Bride Rovers (2nd May)

  • May 02,2024



With so many under-age matches and Senior and Junior league games it’s really action on all fronts at present.  We have players involved with five different Cork panels which is simply amazing.  Cork are under a bit of pressure in the Munster Senior Hurling Championship with just two games left in the Round Robin Section.  On Saturday week the Rebels will have a ‘handy’ home game against the men from Mick Mackey’s country. Earlier that same Saturday Bride Rovers will take on South Liberties in the Tony Walsh Cup Final. The Rebels last game in the series will be against Tipperary –  I don’t know if the hay will be saved by then but sure we’ll see how things go!  Our Lotto Jackpot reached €17,600 on Tuesday of last week so if you’re not in you cant win!



Any stranger or tourist passing through the village of Castlelyons last Tuesday evening might be wondering at the sight of so many cars lined up at both sides of the road. In nearby Pairc Peadar O Laoghaire a hurling match was being played. Just a League game but a real ‘Local Derby Game’ hence the crowd.

Our second hurling team made the short trip to Castlelyons on Tuesday evening to play their third League match of the Amarenco JHL Division 2 campaign. It was a lovely evening for hurling and the lads started well with points from Cillian and DJ straight from the off. Castlelyons respond with a point before three points from Jason, Adam and Conor had us leading 5 points to 1 after fifteen minutes.

The teams then went point for point and Conor’s impeccable free taking was keeping us in the lead with our next four points all coming from placed balls. That saw us with a good lead of 9 points to 5 approaching the break but Castlelyons got the last two scores of the half to leave the margin of just two points at half time, 0-9 to 0-7.

The teams shared the next 4 points with Conor getting both our scores. Castlelyons then had a period of dominance and four points in a row for them saw them take the lead 13 points to 11. Credit to our lads who dug in, and two points from Seamus and Conor got us back level before the crucial score of the game came when DJ finished to the net after a brilliant run in from the wing to give us a three-point lead with 10 minutes left.  

Our defence were coping well but Castlelyons never gave up and got the next two points to leave only the minimum between the sides time almost up, but another pointed free from Conor and a final point from DJ saw us out to a 3-point winning margin after what was a very entertaining game. The final score was Bride Rovers 1 15, Castlelyons 0  15.

Team, R O’Riordan, L Collins, M Liddane, E O’Connor, S Ahern (0-1), J Mannix, K Cotter, F Collins, Conor Barry (0-9), Cillian Barry (0-1), J Pratt (0-1), DJ Cahill (1-2), A Hayes (0-1), F O’Flynn, R O’Callaghan. Subs N Kelleher, L Forde, J Buckley. On this coming Friday my 3rd we make the short journey to Felix Sarsfield memorial park Watergrasshill in another Division 2 JHL game.


The Lotto Results for Tuesday 23rd of April 2024 – The numbers drawn  were 6, 10, 14, 28 and there was No Winner. Congrats to our lucky dip €30 cash winners: Grace Kearney, Ballybrowney, Sharon Healy, Manor Mills, Jennifer Barry, Moulane, Nathan Buckley, Shanowen and Ann O’Neill, Fermoy.  If your ticket has expired we would appreciate if you would enter again via Thank you again for all your support each and every week.

CORK UNDER 20’s GOING WELL. Three out of three is the tally of the Cork  under 20 hurlers in the Munster championship. After a victory on a woeful evening against Waterford in Fraher Field the Rebels came from behind to defeat Clare. Last week in Pairc Ui Chaoimh after a close game Cork got the better of Limerick.  They face Tipperary tomorrow Friday night in Temple Field in Thurles with Clare’s Niall Malone as ref for a half 7 start. A win would put Cork into the Munster  final on May 24th. If Tipp win Cork would still probably get to the Provincial semi Final on May 17th. Well done to our own Denis, Cillian and Ronan who are on the under 20 panel.


The next Club Executive meeting is on Monday week May 13th at 8.30pm in the Clubroom.


Premier 1 Group B

Venue: Rathcormac

Pitch One Pitch Two

12.00Noon Bride Rovers v Kiltha Og Youghal v Inniscarra

12.45pm Youghal v Kiltha Og Bride Rovers v Inniscarra

13.30pm Bride Rovers v Youghal Kiltha Og v Inniscarra

Group games are 12 minutes a side

Semi Finals / Final Monday 6th May 2024


Last year Clare weren’t too anxious to come ‘deep south’ to play Limerick in the Munster Final in Pairc UI Chaoimh. Last Sunday they had no such qualms. They came Leeside having lost out in a sickening finish to limerick above in Ennis.  The Rebels had lost to the Decies in Walsh Park so a lot was at stake on Sunday. When Cork reeled off 1 3 without reply they looked back on course and seemed set fair for a win.  However it just didn’t happen at all and in a hectic, crazy, zany second half Brian Lohan’s men came out on top by two points. Six weeks ago a Cork hurler declared that in Cork this year ‘we have two players for every position on the team’ -fighting talk surely! Now half ways through the Munster campaign  nobody knows who’ll start the next game!  An evening match by the Banks of Our own Lovely Lee the evening before Bartlemy races is an attractive proposition -and, oh yes , we’re playing Limerick!  It will be huge task but two years ago we had only two wins from four wins in Munster and qualified for the All Ireland series. It can be done but nobody said it would be easy!

REBEL OG Under 14 Division 1 Football Championship

Carrigtwohill 3-5 Bride Rovers 3-6

It has been a difficult start to the year, between the weather and many cancellations getting any sort of consistency has been hard to manage. It`s been the same for all teams but heading to Carrigtwohill on Friday evening the u14`s knew a big performance was needed to get our championship off to a good start.

