Bride Rovers Notes (14th Mar)

  • Mar 14,2024

 GAA President Jack Boothman visits Club in 1995


Since they made their home in our parish Sligo born Declan Kielty and his Tipperary born wife Rosarie and their family have become an integral part of our parish life. In sporting and community matters they are to the fore. The Bride Rovers GAA club are indebted to them for their contribution to the promotion of Gaelic games.  Now we have an opportunity to help out with a very worthy project.  Oran Kielty will be travelling to Zambia in June 2024 as part of the Zambia Immersion Project along with Serve. Oran and 13 other boys from his school will be working in an orphanage and school along with local communities in Zambia. Each of the 14 travelling students is expected to conduct fund-raising to help with the Project. At Monday night’s Executive meeting a decision was made to contribute to  Oran’s fund.  There will be a Coffee morning to fundraise for this project at Kielty’s home in Rathanaegue (P61C650) on Saturday 16th March from 10:30 to 1pm. We would greatly appreciate your support. Contributions can be made through any GAA club Officer as well.


Well the ‘White Flag’ was dropped last weekend on the official 2024 Club Season. We had Conty, East Cork and Rebel Og games with mixed results. Despite the mixed weather all the scheduled games went ahead as planned with a few venue switches. It was great to see our three Hurling teams in action.

2007 JAFC win Ger Lane presenting the Jm Ryan cup to Jerome O Driscoll


Our second Junior Hurling team opened their league campaign last Friday evening under lights in Killeagh on what was a bitterly cold evening.  With a fierce wind blowing conditions were far from ideal for Hurling. The match was a very evenly match contest and the crucial score of the game came when Killeagh goaled in the 18th minute. We trailed by four points at the break, 4 points to 1-5 but the lads gave a great effort in the second half and had the margin down to a single score in the closing stages but Killeagh held out for a two point win on the night. The final score was Killeagh 1 9, Bride Rovers 0 10

Team, R O’Riordan, J Kearney, M Liddane, L O’Flynn, O Roche, S O’Flynn, J O’Sullivan, D Buckley (0-5), R O’Callaghan, F O’Flynn (0-1), K Obi, B Collins, G Gubbins (0-1), J Buckley (0-2), C O’Callaghan Subs. L Harrington, B Knox (0-1), J O’Keeffe, N Kelleher, C O’Sullivan, C O’Dowd, D Kelleher



Our under11’s are back training with two weeks and had their first hurling match of the year in a very competitive challenge match against Aghada last Saturday on the Juvenile Pitch. The playing pitch  was in remarkable condition after all the bad weather. Players on the day were

Cian Barry, Theo Skillington, John Keating, Harry Fitzpatrick, Darragh Feeney, Eoin Burke, Kayden Freeman, Joey Allen, Oisin Barry Sheehan, Killian Donegan, Logan Ryan, Hugh Clerkin, Luke Buckley, Dara Murphy, Tiernan Lyons & Fionn Purcell.


Coaching Foundation Course held recently.



On Saturday the 9th we played Carrigaline in the first round of the SHL in Rathcormac. The pitch was in incredible condition considering the weather of recent weeks... Carrigaline played with the wind in the opening half and established a 10 point lead at half time. Despite the best efforts of the players we couldn't eat into the lead and the South East team held on for a good win. Final Score 1.23 to 0.13 Panel :  Adam Hayes, Adam Walsh,, Conleith Ryan, Conor Barry, Conor Hazlewood, Daniel Dooley, David Bary, DJ Cahill, Edmond Cashman, Eldon O Connor, Fergus Collins, Jack Connor,

Jamie Peters, Jason Mannix, John O Sullivan, Josh Ahern, Kieran Cotter, Louie Roche, Liam Collins, Paddy O Flynn, Shane OConnor,  Tadhg O Sullivan,  William Finnegan.



