Bride Rovers GAA

14 January, 2020


Bride Rovers GAA Notes.


Victory Social.

Our Victory Social in conjunction with the Ladies Club will be held on Friday week January24th in Vienna Woods Hotel, Glanmire. Last year the girls win the County Senior B Football championship. We won the East Cork Junior B Football championship as well as the Under 21 Football Championship and also captured the 2018 East Cork Division 3 Junior Football League Title.  The winners medals for these competitions will be presented on the night. The meal will be at 7.45 sharp, music by DJ John Duggan. Tickets which are €30 can be ordered from Liam Barry on086 8679479 or 086 2675910. Wee need to confirm numbers with the Hotel early in the week so please order tickets as soon as possible.


All Ireland Club Finals.

Next Saturday January 18th 2020 will be a historic day for East Cork and Cork GAA. Two neighbouring East Cork teams contest All Ireland Club Finals in Croke Park at Junior Hurling and Intermediate Hurling level. At four o clock Russell Rovers and Conahy Shamrocks meet in the Junior decider while Fr O Neills meet Tullaroan at Angelus time. It's a super Cork v Kilkenny double-header and will attract a huge crowd to GAA HQ. Back in 1992 after Clare beat Kerry in the Munster Football Championship the inimitable Marty Morrissey declared 'They're won't be a cow milked in Clare this evening' It will be the same next Saturday -and maybe even on Sunday too, as all of East Cork depart for Croke Park. The build up in Ballymacoda, Shanagarry, Ladysbridge, Ballycotton, Churchtown, Garryvoe and Knockadoon is just mighty. I haven't heard of any supporters going by plane but boats, trains, buses, limousines and cars aplenty will take thousands from the ancient barony of Imokilly to Dublin. For years it was Mossy Walsh and Gina who were the best known Champions in East Cork but now it's the hurling teams from two parishes steeped in GAA history. Our own Nevin Butler is a Conahy Shamrocks man -the club of former GAA president Nicky Brennan. Back in 2008 Nicky actually presented the All Ireland Junior Hurling  Trophy to his native club when they first won the Title. They are going for a 'double' but no doubt the Rovers will have a say in the destiny of that cup. Russell Rovers and Conahy both wear Black and Amber and both have White as their alternative strip so on Saturday it will be new colours all around. Eoghan O Sullivan, corner back on the Russell Rovers team, is grandson of Mary Egan from Caherdesert, Bartlemy. Mary is a proud Bartlemy woman and is hale and hearty and hoping for a Russell Rovers win on Saturday. John Barry, wing back for Fr. O Neills is a great, grandson of Mary Arnold who hailed from Garryantaggart in Bartlemy. She married John Barry in Ballard, Castlelyons. Their son Jamesy Barry was John's grandfather. There are links too with the Dunne and Colbert families but shure that's what the GAA is all about. Everyone in Bride Rovers extend the very best wishes to Russell Rovers and Fr. Neills on Saturday next.



Club Executive.

What a buzz and feeling of anticipation there was at our first Executive meeting of the year with a 'Full House'  sign up! Chairman Gerard lane presided over the meeting. A lengthy Agenda was dealt with in a business like fashion. The Club Committees for 2020 were proposed and seconded.

Project 2020 Committee (Scannell’s Field) (10members)

Billy Finnegan,{Chairman}.Denis Ahern, Richie O’Regan, Tom Kearney, Tom Mulcahy, Aiden Dorgan, Paudie Murphy, Batt O Connell, Mark O Connell (Juv),Pat Culloty (Ladies) (Chair & Treasurer to be ex officio members)

 Role; Complete the development in 2020, to be suitable for underage games

Reporting: To monthly club executive meeting 

Development Committee (11 members )

Richie O Regan {Chairman} Daniel Lane, Liam Barry, Gerard Lane, Dave Burke, Damien Healy, Mark O Connell, Pat Cullotty, Denis Ahern, Tom Kearney, Tom Mulcahy, Padraig Murphy, Tadhg Collins, Bob Seward, Jim Purcell, Martin Roche.  Role; Explore the next phase of development and report as necessary 

Grounds Committee (13 members)

