Bride Rovers GAA Club

25 June, 2019

BRIDE ROVERS GAA NOTES.

 

Wins For Juniors and Seniors.

After a relatively quiet period due to Exams it's now all systems go on all fronts. At a Fixtures Meeting on last Monday night we estimated that we could have twenty five games in the next two weeks covering all grades.  We have Junior Football Championship as well as Under 21 Hurling and football and Minor Hurling and Football. The Senior Hurling Championship and Junior B Hurling 'Round Robin' series are all now on the horizon as well as several league games. Last weekend we had home games in Junior C Hurling and Senior Hurling Leagues.

 

East Cork JHL Div 3 v Midleton.
On Thursday night June 20th we were at home in Pynes Field to Midleton.
We had a great win for the third team with some lovely passages of play. On the night there were super scores and some mighty performances from the younger lads- we had ten under 21 players playing. Our total was 3-18 which is fantastic scoring at any grade, Midleton replying with 11 points. It is mighty  to see such good numbers togging out for a third XV. So it's onwards and upwards! Our next fixture in the Div 3  JHL league is on tonight Thursday 27th June away to Russell Rovers at 7.45.

Team: Dave Burke (0-1 free), Tom Murray, Jordan Mannix, John O'Sullivan, Jack Connor,  James Murphy, Matthew Quinn,  Jake Tobin, Jack Kearney, Stephen Pratt (0-3 ) 0-1 from free,  Cian Hogan (0-5), Colm Power (0-2), Craig O'Callaghan (0 1 ) free, Shane O'Flynn (3-3), Seamus Ahern (0-1)
Subs: Damien Healy (0-1)
          Ian O'Donoghue (0-1)
          Brian Lahive
          Brian Collins
          Donal Pyne

County Hurling League; Division 1.

We were fixed for two home games in the County League as we chase a top 4 place. On Thursday we were down to play Newtownshandrum and then Ballyhea on Sunday. Unfortunately Newtown conceded the game and while we got the League Points it was pity not to have had the game. Despite the virtual deluge of rain on Sunday the Ballyhea game went ahead at 2 o clock. With the two teams meeting in the Championship in August this was an interesting tie. The pitch was in magnificent condition despite the rain. We got on top early on in the contest and led by 2 12 to 0 5 at half time having played with a strong point. Ballyhea scored five points on the trot after the break to come right into the match. Scoring was low in the second half as we added jut 3 points to win by 2 15 to 0 11. With both teams missing players we cant read anything into this result come Championship time. Team Panel. F. Hogan, T. O Sullivan, M. Liddane, L. Forde, B. Murphy, C.Ryan, F. Collins, S. O Connor, S. Boyce, J.Pratt, M. Collins, D. Buckley, C. Barry, B. Roche, B. Johnson, E. Roche, S. Knox, S. Pratt, P.O Flynn, K. Kearney.

We are due to play Newcestown in our last League game on Sunday next but the time has not been finalised. It is a home fixture for us. As it stands we are on 41 points but depending on other results we could make the top four or not.

 

 

The League Table as it Stands on Tuesday was

 

Bride Rovers

11

7

1

3

175

156

19

41

Sarsfields

10

7

1

2

234

165

69

40

Na Piarsaigh

10

7

0

3

200

163

37

38

St Finbarrs

9

6

1

2

178

155

23

35

Blackrock

9

6

0

3

216

170

46

33

Bishopstown

9

5

1

3

143

148

-5

31

Newtownshandrum

11

4

2

5

183

203

-20

31

Midleton

10

4

2

4

193

185

8

30

Erins Own

10

4

2

4

169

169

0

30

Killeagh

10

3

2

5

145

170

-25

26

Newcestown

9

4

0

5

140

142

-2

25

Ballyhea

9

4

0

5

165

175

-10

25

Glen Rovers

10

3

1

6

162

191

-29

24

Ballymartle

10

3

1

6

166

206

-40

24

Douglas

9

2

2

5

133

161

-28

21

Kanturk

8

3

0

5

144

148

-4

20

Ballinhassig

10

1

2

7

161

200

-39

18

 

Under15 Premier 1 Hurling 

We played Blackrock at home last Wednesday evening in the Premier 1 hurling League. This was our first time playing Blackrock at this level and didn't know a whole lot about them.  We won the game well on a scoreline of 5-16 to 1-10. As the league doubles up as championship this year every game is important as only the top four qualify for the semi final stages.  Next up is  Glen Rovers away  on Wednesday 26th at 7.30 and we have Na Piarsaigh away on the Friday  the 5th of July. As of now we sit on top of the table with three wins so our next two games are very important if we are to progress to championship 

Panel vs Blackrock 

Frank, Cormac,  Liam, Denis, David, Conor, Nicky, Ronan O'C, Cillian T, Adam H, Adam W, Cillian B, Ryan, Josh, Eldon, Ronan O'R, Ben, Adam Hynes.

 

Under 6's Off The Mark.

