Bride Rovers Notes

12 May, 2010

Bride Rovers GAA Club Notes.

Là na gClub - Huge Success.

The sun shone brightly last Sunday May9th for Là na gClub. The GAA pitch in Rathcormac was a scene of colour and activity all day long for young and old as we hosted an event which was simply brilliant. Last year the GAA, as part of the 125 Celebrations decided to set aside Sunday May 9th as a special day to highlight the essential role of each and every Club in the Association. The day was such a brilliant success story it was decided to have it as an annual event.

They say you get out of something what you put in to it and this was certainly the case last weekend. A great deal of work was undertaken by the Club's organising committee to plan Là na gClub events properly and with the weather looking favourably on the day a great day was had by all. From mid-morning Pairc na Bride was a hive of activity as all the preparations swung into place. It was great to see club members and former players all playing their part. By two o clock the place was buzzing. With DJ Mossy Dooley providing plenty lively music the different activities swung into action. Mini games for boys and girls from u8 upwards provided great fun and a high level of skill in hurling and football. Skills tests for the u 16's also featured. The emphasis was on fun and participation for everyone and it was great to see over two hundred children out on the field during the afternoon. As well as playing games there were many off field things to do. Face painting, penalty kicking, treasure hunt, pony rides, "Guess Who" and wet sponge throwing were just some of the sideshows. The club Shop was very busy all day with sales and orders being taken for new items of club gear. There was a display of old club photographs, match programmes and slides which proved very popular. Congratulations to 11 week old Caitlin Walsh who was the winner of the 'Best Turned Out in the Bride Rovers' Club colours Competition. Refreshments were provided free of charge for everyone - a special word of thanks to the many, many people who provided a veritable mountain of cakes, buns and sandwiches to feed the hungry throngs. Your generosity is deeply appreciated. It was a long, long day for club members who helped clean up the grounds late in the evening. Thanks to all who freely gave of their time and worked so hard, no one complained as it was one of those occasions that when you'd be proud to be a Bride Rovers person. Well done to all -I wont name names as those involved didn't seek any praise but ye all did the Club proud.

Junior Hurling.

Junior Hurling games had been thin on the ground but last week we had three games in four days on Wednesday, Friday and Saturday nights, all at home. On Wednesday we started our JHL Division 2 Campaign with a win over Carrigtwohill. On Friday Castlelyons were visitors for a Div 3 game and twenty four hours later Skehenarinky came south for a practise game.

Match Details.

Junior Hurling v Carrigtwohill, 5/5/2010.

Team: Alan Broderick, Pat Barry, Cormac Collins, nJames Murphy, Pat Walsh, Liam Forde, Jim O'Connor, Gavin O'Flynn, Stephen Boyce, Terry Broderick, Patrick O'Driscoll, Kieran Collins, Jason Mannix, Richard Cahill, Patrick Cotter.

Subs Used: Brendan O'Driscoll for Cormac Collins

Michael Hogan for Kieran Collins

Tomas Kearney for Pat Barry

David Burke for Patrick O'Driscoll

Alan O'Keeffe for Richard Cahill.

In total we had 28 Players togged out which was an excellent start to the J.H. season.

We started slowly and missed many opportunities and some over elaboration early in the game cost us many scores but finally we netted followed up a short time later with another goal

At half-time we lead by 2-3 to 1-2.

A good start to the second half saw us well on top, having a further 1-5 on the board with no reply from Carrig. On the night we had 5 injuries which necessitated replacements. We conceded two late goals to leave the final score

2-13 to 3-3. Amazingly all our scores came from play.

Scorers: Patrick Cotter--0-5 Terry Broderick--1-2 Richard Cahill--1-0

Alan O'Keeffe 0-1 Gavin O'Flynn 0-1 David Burke 1-0

Stephen Boyce 0-1 Kieran Collins 0-1 Jason Mannix 0-1.

Junior B Hurling V Castlelyons, 7/5/2010.

