Bride Rovers GAA Club

04 June, 2019

Bride Rovers

Senior Championship Draw v Ballyhea

Senior Hurling Championship Draw

After our first round defeat to Douglas in April our name was in the hat for the Round 2 draw held last Tuesday night in Pairc Ui Chaoimh. We are drawn against North Cork club Ballyhea. Ballyhea were beaten by Blackrock in their opening round, but they are renowned for their battling qualities and are always difficult to beat. This game will be played early in August and the venue is likely to be in North Cork.

Ref FM Div 1 H League

We have three games to play; our next game is at home to Newtwonshandrum provisionally fixed for Thursday 20th June. We are in contention to claim a semi-final spot in this league so another win would be important in securing a top four position; our other games are against Ballyhea and Newcestown.The league will conclude in July this year before the Championship re commences on the August weekend.

Welcome Loughiel Shamrocks

Feile na Gael is back in Cork this weekend with 128 other clubs visiting Cork and over a 1000 games to be played. Our guests for Feile na nGael will be Loughiel Shamrocks from Antrim. Loughiel are the most successful club in Ulster Hurling and we are very much looking forward to welcoming them to our parish. We will meet them for the first time in Mallow GAA Grounds at 5 o clock on this Friday evening. At 5.30 in Mallow we play Offaly champions Kilcormac/Killoughey and an hour later we meet Mallow. The Antrim party will then travel back to Pairc na Bride arriving at approximately 8pm. Our visitors will then meet there host families and head home with them. We will play Loughiel our guests at 10 o clock on Saturday morning and the game will be followed by the Crossbar Challenge. Depending on the Friday evening and Saturday results ourselves and the Shamrocks will go forward in either the Plate or Shield Competitions in Togher at 2 and 3 o clock. On Saturday evening both teams will have a meal together in the Rathcormac Inn. After that they will watch the Cork v Waterford Munster SHC game on TV. This will be followed by a Fun Table Quiz. After 9.30 Mass in Bartlemy on Sunday morning and depending on Saturday's results the teams will head for Bishopstown GAA Club. It promises to be a great, hectic weekend of hurling.


The Bride Rovers U7 nursery took part in two blitzes this past week. On Saturday 25th May, Fermoy invited us to take part in a four team blitz along with Glenville and St.Catherines. 28 players took part in both hurling and football, with all players playing the whole blitz and performing brilliantly. Our thanks to Fermoy GAA for their organisation and hospitality. Panel (Fermoy Blitz): Cian Barry, Conor Dorgan, Conor Healy, Adam Hackett, Oisin Dorgan, Eoghan Croke, Aidee Carr, Patrick O'Regan, Jack O'Donovan, Jack Fitzgerald, Sean O'Dowd, Scott Lynch, Con O'Leary, James O'Leary, Harry Fitzgerald, Luke Fitzgerald, Matthew Finn, Callum Guinan, Liam Harrington, Theo Byrd, Jack Gubbins, Daniel Maher, James McDonnell, Jamie Gould, Kyle Cullinane, Noah Collins, Ryan Hogan, Alex McCarthy, On Saturday June 1st, we took 20 players to Watergrasshill for a bank holiday weekend blitz. The weather certainly didn't dampen the occasion and all three of our teams played 2 football and 2 hurling games. Our thanks to Watergrasshill GAA for hosting and to their groundsmen for having the pitch in such good condition. Panel (Watergrasshill Blitz): Cian Barry, Conor Dorgan, Conor Healy, Adam Hackett, Oisin Dorgan, Eoghan Croke, Aidee Carr, Patrick O'Regan, Jack O'Donovan, Jack Fitzgerald, Jack Barry, Sean O'Dowd, Scott Lynch, Con O'Leary, James O'Leary, Harry Fitzgerald, Luke Fitzgerald, Matthew Finn, Callum Guinan Training this Wednesday (6.30pm to 7.15pm) and Saturday (10am to 11am) will be hurling.

Car Boot Sale:

Thanks to all our members who helped out with the Car Boot sale last weekend,the weather was mixed but all went well. The next boot sale is on a Saturday June 15th.

2019 Cul Camp:

The annual Bride Rovers Cul Camp for 2019 will run from Monday July 29th until August 2nd. The Boys camp will be at each day. Registration will close 10th June. This is for boys between 7 and 13 years of age only. Under 6 boys can be registered through the Bride Rovers under 6 team Coaches. There may be restrictions on the numbers we can cater for so please contact the Coaches.

Weekly Club Lotto:

The Lotto Jackpot for Tuesday May the 28th was €20,000 and the four numbers drawn were and 2 ,5 17 ,19 there was no Jackpot winner. The prizes of €30 each went to Conor O Brien, Carol Crowley, Clare O Connor Laya, Amy O Donoghue, Colette Hogan The Jackpot for last Tuesday June 4th was €20,000. Tickets for the Weekly Lotto cost just €2 each and can be purchased from Club members and in local business outlets. Tickets can also be purchased online at ,we are very grateful to each and everyone who regularly supports the Weekly Lotto as the funds raised are vital for the day to day running of the Club. An Annual Lotto Ticket can also be purchased for €90.

Sports Prediction Quiz:

Our Sports prediction Quiz results up to the end of May can be viewed on the club website With 13 more events to go the leader board will change again by November.

Cork V Waterford:

The Munster Championship continues at pace, this Saturday evening in Pairc Ui Chaoimh Cork and Waterford will meet at Minor and Senior. Cork at senior looking to put in another big performance after an excellent result v Limerick,while the Minors will hope to up their performance after a draw against the Limerick boys the last day. Best wishes to all the players involved in both teams.

Bride Rovers sponsors are; Rathcormac Tyres, Fermoy Print & Design, & Veolia