Bride Rovers GAA

20 July, 2020

HURLING BACK IN PAIRC NA BRIDE.

 

For the first time since last March our Senior Hurlers were in action on Pairc na Bride on Sunday last. Before the Covid lockdown our last home fixture was a County Division 1 Hurling League ties against Na Piarsaigh, a game which ended in a draw. On Sunday morning it was case of déjá vu as an exciting contest also finished on level terms. With the pitch and grounds looking resplendent and the new seating in use for the first time we had Sean Treacy's of Tipperary as visitors. The club is centred in the parish of Hollyford, Kilcommon and Rearcross in the Slieve Felim Hills, west of Thurles and close to the county boundary with Limerick. Sean Treacy's won the Tipperary County Intermediate Championship last year and are back up in the Senior Grade this year. The game was played at a high tempo with Treacys bringing a quick paced style of play. We responded in kind but couldn't get to grips at times with their movement, pace and power. A close first half ended with the sides level. Both teams made a raft of changes for the second half. It turned out to be an entertaining game and another step closer to championship. It finished 1-14 a piece. Thanks to our visitors for making the trip from Tipp.

Cian Hogan Dan Dooley Kieran Kearney Conleith Ryan Cian O'Connor Patrick O'Flynn Conor Barry  Michael Collins Jordan Mannix DJ Cahill Jack Connor John O'Sullivan Fergus Collins Stephen Pratt Brian Roche Jason Mannix Eoin Roche 

 Liam Forde Matthew Quinn Shane O'Connor William Finnegan Shane Walsh 

We have played sides from Limerick and Tipperary in recent weeks. On Friday night we continue our 'Tour of Munster' with an away game against West Waterford side Ballysaggart.

 

JUNIOR HURLERS  IN FERMOY.

On Thursday night last our Junior Hurlers played Fermoy in Fitzgerald Park. The game was refereed by Justin Murphy with three twenty minute periods of play. It was lively contest with the home side winning by 3 19 to 2 14. Team panel; . JO Driscoll, D. Carr, L.Forde, S. Knox, J. Buckley, D. Buckley, S. Ahern, C. Howard, T. Macak, J. O Keeffe, DJ Cahill, B. Collins, J. Connor, J.O Sullivan, S. O Flynn, W. Finnegan, J .Mannix, S. Pratt, M. Quinn, C. Howard, G. O Keeney, C.O Callaghan. The Juniors have a home game v St.Itas on this coming Saturday night at 7pm.

 

MINOR/UNDER 16.

Training for our under 16's and Minors continues each Wednesday night in Pynes field at 8pm. The under 16 team played a drawn practise game against St Marys last Saturday evening. As a result of the covid pandemic Rebel Og have a completely revamped games programme this year. Our under 16's will be participating in League/ Championship competition. This commences this weekend. Our first game in the under 16 Premier 1 Hurling Championship is on this coming Saturday the18th of July when we take on Glen Rovers in the Glen Field at 2 o clock.

In the Minor Hurling Championship we are in action on Wednesday 22nd of July against  Castlelyons in Castlelyons at 7.30pm. Our second game in theUnder16 P1 Hurling Championship is on Saturday 1st of August  v Midleton in Rathcormac at 12 noon.

 

NO WINNER OF €20,000.

Our second Lotto Draw since march was held in the Rathcormac Inn on Tuesday July 7th. With a Jackpot of €20,000 the numbers drawn were 2, 15, 30 & 31 and there was no Winner. The prizes of €30 each went to Yvonne Horne, Dan Dooley Snr., Denis Crowley, Helen Buckley c/o Online, Eileen Lane c/o online lotto.

The Lotto Jackpot for last Tuesday July the 14th was

 

€20,000. Tickets can be bought in local businesses and from Club Members or online at www.briderovers.ie You can also download the clubforce app to a Smart Phone and play there by simply selecting Bride Rovers.

 

UNDER 14 FIXTURES.

Monday August 3rd at home to Ballygiblin 7pm.
Monday August 17th away to Killavullen 7pm.
Monday August 31st  home to Ballycastle Gaels 7pm.
Monday September 14th away to  Clyda Rovers 7pm.  

 

UNDER 10'Ss TRAINING.

Players under years of age are back practising the skills of both hurling and football. Football training sessions are on Wednesday at 6:30pm and hurling on Saturday at 10am. This age group are a great bunch who just want to learn. Winning or losing or keeping the score is of no consequence. It's all about having fun and learning to improve the many skills and have an enjoyable time.

 

 

NEW CLUB JERSEY.