 Bride Rovers Fr. O’Neills 10/03/2024 in Aghavine

Final score Bride Rovers 1-15 Fr O’Neills 1-9

Our second XV hurling team travelled to Aghavine on Sunday afternoon for the clubs third league game of the weekend, so numbers were tight after a busy weekend. We had the benefit of the wind for the first half, and we started the game well and Conor had two pointed frees in the first few minutes. O’Neills had the game level before two more frees from Conor gave us the lead again. Shane tested the O’Neill’s goalie who pulled of a great save and Conor converted the resulting 65. Cillian got our next two points before Liam and Adam adding one each leaving us leading 9 points to 2 at halftime.

Fr O’Neill’s came roaring into the game in the 2nd half which saw them score 3 unanswered points before a goal in the 40th minute saw the margin reduced back to the minimum. Conor opened our account for the 2nd half and Frank added another to restore the 3-point margin. Three more points on the trot for O’Neills saw the game level in the 50th minute before the crucial score of the game came with John finishing a shot to the back of the net after great work from Shane in the build-up. Two more points from Conor and 1 from Cillian saw us back to a 6-point lead and we held out for a well-earned win after a great performance by the lads.

Team, R O’Riordan, N Kelleher, O Roche, J Conor, J O’Sullivan, D Buckley, L Forde (0-1), F Collins, Conor Barry (0-9), Cillian Barry (0-3), F O’Flynn (0-1), A Hayes (0-1), R O’Callaghan, S O’Flynn, J Buckley (1-0). Subs B Collins, C O’Dowd

Dermot Johnson, Anthony Cahill and Liam Barry.



The Lotto Results for Tuesday the 5th of March 2024 were as follows. Numbers drawn  were 6, 8, 11 & 14 and there was No Winner. Congrats to our lucky dip €30 cash winners: William Buckley, Shanowen, Alan Broderick, Monanig Kieran Kearney, Brisbane/Coolequane, Rachael Hogan, Mondaniel, Rian O’Callaghan, Ballyda. If your ticket has expired we would appreciate if you would enter again via
Tickets which are just €2 each can also be purchased from Club members and in local business outlets. An Annual Lotto Ticket would make an ideal present for a friend or a family member at home or abroad. Social Media can spread the message far and wide so please let everyone, everywhere know that Bride Rovers GAA Club is always appreciative of support from all corners of the world. Thank you again for all your ongoing efforts which are deeply appreciated. Each €2 is very important to us so please spread the news.



The Under16 boys commenced their 2024 season with an overdue match against Erins Own on Sunday 10 March.  This match had been scheduled for several weeks previously but pitch conditions had prevented its taking place.  With the evenings getting longer it was lined up for 5.15pm: the overcast Rathcormac sky meant that additional lighting needed to be turned on at half-time. Thankfully the darkness wasn’t a sign of any impending bad luck as the boys started brightly. This despite having a depleted squad with several sick and injured Bride Rovers boys.  They tore into the Glounthoune boys from the off and looked comfortable throughout.  The match contained some great old style fielding with numerous scores with the Rovers boys winning convincingly in the end.  

Bride Rovers panel: Adam Kelleher, Con McCormack, Jack Lynch, Jamie Walsh, James Larkin, Cathal Barry, Darragh O’Farrell, Denis Fitzgerald, Éanna Lyons, Matthew Kenny, Shane O’Dowd, Micheal Walsh, Finn O’Driscoll, Garry Quirke, Eoghan Buckley, Mark Hynes.



The under14s had their first  hurling game of the season against neighbours Watergrasshill in Watergrasshill on Sunday. We had to call on a few u13s due to some injuries in our squad so thanks to Ollie, Jack, Cathal, Padraig and Henry for stepping up.  Overall we were happy with the game. Everyone got plenty game time and it was good to see the lads pick up where they left off last year. Going back up to Premier 2 we will need everyone in top form. A win to start off what will be a busy season for the boys was mighty..  Our first Rebel Og league game is Football at home to Carrigtwohill on Monday 18th at 1 o clock.. Training continues Wednesday at 7.30.


