Bride Rovers GAA Club

05 October, 2017

Bride Rovers GAA Notes.
Minor Hurlers in first Co. Championship Final since 1933.
Having lost out by a single point to Cobh in the Rebel Og East Region Minor A Hurling final just two weeks previously the luck of the Draw deemed the sides should meet again in the County Championship Semi -Final.  The day of the East Final in Rostellan the lads were devastated but with the runners up of the three Regions -East, North and West getting a second chance all was not lost. With a good performance against Bandon in trying conditions the previous week we travelled to Pairc Ui Cinneide in Killeagh on Saturday to face Cobh one more. After woeful rain in the afternoon the weather early on it cleared up and though soft conditions were soft a good game ensued.  We got off to a perfect start with points from Kieran Kearney and Conor Barry (free) . Two more frees from Conor took our tally to 4  with Cobh on 0 2. It was obvious even at this early stage that the team were really up for the game with Jordan and Paddy marshalling the defence very well. Conleith, the Roches and Cian were flying -indeed every player upped their play from the Rostellan game. Further points from  Cian (2), Brian Roche and Conor (3) saw us leading by six points -  0 10 to 0  4 coming up to half time. A free from Paddy O Flynn found Conor Barry and after weaving his way through the Cobh defence the green flag was waving, This was a great score at a vital time and so we led by  1 10 to 0 4 at the break. There was no wind advantage for either team so we faced into the second half determined to keep scoring and hurling well.  Cobh did get two early points to hint at a revival but then came a crucial score for us. After a great passing sequence of play involving five of his team mates Brian Roche scored a superb goal to put us 2 11to 0 6 ahead. Though Cobh add a goal we finished in style with John O Sullivan's point bringing our tally to 2 17 to Cobh's  1 7. It was great workmanlike performance where the team worked together very well as a unit. They played some fine hurling to earn a well-deserved victory.
Team and scorers; B. Hogan, R O Sullivan, J. Mannix, T. Murray, M. Quinn, P O Flynn, P O Leary, E. Roche, K Kearney 0 1 , C. Ryan , C. Hogan 0  4, G O Keeney , B. Roche- 1  1, S O Flynn, C. Barry 1 10  - 0  8 from  frees J O Sullivan 0 1 , Ml. Friel, Chris Coleman, Shaun Knox, Fergal Sheehan.
This win means we are into our first ever County Minor Hurling Championship Final since 1933 when we lost to Glen Rovers. Well done lads. The second semi-final is between Watergrasshill and Kilshannig. These two teams drew in the North league earlier in the year - the Hill are in North for Minor Hurling. When they met in the North Championship final the Hill won by 7 points. They must meet again now in the County Semi-final, a game that may take place this weekend.
Junior C Hurling.
The Junior C team had a useful workout against our Junior A team on Sunday. The A team were to play Youghal  in our last Division 2 East Cork JHL game but got a walkover so they played our third XV instead. Sars were to play Midleton last night (Wednesday) under lights and the winners of that game are to play us in the Junior C semi final. Our Div 2 team finished top of the Div 2 League Table with 17 points and will be promoted to Div 1 for 201`8. We will probably meet Sars in the Div 2 Final.
Cork GAA clubs Draw Launched.
At a well attended function last week in Pairc Ui Chaoimh the 2017/2018 Cork GAA members Draw was launched by Co Board Chairman Gerard Lane. It is a fantastic Draw which goes on for 12 months. This is the 25th year of the Draw with bigger and better monthly prizes this year. The Draw is vital for our Club. For every €100 ticket we sell we can keep €45 so it brings in valuable revenue for the Bride Rovers Club. We have huge Development Plans being finalised at present which will need major funding over the next 10 years. The Draw costs just €10 a month which is €120 or you can save €20 by paying a single payment of €100. You can pay by cash, cheque or Direct Debit, whichever suits best.  This year the Draw Prize Fund is €450,000 including Pairc Ui Chaoimh 10 year tickets, Ed Sheeran Concert tickets plus huge cash prizes, Hotel Breaks and Vouchers. We would appeal to all our members, players and supporters to buy a ticket in this Draw. The tickets are now on sale from any Club Member, online at and more details are on our Club website and the  Cork GAA website.
Weekly Lotto.
The Lotto Jackpot for Tuesday September the 26th was €15,200. The four numbers drawn were 1,5,11 and 32 and there was no winner.
