Bride Rovers Notes

09 June, 2010

Bride Rovers GAA Club Notes.

Heartache for Seniors
Bride Rovers 1-07 St.Finbarrs 0-11

Bride Rovers senior hurlers suffered a heart-breaking one point defeat to St.Finbarrs in the Evening Echo sponsored Senior Hurling championship played in glorious conditions in Pairc Ui Chaoimh on Saturday last.

Playing into a strong wind in the opening half, Bride Rovers took the game to the Barrs, following David Burke opening point in the fifth minute the Rovers had a period of dominance but amazingly we were to strike 5 wides during this period. Points from Michael Collins, Daniel Dooley & Barry Johnson had us level with St.Finbarrs at the interval, 0-05 a piece. Having played against the wind we were content with the scoreline despite having the better of the play.

We started the second half in whirlwind fashion, Daniel Dooley netted a goal in the 35th minute & Sean Ryan struck a splendid point to put us 1-07 to 0-06 in front. However much to our disbelief this was to be our last score of the game as St.Finbarrs began a fightback. The introduction of a number of subs seemed to have the desired affect and with a minute to go in normal time we were still holding a one point advantage but points from Glenn O’Connor and an injury time winner from Cathal McCarthy snatched victory from the Rovers.

Its now the back door route with a tough game against Glen Rovers on the weekend of 26/27th June.

D.Fitzgerald, S.Kearney, B.Walsh, T.Moloney, B.Murphy, B.Murphy, A.Collins (capt.), M.Kearney, B.Johnson, S.Ryan, P.Murphy, M.Collins, S.Boyce, D.Burke, D.Dooley. Subs used: K.Collins & J.O’Driscoll .

Club Newsletter.

The first Edition of "The Rover", the Club Newsletter was published last weekend. The plan is that every few months members, players, supporters and friends will get this publication to keep them informed on happenings within the club. If you wish to get an online version just let me know at and it will be emailed to you.

Junior Hurling.

With the Junior A Grade Hurling Championship versus Cloyne fixed we have plenty Junior Hurling action at present. On tonight Thursday June 10th we are away to Midleton 2 in Division 2 of the JH League at 8pm.

On Saturday night next June 12th we have a Division Three game away to St. Catherines in Ballynoe at 7.30 pm.

On next Tuesday night we are on the road again when we play Youghal in Copperalley at 8pm.

The first round of the East Cork Junior A Grade Hurling Championship is fixed for Ballynoe on Saturday July 3rd at 7.30 pm.