Bride Rovers G.A.A. Club Notes

November 8, 2018


Bride Rovers Junior footballers travelled to Sallybrook on Friday night last to play the hosts Glanmire in the J2 League Final. This was for the Patrick O’ Mahony Cup and the last time this cup resided in the club was in 1996. Bride Rovers were led out on the night by captain Brinnie O’ Driscoll with a determination to finish off the year on a winning note. 

From the throw in Bride Rovers were in control in most areas of the pitch with the mid field pairing of Sean Ryan and Michael Kearney particularly strong. Rovers opened the scoring with two early points from Jerome O’ Driscoll and Sean O’ Brien. This was closely followed by two scores from Glanmire to leave it all square with 10 minutes gone. From there on Bride Rovers took control of the first half and led on a score line of 1-07 to 0-02 points at the short whistle. The goal coming from a deflected Jerome O’ Driscoll effort. The work rate of Shane Kearney at wing back was particularly notable with two well taken points being his reward from numerous furrows into the opposition defence.  

The introduction of Stephen Pratt, Donal Ryan, Georgie Johnson, Daniel Dooley and Alan Broderick around the half hour mark helped the Rovers remain in control during the second half and with the defence holding strong Bride Rovers claimed the Patrick O’ Mahony cup on a score line of 1-10 to 0-05 points. 

The cup was presented after the game to Brinnie O’ Driscoll by Jerome O’ Brien from the East Cork Board. Well done to all involved in bringing home the silverware and closing the season on a winning note

The team on Friday night was: Ritchie Cahill, Gavin Flynn, Brinnie O’ Driscoll(capt), Jim O’ Connor, Shane Kearney, Liam Forde, Pat Walsh, Sean Ryan, Michael Kearney, Sean O’ Brien, Terry Broderick, Jason Mannix, Jerome O’ Driscoll, Alan O’ Keefe, Padraig Murphy.

 Subs: Georgie Johnson, Donal Ryan, Stephen Pratt, Daniel Dooley, Alan Broderick, James Bermingham, Damien Buckley and Kieran Woulfe.

Scorers; Jerome O Driscoll; 1  3, Shane Kearney 0  2; Sean Ryan 0  2; Terry Broderick 0  1; Sean O Brien 0 1; Jason Mannix 0 1.

For Dermot(Georgie) Johnson it was a very special night. He played his first Junior Football Championship game with the Club in August 1983, against Carrignavar in Caherlag. Well done Georgie. 

Winter League.

Last Fridays game was our first in the 2010\2011 Winter Football League. On this Friday night November 19th we play Erins Own in Caherlag at 8pm. 

Minor Hurling League Final.

Our Minor Hurling League Final V Cobh did not take place last weekend as Cobh were playing Minor Football. At the time of writing it seems likely that the game will go ahead in Rathcormac on either Sat 20th or Sunday 21st of November. Players will be notified as soon as a definite fixture is known.

Coaching Courses.

Over the next few weeks a number of GAA Coaching Courses are taking place ,organised by the Coiste Oiluna of the County Board. These are Foundation Level and Level 1 Courses. Full details from Club Runai Nicola Barry. 

Congrats Castlelyons.

Well done to neighbours Castlelyons on winning the County 2 Premier Hurling championship on Sunday last. With under 12 and under 21 County Titles already won it’s been a brilliant hurling season for the Castlelyons Club.

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