Bride Rovers GAA Club

24 October, 2017



Juniors and Minors in Action.


Junior C Hurlers in Semi Final Tonight.

Our Junior C Hurling team are in East cork Championship action on tonight Thursday October 26th. We face Sarsfields in the semi final in Riverstown at 7.45, under lights. We are attempting to win a three-in-a-row of titles in this grade and of course such feats are very difficult. We defeated Lisgoold in our quarter final game while Sarsfields defeated Midleton. Ours is a very experienced team with many of the player having had mighty careers in the Green White and Gold. We reached the Junior C final in 2014 losing out in the Final to Russell Rovers. The following year we captured the title defeating Cobh in the Final and retained it last year with a win overt Midleton. The lads have prepared well with several League and Challenge games in the last two months. Go for it lads.


County Minor Hurling Final.

Weather was the spoilsport last weekend. Heavy rain made many pitches unplayable and as a result our Minor Co Final against Kilshannig fixed for Killavullen on Saturday was postponed. At the Co Board meeting on Tuesday night Kilshannig were fixed to play Grenagh on next Saturday in the County Under 21 B hurling semi final so our game won't go ahead then. The possibility of playing it under lights on Friday or alternatively on Bank Holiday Monday was being explored at the time of writing these notes. Hopefully the game will go ahead at some stage over the weekend. Te reach this Final our Minor Hurlers have played five games. They had wins over Ballygarvan and St Catherines before losing out in the East Region Final to Cobh by a point. With both teams going out in the County Campaign we got back on the winning trail by defeating Bandon.; Then in a 'rematch' of the East Final we had a comprehensive win over Cobh to qualify for the county Final. Kilshannig are in the final on merit. Like us they lost their Regional Final, losing out to Watergrasshill in the North Region Final -a result they later reversed in the County Semi Final. They are Premier in Minor Football - they have reached the County semi final in that grade and have also won the Avondhu under 21 B Hurling Championship title. With most of their players 'on the age' of 18 they are a very physically strong side. Our lads have prepared well though the loss of Matthew Quinn is a big blow. We wish the team and mentors all the very best.

Go for it lads. Bride Rovers Abu.


Weekly Club Lotto.

The Jackpot for our weekly Club Lotto on Tuesday October the 17th was €15,800. The four numbers drawn were 9,20,21 and 28 and there was no winner.

 The €30 consolation prizes went to  Eleanor Quirke, Glenakip, Nuala Roche, Bridesbridge, Susan Cahill c/o Laya, Mark Gillan c/o Laya and Orla Hickey, Carrigaline

The Jackpot for last Tuesday October the 24th was €16,000.

 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.


Cork GAA Clubs Draw 2017/18

Tickets for the  2017/2018 Cork GAA members Draw are now  on sale from Bride Rovers Club members. 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.

At present our Club is finalising a Major Development Plan which will need a huge fund raising effort so joining this Draw is just one way of helping the Club plan for the future.



The official opening of the redeveloped Pairc UI Chaoimh took place in Conjunction with the County Finals on Sunday last. It was historic occasion with a fine attendance.  On Monday it was  announced that Páirc Uí Chaoimh has been short listed in the Overall Project of the Year category in the 2017 Engineers Ireland Excellence Awards. This exceptional project truly deserves to win not only on its own merits as an innovative, 21st century stadium but also to reward the commitment and hard work from all the people who worked on the project. Please get behind this and encourage everyone you know to vote.


The vote is PUBLIC and help is needed to ensure that Pairc Ui Chaoimh gets this award. Voting is open until 27th October.


Can you please take 1 minute now to vote via the link below and forward this email on to your friends, family, acquaintances, neighbours, postman, hairdresser, anyone with an email address etc....

Please vote from as many devices with different email addresses as you can (phones / home computer / work; work email / personal email)

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Congratulations to James Bermingham and his officials who handled the County Football Final excellently. Nemo Rangers won the replayed game v St Finbarrs.

Imokilly won the County SHC for the third time, well done to the team captained by Seamus Harnedy. A special word of praise and congrats to the players from our neighbouring Clubs Castlelyons, Lisgoold, St Catherines and Watergrasshill on winning County Senior medals.



We wisha safe Journey to Fr Seanie Barry who returns to his Mission work in Kenya on today, Thursday. These have been troubled times in Kenya with disputed Elections which are to be held again on this very day. We hope all goes well for Fr Seanie after his break at home. The best wishes of everyone in the Club and Parish go with him.



Our sincere and heartfelt condolences go to the Fitzgerald family of Lisnagar on the death of Susan. Kieran, Niall and Denis Fitzgerald have served our Club for so many years as players. Their father Dinny was a Club Officer and their grandfather Patrick was a founding member of the Club in 1928. As a Club and wider community we extend our sympathy to you all at this very difficult time.



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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