Bride Rovers GAA Club Notes

November 8, 2018

First County Title Of The Year For Rovers

Atthe Eire Og GAA Club Pavilion in Ovens on Saturday night last our Novelty Act.The Course’ was one of four acts in the County Senior Scor Final. The othercompeting clubs were Tracton, Kilmurry and St. Johns. Though Jonathon Brackettwas very ill hours before the curtain went up he still went on stage. DanielLane was an absentee from the County Final as he was with the CorkFootballers  in Newry for National Football League duty the following day.Our Act went well but it was nearly midnight before the results were announcedand we were declared County Champions for 2013. We now go forward to theMunster Semi Final in Mallow ion Saturday March 23rd at 7pm. Here the championsof Cork, Clare, Waterford and Kerry will vie for two places in the Munster Final.Congratulations also to the Watergrasshill Ballad Group who were crowned CountyChampions.


OnFriday night last the February Draw in the Cork GAA Members Draw was held. TheBride Rovers GAA Club was drawn out as winner of a prize of €10,000. This is agreat boost to the Club and will be of great benefit for the ongoing ClubDevelopments.


BrideRovers Junior footballers who are regraded B for 2013 opened their Division 3League campaign when they were visitors to Dungourney on Tuesday 26th February.  After a very closeopening half Dungourney lead at the interval by 0- 6 to 0-5. The Rover’s scorescame from Brendan Walsh 0-2, and 0-1 each from Daniel Dooley, Sean O’Brien andBarry Johnson.  Barry Johnson tied up the scores early in the second halfwith a well taken point. Dungourney scored the only goal in the game mid waysthrough the half and added three further points to run out winners on a scoreof 1-9 to 0-6.  This was a good performance by the Rovers on their firstouting and we were  down to play St. Catherine’s on Tuesday 5th March away.

Team: Frank Hogan, GavinO’Flynn, Brendan O’Driscoll, Tomas Kearney, Stephen Boyce, Pa O’Driscoll, JimO’Connor, Brendan Walsh, Mike Kearney, Barry Johnson, Stephen Hackett, SeanO’Brien, Damien Buckley, Daniel Dooley, Richie Cahill, Subs: LiamO’Leary, Alan Healy, Shane O’Connor, James Bermingham, Darren Moore, PadraigNoonan, Jamie Buckley

County Minor FootballLeague

OnSaturday last March 2nd we travelled to Shanbally for our second MFL gameagainst the home side, Shamrocks.  Goals from Dean Linehan and RyanPrendergast helped us to a 2 10 to  1  5 victory. TEAM;

1: J Barry 2: P Noonan 3: T O’Sullivan 4: J Buckley  5: S Walsh 6: SCotter 7: W Finnegan 8: Colm Howard 9: Cian Howard 10: D Linehan 11; DJ Cahill12: R Prendergast 
Subs D Browne J Connor

Scorers W Finnegan 0-4 S Walsh 0-3 J Buckley 0-1  D Linehan 1-2 RPrendergast 1-0.

Ournext game in this competition was to be against Brian Dillons. As we are due toplay Dillons in the championship the league points will go on this game.Our next fixture is now on the Weekend of March 23/24th against Ballyphehane,away.       


Westarted our 2013 campaign with a home challenge game against Ballygiblin with apanel of 18 players some 2 weeks ago. We started slowly and foundourselves 2 points down in as many minutes, we got into the game throughStephen Boyce and Gavin O’Flynn and by half-time we led by 5 points to 4points. We started brightly in the 2nd half and two well taken points by JamesMurphy stretched our lead before we conceded a goal to allow Ballygiblin backinto the game. Enda Collins came off the bench and with his first touch had theball in the net for an excellent goal. From there to the end we were undersevere pressure and went behind by 2 points and in the last minute Enda wasunlucky to see his kicked effort being saved which left Ballygiblin victors by2–8 to 1–9.

Paneland Scorers:   Frank Hogan, Tadgh O ‘Sullivan, Brian Collins,Barry Collins, Fergus Collins, Kieran Collins, Jim O’Connor, James Murphy(0-2),Stephen Boyce(0-1), William Finnegan, Brendan O’Driscoll, Terry Broderick(0-2),GavinO’Flynn(0-3), Sean O’Brien, Ryan O’Connor(0-1),Podge Noonan, Enda Collins(1-0),LiamO’Leary, Jamie Buckley.

For our second gameof the season  we travelled to Glanworth to take on Harbour Rovers onSunday last. It was good for the Club to have 22 players in attendancedespite 8 players being unavailable due to injuries and work and also dueto the fact the a panel of 20 players + had travelled to Dungarvan with theSenior Team.