Denis Ahern {Chairman}. John Murphy, Tom Kearney, Richie O Regan, Pat O Connor, Tom Mulcahy, Paudie Murphy, Paudy Collins, James Murphy, Paddy Hynes, Mark O Connell, Nevan Butler, James Bermingham.   Role; Liaise with Fas workers, general upkeep of the playing pitches, grounds and surrounds.  Meeting room & kitchen to be fitted out and fit for purpose in 2020. Reporting to Monthly club Executive meetings

Match Day Committee (17members)

Aidan Dorgan {Chairman}. Brendan O’Driscoll, John Arnold, Gerard Lane, Richie O Regan Seamus Buckley, Daniel Lane, Liam Barry, Eddie O Callaghan, Michael Carey, Maurice Dooley, Mossie O Sullivan, Jerome O Driscoll, Paudie Murphy, James Murphy, Donal Roche, Alan Fitzgerald. Liam Cahill Role; Ensure all arrangements are in place, field, dressing rooms, gate taken, scoreboard, stewarding etc. Reporting as is necessary.  

Finance (11members)

Liam Barry {Chairman} Pat Cullotty, Aidan Dorgan, Donal Roche, Ken O Riordan, Mark O Connell, Charlie Scannell, Nevan Butler, Maurice Dooley, William O Leary & Pa O Driscoll  Role;Ensure club 100, Cork Clubs Draw & lotto are reaching their full potential. Initiate other fundraising activities if needed. Prepare and apply for various grants available to the club.  Reporting: Report to executive as is necessary.

Lotto Committee.(9members)

Liam Barry {Chairman},Tom Mulcahy, Aiden Dorgan, Pat Noel O Connor ,Brendan O Driscoll, John Joe Carey, Janey O Driscoll, Pat O Connor, Pat Heskin. Role; Oversee the lotto draw on a weekly basis. Reporting: To Monthly Executive meetings.

Coaching & Games(7members)

Jerome O Driscoll {Chairman}. Brian Murphy, Barry Hazelwood, Joe Delaney, Michael Carey, Stephen Glasgow, Rosario Hughes Kielty, Pat Walsh, Alan Fitzgerald.  Role Put coaching structures in place & monitor all coaching activities. Liaise with both Schools with Children’s Officer to ensure all personnel are fully compliant…. Reporting: To executive bi monthly

Club Fixtures Committee (11members )

Club Secretary {Chair}, Club Chairperson, County & Divisional Board delegates, Juvenile Club, Senior Hurling Manager, Junior H & F Managers, U21 H & F Managers, Minor Hurling & Football Managers  Role; Meet regularly during the playing season to ensure no clash of fixtures and plan ahead  Reporting: to monthly executive meetings during the playing seas

Child Protection Hearings Committee. Irene Hogan, Aoife O Regan & Lorraine Collins


 Team  Secretaries for 2020

The following have been appointed as secretaries for the different age-group teams. Minor and Under 16 ; Aidan Hayes, Under 15Eddie O Callaghan, Under14

Willie O Leary ,Under13 Sean Cronin, Under 12 Brendan Lyons, Under11 Jerome O Driscoll,  Under 10 John Lynch, Under 9 Emma Roddis, Under 8 Paddy Croke,  Under 7Dave Burke, Under 6To be finalized .

The first Juvenile Club meeting of the year will be held on Tonight Thursday January the 16th in the Dressingrooms at 8.15.  All Secretaries and |managers of under age teams are asked to attend. Please bring sets of jersies and gear for the coming season.



In years to come a question will be asked in local Quizzes 'What Bride Rovers man was on the Croke Park pitch the most?' the answer of course is and shall be; Raymond Hegarty. On Sunday next Ray returns to Coker as Umpire with Conor Lane for the Corofin v Kilcoo All Ireland Senior Club Final. Well done and good luck Raymond.


Drama In Bartlemy.

A reminder that on next Thursday January 23rd a 5 week series of Thursday night Drama begins in Bartlemy hall. All are welcome. For details of plays and booking ring 087 9538077.



The Senior Scor in East Cork is on in Lisgoold on Sunday February. The Scor na bPaisti commences on Friday February 7th. al enquiries to Mossy O Sullivan our Cultural Officer.


 Championship & League dates.

Our first Senior championship game v Ballymartle is on the weekend of April 25th or 26th. Our opening game in the Red FM Div 1 HL is on at the end of February - full list of league dates next week.



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