Bride Rovers G.A.A. Club notes and news round-up for the week.

November 8, 2018

Last League Game for Third Team.

We travelled to Pairc Ui Chonaill in Cobh to play our final league fixture in Division 3 of the East Cork JHL on Wednesday night of last week. We were short four players on the night.

We opened brightly but soon found ourselves under severe pressure having started against a very strong wind. In the first 10 minutes we conceded 4 points and our first 2 attacks were not fruitful. By the 20th minute we were 10 points behind before Gavin and Steve had two points from play. By half-time we were behind by 12 points to 2.
With wind assistance in the second half we started brightly and within minutes we had a goal from James Ber and a point from Niall. We maintained pressure on their defence and we scored three further goals, scored by Pa, Daniel and James Ber again. Cobh got back into the game and scored 1-3 without reply but the lads came roaring back into the game and some excellent long range points from Michael Hogan, Daniel and Steve kept us in the game. From there to the end scores were exchanged and a very lucky goal had Cobh back in the lead again but we fought to the final whistle and Sean burst through but drove the shot over the bar which left the final score of 2-16 to 4-8, losing by a margin of two points.

Team: Mce Dooley, Wm O’Leary, Brian Collins, Richard Foley, Barry Collins, Pa O’Driscoll, Jamie Buckley, Michael Hogan, Daniel Lane, Steve O’Leary, Gavin Quill, Niall Hogan, Kieran Wolfe, John O’Dowd, James Bermingham. Subs: Sean O’Brien and Fergus Collins

Scorers: James Bermingham 2-0, Daniel Lane 1-1, Pa O’Driscoll 1-0,Michael Hogan 0-2, Niall Hogan 0-1, Steve O’Leary 0-2, Gavin Quill 0-1,Sean O Brien O-1.
Our Junior C East Cork Championship game versus Castlemartyr was provisionally fixed for this coming Friday night September the 7th. This fixture is not going ahead on that date. The game will be refixed and Monday next September the 10th is now the likely date. Players will be notified of time and venue.

Senior Hurling V Cloyne.
With Cloyne exiting the Intermediate Football Championship last weekend the way is now clear for the Senior Hurling on Sunday September the 16th. The two County Senior Hurling Semi Finals are down for decision on that date as well so our game could well be on the Saturday or the Sunday night of that weekend. At the time of writing no venue has been fixed for the game.

This week’s draw took place in O’Coileán’s Bar, Rathcormac for a jackpot of €5,600.
There was no jackpot winner.

The winners of this week’s five €30 ‘Lucky Dips’ were;

• Barry Johnson, Bartlemy
• Colin Campbell, Rathcormac
• John O’Donovan c/o J.J. Carey
• Noreen Forde, Castlelyons
• Pat Noel O’Connor, Scatbarry.

Next week’s draw takes place in Barry’s Bar, Rathcormac for a jackpot of €5,800.

Lotto tickets are available from Club Members and in local business outlets. Tickets can also be purchased online at

A reminder to all players and supporters that we have a huge range of Stock in the Bride Rovers Club Shop. Teams from the club are always well supported and it’s great to see the green, white and gold being proudly worn. We have great value at present in many lines so it’s a great time to buy. Jerseys, togs, Socks, Hoodies, Training Shorts, Track Suits, Training Tops, Gear Bags, Polo Shirts, Bottle Green Wind-Sheeters, Green Half Zip Hoodies, Rain Jackets, Beanie Hats and Medal Boards are all available. Be seen to support your club with the club colours and club gear. Ring 086 3807784 or 086 1540902 to purchase all the above items. Thanks to our huge band of loyal followers who support all our parish teams.
Carrig win East Cork.
Congrats to Carrignavar on winning the East Cork Junior Hurling Championship for 2012, Incidentally of all their matches on the way to their title victory our Team gave them their closest game when we were defeated by three points in the opening round game in Watergrasshill.

Club Website.

The Bride Rovers GAA Club website is proving popular at home and abroad. If you have any ideas for improving the website or suggestions for additions please contact us.

Camogie Team in County Final.

Best of luck to the Junior camogie team who have qualified for the County Championship Final. Charleville are the County Final opponents. It is anticipated that the game will be played at the Camogie Board grounds in Castle Road, Mahon on this Sunday night coming probably at 6 pm.

Jerard Kenny Memorial Tournament.

On this Saturday September 8th our Juvenile Club will host the Annual Jerard Kenny Memorial Hurling tournament in our club grounds, Pairc na Bride. We wish all the participants well.

All Ireland Final.

This is All Ireland Hurling Final weekend, a unique occasion in the Irish Sporting calendar and a great national spectacle. Kilkenny bid to retain the senior title and Henry Shefflin aims to become the first hurler to win nine Senior All Ireland medals on the field of play and thus overtake the record held jointly by Christy Ring and John Doyle. Goalie on the Galway team is James Skehill from the Cappataggle Club. John Byrnes from Cappataggle came to live in Mondaniel in Rathcormac in 1974 and hurled with the club for several years. John was on the 1975 Junior team Captained by current Club President Pat O Connor that won the East Cork Junior B title. John died some years ago and was buried in Killaghton cemetery in his native parish. The Minor Final is being contested by Tipperary and Dublin. There is a Bartlemy interest in this game as two players, one on each panel have local roots! James Roche (Ballyboden St. Endas) is on the Dublin selection and Donal O Dwyer (Eire Og, Annacarthy) is a Tipperary panellist.

Rathcormac Parish Social Initiative.

A trip to Northern Ireland is taking place from Wed 19th until Saturday 22nd of September. Amongst the places being visited are Derry, Belfast and the Giants Causeway. Full details from Richie 087 2021225, Mossy 086 8354093 or Kathy 025 36415.

Car Boot Sale.

The next Car Boot Sale for the Rathcormac Parish Development Council is on Sunday week September the 16th.


Congrats to all those who got their Leaving Certificate results recently. Many of our young people will now be attending Third Level facilities all around the country. We wish them all the best in their educational pursuits and don’t forget to keep in touch with the club wherever ye are.

The Bride Rovers GAA Club main sponsor is The Rathcormac Inn/Conversation Piece.