Bride Rovers GAA Club

30 May, 2017

Denny Howard RIP.
It was with a great sense of sadness last weekend that we learned of the death of Denny Howard of Garrynacole, Rathcormac. Denny was in his 93rd year and one of the oldest residents of our parish. A real gentleman Denny was involved in so many sporting pursuits during his lifetime. An athlete, hurler and footballer in the 1940's and 1950's Denny was probably unique in the sporting annals of Rathcormac Parish because he never retired from sport. Many people stay involved in sport until their early to mid 40's but in his 80's Denny was still competing at hammer-throwing. His record of National and other titles is unlikely ever to be surpassed because of his longevity in the sport. His playing days with Bride Rovers coincided with a period when the Club was not in contention for major honours. In 1954 when Paddy O Regan was the Junior A hurling team captain Denny was the vice-captain and also served as a selector along with the captain, Dave Sheehan, Jim Daly, Ned Hoskins, Denis O Sullivan, Dan Dooley and Danno O Sullivan. When the Bride Rovers Club was reformed in late 1964 Denny Howard became involved once more. In 1966 when the Club won the East Cork Junior B Grade Hurling title the three selectors were Denny Howard, Joe Browne and Dave Hogan. In later years Denny was so proud to see the Club go from strength to strength and see his son Cormac and in recent years, his grandsons involved. Denny was a sportsman in every sense of the word and loved fishing and shooting and all outdoor pursuits -attributes that all his family and grandchildren are also endowed with. Denny was predeceased by his wife Margaret, daughter in law Phil and his daughter Angela. We extend our deepest sympathy to John, Donal and Cormac, to Denny's grandchildren and to his sister Mary, brother Mike, nephews and nieces and his many friends. May his gentle soul rest in peace.
Under 14 Football v Whitechurch.
We played Whitechurch at home on Thursday of last week in the Rebel Og Under 14 FL The visitors were well on top in the first half and led by 4 6 to 1 0 at the short whistle. In fairness to our lads they came much more inti the contest in the second half adding 3 2 to their tally but the visitors won by 5 9 to 4  2. Adam Walsh with 3 1 and Tiernan McAllister with 1 1 were our scorers.
The next under 14 football game is on June 5th when we are at home to Carrigtwohill.
Under 13 Football League v Eire Og.
Last Sunday we played Eire Og in the u 13 Rebel Og FL. Cillian Tobin played with the Cork primary game team against Waterford on the Saturday night ad he scored two goals against Eire Og. Further green flags from Jack Keating and Adam Walsh gave us a great 4 8 to 0 6 victory. Depending on other's teams results this win could see us through to the next stage of the league.
We play Ballincollig away  in the  under 13 Hurling League on tonight June 1st
Cillian on Cork Team.
Well done to Cillian Tobin who lined out in the Cork jersey on Saturday night last. Cillian was on the Cork Football Primary game team that played Waterford in Fraher Field, Dungarvan. The game was played in conjunction with the Cork v Waterford JF and SF games. It was a great honour for Cillian ,his family, School and Club and we extend hearty congrats to him. Cork won the Junior game easily but were haunted to come away with a victory in the Senior tie, winning by a solitary point
The Lotto Jackpot on last Tuesday May the 23rd   was €11,600. The numbers drawn were 11,12,23 and 31 and there was no winner on the night. The winners of €30 each were Mary Murphy Raheen, Harriet Cotter Coolnakilla, Nora O Flaherty Watergrasshill, Carmel O Brien c/o LAYA and Pat Pyne Rathcormac. The Jackpot for Tuesday May 30 th. was €11,80000. 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.
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
Bishop O Brien NS defeated  in Final.
It was a case of so close for Bishop O Brien NS in Bartlemy when contested their Final in the Sciath na Scoil competition last Friday at the CIT grounds. They faced Donoughmore NS and after a ding dong struggle the Mid Cork team won by a goal. It was a super game to watch and well done to Josh Ahern and his team for such a brave effort.
Last Sunday we hosted Na Piarsaigh v Newtownshandrum in the first round of the Co SHC. It was great gamer of fast open hurling with mighty scores. The city side just pipped Newtown near the end for a narrow win.
Thanks to all our Club members who helped out on the day with Car Parking Stewarding etc and to the Ladies Club who provided a Shop on the day.
Newtownshandrum make a return visit to Pairc na Bride ion this coming Saturday evening June 3rd at 5 o clock when they come to play us in the RED FM SHL.
We play Midleton in Midleton on tonight June 1st at 7.30pm in a JHL Division 2 game.
U12 football -v-   Youghal at home main pitch on wed 30 th June .
U6's  training on sat 3rd June 
U7 training is on Wednesdays for football and on  Saturdays for hurling .
Under 9 Football League.
Bride Rovers played Nemo Rangers last Saturday in the Under 9 football league. In what was a close contest all through both teams played some lovely football. Nemo Rangers pipped the Rovers at the finish. 
The next game for the under 9's is v St Finbarrs in hurling on Sat week , the 10th of June.
Well the Exams are approaching fast so we wish all those doing both Leaving and Junior Cert the very best over the next few weeks.
The Bride Rovers Club Sponsors are Rathcormac Tyres, Veolia Environmental Services and Fermoy Print and Design.