Bride Rovers GAA Club

24 January, 2018

Bride Rovers GAA Notes.

Bride Rovers Club 100 Launch.

On Friday next we are launching Bride Rovers Club 100. The Official launch will take place in the Rathcormac In at 8pm and everyone in the parish is welcome.  Club 100 is an exciting new development for our Club. As we head towards our Centenary in ten years time we have major plans for the future. Club 100 is the way in which we can involve all our supporters and ensure that the facilities we will have in the future will be matched with our needs as our population grows. This is an open invitation to everyone in the parish to come along on Friday night.

For several months now the Club's Finance and Development Committee have been meeting to finalise this major initiative.  Back in 1928 when the Club was formed we had an initial 3 teams, this year 2018 we will be fielding 48 teams. Between Scoil Bride, Rathcormac and Bishop O Brien School Bartlemy there are over 500 pupils. Last year just over 400 boys and girls, men and women wore the Green White and Gold of Bride Rovers playing hurling, camogie, football and ladies football. With such numbers we are aware that we need to develop further playing facilities in terms of playing fields, a modern gym, catering and meeting rooms. We also plan upgrading the dressingrooms and toilets and erecting a stand. Club Chairman Richie O Regan said at our most recent meeting "Thus is a very exciting new development for the Bride Rovers Club as we head towards our centenary. The completion of this project is entirely dependent on the generosity of our community which we would greatly appreciate".

The Bride Rovers Club is a community based Club drawing it's membership and playing base from Bartlemy, Rathcormac and Kildinan. Founded in 1928 the Club won East Cork Junior A grade Hurling Championships in 1930 and 1932 and East Cork and County Minor Hurling Championships in 1932. We reached the County Intermediate Final in 1933 and competed in this grade until 1937. A Bishop Brown J H Cup win was the only success in the 1940's but Con  Murphy brought the first ever Senior All Ireland medal to the Club in 1946. After a lean period 1966 brought double glory winning the East Cork B Grade HC for the first time and Seanie Barry won Senior and u 21 All Ireland medals with Cork. East Cork A Grade titles were won in 1968 and 1969 and a second B Grade title in 1975. We lost two A Grade finals in 1972 and 1973.Our first ever B Grade title was won in 1981 with Tom Kearney as Captain. Two Junior A Hurling League titles were won in 1981 and 1982.  The O Flynn Cup was won in 1988 with Paudie Collins Captain. After a few years down at Junior G  level we won the B Grade Double - hurling and Football in 1983. After losing the 1997 East Cork A Final we won the East Cork and County titles in1998 with Donal Ryan as captain. Five year later we won the Intermediate Title. We won Munster Titles at Junior and Intermediate and a Junior All Ireland 7 a side Title. WE reached the Co Senior H final in 2008 losing by a point. Brian Murphy won 2 All Ireland Senior medals with Cork and Brendan Walsh captained Cork to an Intermediate Hurling Title. In recent years we have captured East Cork and Co titles at under 13, 14, 15, 16 and Minor level. Last year the Roche twins Brian and Eoin were joint captains of the Cork All Ireland winning under 17 Hurling team and they also starred with Cork Minors.

We have a proud past and are very confident for the future. Our youth are vital and coaching and games development are now seen as vital in our Club.

Bride Rovers Club 100 is an exciting, new initiative  to ensure the future of our Club, see ye on Friday night .

 

GROWTH OF CLUB.

 

I928 (Club Founded), 3 teams, Junior & Minor hurling and Junior Football

1937    4 teams Intermediate , Junior and Minor Hurling and Junior Football.

1965    2 teams Junior B Hurling & Junior B Football.

1984    14 teams- u 12 to junior, hurling & football

1998    16 teams - u 12 to Junior, hurling & football

2012    30 teams - u 8 to Senior hurling, football, camogie & ladies football.

2018     48 teams.

 

 

 

DEVELOPMENT OF FACILITIES

 

1928 - 1977, playing fields rented, various locations.

