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

November 8, 2018

Juniors Win Replay.

Our Junior A Hurling team made no mistake in their replay with Cloyne on Tuesday night in Carrigtwohill. In the drawn game Cloyne came from behind to force a draw but in the replay the roles were reversed. After a close encounter we were behind by 2  11 to  2  8 with a little over 7 minutes left. In that time  we added  a goal and three points and then held out amidst fierce pressure.

We started the game very well with three Daniel Dooley points before Cloyne got a brace in reply. With Donal Ryan, Alan O Keeffe , Daniel Dooley and Owen Murphy winning good ball we were well on top and led 04 to 0 2 after fifteen minutes – Owen scoring  our fourth point. Then Cloyne got a goal and a point to go ahead by 1  3 t o 0  4.  Our half back line of Nevin, Pat Walsh and Jim got in some powerful defending and up the middle Terry and Richie were very strong. Points from Terry and Daniel Dooley(free) tied the scores   in the 20th minute. Cloyne had two further points before Gavin Quill hit the net with a semi penalty shot to put us 1 6 to 1  5 ahead. Stout defending from Barry, James and Tomas kept Cloyne out as they tried hard for a second goal. Coming up to the break Cloyne went ahead with three unanswered points to leave us two points in arrears 1  8to  1  6 at half time. Jim O Connor gave a great pass to Daniel and he raised the white flag. Back came Clone with a pointed 65 to make it 1 9 to 1  7. A good movement involving Fergus Collins, Sean O Brien  and Alan ended with Richie gaoling to give us a  2  7 to  1  8 lead. Cloyne enjoyed their best period of dominance midway through the second half, adding 1 – 2 to go 2 10 to 2 7 ahead. In the 16th minute they opened up a four point gap before Owen Murphy hit a good point making it 2 11 to 2  8. Adrian Buckley and Stephen Walsh came on in the second half as Pat Walsh rallied the team coming into the last six minutes. A Daniel Dooley free, a beauty from  team captain Alan O Keeffe brought us to within a point 2  11 to  2  10 as we nervously looked at our watches! A draw looked likely until Daniel Dooley

Rattled the net to put us two points up – a dangerous lead. Now Cloyne came in waves seeking a winning goal but time and time again James Murphy and Tomas Kearney cleared their lines. Owen Murphy put us three ahead as the game went into injury time. In the fourth minute of added time Cloyne forced two 65’s which were floated into the square but we held out for a great win by 3  11 to  2  11. It was a tough game ,coming so quickly after the draw. We have a bye into the quarter final where we will meet a very fancied Sars side. Well done lads on a great win.

Team Gavin Quill (1 0), Tomas Kearney, James Murphy, Barry Collins, Nevin O Regan, Pat Walsh, Jim O Connor, Fergus Collins, Terry Broderick (0 1),Alan O Keefe (0 1), Richie Cahill (1 0), Sean O Brien, Daniel Dooley (1  6), Donal Ryan, Owen Murphy (0 3). Subs Adrian Buckley and Stephen walsh.


As part of our ongoing fundraising  drive for our Club Development Project  we will shortly be collecting scrap metal for recycling purposes. Anyone in the parish who wishes to get rid of any scrap lying around is asked to contact the Club. Full dtails next week.

Senior Hurling Championship.

We will have a break of a few weeks before our next game in the County SHC. Killeagh and Bishopstown are fixed to play on Monday week next July 11th in Caherlag at 7.30 pm. As the Fixtures stand at present we are down to play the losers of this tie the following Sunday July 17th. If our opponents are Killeagh the game will be in Ballynoe and if Bishopstown, in Riverstown -at 3.30 in either case. The game may well be changed depending on the fortunes of the Cork Senior Hurling and Football teams over the next few weeks. Meanwhile  we play St. Finbarrs in the Senior Hurling League on this Thursday night June 30th. This is an away game, in Togher at 7.30pm.

Minor Hurling.

With our Minor Football team having a bye in the first round of the County Championship our attention will be on Minor Hurling for the next month. We have a provisional fixture made v Youghal in the Co. MHL for this Friday night July 1st . This game is dependent on results in the Junior A hurling C. Ship and if it is going ahead players will be notified.

Cork v Kerry. 

Safe travelling to all those going to the Munster Football Final in Killarney on Sunday next. It’s over two decades since the Leesiders went to Fitzgerald Stadium as All Ireland champions so we wish the team and management all the best.

Munster Hurling Final.

On Sunday week, July 10th the Munster Senior Hurling Final between Tipperary and Waterford takes place in Pairc Ui Chaoimh. Any club member who is available for Stewarding duty on the day please phone the Club PRO on             087 9538077      .

Feile Peil 2011.

The All Ireland Feile Peil competition takes place in Cork from this Thursday June  30th until Saturday July 2nd. Back in 1976 when the hurling equivalent, Feile na nGael was held in Cork the Bride Rovers Club hosted Ballyduff from Kerry in July of that year. This week our Juvenile Club are hosting the Wolfe Tones Club from Shannon in Co. Clare. On this Thursday afternoon(June 30th) the Rovers will play Wolfe Tones in Rathcormac at 3 o clock. The Feile parade is on in Cork on Thursday night. On Friday then Cobh will be the centre of activity as Cobh, Bride Rovers, Wolfe Tones and Herdfordshire from England all play each other.

Cork Hurlers Win.

The Cork hurlers progressed to the next round of the Championship with a win, albeit a narrow one, over the Faithful County at Pairc Ui Chaoimh on Saturday afternoon last. Next weekend Galway meet Clare and Wexford take on Limerick and Cork will face the winners of one of these ties on Saturday week July the 9th with the winners progressing to the All Ireland Quarter Final. 

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