. It serves as a great testimony of the Founding Seven that today the GAA is stronger than ever. Next Sunday in the ‘home of the GAA’, Thurles Town special events are planned to commemorate this momentous occasion

During the next few weeks the Graves of Cusack, Davin, Wyse Power, McKay, McCarthy, Ryan and Bracken are to be rededicated and a wreath laying ceremony will take place at the final resting place of the Seven men who started it all on Nov 1st1884