 In what proved to be a very close match a huge effort was put in by every single one of our lads. Carrigtwohill got on the scoreboard first with two early points. Fionn C got a goal which settled us.  Fionn L added two points and Cormac got on the end of a great team move and finished to the net. Half-time Carrigtwohill 1-3 Bride Rovers 2-2. 

Our backs had put in a huge effort and covered for each other excellently. 

Carrig goaded early in the second half but points from Ciaran Fionn C(2) and Fionn L kept us in front. Then Daniel finished a great team move with a well taken goal. That left us five points up with 10 mins left. It was backs to the wall as Carrigtwohill attacked in waves but credit to the whole team who limited them to a point from play and a penalty with time practically up. Team: Cathal M, Alex, Danny, Zack, Nathan, Cody, Cathal O B, Evan, Ciaran, Sean H, Fionn L, Sean F, Liam, Fionn C, Cormac, Dominick, David, Sean O'L  Luke, Jack, David and Sam.  Well done lads.

We now plat Douglas on Monday May 6th  at 4 on Douglas in Hurling. 


Bride Rovers welcomed Killavullen to a sunny Pairc na Bride last Wednesday for a round of the Rebel Og Minor Football League. Killavullen won the toss and opted to keep all the elements to their back in the first half. It was close and tight and after 15 minutes eight points had been kicked equally between both teams.  Bride Rovers increased the tempo up to the short whistle adding 1 3 to lead by 1-07 to 5 points at the break

After resumption of play it was tit for tat for the first fifteen minutes but from there on the lads defended strongly and finished out the match with a well worked goal to leave the final score at Bride Rovers 2-11 Killavullen 0-08

Match squad, David O'Connell, Ronan Barry, Cillian O'Sullivan, Gearoid O'Connell, Oran Kielty, Tomas O'Riordan, Sean Dowling, Cormac Barry, Luke Harrington, Conor O'Riordan, Thomas Hackett, Shane Prendergast, Darragh Delaney, Jack Lynch, Eanna Lyons, Gearoid O'Connell, Darragh O'Farrell, Rudi Nagifwtha, Jack Mannix.

STAMPS. Do you have old postage stamps torn off letters at home in a drawer or press or in a box somewhere? If you have no use for them the Dominican Missions in Pope’s Quay in Cork would be glad of them. Ring John at 087 9538077 to arrange collection.


Great to see the progress with Pynes Pitch No 1 in Ballybrowney. The grass-cutting on a regular basis has commenced and the surface looks great. Regular cutting will continue for the foreseeable future and hopefully in a few months we’ll see matches played there.


Next Sunday May 5th we play Eire Og in Ovens at 12 noon in the Red FM SHL with mark Maher of the Barrs on the whistle. On Saturday week we host South Liberties of Limerick for the 2024 renewal of the Tony Walsh Hurling Cup Tournament Final. Cork  and Limerick  will meet that night in Pairc Ui Chaoimh in the Munster SHC. The South Liberties lads- the Club of JP McManus, will be coming to Cork for the match so they’ll play the Tournament Final en route -the probable starting time will be around 1 o clock. Tony Walsh was one of the greatest Bride Rovers men of all time -both as a player, Officer, selector and supporter.  The Tournament Cup is a fitting memorial to tony.


 It was a great day for the Juvenile Club last Saturday with three boys representing our club in under 13 hurling.  The trio, Ciaran O Donavan , Sean Finn and Cody Scanlan were on the Rebel Og East panel vs Laois .

The U16s played a strong St Colman's outfit (Cloyne & Russell Rovers amalgamation) on Monday last in Pairc na Bhride.  The Rovers' boys were still smarting from their previous match where they had underperformed against Aghada and looked to make amends.  They responded strongly with Captain Denis Fitzgerald leading the way from centre-back.  In the first half, playing with the breeze, Bride Rovers had a majority of the possession and created numerous chances but despite this went in at halftime with a marginal advantage.  In the second half they lifted their game to another level against the breeze and put St Colman's under a lot of pressure, still retaining the majority of possession.  Colmans fought gamely until the end but the Rovers boys won it by a deserved 7 points. All told it was a strong team performance with everyone playing their part - the three goals came from Jack Lynch, Shane O'Dowd and Matthew Kenny.  Final Score: Brider Rovers 3-12 St Colmans 2-8.  Panel:  Calum Somers, Eoghan Buckley, Jamie Walsh, Donagh Hurley, Eanna Lyons, Denis Fitzgerald, Darragh O'Farrell, Cathal Barry, Garry Quirke, James Larkin, Shane O'Dowd, Matthew Kenny, Adam Kelleher, Jack Lynch, Con McCormack, Finn O'Driscoll & Mark Hynes. 



A few years back as we began planning for our Club’s centenary in 2028 the Club 100 concept was put in place. It’s a method whereby supporters and benefactors of the Club can commit to heling the Bride Rovers GAA Club. All finance raised has gone into major Club developments in recent years. Now with massive 3 pitch Development project in Ballybrowney well under way we will need huge funds over the next decade. There are three levels of Club 100 membership; Gold, Siver and Bronze. The Gold membership costs €480 annually and for this on gets 2 Annual Club Lotto tickets plus,2 Rebel Bounty Draw Tickets and family Membership of the Club.

The Silver costs €360 and give 2 Lotto and 1 Rebel Bounty and Membership for 1 adult and 1 child or 2 children)

The Bronze option comes in at €240 and brings1 Annual Club Lotto ticket plus, 1 Rebel Bounty and individual Membership. Please consider joining our Club 100. Full details from any Club Officer. It was in the Autumn of 1928 that  a group of Gaels gathered in the old Band Room in Bartlemy to consider forming a ‘united club’ in the parish. Thus was the Bride Rovers GAA Club formed 96 years ago.


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