Bride Rovers GAA Club Notes For The Week.

November 8, 2018

Footballers get through the Back Door.

In the Holy Ground of last Friday night our Junior A Grade Football team got back to winning ways in the Championship. Having lost by the minimum margin to Carrignavar in the First round of the 2010 East Cork JAFC it was the Round 2 Route. In Cobh on Friday night we faced a tricky test in Russell Rovers. Just 8 weeks previously our B grade team of 2009 met Russell Rovers in the 2009 JBF final. This was our second team against the Shanagarry club’s first team. We had a resounding 4-8 to 2-2 win that day. That was an exceptionally strong B grade team – 6 of them lined out in the A Grade last week.

Bride Rovers dominated the first half and lead at half time on a score line of 0-09 points to 0-02. Russell Rovers began the second half with revived vigour and were rewarded after 10 minutes with a well taken goal. Bride Rovers were slow to respond and soon saw their lead cut to just one point with eight minutes remaining. At this stage Jerome O’ Driscoll had moved to mid field and Stephen Pratt had entered the game. The Rovers began to assert themselves again and kicked three points in the closing minutes to put the result beyond doubt at the final whistle. There were some strong performances during the game particularly from Sean Ryan, Jerome O’ Driscoll and Jason Pratt however the Rovers now meet last year’s beaten finalists Glenbower Rovers for a place in the quarter finals and know that as underdogs for this game only a top drawer performance will suffice if they are to stand any chance of progressing.

1.Ritchie Cahill 2.Trevor Maloney 3.Brinnie O’ Driscoll 4.Shane Kearney   5.Pa O’ Driscoll 6.Liam Forde 7.Jason Pratt 8.Sean O’ Brien (0-01 ) 9.Sean Ryan (0-01) 10.Donal Ryan 11.Padraig Murphy (0-02) 12.Terry Broderick (0-02) 13.Jason Mannix (0-02) 14.Alan O’ Keefe 15.Jerome O’ Driscoll (0-05) 16.Georgie Johnson 17.Jim O’ Connor 18.Stephen Pratt.

The Main Sponsor for our Football team is Rathcormac Tyres.

The game v Glenbower Rovers is pencilled in for the weekend after next, April 23/25th but this may be changed.

East Cork B Grade Football championship 1986.

Bride Rovers and Russell Rovers played in the East Cork JBFC on the longest day of the year, June 21st in 1986, the game was played in Dungourney. Russell Rovers led by 1-7 to  0-1 at half time. We played much better in the second half, scoring    1-4 but still lost by 1-9 to 1-5. Team; Pat Mannix, Maurice Kearney, Tom Kearney, Jerry O Flynn, Oliver O Connor, Paudie Collins, Anthony Cahill, Tom Mulcahy, Seamus O Sullivan, Denis Mulcahy, John A. Murphy, Dermot Johnson, Barry O Riordan, Denis Ahern, Connie Barry.   

Senior Hurling league.

Our next game in the Red FM senior hurling league is next Sunday April 18th away to Cloyne. This game was fixed originally for 11.30 in the morning but has now been changed to Sunday night at 7pm. On Saturday April the 24th we are away to Sarsfields in Riverstown at 7pm also. The Cork County Senior Hurling Championship first round V St Finbarrs is fixed for Pairc Uí Chaoimh at 6.45 on Saturday June 5th.

Medals presentation.

The 2009 Co Minor Hurling League medals and East Cork JBFC medals were presented to the players at a function in the Rathcormac Inn last Thursday night.