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

November 8, 2018

Hurlers win Challenge game.

One of the teams tipped to win the Cork Premier Intermediate Hurling Championship, Ballyhea were visitors to Rathcormac on Saturday evening last for a challenge game. Ballyhea are of course the home club of our coach Jack Russell. Jack starred for his beloved Black and Whites for many a year. Currently they lead their Co League Group having won 5 of their 6 games to date. Ballyhea are in County Championship action v Newcestown on the same day we play Erins Own, Sunday week May 27th.

After an entertaining hours hurling the Rovers won out on a scoreline of 3-15 to 0-13.
With many players recovering from injury this game was a useful workout with championship coming up. We wish Ballyhea all the best in their Championship first round.

Team: D. Fitzgerald, A.Collins, S.Kearney, M.Kearney, B.Murphy, B.Murphy, L.Forde, B.Johnson, S.Boyce, M.Collins, P.Murphy, R.Cahill, D.Dooley, S.Ryan, J.Mannix, J.O’Driscoll. Subs C.O’Keeffe, T.Moloney, J.Murphy, F.Collins, J.Pratt.

Junior B League vs Ballinacurra.

On Thursday night last our third team travelled to Ballinacurra to play the home side in an East Cork Div3 JHL game. This was our third team playing the Villages only team. It was tough going but our lads played well right up until the end when the final score stood at

Ballinacurra 1-17 Bride Rovers 1-4

Team: –  1. Frank Hogan. 2. Richie Foley 3. Jim O’Connor 4. Willie O’Leary 5. Niall Hogan 6. Sean O’Brien 7. James Bermingham 8. Daniel Lane (0-2) 9. Ciaran Manley  10. Mossie Dooley 11. Alan O’Keeffe (1-1) 12. Damien Buckley 13. Jamie Buckley (0-1) 14.  Ger Healy 15. Gavin Quill 
From Croke Park via Clarecastle via Dromtarriff via Pairc Ui Rinn:
Following his duties in Croke Park for the N.F.L.Div 2 Final, 3 matches in Clarecastle Co. Clare,to Intermediate Football in
Dromtarriffe, then Senior Football in Pairc Ui Rinn, our Chairman James Bermingham lined out in the Ballinacurra fixture for
his first game for some time and performed well but James lost his 12 year old hurley in a clash of the ash early in the
game. I wonder if anybody had a favourite hurley for so long before?


Cavanaghs of Fermoy Avondhu/Imokilly Junior Hurling League——-at home to Cobh on Saturday 19th May,
away to Russell Rovers on Saturday 2nd June, away to Castlemartyr on Thursday 7th June.

Minor Hurling League for Non Exam Players.

Though we have a very limited panel we decided to participate in this League for the first time in a few years. We will have five games over six weeks.

Our next game is this Saturday night, away to Charleville at 7.30 Other Fixtures are

26/5 home to Carrignavar

2/6 home to Erins Own

9/6 away to Kilbree

16/6 home to Buttevant.


On Sunday May 15th 1932 the Midleton hurling team came to Rathcormac for a practise game. An account of the game published at the time stated

The afternoon was beautifully fine, and a fine game was thoroughly enjoyed by a fair gathering. Play was evenly balanced, and during the hour some nice exchanges were witnessed.

Midleton led at the break by 2  0 to   0  4 but the Rovers won by 2  4 to  2  2. The Bride Rovers team lined out as follows John Healy (goal), Ned Hoskins, Captain, Joe Healy, Dave Hogan, Tom Collins, Bill Murphy, Jimmy O Brien, John Collins, Dick Ryan, Billy Barry, Jack Barry, Dinny Harrington, Maurice O Shea, Tommy Condon.

Interestingly the grandsons of two members of that team played in the League game v Ballinacurra last week. Niall Hogan and Gerard Healy are continuing the proud tradition of their grandfathers Dave Hogan and John Healy.


Membership of the Club for 2012 is now open. The Fee for Adult Players is €100, Students €40, Minors €30, Ordinary Club Membership €50. There is a special reduced Membership Fee of €20 for OAP’s. The Membership fees can be paid to any Club member.



A reminder to all players and supporters that we have a huge range of Stock just arrived in the Bride Rovers Club Shop. With the playing season now in full swing its great to see the green. white and gold being proudly worn. 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.
Astro-Turf available to Hire
The astro-turf pitch at Bride Rovers is available for hire by contacting James Bermingham on             086 8350741      . Pitch is suitable for 5 a side teams and costs €50 per hour with lights.


Our revamped website is proving very popular with those at home and abroad. We are still looking for old Club Team or action photos for the site, We would urge all club members and supporters to tell all their friends about the website.

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