Once again westarted slowly against very good opposition and found ourselves on the backfoot despite playing with the wind. We finally found our range and registered 4points before half-time. On the day we utilised the full panel again and wewere comprehensively beaten but it is good to get an opportunity in early matchpractise to provide hurling games for all players.

Panel &Scorers:  Frank Hogan, Tadgh O’Sullivan, Brian Collins, Podge Noonan,Barry Collins, James Murphy, Jim O’Connor, Gerard Healy, Damien Buckley(0-1),William Finnegan(0-1), Terry Broderick(0-3), Liam O’Leary, Colm Power, StephenHackett(0-1), Kieran Wolfe, Pat Walsh, Richie Cahill, Enda Collins, DarrenMoore, Jamie Buckley.  Our 2013 Avondhu/ Imokilly JHL begins on this comingweekend Sunday March 10th with a home game v Castlemartyr at  3pm.



SeniorHurling Challenge v Mount Sion

Our Senior Hurlers got the 2013 season underway on Sundaylast in  Dungarvan Sunday with a challenge game against Mount Sion. It wasa good workout against the Waterford City based side. Seven players contributedto our tally of 2  15 with the crucial goals coming from Sean Ryan andAlan O Keeffe. The final score was  Bride Rovers 2-13 Mount Sion 1-15.

 1, D Fitzgerald, 2: F Collins, 3:Barry Murphy, 4:S Kearney, 5: S Walsh, 6: Brian Murphy, 7: B Walsh 8:S Boyce,9: B Johnson 10: S Ryan 11: B O’Driscoll 12 J O’Driscoll 13 S O’Brien 14: DDooley 15: A O’Keeffe Subs J Mannix A Collins G O’Flynn

Scorers S Ryan: 1-3 B O’Driscoll 0-1 BJohnson 0-3 D Dooley 0-2 S Boyce 0-1 J O’Driscoll 0-3 A O’Keeffe 1-0

U21 FootballChampionship on Saturday

Weface Castlegoold, a combination of Lisgoold and Castlemartyr in the first roundof the u21 B Football championship on this Saturday March 9th.

Thegame is fixed for Castlelyons at 3pm.

Defribillator Refresher Course

TheClub intend running a refresher Course for those already trained in the use ofthe Defibrillator shortly.  Anyone wishing to be trained in the use ofthis important piece of equipment should contact Club Officers .

Loreto in All IrelandAction

Welldone to the Loreto Senior team who had a one point win over Loreto Omagh in theAll Ireland semi final in Athlone on Saturday last. The Final is on March 13th.Best wishes to the Loreto Junior  Ladies team who take on the UlsterChampions on this Friday at 2 o clock in Athlone. This is the All Ireland semifinal and will be a hard game to win but after the seniors great victory Loretowill be hoping for a double.

Avondhu/Imokilly JHL.Fixtures

SundayMarch 10th v Castlemartyr at home 3pm

SundayMarch 17th v Newtownshandrum, at home 12 noon.

SundayMarch 24th V Shanballymore, away at 3pm.



Chelthenham or Aintree?

Congratsto John Murphy, Pat Cotter & Co. whose horse Our Ben had a great win, firstday out at Lismore Point to Point on Sunday last. If the horse is headingacross the water we will have our betting slips made out well in advance. Welldone also to the Barry family of Hightown, Bartlemy who also had a winner atLismore.


Areminder that the Membership Fee for 2013 is now due. The Fee is €100 forplayers and €50 for ordinary Club membership. These are very difficult timesfinancially for so many people so if anyone wants to make arrangements to paythe Membership Fee in staged payments that will be acceptable.

Bartlemy Table Quiz

ATable Quiz is being held by Bartlemy Community Council in Bartlemy hall onFriday March 22nd.

Club Website

TheBride Rovers GAA Club website www.briderovers.ieis proving popular at home and abroad. If you have any ideas for improving thewebsite or suggestions for additions please contact us. Recently over 100 extraphotographs have been added in the Gallery Section as well as extra match reports.If you have any old Club photos we would love to put them up on the website soplease contact any Club Officer. We have very few photographs from the 1940’sand 1950’s and would seek any GAA related pictures taken in the parish duringthis period. Even photos of groups or individuals at carnivals, tournaments orEast Cork games would be very welcome. Also please remind family membersscattered all over the world to log in and keep in touch.

Follow Bride Rovers onTwitter

You can now  follow us on twitter @BrideRoversGAA and thus get all the club news and reportssent directly to your phone.


Plansfor a Rathcormac National School are underway. September the 13th and 14th arethe days planned for the event.

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