The prizes of €30 each went  to Ger Kearney, Curraghprevin, Cathal & Cara O'Brien, Ballynoe,, Kathleen Howard, Rathcormac, Anne Cahill, Rathcormac and John Flynn, Rathcormac. Tickets for the Lotto are just €2 each and can be bought from Club members, in local business outlets and online at Your ongoing support of the Lotto is really appreciated.
Games in pitch.
Thanks to all who helped out last Sunday when, at short notice, we hoisted the East Cork Junior B Grade hurling final between Sars and Castlelyons. On this coming Saturday we host a Co Board double header. At 2.30 Fermoy meet Na Piarsaigh in the Co A U 21 HC followed by Ballyhooley v Nemo Rangers in the Co JHC quarter final Anyone available please be at the pitch at 2 o clock. On the following Saturday Castlelyons meet Watergrasshill in Pairc na Bride in the Co Hurling Div 2 Final.
Clothes Collection.
The Ladies Football and camogie Clubs have an old Clothes Collection at Rathcormac Hall on this Friday night.
Under 12 Hurling Semi Final.
Bride Rovers travelled to Youghal last Sunday to play the hosts in the East Cork U12A league semi final.
Having drawn with Youghal earlier in the year another tight encounter was expected
Played in blustery conditions, Youghal started brightly and using the elements jumped into to an early lead. Cillian Barry and Ryan O'Callaghan raised white flags for Bride Rovers to get the score board moving and keep the lads within touching distance.
As the second half begun Youghal stretched their lead to five points, but the Rovers lads as ever dug in and battled their way back into the match with Cillian O'Sullivan pouncing for a goal to narrow the deficit, Youghal responded and again stretched their lead before Ronan O'Riordan scored Bride Rovers second goal of the night to pare back the lead. With fine hurling on display from both teams and plenty of courageous displays throughout the field the rovers lads brought Youghal's lead down to the minimum though points from Ryan O'Callaghan and Cillian Barry 
However as time expired and the final whistle sounded lady luck turned her back on the rovers lads and Youghal progressed to the final by the bare minimum. Final Score Youghal 1-10 Bride Rovers 2-06 
The best of luck to Youghal in the final.
Match Squad, Frank O'Flynn, Eldon O'Connor, Louie Roche, Darragh Kielty, Luke Harrington, Denis Cashman, Adam Hynes, Cillian Barry (C) Ben Knox, Gearoid Gubbins, Cormac O'Sullivan ,Ryan O'Callaghan, Cillian O'Sullivan, Cameron O'Sullivan, 
Jack Keating, Ronan O'Riordan, Oran Kielty, Kieran Ryan, Ciaran O'Dowd, Kieran Cotter, Bobby Dalton.
A big thanks to all the lads who played so well and showed so much skill, passion and bravery throughout the year, also thanks to all the parents for all their great encouragement and support at every match. 
Under 7's
Our u7's attended the Rebel Og hurling blitz on Saturday in Aghada. We had three  teams who played excellent in tough conditions. We played three games  against Killeagh ,Aghada and Castlelyons. Well done to all the lads who played under very difficult weather conditions. Keep on training lads.
Under 10 Football.
On Last Saturday morning our under 10 footballers took part in our own Club Blitz at Rathcormac. It was great morning's football with Bride Rovers, Clyda Rovers, St. Colmans and Passage West competing. Well done to all the players mentors and parents.
Under 14 Football championship.
On Monday night we travelled to Aghada to take on the home side under lights in the u 14 East Football championship. We played god football in the first half and were just a point In arrears at half time , 1 4 to 0 8 -Adam Walsh scoring our goal. Aghada took over in the second half and though our lads battled bravely we lost by a margin of 6 points.
Team; Darragh O'Sullivan, Josh Ahern, Liam Collins, Nicky Kelleher, Conor Hazelwood, Tiernan McAllister, David Barry, Ronan O'Connell, Cillian Tobin, Jacob Powell, Edmond Cashman, Adam Walsh, Denis Cashman, Seweryn, Evan Buckley.
 On Saturday next we face Whitechurch in the u 14HL semi final at home in Pynes Field at 4 o clock.
County U 16HC
Our game v Ibane Gaels (West Cork) is down for decision on next Sunday but no time or venue is fixed at time of writing.
All bookings of the two Astro Turf playing areas are to be made by contacting the Club Runaí 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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