Despite the torrential rain there was a good Attendance at the Club Executive meeting on Monday night with Chairman Pa O Driscoll presiding. Secretary’s Minutes of the last meeting, Treasurer’s  report and Child Welfare Officer’s report were all  adopted. Reports from East Cork and County Board were given. Then reports from the Juvenile and ladies sub-committees were dealt with. Progress on the Pynes field was dealt with including provision of Ball Stop Nets, Dressing-rooms, septic tank, mower, soil testing and work on Pitch No 2. Upcoming events included County GAA Quiz in Pairc Ui Chaoimh on March 14th, la na gClub on April 1st, forthcoming fixtures were noted. Nevan Butler reported that there will be under 8 Go games for the girls each week from march until August. Schools coaching was also discussed. The next Executive meeting is on Monday April the 8th.


The Boys of Wexford.

The Cork Hurlers finish up their Group games in the NHL next weekend away to Wexford. A win will ensure Division 1 status next year and possibly even a League semi final place -depending on other results. Brian Roche had a great game last Sunday against Offaly scoring two points while Eoin was on the panel also.


Cork minor hurling manager John Meyler has announced his panel for the forthcoming Munster championship and our own Cormac Barry has been named on the Panel. This is a great honour for Cormac his family and the club and all in Bride Rovers wish him well with Cork this year. Douglas’ Liam Kelleher will captain the group and Oisín O’Connell of Carrigaline is his vice-captain. Cork open their provincial campaign against Tipperary in FBD Semple Stadium on April 4 before they welcome Limerick to SuperValu Páirc Uí Chaoimh on April 11. Fraher Field and Waterford follows on April 25 before their final round game against Clare at home on May 9. John Meyler’s selectors are Vincent Hurley, Seánie McGrath, Mike Mulcahy, Pádraig O’Sullivan and Peter Sykes.

Cork Minor Hurling Panel, 2024.: Jude Devoy (Aghada); Keenan Harrington (Ballinhassig); Eoghan O’Shea (Ballinhassig); Jack Hegarty (Ballnora); Michael O’Donovan (Bandon); Cormac Barry (Bride Rovers); Conor O’Brien (Buttevant); Oisín O’Connell (Carrigaline, vice-captain); Adam Lee (Carrigtwohill); Dean Cosgrave (Courcey Rovers); Jack O’Brien (Douglas); Mark O’Brien (Douglas); Kevin Beechinor (Éire Og); Eoghan Hogan (Éire Óg); Fionn Lardner (Fermoy); Luke Murphy (Barryroe); David Enright (Inniscarra); Conor Noonan (Kanturk); Denis Riordan (Kilworth); Cormac Deane (Killeagh); Colm Garde (Lisgoold); John Murphy (Mallow); Donagh Fleming (Mallow); Peter Barrett (Midleton); Cian Denis O’Connor (Millstreet); Craig O’Sullivan (Na Piarsaigh); Leo Hennessy (Ballymartle); Adam Lee (Cloyne); Conor O’Donoghue (St Finbarrs); Cathal Lowney (Tracton); Joe Twohig (Valley Rovers); Rian O’Riordan (Blackrock); Liam Kelleher (Douglas, captain); Josh Goulding (Glen Rovers); Rory Higgins (Sarsfields; Michael T. Brosnan (Glen Rovers).


With Cormac Barry on the Minor panel, Cillian Tobin, Ronan O Connell and  Denis Cashman on the Under 20 panel and Brian and Eoin Roche with the Cork Senior Hurlers it’s an absolutely amazing time for us in Bride Rovers. We wish all the Rebel Rovers all the very best with their teams.


 On Wednesday night of last week the 2024 Championship Draws/Groups were announced. In Junior A hurling we are in with  Carrignavar, Killeagh A,  and Carrigtwohill. In Junior C hurling we’re paired with  St Itas, Cobh, and Russell Rovers. In Junior A Football we’re in a group with Cloyne, Fr O Neills and Midleton while in Junior C Football we have Glenville, Carrigtwohill and Aghada.


The 2024 Cok GAA Members Draw, Rebels Bounty, will commence once more in a few weeks with three Draws on March 28th If you already are joined we would ask that you consider rejoining. If you are not in you cant win and for €100 there are great prizes on offer. You can get full details from any cub member or Officer.


The open Cork GAA Table Quiz takes place at 8pm n Pairc Ui Chaoimh on tonight Thursday March 14th. Tables of 4 cost just €20 with the proceeds going to Marymount Hospice.


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