Bride Rovers GAA

11 March, 2020

Draw with Na Piarsaigh..

On Sunday afternoon last we played our second game in the Red FM County HL Division 1. We were at home to Na Piarsaigh on a raw March afternoon.

With wind and squally showers it was very difficult for the players on both sides.  The city side were ahead 6 point to 3 towards the end of the first half but got a goal coming up to the short whistle. It was literally  'the game of two halves' as with the wind we got on top in the second half. Point by point we came back into the match. Still down a point after 63 minutes Cian O Connor levelled the game at Bride Rovers 0 12 Na Piarsaigh 1 9. Panel; C. Hogan,  M. Quinn.  E. Roche, S O Connor, T.O Sullivan, D. Dooley, S. Walsh, C. Ryan, C. O Connor, R.Prendergast, C. Barry,  B. Roche, J. Pratt,  M. Collins, J. Connor, J. Mannix, J. Mannix, D. Buckley, P O Flynn, Wm. Finnegan, M. Liddane, J. O Sullivan, S.Pratt, G K O Sullivan.  Our next game in the County league is away to Charleville on Sunday week March 22nd at 2.30.

Under 16's/ Minors.

Our Under 16's and minors  training have  this Thursday at 7.30 in big astro 

UNDER 15s Busy.

The under 15's have two games this weekend. On Saturday at 4.30 in Dungourney they play Kiltha Og in the Premier 2 A Football League. On Sunday they have a Challenge hurling  game at 4.00 in the  main pitch against  Carrigaline.

UNDER 13 F v Aghada.
We played against a very, very strong strong wind in first half and could have registered a point or two but we didn't make our passes count and kicked the ball which gave it straight back to the opposition.  The wind pulled two shots we had on target wide and we were 1-5 down with 1 minute to go in the first half but conceded a goal which made the task more difficult in the second half. We started the second half well even though the rain started.  We had the wind at our backs but we started passing too often and too close instead of kicking ball in. But even when we did kick it in they had a full back that was able to pluck any high wall out of the sky, he'd easily be mistakes for an u16 player so it made our job more difficult. We eventually managed a point after putting numerous frees and shots wide.Aghada did in the second half what we should have done in the first half and passed their way up the field and bagged 2 more goals and a few points.Our boys were well beaten by a better team who knew how to play in the conditions, cold wet and dejected we left the field and headed to the dressing room. It's only March and these lads will have great days yet Final score Bride Rovers 0-1  Aghada 4-7. The under 13 hurlers have a challenge v BlarneY arranged for Sunday morning in Pynes, weather permitting, at 11 am.


The  Bride Rovers U7 boys will resume training on Saturday the 21st of March at 10am. This year we will be training on the Big Astro Turf pitch. New members are always welcome. Contact Dave Burke on 087-7999413 for any queries.

Parish Development Fund  Grant.

The Club recently  got a grant of €7,500 from the Rathcormac Parish Development Fund.. This Development Fund has been financed over the years by the proceeds from the monthly Car Boot Sales. The Bride Rovers club has now drawn down over  €90,000 in grants from the Fund . This money has helped us greatly with all our Development work which is still ongoing. Thanks to all who have helped with the car Boot Sales over so many years. There is a Car Boot Sale on next Sundays so if you can give an hour or two it would be great.


On this Saturday March 124th we play Erins Own in the U21 AFC Semi final. We drew with Castlemartyr and beat Cobh to get to the semi final. Time and venue had not been  finalised when writing. Best of luck lads.

Child Safeguarding Course.

The final night of the Children safeguarding course is on next Monday night March 16th. Thanks to all who have attended to date and those who have facilitated the course.


We had a full Agenda last Monday night with Garda vetting, fixtures, match reports, Scor, Grounds Development, Grants, Finance, security, Club 100, Board Reports, Lotto, Sports Prediction Quiz and Juvenile and Ladies Clubs reports.


A huge amount of Development work has been undertaken in recent months in the pitch. New footpaths, perimeter fencing , standing spectator area, concreted entrance and safety fencing  have all been completed. When 'old' Pairc Ui Chaoimh was being demolished we got seating from the Stand. We are going to erect these seats shortly at the roadside of the pitch.  We have invested over €500,000 in facilities in the last decade with plans for much more work. Our Club 100 Scheme has been vital  for this work. We are always looking for new Members for the Club 100 so please do join up.

Bartlemy Plays Off.

The 4 plays scheduled for Bartlemy Hall on this Friday night have been cancelled. The Heat of the over 60's Talent competition goes ahead on Wed night March 18th next..


 Numbers drawn  on Tuesday March 3rd were ; 8,9,10 & !3. No winner. €30 each to Michael Hegarty, Kay Shanahan, John Walsh Dungourney, Liz O Dowd and John Joe Carey.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. The Jackpot for last Tuesday March the 10th was €20,000.

Scor Munster Final

The Scor Munster Final goes ahead in Cappamore on Saturday March 28th. If there is sufficient interest we may take a bus for supporters. If you are interested please contact Daniel Lane, Club Runai at 087 2070100 before next Monday.


East Cork u21 FC semi Final v Erins Own, Sat March 14th.


We are all aware of the imminent danger from the Corona virus in this country. As a GAA Club we are taking steps dealing with each individual team. As a Club we will be guided by decisions taken by the GAA, HSE and Department of Health. Stay safe and protect all our community.



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