Bride Rovers GAA Club

16 August, 2017


Bride Rovers travelled to Lisgoold on Friday night last to play Russell Rovers in the semi final of the East Cork B football championship. It was all of four months since the opening round of the championship was played with victory over Midleton. With high involvement in hurling football training was restricted.  The team travelled in great hope but found the going tough with only two points on the score board at the short whistle to Russell Rovers one tells its own story. The second half with the tempo lifting a little saw Russell Rovers adding three further points but Bride clawed there way back with a few similar scores before Mike Kearney got through for a great goal to push his team two in front 1.5 to 0.6. But there was one more twist in the match as the Shanagarry men got through for the all important goal to clinch victory by the narrowest of margins. In fairness the Rovers had plenty of chances but for some poor shooting at the target could have sealed victory. One would have to credit Bride Rovers goalkeeper Frank Hogan with three sublime saves in the second half the defeat could have been greater, as the curtain came down on football for another year. Team; F Hogan T Kearney S Kearney A Buckley S O Connor B Walsh T O Sullivan D Dooley S O Brien D Buckley DJ Cahill J Mannix B Johnson J O Driscoll K Drury M Kearney S Pratt W Finnegan D Carr D Browne J Tobin A O Keeffe L Forde
It was a day of mixed  fortunes for the two Cork teams contesting All Ireland Semi Finals. First into action were the Cork Minor team under the guidance of Denis Ring. They faced Dublin who were the Leinster runners up and then beat Antrim in the quarter final. After a slow start Cork tore into the game to lead 0 7 to  0 2 after 17 minutes. Dublin finished the half strongly and a goal just before half time meant Cork's lead was just four points - 0  11 to  1  4. Dublin drove a penalty wide just after the break. Then Cork reeled off a succession, Brian Roche got a great score to add to one in the first half, as Cork led by 0  17 to 1 7. Cork were down to 14 men for the final ten minutes and under pressure but they held out for a great win 0 23 to 2 13. Well done once again to Eoin and Brian Roche and all their team mates. Cork will meet Galway in the Final on Sunday September 3rd for the last  All Ireland under 18 Minor Final.
It was announced during the week the 103FM/ Rochestown Park Sports Star of the month(July) award for July is going to Brian and Eoin Roche. It is a well deserved award for between College, Club and County Brian and Eoin have had a hectic year. Hey captained Cork to win the Munster and All Ireland  u17 title and have played prominent  roles with the Cork Minor team on the path to the Final. Well done lads, a proud time for family, friends and club mates. The last Bride Rovers person to win this award was Brian Murphy a few years back when starring with the Cork senior hurling team.
Premier 1 Under 13 Hurling League Semi Final.
St Finbarrs 4 8 Bride Rovers 3 10.
Our Premier 1 Under 13 Hurling League semi final in Togher last Saturday morning ended in defeat -a one point loss, 4 8 to 3 10. After a very impressive start we had a six point lead near half time. The second half was very close with the lead changing hands several times. With just about two minutes to go we held a two point lead. The Barrs were attacking strongly. The referee blew the whistle claiming that one of our defenders didn’t hand pass the sliotar but threw it. Our goalie Frank stood on the line with two defenders to await the 21 yard free. The ref. decreed it was penalty which according to the Rules is awarded only for a personal foul not a technical one. The Barrs scored a goal from the penalty and won the game by a single point. It was an awful way to lose such an important game. The lads were in tears as they knew the penalty award was incorrect. Well done lads ye played brilliantly all throughout the season and put in a huge effort in every game. The under 13 Football league final v Bantry Blues is fixed for August 26th.
East Cork JHL Div 2
Our Junior Hurling team kept their Junior Hurling Div 2 League hopes alive with a draw versus Cloyne last Saturday night. Played in Cloyne's new pitch this was a high scoring game and we led by double scores  0 12 to  06 at the break. We kept hitting points in the second half, adding 7 our tally. Cloyne scored 3 6 in the second half to leave the final score Bride Rovers 0 19 Cloyne 3 10. With 6 wins and 1 draw we are on top  of the League table with games v Midleton and Youghal still to play.
Team panel; F. Hogan, J, Connor, J. Macak, A. Buckley, B. Walsh, J. Kearney, E. Murphy, J. Murphy, S. Pratt, D. Buckley, C. Power, D. Brown, J. O Keeffe, M. O Connell, D. Burke, F. Collins,  ,B Collins
UNDER 21 Hurling Semi Final.
We meet Watergrasshill in the East Cork A grade Hurling semi final on this coming Friday night. We had a good win over Aghada while  Watergrasshill got a bye. The game is fixed for Lisgoold at 7.30, go for it lads.
Under 16 Hurling.
Bride Rovers 4-16
Charleville 2-09
Monday evening we travelled to Charleville to play our last league game. We had already qualified for the league semi and due to play Charleville in the championship in three weeks time. The game was played at challenge game tempo. Wouldn't read to much into this result where our lads were comfortable without pushing themselves. Panel for the night. 
Shaun Knox. Darragh O Sullivan Ruairi O Sullivan Jacob Powell Adam Walsh Matthew Quinn John Buckley Seamus Aherne Kieran Kearney Craig O Callaghan Cian Hogan Michael Quinlan Eoghan O Sullivan Patrick O Flynn Edmund Cashman Ronan O Connell. 
Mon 21  U -16 Football Champ v Castlelyons in Castlelyons @7-30 
August 31 U-16 Hurling league Semi -Final 
The Jackpot for the 7th of August was €13,800
The four numbers  drawn were  4, 12, 17, 29 and there was no winner
The Jackpot for Tuesday August 15th was €14,000 
€30 each   Denis Fitzgerald, Main Street

James Ronayne, Castlelyons,

W.McD, Fermoy

OllieWalsh, Bartlemy,

Joan Hoskins, Ballinagore.
On August 17th next Erins Own meet St Catherines in the rebel Og MHC and we are to meet the winners.
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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