Bride Rovers GAA Club

08 March, 2017

Friday Closing date for Sports Quiz.
Next Saturday Friday March the 10th is the Closing date for the 2017 Club Sports Prediction Quiz. WE ran this promotion during 2016 and it was a great success. Basically you are asked to use your judgement -or guess, the results of various sporting contests right throughout the summer and autumn months. It costs just €10 to enter and you could win up to €3000.
Our SHL game against Newtownshandrum  fixed for last Sunday was postponed last Sunday because the pitch was unplayable. On next Sunday March 12th we are down to play Erins Own at 12 noon weather permitting.
The Jackpot for Tuesday February 28th was €9200. The four numbers drawn were 21,22,23 and 27 and there was no winner. The winners of €30 each were Kate Hickey Carrigaline, John O Brien Corrin, Finola Hogan, Kildinan, Pat Cotter Jnr Bartlemy and Mary O Leary Bridestown.
The Jackpot for Tuesday March 7th was €9400.Tickets for the weekly Lotto are just €2 each and can be bought from Club Members, in local business outlets and online at An Annual Ticket for €90 is also available.
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

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Any news items or general items of interest are very welcome for inclusion and can be sent to Gerard Lane.

All involved with Bride Rovers were deeply saddened last week when we heard of the death of Frank Morgan. Frank was born in Rathcormac and was deeply involved in our community all his life. From an early age Frank developed a deep interest in photography and film. He was the guiding light behind the nationally and internationally Rathcormac Film Unit which pioneered the making of several outstanding and award-winning films. As a photographer Frank was on the scene in the 1960's when Bride Rovers were reorganised and he captured many great images during the glory days of the mid to late 1960's. He was a great friend to and supporter of the Bride Rovers Club -the Film Unit films were made available to the Club to show as a Fundraiser when funds were scarce. We extend our deepest sympathy to his wife Breda, brother Denis and his other relations and many, many friends.
Bride Rovers Juvenile Club – Medal Presentation Ceremony Night
Bride Rovers Juvenile club held their 2016 medal presentation ceremony on Saturday 25th February 2017 in the function room of the Rathcormac Inn. Paddy Hynes, Chairman of the Juvenile club, opened the night by welcoming all present. He then introduced our  special guest Anthony Nash, Cork senior hurling goalkeeper, who presented the medals and who also gave words of praise and encouragement to all the young Bride Rovers players on the night.
2016 was a great year for the Bride Rovers Juvenile club with various members representing the club at various levels within the county.  Brian and Eoin Roche were on the Cork U16A hurling team, which won their  All Ireland. Conleith Ryan on the Cork U16B hurling team - unfortunately they lost out in the All Ireland final. Patrick O’Flynn was on the Cork U15B hurling team who won the Munster final. There were also a number of players who made the 2016 Imokilly panel. Eleven of the U16 Bride Rovers Juvenile players were on the St Colmans College Fermoy team which won  the Dean Ryan Cup with eight of them playing in the replayed final against Thurles CBS which Colmans won by 2-12 to 1-13. That team qualified for the All Ireland Final but lost out to St Kierans of Kilkenny.
Bride Rovers U10 team won the B hurling final in the annual Ballyduff, Co. Waterford, Munster blitz. The U11 team were invited to Kildare to participate in the Celbridge All Ireland tournament winning the B hurling final and they also won the Jimmy Myles perpetual cup. The U12 team won the premier 1 Autumn league hurling final against Douglas after extra time 3-13 to 5-2. The U13 team won the A hurling final against Whitechurch 1-10 to 0-4 and they also won the B football final against Kinsale 4-12 to 2-8. The U16 team won the East A football championship beating Aghinagh 4-10 to 0-7 and also won the A County football championship against Urhan 1-10 to 1-6 - the first ever under-age County Football title in the history of the club. The minors won the East B league hurling final beating Watergrasshill 3-20 to 0-18.
In his concluding speech, Juvenile Chairman Paddy Hynes spoke about the amazing achievements of the juvenile players during 2016 through their continued dedication to their teams and club, which starts at training and continues on the pitch when playing matches. He spoke about how the club would not be able to function without the trainers who give freely of their time, energy and sheer heart so freely to train all the age groups in the Juvenile club and special appreciation has to go to them. He thanked his fellow officers who supported him throughout the years, Lisa Pyne Collins (Club Secretary), Ken O’Riordan (Treasurer) and PRO's John Arnold & Eddie O’Callaghan. He also thanked the commitment of the
parents who bring their children to training and matches in all kinds of weather and who also help out in many ways big and small be it washing jerseys, making tea or sandwiches, fundraising events etc throughout the year.
Paddy Hynes extended the thanks of the Juvenile club to all the businesses, who provided generous sponsorship during 2016.  Their continued ongoing support is extremely valued by the Club. He also gave a special word of thanks to Trish O’Flynn, who was presented with a bouquet of flowers on the night in recognition of all the work, time and effort she has put into running the Cul Camps for the club over the years. He also thanked Don Connolly for his outstanding physio work with the U16s and minors. Thanks also to Margo in Fitzy's Fast Foods in Rathcormac who provided the hot food on the night and also for various events during 2016. Thanks to Aisling Dunne and her staff in the Rathcormac Inn. Finally, sincere thanks to Ger Dorgan who kindly and professionally took all the photos on the night (pictures taken on the night can be viewed on the Bride Rovers website).
Bride Rovers Juvenile club are now registering for all ages from 5 to 18 for 2017 please check details in the juvenile section on our website.
Last weekend was a complete washout as regards fixtures. Hopefully things will improve for the coming weekend. The St Colmans v St Bridgids All Ireland Colleges Quarter Final also went off and was rescheduled for Wednesday March 8th. Obviously the result of this game may effect our fixtures.
Saturday March 11th;
Under 14 Football League v Erins Own in at Caherlag at followed by  Minor Football League v Erins Own in Caherlag at 4.
Sunday March 12th ;
Under 13 Football League v Bantry at home at 2.
Wednesday March 15th; Minor Football League away to Aghada at 7.30 -under lights.
Saturday March 18th  Under 12 Football League v Whitechurch away at 3.
Under 12 training on Monday nights at 6.30 and on Saturdays at 2 -except when there is a game on.
Under 7 training March 11th at 10, under 6 and under 8 training Saturday March 18th at 10.
Under 13 and under 14 training on Wednesday evenings at 6.30.
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