Bride Rovers GAA

25 February, 2020





It's still only February but the Club has captured a County title. Not on the playing field but on the stage in Ovens was where success came in the County Final of the GAA Talent Competition, Scor. Having captured the East Cork Nuachleas (Novelty Act) in the Divisional Final in Lisgoold a few weeks back it was on to the County Final at the Eire Og Club Pavilion in Ovens last Saturday night. We were up against Carbery Rangers and Millstreet. It went well though we were very tight with the ten minute Rule. When the results were announced Bride Rovers with 'Heavenly Hurling' were declared the winners, our seventh County Title in this particular competition. Next up is the Munster Final in Cappamore, Co. Limerick at the end of March. The cast was John Arnold, Mossy O Sullivan, Marie Gubbins, Donal O Leary, Carol Marie Dooley and William O Leary. We took part in the Storytelling/Recitation Section also with no luck here.



We had games home and away last Sunday. Our Senior Hurlers were away to Glen Rovers in the Glen Field while the under 15 footballers were at home.


Bride Rovers U15 had their first Premier 2A football league game of the year last Sunday at home in Pynes pitch in Rathcormac. The opposition was provided by St Nicholas. For this group of players it was their first time playing in Premier football. After all the rain the ground was soft underfoot it made the game really difficult and tough going for both sides. Bride Rovers moved the ball really well all during the match. We were leading by three points with a minute to go. St Nicholas came back and scored a goal to level the match. The score finished up Bride Rovers 4 goals and 5 points and St Nicholas 5 goals and 2 points. Next match is with Kiltha Og on Sunday 15 March in Castlemartyr at 4pm.


Bride Rovers team Oran Kielty, Eldon O'Connor, Luke Harrington, Darragh Kielty, Denis Cashman, Cillian Barry, Ryan O'Callaghan, Adam Hynes, Cormac O'Sullivan, Kieran Cotter, Colin Hogan, Ronan O'Riordan, Louis Roche, Cillian O'Sullivan, Kieran Ryan, Ciaran O'Dowd, Gearoid Gubbins, Jack Keating, 


RED FM Hurling League, Division 1.

We travelled to Blackpool on Sunday morning to take on the Glen. The home side were missing Horgan, Downey and McDonnell  due to Cork duty and injury but still had a strong team out. Points came on a regular basis for both teams in the first quarter. The Glen got a succession of scores to lead by 8/5. A point from a free by Conor Barry followed by a Brian Roche goal put us 1 6 to 0 8 ahead. There was a flurry of scores in the last five minutes of this half and at the short whistle the Glen were back in the lead by a point 1 11 to 1 10. The second half followed the same pattern with both teams trading scores. We finished strongly to win by 1 18 to 1 15. It was good start to the league campaign. Brian Roche contributed 15 while Conor Barry added 4 from frees, Paddy 3 from frees. Conleith Ryan and Daniel Dooley scored two each and Michael Collins and Ryan Prendergast added a point apiece.



Under 10 hurling training is on next Saturday at 11:30 in the big astro. All boys born in the year 2010 are eligible. New players are always wanted and are very welcome. 

Bride Rovers Juvenile Club provides a safe and enjoyable environment for the playing of Gaelic Games.  Parents are encouraged to get the lads involved and it doesn't matter if no one in the family ever played hurling or football before.



Benchmarking Award for Bride Rovers Club.

The Bride Rovers Juvenile club were delighted to be awarded the Silver Award at the coaching seminar held in Nemo Rangers this week. This is a recognition of the great work being done with coaching and training at all levels within our club so well done to all our coaches. Thanks to Paddy Croke who accepted the award on our behalf. We have very large numbers of Juvenile Players in our parish so the more we get involved with coaching, training and supporting of these youngsters the better


Level 1 Coaching.

15 coaches from all our Juvenile, Ladies and adult clubs completed a Level 1 course over the last 2 weekends. Well done to all involved.


Under 11 boys.

Our U11 lads togged our last Saturday morning for the upcoming season. We’re starting off with 1 session a week for the next month or so but will increase to two sessions as the season progresses. Hurling training this Friday night February 28th at 6:30 in the small Astro.



Under13 training has started for the new season each Monday and Thursday at  6:30 in the Astro. On next Saturday 29 February we have a football league game for the under13s away to Glenville at 4pm




The numbers drawn on 18/02/2020 were: 2, 13, 22, 29. There was no winner of the €20,000 jackpot. The winners of €30 each were  Caroline Fitzgerald, Robert Ryall, Fr Seanie Barry, Tadhg Kelleher Denis Crowley. Jackpot for last Tuesday February 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

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 2020 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.



CPR Training.

Training in CPR (Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation ) is a vital and beneficial need in this day and age. If CPR can be administered to an ill person very soon after their initial illness it can be key to recovery and especially helps until Medical help arrives. On Saturday February the 29th the Irish Heart Foundation are providing free CPR training in Rathcormac. Free one hour sessions will be held at 10 am, 11.30am  and 1 pm. The numbers are limited so anyone interested is asked to book a place immediately. Booking can be made by contacting Jerome at 086 1429439 or Linda at 086 8238185.  Please ring and indicate which time slot suits you best. The CPR training will be held in Scoil Bride, Rathcormac.


Sports Prediction Quiz.

It’s Sports Prediction Quiz time again. This fundraiser has been a great success for the Club over the last few years. This year we have selected 21 National and International Sporting events from March til October of this year. The first event is to predict the Cheltenham Gold Cup winner and the final prediction to be made is to pick the winner of the Cork Premier Senior Football Championship. For all your predictions you are given four possible ‘winners’ or if you want to pick someone else you can select ‘Other’. Different points are allocated to each selection and whoever accumulates the most points will be the winner. Tickets priced at €10 are now on sale from Club Members. The Closing date for entries is march 9th so do join up straight away. If anyone gets the 21 predictions all correct a grand prize of €3000 is on offer. If there is no 'all-correct' entry it's the best points total. In that case we are giving prizes of €500, €200, €100  and two prizes of €50 each. If you're not in you can't win.

Tickets for the Sports Prediction Quiz can be got from Club Members



Sunday next East Cork JFL Div 2 v Cobh at 3pm in Cobh.


U21 Football.

We are through to the semi final of this championship. Cobh and Castlemartyr meet this weekend to decide the other semi finalist from our group.



Our sympathy is extended to the Hanrahan and Scannell families on their recent sad bereavements.


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