Team: Gavin Quill, Mark O'Connell, Alan Broderick, Philip Butler, Tomas Kearney, Joe Delaney, Jim O'Connor, Stephen Pratt, Padraig O'Brien, Sean O'Brien, Vincent O'Keeffe, Kevin O'Keeffe, Jason Mannix, Alan O'Keeffe, Niall Hogan. For this contest 27 Players attended.

We started slowly and allowed the opposition take an early grip on the game, and against a very strong wind were behind by 1-5 to 1-3. Castlelyons again stated well on the restart and extended the lead with an early point. We then took over and had 7 unanswered points to take a 4 point lead. An error in clearing from our defence allowed the opposition in for an easy goal which put the game into the melting pot. We responded in splendid style with 2 well taken points and the only response from Castlelyons was a point to leave us winning by 1-12 to 2-8.

Subs Used: John O'Dowd for Niall Hogan, Daniel Lane for Alan Broderick, Gerard Healy for Padraig O'Brien

Scorers; Jason Mannix 0-6, Alan O'Keeffe 0-3, Vincent O'Keeffe 1-0, John O'Dowd 0-2, Tomas Kearney 0-1.

Junior A Hurling Challenge V Skeheenarinky, 8/5/2010.

Team: Gavin Quill, Tomas Kearney, Brendan O'Driscoll, James Murphy, Patrick O'Driscoll, Liam Forde, Pat Walsh, Stephen Boyce, Gavin O'Flynn, Michael Hogan, Richard Cahill. Terry Broderick, Daniel Lane, Alan O'Keeffe, Stephen Pratt.

From the start we were on top and the opposition had no answer to our hurling in which we showed some good combination play , even though it was just our second game of the season. We led at half-time by 2-13 to 0-5.

We then put on 5 subs: John O'Dowd for Michael Hogan, Jason Mannix for Terry Broderick, Jim O'Connor for Pat Walsh, Sean O'Brien for James Murphy and William O'Leary for Tomas Kearney.

Despite the changes we still ran out easy winners on a score of 4-22 to 0-13.

Scorers: R,Cahill 1-2, G.O'Flynn 1-1, A.O'Keeffe1-2, S.Pratt 1-0, T,Broderick 0-4, P.Walsh 0-3, S.Boyce 0-3, D.Lane 0-4, P.O'Driscoll 0-1, M.Hogan 0-2.


Junior Hurling league Division 2 V Sars, Thursday 13/5, 7.30, home.

Junior Hurling league Division 3 V St. Itas, Friday 14/5, 7.30, away.

Junior Hurling league Division 2 V Midleton, Sunday 16/5,11.30, home.

Junior Hurling league Division 2 V Watergrasshill, Wed 19/5,7.45, away- at the time of writing this game v Watergrasshill is a provisional fixture.

Well Done Girls!

Well done to Grace Kearney and Eleanor Ahern on being part of the Cork Senior Ladies Football panel who defeated Galway last Saturday in the final of the National League. The game was in Parnell Park in Dublin.

Under 12's in East Cork Final.

Congrats to our u-12 football team who defeated St. Catherines in the semi final of the u12 East Cork Football championship last Monday night at Pairc na Bride. They now go on to meet either Youghal or Cloyne in the Final. Best of luck lads.

Car Boot Sale.

The next Car Boot Sale in Rathcormac is on Sunday May 30th. Unfortunately this clashes with the very attractive Cork v Tipperary Munster SHC game in Cork. We will still be looking for help with the Car Boot Sale so if any club members can do an hour or two duty in the morning on that particular Sunday it would be appreciated. Contact any Club Officer.

Cork V Galway.

The Senior Hurlers of Cork and Galway clash in Castlelyons on next Sunday evening at 5pm. The game marks the official reopening of the refurbished Canon Peadar Ó Laoire Park. I think it was Cork and Limerick played at the opening of the grounds many years ago. Best of luck to the Castlelyons Club.

Mobile Phone Company Support for Club.

You can now financially help the Bride Rovers Club without spending any extra money! By a simple text procedure you can register the Club Name with two of the major phone companies and then a percentage of what you spend on phone credit/bills will automatically accrue to the club. Details from Club Officers.

The Bride Rovers Club Main Sponsor is the Rathcormac Inn and we are very grateful for their generous support.