Bride Rovers GAA Club Notes & News Round-Up

November 8, 2018

County Junior B Football Championship

Araglen 2-7 Bride Rovers 0-10

Our Junior B Footballers were defeated by Araglen in Kilworth last Wednesday evening, where the sun shone brightly on a perfect evening for a game. In the first half, despite playing with a slight breeze, we fell behind early on by 0-3 to 0-1 , but we gradually came more into the game, and some great scores from Brendan Walsh and Terry Broderick combined with very good play throughout the field, saw us take a firm grip and we were full value for our 0-8 to 0-4 half time lead.

Araglen started the second half in whirlwind fashion, winning every fifty- fifty ball and taking the game to the Rovers. They scored 2-1 in a six-minute spell between the 35th and 41st minutes to lead 2-5 to 0-8, and we were now struggling to stay with our opponents, coughing up easy ball and displaying very poor passing. Gradually we came to grips with Araglen again, and while we won plenty ball, the final pass moving forward let us down. Despite Bride Rovers dominating the game at this stage, 13 minutes passed without a score from either side. , in this period there were some heavy tackles in particular one on Michael Kearney. Araglen were reduced to 14 players later in the game, but we could not break down their resolute defence and managed to trouble the scoreboard operator just twice during the second half, with two points from Gavin Flynn (before he was second yellow carded in the 57th minute) and Brendan Walsh. Though even our goalkeeper Jerome O Driscoll joined the attack, it was not enough to save the day and Araglen finished off with two more points to seal the win and move into the Round 4 draw, while we must now concentrate our efforts on the East Cork B Football Championship later in the year. Well done to James Ahern and Seamus Buckley who took on the task and we hope that the team will give a good account of themselves in the East Cork Championship.

Team: Jerome O Driscoll, Tómas Kearney, Brendan O Driscoll, Jim O Connor, Gavin O Flynn, Patrick O Driscoll, Stephen Boyce, Michael Kearney, Sean O Brien,Jason Pratt, Brendan Walsh, Shane Kearney, Barry Johnson, Terry Broderick, Barry Johnson

Subs used, Jason Mannix, Daniel Dooley.

Senior Hurling Championship Fixed

Our second round game in the 2013 Cork Senior Hurling Championship has been fixed for Sunday fortnight June 30th. Our game v Ballinhassig is the first part of a double header at Pairc Ui Chaoimh that day, at 2.30 with the Erins Own v Ballymartle game at 4 o clock. We had hoped to play a Senior Hurling League game this weekend but at the time of writing no fixture has been made.

 Junior Hurling

The first round of the East Cork Junior Hurling Championship against Dungourney has been fixed for Ballynoe on Thursday June 20th at 7.30pm.

Upcoming fixtures in the Cavanagh’s of Fermoy Avondhu/Imokilly Junior Hurling League are as follows;

Tuesday June 25th V Kilshannig @ Home, 7.30pm

Monday July 1st V Killeagh, Away

Saturday July 6th V Cobh, @ Home (Provisional)


The Junior and Leaving Cert Exams are ongoing at present and best wishes are extended to all sitting the exams.

Twitter and Website

So many people at home and abroad are now  very hi-tech when it comes to keeping in touch with the activities of the Bride Rovers Club. The online editions of newspapers are growing in popularity. Meanwhile you can follow the Club on twitter at twitter @BrideRoversGAA or on our own website at Any news items or general items of interest are very welcome for inclusion.


Plans for a Rathcormac National School are underway. September the 13th and 14th are the days planned for the event. Regular organisational meetings are now being held so all past pupils try and help out especially with information on those left the parish. This year 2013 is the Year of the Gathering when visitors are being welcomed home from abroad to events all over the country.


Well the 2013 playing season is in full swing and the value is as good as ever at the Bride Rovers Club Shop. We have a huge range of Stock just in. 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. If you want to place an order just ring  086 3807784 or 086 1540902 to purchase all the above items.


The Cork GAA Board recently announced that Chill Insurances are the new Cork GAA Sponsors. Not only are Chill Insurances providing valuable finances for the various Cork inter county teams but they are also offering special deals to customers. Individual GAA Clubs in Cork are being allocated a Number and if one quotes this number when taking out Insurance with the company the local Club will benefit. Full details from Club Officers.

Tickets for Cork v Clare

Cork meet Clare in the Munster  Hurling championship semi-final on Sunday week June 23rd. The game will be played in the Limerick Gaelic Grounds and tickets must be booked before 10 o clock next Sunday. Covered stand tickets are €30 and uncovered are €25. A limited number of Juvenile Tickets ar available at €5 each -these must be booked through the Club, phone  087 2558373.

Hurling Development Committee

Earlier in the year a Hurling Development Committee was set up. The Committee members are Wm O Leary, Denis Ahern Oliver O Connor, Brian Murphy and Evan O Riordan. Over the last few months they have examined Coaching Structures within the Club with special emphasis on developing proper skills and techniques. They have now produced a Bride Rovers Coaching Manual. We saw it for the first time at the Executive meeting on Monday night and it is truly a magnificent production. Well done lads, this manual should form the bedrock of hurling coaching policy within the Club for years to come.


The Club wish to acknowledge the generous sponsorship of the Rathcormac Tyre Centre, O Coileains Bar and Veolia Environmental Services.