Bride Rovers GAA Club

02 May, 2017

It's only the first week of May but already we are playing our first game in the 2017 Cork Senior Hurling Championship. When the 2017 Draws were made at County convention last December we were drawn out for a Preliminary round game. Against Glen Rovers. They don’t come any harder than this one. Since our rise to Senior ranks we've played the Glen several times with some good results. Our last Championship meeting was in 2015. It was a game where we seemed to be going well but the Glen finished strongly to defeat us. They went on that autumn to win their first County SH title in many years and retained their crown last September with a win over Erins Own. The Blackpool side are now seeking a three in a row of Cork Senior Hurling championships and have been installed as favourites by many to do so. Winning tow Counties is a great achievement and as a result the Glen have a very settled look about them. There is an old saying that 'The Bigger They Come the Harder They Fall' and in Club championship hurling anything can happen. To date we've had a poor League campaign with a draw against Carrigtwohill our only positive result. Our lads always relish a challenge when it comes to Championship time and this game will be a huge one to try and overcome. The game is fixed for Pairc Ui Rinn at 8 pm on Saturday night next and as it's a Preliminary Round game there will be extra time if the game ends in a draw. No doubt this is as tough a task as we've ever had at Senior Level but I think the lads are up for it, go for it lads and give of ye're best. Let's have a huge vocal support on Saturday night.
The Lotto Jackpot on last Tuesday April the 25th was €10,800. The numbers drawn were 11, 13, 18 and 25 and there was no winner on the night. The winners of €30 each were Denis Fitzgerald main St, Batty Hogan Kildinan, Mary Murphy Kildinan, M& M Hayes Curraghprevin, and Mags McDonagh, Rathcormac.. The Jackpot for Tuesday May 2nd was €11,000. 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.
What a week it's been for the Roche twins Eoin and Brian from Gearagh, Kildinan. On Tuesday night of last week in Fraher Field Dungarvan the lads starred with the Cork under 17 hurling team that captured the Munster Championship. Then on Monday came the news that the pair of them had been selected on the Cork Minor team to play Waterford in the first round of the Munster Minor Hurling Championship against Waterford. This game was played last night (Wednesday) in Pairc Ui Rinn. Over the years we have had a few players on Cork minor teams but one has to go back to 1933 to find more than one Bride Rovers player on a Cork under 18 team. The Minor Inter County Championship this year has a special  significance as it's the last year of the Minor grade being for under 18 year old players. From 2018 onwards Minor will be under 17. Well done and the best of Luck to Eoin and Brian.
MUNSTER MEDALS FOR GRACE AND SARAH. Sarah Murphy and Grace Cullotty were on the Cork Minor Ladies Football team that won the Munster Final in Killarney on Monday, well done girls.
We hosted Eire Og v Kildorrery in the County IHC on Friday night last when the Mid Cork side reversed last years result. Thanks to all who helped out on the night.
Under 13 Football League Bride Rovers 10 10  Bishopstown 1 2.
Minor Football League Sliabh Rua 4 19 Bride Rovers 2 8.
On Bank Holiday Monday our under 13 football team had a great win over Bishopstown by 10 10 to  1  2.  We led by 8 7 to  0 1 at half time. Two further goals from David Barry and Louis Roche sealed the win. Team Louis Roche, Frank O Flynn, Liam Collins, Adam Hayes, David Barry, Conor Hazlewood, Cormac O Sullivan, Cillian Tobin, Ronan O Connell, Seweryn Swortezk, Josh Ahern, Nicky Kelleher,  Eldon O Connor, Adam Walsh, Denis Cashman.
Saturday May 6th SHC V Glen Rovers Pairc Ui Rinn 8pm.
Saturday May 6th under 13 Premier 1 hurling away to Mallow at 3pm..
U-16 Hurling Sat May 6 at home to Keale Gaels 
U-16 Hurling Sun May 14 away to Ballygiblin .
Wed May 10th JHL V St. Catherines, home.
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.
The local Shanowen players are putting on an extra performance of Jimmy Murphy's play 'The Kings of The Kilburn High Road' in Rathcormac Hall on next Sunday night May the 7th. The proceeds will go towards a local very worthy cause.

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
The Bride Rovers Club Sponsors are Rathcormac Tyres and Fermoy Print and Design.