Bride Rovers GAA Club

11 April, 2017

The Lotto Jackpot on last Tuesday April the 4th  was €10,200. The numbers drawn were 1,13, 17 and 18 and there was no winner on the night. The winners of €30 each were Eileen Sweeney Glenville, Mossie O Sullivan Kildinan, Deirdre Broderick Monanig, Batty Hogan Kildinan, and Mick Barry Knocknaboola. Tickets cost just €2 each and can be purchased in local business outlets, from club members and online at The weekly Lotto is the Club's main source of income and with major developments shortly to get underway fundraising will be high on our agenda. Providing more and better playing and training facilities for all our teams and supporters is our goal.
On tonight Thursday April 13th we are away to Castlelyons in Junior Hurling at 6.45. Our Seniors are away to  Sarsfields in the RED FM Co SHL on Saturday April 15th at 7.30pm and the following Saturday April the 22nd away to Blackrock at 6.30pm.
Over the last number of weeks the GAA Clubs in the Parish sponsored a National Schools Art, Poetry and Writing Competition in both National Schools in the parish to raise awareness of the Clubs. There was a great response with brilliant entries. On Monday last the prizes were awarded when Mossy O Sullivan, Liam Barry and John Arnold visited both schools. Full results next week. Thanks to all who entered and their teachers.
We extend our deepest sympathy to the family of the late Mary Parle of Ballyoneen, Bartlemy who died last week. Mary's husband Liam, a native of Wexford, joined the Bride Rovers Club in 1969 and gave years of outstanding service in the Green, White and Gold. To Liam, his son John and John's wife Catherine and Taylor, Maddison and Nikita we extend our deepest condolences at this very sad time.
The Training Course for Voluntary GAA Stewards in Cork takes place on this Friday evening and Saturday morning In Pairc Ui Rinn.
There was a great sense of excitement  in the Club and parish this week as the Roche twins Eoin and Brian were selected on the Cork un er 17 Hurling team that played Limerick in the Munster Championship last Tuesday night in the Gaelic Grounds. Whether the match was won, lost or drawn we say well done to two grand hurlers and their family.
Last Thursday evening we played a hurling challenge against our near neighbours Ballyhooley. This game proved to be very useful as it gave many players game time and also showed management and selectors what is on offer this year. The game finished level 3 15 to 2 18 and it looks like that the  Ballyhooley side will have plenty to say in the North Division this year. Our first game in the Rebel Og Minor Hurling League is on this coming Saturday April 15th when we are away to Youghal at 4 o clock. On Thursday of next week April 20th we are at home to Cobh at 7pm.

Bride Rovers 4-23
Watergrasshill 2-13
On a super day for hurling our U-16 hurling team made the short trip to the Hill and  put in a solid hours work against the hosts. The Hill rattled the net after 15 seconds but our lads responded well and scored some great scores and led at half time 1-15 to 1-03. Cian Hogan striking ten points of our first half tally and Edmond Cashman getting the goal.  We played against the wind in the second half and we knew the home would have their good spell in the game. We weathered the onslaught and the lads composed themselves and ran out very comfortable winners. A good start to the league. Panel for the game. Shaun Knox, Tomas Macek,  Patrick O Flyn,  Oisin Roche. Adam Walsh,  Matthew Quinn,  Ruairi O Sullivan,  Kieran Kearney,  Seamus Ahern,  Craig O Callaghan,  Cian Hogan,  Michael Quinlan,  Edmond Cashman , John Buckley, Ronan O Connell. On Easter Monday April  17th we have another 'local derby' game when we are away to Fermoy at 7pm
 U 14 Hurling Premier 2 League.
At home to Cobh on Thursday of last week we got a tonic start with an early Adam Hayes goal -six more were to follow. Edmond Cashman got a hat-trick and Adam Walsh, Tiernan McAllister and Jacob Powell  also raised green flags.  The final score was 7 13 to 3 4.
Team; D O Sullivan, N. Kelleher, J o Flynn, J. Ahern, C. Hazlewood, D. Barry, T. Mc Allister, R O Connell, J Powell, A Walsh, J White. A. Hayes, E. Ahern, E. Buckley.
Under 13 Premier 1 Hurling League.
Ballygarvan were the opposition on Monday April the 10th in the first under 13 Hurling League game.  The first half was even with the South East side scoring two goals. A goal from Ryan O Callaghan and some fine points kept us well in contention in the first half after which we led by a single point  1 8 to 2 4. In a high scoring second half we went ahead and won by 3 13 to 3 7. Team; FO Flynn, C O Sullivan, L Collins, E O Connor, J. Ahern, C. Hazlewood, N. Kelleher, D Barry, R O Connell, A Hayes,  A Walsh, C. Barry, R O Callaghan, D. Cashman, I Roche.  The next game up for this team is on  Easter Monday April 16th when we are at home to Na Piarsaigh at 12 noon.
 Sat April 15th MHL away v Youghal 4pm
Monday April 17th  U 13HL v Na Piarsaigh home at 12 noon.
                         U 16 HL v Fermoy away at 7pm
Thursday April 20 MHL V Cobh home.
U6 - football training on sat 15th April - Astro 
U7 - football training wed 12th April @ 6.30 in Scannell's pitch , hurling training sat 15April .
U8 - football training wed 12 April @ 7.30 , hurling training sat 15 April.
U9 - hurling training on wed 12 in Scannell   pitch  .
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
The Cork County GAA Board are holding a training course for Voluntary Stewards to help with games in Pairc Ui Chaoimh and Pairc Ui Rinn. The course will be held on Friday April 14th at 6.00 pm and Saturday April 15th at 9.15 in Pairc Ui Rinn and full details can be got from Club Officers.
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
 Jode Morrisson RIP
We extend our sympathy to the Morrisson family of St Catherines on the unexpected death at the weekend of Club Stalwart Jode Morrisson. Jode was a great GAA man who had strong links with our parish. His mother was Kelleher from Kippawn and his grandfather Richard Kelleher won an All Ireland SF medal with Midleton/Cork back in 1890.
The Bride Rovers Club Sponsors are Rathcormac Tyres and Fermoy Print and Design.

Brendan Walsh receiving his  €50 prize from Dave Burke at Junior Training for the Crossbar Challenge.