 The Under 6 boys travelled to Glenville for their first blitz of the year. For most of the kids, it was their first ever game. Excitement was huge with reports of some children having their Bride Rovers kit on at 6am in the morning! A total of 32 children travelled and we had 4 teams of 8 with each team playing 2 hurling and 2 football matches. Some of the skills on display were amazing for children so young and the future of Bride Rovers is strong with this generation particularly when over half of those playing on Sat are u6 again next year! Huge thanks to Paud O’Neill and the Glenville club for being wonderful hosts. We will be organising a return blitz near the end of July.

 

Under 11 Hurling- off to Celbridge on Saturday.

 

The U11's  played Bishopstown in hurling (away) last Friday – in a hard fought contest Bishopstown pipped the Rovers U11s who worked tirelessly until the end.  Training this week is Monday and Thursday.  The u11s travel to Celbridge for the annual Celbridge GAA tournament next Saturday – Rovers are grouped with Ballyboden St Endas (Dublin), Cloneen (Kilkenny) and Sallins (Kildare). It will be an early start leaving the parish on Saturday morning as the tournament commences with a parade at 10.10am and finishes with a presentation to all players involved at 3pm. Ciarain O Donovan from Ballinakilla, Bartlemy is one of the main organisers of this prestigious Tournament. Enjoy the day lads.

REBEL OG Premier 2 Minor Hurling League 
Blackrock 2-10
Bride Rovers 1-07. 
On Sunday last we travelled to Church Rd to take on De Rockies 
On what was a horrendous morning with driving wind and rain Referee Mark Maher gave the go ahead for the game. Despite the splendid surface conditions were hard for both sets of young players. Scores were hard to come by. As both teams defences were well on top and forwards found it hard to get space. At half time we were down a point. The rain continued to pour down for the second half and our lads tired as it was the first time out for six lads who had just finished exams 
Overall our were happy with the performance as they kept going till the end losing out by six points. It's just brilliant to be competing at this level playing against top class teams. Fair play to both teams for a good game in these conditions 
Panel 
Dave Barry Matthew Quinn Oisin Roche Ruairi O Sullivan John Buckley Patrick O Flynn Jacob Powell Kieran Kearney Seamus Aherne Craig O Callaghan Cian Hogan Shaun Knox Josh Ahern Edmond Cashman Adam Walsh Adam Hayes Nicky Kelleher Liam Collins Ronan O Connell 
Our next game in the Hurling league is  v Mallow July 3 rd home at 8pm.

JUNIOR FOOTBALL .

We play Ballinacurra next Tuesday night August 2nd in the East Cork JBFC. This is being played on a Round Robin basis this year. We've beaten R O Neills so this next game is to decide who'll win the Group and who'll finish as runners up. No venue for the game has been finalised at the time of writing.

 

CLUB LOTTO.

The Jackpot on Tuesday June 18th was €20,000 and the four numbers drawn were 4/9/15 and 32. There was no winner. The winners of €30 each were Lynda Dorgan, Mary Leigh, Marguerite Santry, Gina O Leary and Miriam Murphy. The Jackpot for last Tuesday night June 25th 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 locallotto.ie

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.

 

Four All Ireland Medals for Girls.

Well done to Ava, Abbie, Ciara and Lily on winning All Ireland medals with the Cork Under 14 Girls team v Galway last Saturday.

 

County Under 21 competitions.

 We are to play Aghinagh in the County u 21 Football semi final but this game as well as the Premier 2 Under 21 HC V Cloughduv all depend on the Cork Under 20 Hurling team.

 

BEST OF LUCK CORK Under 20's.

On Wed night next July 3rd Cork face Limerick in the Munster U 20 HC in Pairc Ui Rinn. Brian and Eoin Roche are on the Cork panel so we wish all involved the best of luck.

 

Sympathy.

Our deepest sympathy is extended to Dave Ryan and family, Fermoy, on the death of Dave's mother Lelia Ryan(Hanna) of Ballycahill, Co. Tipperary. Dave has been a great sponsor and benefactor to so many Clubs and Associations in the Fermoy area and on behalf of everyone involved in Bride Rovers we sympathise with him at this sad time.

 

FIXTURES.

Thursday June 27th JHL 3 v Russell Rovers away 8pm

Sat June 29th Celbridge under 11 Hurling Tournament

Sun June 30th Div 1 Co HL V Newcestown, home

Tues July 2nd East Cork JBFC V Ballinacurra

Wed 3rd Rebel Og P1 MHL V Mallow, home.

Thurs July 4th JHL 2 v Killeagh away 8pm

Friday July 12th Co MHC V Valley Rovers

Wed July 17th Co MFC V St Nicks.

 

 

 

EXTRA TIME IN COUNTY CHAMPIONSHIPS.

Following a decision of the Cork County Board CCC, extra-time will be played in all remaining rounds of the County Junior B and C football / hurling competitions as well as the County stages of the U21 A, B and C football competitions (two periods of 10 minutes), apart from finals. There will also be extra-time played in the Preliminary Round, Round 1 and Round 2 of the P1 and P2 U21 hurling competitions. A decision on the rounds in which there will be extra-time in the Senior, Premier Intermediate and Intermediate Championship competitions will be made at the next meeting of the County Committee.

 

 

 

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