Bride Rovers GAA Club

28 August, 2018

BRIDE ROVERS GAA NOTES.

SENIORS IN CHAMPIONSHIP ACTION.

 

On this Saturday evening, the first day of September, our Senior Hurlers are in County Championship action.  We face old rivals Newtownshandrum in a Last 16 game in Mallow. Having lost to Erins Own in the first round way back in April we had a great win over Na Piarsaigh three weeks ago in Midleton to get our championship ambitions back on track once more. Newtown took the more direct route with a 2 14 to 0 15 win over Kanturk in Mallow on April 28th.  We've never defeated Newtownshandrum in Senior Championship since our elevation to the Senior Ranks of Cork Hurling though we had some fantastic tussles with them in Fermoy and Castletownroche. Newtownshandrum won three Cork County Senior titles, two Munster titles and an All Ireland in their glory days. They have what could be called a 'new' team nowadays but they are still a very strong side with several inter County hurlers still on their side. Our lads hurled very well against Na Piarsaigh  and confidence is high in the camp though we are well aware that Newtownshandrum will present a major challenge. We have had a good Senior League Campaign and are placed in fifth position thus ensuring a Quarter Final place.  We are in this championship with a fighting chance as good as the other fifteen teams left in the competition. At this stage of the Championship top class hurling will be needed to progress to the quarter finals and Bride Rovers are capable of producing a really good display. Everyone in the Club and parish are backing the team so go for it lads and the very best of luck. The game is timed for 6.30pm in the magnificent Mallow GAA complex. Before our game Fermoy meet Kanturk in the Premier Intermediate Football Championship at 5 o clock so a big crowd is expected

 

REBEL OG Under 11 Hurling

The u11 Rebel  Og leagues have  kicked off again after the summer break and Bride Rovers hosted St Catherine's at home in Pynes in hurling. 
St Catherine's had beaten us away by a few points the last time we played so we were expecting a tight game. Bride Rovers started very well and scored some great points , St Catherine's missing some good scoring chances which made the  half time score one sided slightly  1-3 to 0-1. In the second half Bride Rovers increased the lead and St Catherine's accuracy again proved costly.  Our backs  repelled a few goal chances and we won out in the end 2-6 to 0-2  but it was a hard fought game til the final whistle. Thanks to our referee Adam Hynes 

Team; Conor Riordan , Sean Dowling, Sean Madden, Adam Cronin, Tomas O Riordan, Cormac Barry, Jack Hynes, Gearoid O Connor, Cillian O Sullivan, Shane Prendergast,  Darragh Delaney, Tomas Hackett. We were due to play St Vincents this Saturday but this game is now off and will be refixed.

 

CLUB LOTTO.

The Jackpot for Tuesday 21st of August is €20,000 and the four umbers drawn were 2, 11, 20, 27 and there was no winner
The winners of €30 each were Deborah Murphy, Claire De Lacy, Billy Kelleher, Grange, Declan Martin and Geraldine Kearney. The Jackpot for last Tuesday August 28th was €20, 000. 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.

ALL IRELAND MEDALS.

Well done to our six players Adam Walsh, Ronan O Connell, Cillian Tobin, David Barry, Josh Ahern and Conor Hazelwood who won medals with Cork in the Tony Forristal and Sonny Walsh Under 14 inter county Tournaments in Waterford last Saturday. Well done also to Edmond Cashman who won a  Plate Final medal with the Cork u 15 team in Tipperary in the Arrabawn Tournament. Hard luck to the Cork Under 21 Hurling team who got pipped at the post by Tipperary in the All Ireland Final in Limerick last Sunday evening. Brian and Eoin Roche were involved with Cork.  It was the last Under 21 Final as from next year on this grade will be Under 20 Hurling.

ALL IRELAND FOOTBALL FINAL.

On Sunday next James Bermingham will be a linesman for the All Ireland Minor Football Final Kerry v Galway and Raymond Hegarty will be Umpire with Conor Lane for the Senior Final Dublin v Tyrone, well done and best of luck James and Raymond. Safe travelling to all those going to Dublin.

SYMPATHY.

Sympathy is extended to the Knox family on the death of Grahams mother Theresa. The Knox family and Theresa husband Martin in particular are very involved with the Delaneys Club on the Northside of the City. All in bride Rovers extend deepest sympathy to Martin, to Graham and Anne Marie and family and other family members on their bereavement

 

FIXTURES;

Sat Sept 1st SHC V Newtownshandrum, Mallow at 6.30 pm

Fri Sept 28th Reunion of 1968 and 1969 Junior Teams, East Cork Champions.

 

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