1976 CIE Bus purchased as a changing room

1977 Grounds Purchased

1984 Dressingrooms built

1985 Pairc na Bride opened officially

2002 Clubrooms built  & opened.

2011 Hurling Alley and Astro Turf playing area opened

2015 Second Astro Turf playing area opened..

 

 

Jackpot of €18,400 not won.

 The third  Lotto Draw of 2018 took place on Tuesday January 16th with a Jackpot of €18,400. The numbers drawn were 9,18, 27 and 31 and there was no winner.

The prizes of €30 each went  to Donal Ryan, Elaine O'Riordan, Glenbarry, Danielle O'Leary, WGH, John Madden, Bartlemy and M Condon c/o M O'Flynn. The Jackpot for last Tuesday night January the 23rd was €18,600.

  Tickets for the Lotto are just €2 each and can be bought from Club members, in local business outlets and online at locallotto.ie Your ongoing support of the Lotto is really appreciated. The Income from the weekly Lotto is vital in helping with the day-to-day running of the Club. The Lotto Jackpot for the second Draw of 2018, on last Tuesday night January the 16th was €18,200.

Bride Rovers Club 100 Launch.

On Friday week January the 19th we are launching Bride Rovers Club 100. The Official launch will take place in the Rathcormac In at 8pm and everyone in the parish is welcome.  Club 100 is an exciting new development for our Club. As we head towards our Centenary in ten years time we have major plans for the future. Club 100 is the way in which we can involve all our supporters and ensure that the facilities we will have in the future will be matched with our needs as our population grows. This is an open invitation to everyone in the parish to come along on Friday week.

 

Cork Under 17 Team scoop top award.

 

At the gala Rebel Og Award night in the Clayton Silver Springs Hotel on Saturday night last the Cork under 17 team were declared team of the year. The under 17 team captained by our own Brian and Eoin Roche had  marvellous Munster and All Ireland campaigns last year and were worth winners. With Bride Rovers winning County Under 16 and Minor titles we had a good compliment of players, mentors and family members present on Saturday night where a great night was had by all.

 

Scor na bPaisti.

 The East Cork Quarter finals of the 2018 Scor na bPaisti were held in Lisgoold Hall last weekend. Congrats to our two Question Time teams, solo singing, recitation and Leiriu contestants who qualified for next weekends semi finals.

 

 

 2018 Sub Committees

Grounds

Denis Ahern, John Arnold, Billy Finnegan, Paddy Hynes, Tom Mulcahy, James Murphy, John Murphy, Paudie Murphy, Pat O Connor, Jimmy Johnson, Dan Quill, Richie O Regan.

Finance & Development

Dan Quill, Richie O Regan, Daniel Lane, Liam Barry, Denis Ahern, Billy Finnegan, Gerard Lane, Helen Arnold, John Arnold, Jerome O Driscoll, Mark O Connell, Pat Culloty, Terry Broderick, Ken O Riordan.

Coaching & Games Development

Jerome O Driscoll, Barry Hazelwood, Brian Murphy, Joe Delaney, Alan Fitzgerald.

Club Fixtures

Adult Club Chairman, Adult Club Secretary, County & Divisional Board Delegates, Juvenile Club Rep, Senior Hurling Manager, Junior Hurling & Football Managers, Under 21 Hurling & Football Managers, Minor Hurling & Football Managers.

PR and IT

John Arnold, Ger Lane, Liam Barry, Daniel Lane, Mike Liddane.

First Aid

Jerome O Driscoll, Kathleen Kearney, Barry Johnson.

GAA Social Initiative

Mossie O Sullivan, Kathy Kearney, Billy Finnegan, Richie O Regan, Teresa Power, Kathleen O Regan, Frank Buckley, Betty Boyce

 

ASTRO TURF BOOKING.

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 www.briderovers.ie

 

 

 

 BRIDE ROVERS CLUB SPONSORS are; Rathcormac Tyres

                                                                      Fermoy Print & Design

                                                                      Veolia Environmental Services.