Bride Rovers GAA Club

18 April, 2017

On Easter Monday we opened our campaign in the East Cork Junior B grade Football championship. We did not take part in the Football League this year so football preparation has been limited enough. We faced Midleton on Monday evening with a panel of twenty one players including a new midfielder Kenneth Drury. Kenneth is a native of Ballymote in Co. Sligo but had played with the St. John's Club in Ballinteer in Dublin before moving recently to Rathcormac. On Monday last Kenneth lined out alongside William Finnegan at midfield on a team that was a nice blend of youth and experience.  A good goal from Jake Tobin helped us into a  1 5 to 0 2 half time lead. We had seven scorers in total with Jerome O Driscoll kicking five points. Shane Walsh netted in the second half to help us gain a 2 10 to 1 5 victory. Well done lads on getting our first championship win of the 2017 season.
Team: F Hogan, T Kearney, P Walsh, A Buckley, S O Connor (0-1), L Forde, T O Sullivan, K Drury, W Finnegan (0-1), D Buckley (0-1), T Broderick (0-1), DJ Cahill, S Walsh (1-1), J O Driscoll (0-5), J Tobin (1-0). Sus: J Connor, S O Brien (0-1), Cian Howard, Colm Howard, D Browne, S O Flynn. 

On Wednesday night of last week Tracton were the visitors to Pairc na Bride for a Rebel Og under 10 hurling league game. The boys put in a very solid performance against Tracton showing a wide range of hurling skills. The game was close enough early on but as the contest went on the lads grew in confidence and had a great win. They were praised and complimented on their skills and stickwork by the Tracton mentors after the match.
Team : Conor O'Riordan, Cormac Barry, Gearoid O Connell, Thomas o Riordan, Adam Kelleher, Adam Cronin, Aaron O Connor, Darragh Delaney, Jack Hynes, Shane Prendergast, Jack Collins, Cillian o Sullivan.
The lads have a home game v Castlelyons in Rathcormac on Saturday April 22nd at 10.15.
U6 - football training on sat 22 april - Astro 
U7 - football training wed 19h April @ 6.30 in Scannell's pitch , hurling training sat 22April .
U8 - football training wed 19 April @ 7.30 , hurling training sat 22 April.
U9 - hurling training on wed 19 with u10's  at main pitch 
On Thursday evening we travelled the short distance to Pairc an t-Athair Peadar O Laoighaire in Caisleain Ui Liathain to take on the home side in an East Cork Division 2 JHL game. After a high scoring game we came out on top by a six point margin , 2 15 to 0 15. Our green flags came from a 21 metre free from Stephen Hackett and Jerome O Driscoll. Panel; Frank Hogan, Tomas Kearney, Brian Collins, Jack Connor, Sean O Brien, Brendan Walsh, Barry Collins, Eoin Murphy, Jason Mannix, Richard Whitty, Stephen Hackett, Damien Buckley, Jesse Barry O Keeffe, Sean Ryan, Jake Tobin, Jerome O Driscoll, Colm Howard, James Barry, Jack Kearney and Christopher Coleman.
The fixtures for the next week for the Junior team are this coming Friday night April 21st at home to Sars at 7.15 and on next Wednesday night April the 26th at home to St. Catherines at 7pm.
On Holy Saturday we travelled to Copperalley in Youghal to taker on the home side in a League game. This was our first League game of the year but the lads played well and had a great win on a scoreline of 3 20 to 1 15. This was a real panel and team performance so well done to all the players.
 Minor Fixtures :--
Wednesday 19th Hurling League v Cobh in Rathcormac 7pm
Thursday 27th Football League v Slieve Rua in Rathcormac 7pm
We played our fourth game last Saturday in the REDFM Senior Hurling League. Though we are still without a win this display against Sars in Riverstown was a great effort.  Six players contributed to our tally of 1 12 but Sars finished with a flurry of points to win by 0 20 to 1 12.
Team: D Fitzgerald, M Kearney, B Murphy, R Prendergast, T O Sullivan, D Carr, S Kearney, S O Connor (0-1), M Liddane, M Collins (0-1), S Walsh (1-1), B Johnson (0-6), S Glasgow, W Finnegan, D Dooley (0-2).  Subs: S Hackett (0-1), D Buckley, DJ Cahill. 
On this coming Saturday April 22nd we were due to away to Blackrock in Church Road but this game has gone off.
At noon on Easter Monday as the sun shone we were at home to Na Piarsaigh in the Premier under 13 Rebel Og League. This was a great game of hurling. With a few absentees due to injury and illness we were hard pushed all the way by the Fairhill side. We trailed by two points at the short whistle. Goals from Adam Walsh and Josh Ahern and a pointed free from Adam Hayes helped us to an exciting 2 14 to 3 10 win. We are at home to Eire Og in the under 13 football league on this coming Saturday April the 22nd at 2 pm.
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Fermoy 3-6
 On Easter Monday night we went to Fitzgerald Park  Fermoy  to play the locals. We started well and great scores from Patrick O Flynn,  Cian Hogan and  Kieran  Kearney had us in front. Some great defensive work from Oisin Roche and the rest of the backline had us ahead at half time 1-6 to 1-3. Kieran took a heavy tackle which resulted in him having to leave the field for a while. The second half went in much the same manner as the first. We were in control for most of the game but conceded two late goals. We won't play a stronger or  more physical team for the rest of the year. It was good result after a great game . Panel. Shaun Knox, Darragh O Sullivan, Matthew, Quinn Tomas Macek, Oisin Roche, Patrick O Flynn, Ruairi O Sullivan,  Seamus Ahern,  Kieran Kearney, Craig O Callaghan,  Cian Hogan,  Michael Quinlan, Edmond Cashman, John Buckley, Adam Walsh and Jacob Powell. 
The next under 16 game is a Football League fixture on Monday next April 24th when we are at home at 7  o clock to Youghal.
The Lotto Jackpot on last Tuesday April the 11th  was €10,400. The numbers drawn were 18, 19 23 and 24 and there was no winner on the night. The winners of €30 each were Hugh Kelleher Main St, Jane O Driscoll Ashfield Place, Pat O Donoghue Ashfield Place, Deirdre Broderick Monanig and Batty Hogan Kildinan. 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.
Well it's that busy, busy time of the year. Every team from under 6 up to Senior are training and playing games. In five days last weekend we had seven games and that's not including ladies football or camogie games! It's a most wonderful time of the year and a huge word of thanks to all the mentors and trainers and coaches and parents too who give so freely of their time. They are a credit to the Bride Rovers Club. Any families with young boys who want to play and enjoy hurling and football and who are not already involved are very welcome to join out club.
Next Club Executive Meeting is  on Monday May 15th
The Kildorrery v Eire Og IHC game is gone back to Friday April 28th at 7pm
Next Car Boot sale Sunday April 30th.
SHC V Glen Rovers is on Sat May 6th
Well done James Bermingham on reffing All Ire under 21 S/f Donegal v Dublin.
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 held a training course for Voluntary Stewards to help with games in Pairc Ui Chaoimh and Pairc Ui Rinn last weekend. The course was well attended and very informative. An exam and interview process was held on Saturday after the completion of the Course which will be validated and certified by Portobello College, Dublin.
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