Bride Rovers GAA

28 January, 2020

Bride Rovers GAA Notes..


Victory Social.

A fine crowd gathered in the Vienna Woods Hotel in Glanmire on Friday night last to celebrate the victories of Bride Rovers in 2019. The Ladies Football team won the County B Senior Championship. The boys captured the Under 21 Football Championship, Junior B Grade Football Championship and the 2018 East Cork Junior Football League, Division 3. John Arnold Club PRO was MC for the night. Fr O Donnell PP said the Grace before meals. Then Pat Cullotty addressed the attendance and welcomed everyone including Neilus Carroll, Chairman of the Cork Ladies Football Board. The Hotel Staff served a beautiful meal which was savoured by all. Neilus Carroll, Pat Cullotty and Club Chairman Gerard Lane then addressed the gathering with words of thanks, encouragement and praise. Bride Rovers Club President Pat O Connor presented the GAA medals whilst the girls medals were presented as well as special gifts for the girls who had played with Cork teams in 2019. Gerard Lane also presented Pa O Driscoll with his medal for refereeing the 2019 East Cork U21 A Grade Football Final and he wished Pa all the best in the upcoming general Election Overall it was very pleasant function and thanks to all those who did the organising.


2020 Season Opens.

East Cork JFL Division 2.

Bride Rovers Junior Footballers opened their 2020 league campaign with a home game against Midleton on Sunday morning last in Pynes field with Midleton winning on a score line of 3-05 to 0-12 points. The first half was evenly contested with Bride Rovers leading at half time by a single point. We looked to be in a strong position going into the second half but inevitably conceding three goals during the game was to be the downfall on this occasion. This was a great workout early in the year for the lads and we will hope for better fortunes as the year progresses.

 The team and scorers were – Cian Hogan, Tadhg O’ Sullivan, Shane Walsh, Jack O’ Connor, Tom Murray, Ryan Prendergast, Matthew Quinn, Liam Forde (0-01), Conleith Ryan (0-01), Jordan Mannix (0-02), Kieran Kearney (0-01), Jason Mannix (0-1),Cian Hogan, Conor Barry (0-06), Tomas Macak and Jason Pratt.

Next weekend we were down to play under 21 Football but Cobh and Castlemartyr are replaying the 2019 Under 21 B Hurling Final. We were to play Cobh in the under 21 so that game goes off now. Our next JFL game is down for Sunday week February 9th at home to Russell Rovers.


East Cork Draws for 2020.

Round Robin Competitions are now the norm and we are in under 21 FC,  JAFC, JBHC and JCHC groups as follows;

U21 BFC ; Bride Rovers, Cobh and Castlemartyr.

JAFC; Bride Rovers, St Catherines, Carrignavar, Cobh.

JBHC ; Bride Rovers Killeagh, Russell Rovers

JCHC; Bride Rovers, Lisgoold, Carrignavar.


The East Cork Finals of Scor Sinnsir take place in Lisgoold on this coming Sunday evening February 2nd at 6pm. We have entered in the Question Time and the Novelty Act. Scor na bPáistí commences on Friday Feb 7th.


On tonight Thursday January the 30th the Blackwater Valley Fit Up Festival returns to Bartlemy for Week 2. Two plays are on in Bartlemy hall, 'Maura Laverty, This Was Your Life' and 'The Experience of Being' . Curtain up at 8pm.


Joe Browne

RIP. All in Bride Rovers were sad to hear of the death of Joe Browne of Garrylaurence, Clonmult and formerly of Rathaneague, Bartlemy. For decades Joe was a stalwart of community life in the Bartlemy area. He was deeply involved in Macra na Feirme, the Hall Committee, the Drama group, Bartlemy Point to Point Race Committee and in Bride Rovers GAA Club. Joe was a man who gave himself 100% to whatever project or association he was part of. He hurled back in the 1940's and 50's - he was a member of the team that defeated Lisgoold in the Bartlemy Carnival Tournament in 1953. AT that time a 'Carnival' medal was nearly as good as an East Cork medal. Along with Dave Hogan and Dinny Howard Joe served as a selector when we won the East Cork Junior B Grade Hurling championship title in 1966. Joe was very proud of that win as t marked the beginning of a Golden Era for the Club. Down through the years Joe maintained his interest in the Bride Rovers Club and loved recalling the good and bad days, the victories, near misses and the fun and joy of being part of a great GAA Club. Joe was proud to have grown up in Bartlemy after a Ballyduff, Co Waterford infancy. Living in nearby Clonmult Joe kept up the bonds and friendships with all his friends and neighbours in Bartlemy. WE extend our deepest sympathy to his wife Mary and family. May he rest in peace, he has run the race and fought the good fight to the last..


The Lotto numbers drawn on Tuesday 21 of January were 4,7, 22 & 29 and there was no jackpot winner. The winners of €30 each were John O Connor, Aiden Dorgan, Cormac Walsh c/o LAYA, David Burke and Tom Mulcahy.

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 and would be a great present for a GAA supporter for the New Year. To Download our App on your phone to play Bride Rovers Lotto just go to and join up and make sure you won't miss any Draw. The Jackpot for last Tuesday January the 28th was €20,000.


John Higgins RIP

The death occurred last week of John Higgins of Farrahy, Kildorrery- formerly of Mondaniel, Rathcormac. John was a lifelong Bride Rovers supporter. One of the symbols taken up to the Altar at his Funeral Mass was his copy of the 1966 All Ireland Hurling Final Programme. John attended that game supporting his first cousin, Seanie Barry. John is survived by his sons William and Colin, daughters-in-law and grandchildren.. May  he rest in peace.




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