The new Bride Rovers jersey is now available to purchase on oneills.com. Available in all sizes. Lots of other club gear is also available to purchase including Club shorts and socks which can be bought from our Club Shop. Please contact Betty Cahill 0861540902 or Kathleen Johnson -86 3807784..

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Bride Rovers Club Gear.

Now that we are back in action on all fronts it's important to wear the Green, White and Gold of the Club whenever possible. We have negotiated to have a full range of our Club Gear available to purchase from O Neills Sportswear. At present all sizes of jersies, t-shirts, shorts, jackets, polo shirts and tracksuits are in stock at reasonable prices.  Go to Oneills.ie and then search in the list of club names for 'Bride Rovers' and you'll see the full range.

 

SYMPATHY.

Our deepest sympathy goes to Brian Lahive and his family on the death of Brian's mother, Mary. On behalf of all in the Club we convey our deepest condolences. Since Brian came to live in our parish he has been a valued and dedicated player with Bride Rovers.

 

Parish Newsletter.

The Parish Newsletter can be emailed to anyone in the Parish who would like to get a copy. Each Saturday the latest edition will be sent out. If you wish to get a copy just forward your email address to rathcormacpp@gmail.com  Masses are now being celebrated on both Rathcormac and Bartlemy Church once more with additional weekday Masses in both Churches.

 

DOWN MEMORY LANE.

After spending five years in the Intermediate Grade Bride Rovers regraded to Junior for the 1938 season. The first round of the East Cork Junior A Hurling Championship was played in early April. Bride Rovers defeated Carrignavar by 7 3 to 0 1 in a game played in Riverstown.. In August the Rovers defeated Castlelyons in Round Two. This qualified the team for the No 2 Area Final v Watergrasshill which was in effect the East Cork semi final. This game was played in Castlelyons on Sunday September the 4th.  The Rovers led by 5 3 to nil at half time and won the game by 6  4 to 3 1.

The teams were as follows; Bride Rovers; Tom Heskin, Ned Hoskins, Patie Collins, John Collins, Tommy Collins, Michael Cranitch, Jimmy Ryan, Dave Hogan, Jimmy O Brien, Mick O Brien, Jim Murphy, Bill Murphy, Jack Barry, Joe Healy, Johnny Dorgan.

Watergrasshill; J. Ryan,  J. Connolly, T. Ryan, D. Curtin,  M. Curtin, M. Mackey, J. McCarthy, W. Fitzgerald, T. O Callaghan, F. O Callaghan, T. Murphy, J. Mackey, J. Curtain. The Rovers lost the East Cork Final to Cloyne.

 

CO BOARD FIXTURES.

Our first round SHC game v Ballymartle has been fixed for 5 pm in Ballincollig on Saturday August 1st. Other fixtures on that date are;

Sat, Aug 1st @3.30pm

LIHC

A1

Ballygarvan v Russell Rovers in Riverstown

Sat, Aug 1st @3.30pm

LIHC

C1

Grenagh v Dripsey in Donoughmore

Sat, Aug 1st @3.30pm

LIHC

C1

Tracton v St. Catherine's in Carrigtwohill

Sat, Aug 1st @5pm

PSHC

A1

Douglas v Ballyhea in Mallow

Sat, Aug 1st @5pm

PSHC

B1

Blackrock v Erins Own in Páirc Uí Rinn

Sat, Aug 1st @5pm

SAHC

B1

Bandon v Charleville in Mourneabbey

Sat, Aug 1st @5pm

SAHC

C1

Bride Rovers v Ballymartle in Ballincollig

Sat, Aug 1st @5pm

PIHC

A1

Courcey Rovers v Carrigaline in Kinsale

Sat, Aug 1st @5pm

PIHC

C1

Inniscarra v Blarney in Coachford

Sat, Aug 1st @5pm

IAHC

A1

Dungourney v Argideen Rangers in Ballinora

Sat, Aug 1st @7.30pm

PSHC

C1

Glen Rovers v St. Finbarr's in Páirc Uí Chaoimh

All games can only have 500 people present. If you allow 100 for the two teams, officials, reporters, and Ballincollig Club stewards it would seem that we will get a maximum of just 200 tickets for the game.

 

CLUB FIXTURES.

Fri 17th SH away to Ballysaggart.

Sat 18th U 16 H away to Glen Rovers,2pm

                  JH v St Itas, home at 7pm.

 

BRIDE ROVERS CLUB SPONSORS are; Rathcormac Tyres

                                                                      Fermoy Print & Design,

                                                                                           Veolia

1 Opening Up, Club Runai Daniel Lane reopening our Club Grounds for playing activity
2. Ariel View of Pairc na Bride
3 Mike Hogan and Donal Ryan with the late Paddy Murphy after the 1998 East Cork Final win in Cobh.