Bride Rovers GAA Club notes & news round-up.

November 8, 2018

Three Good Results For Juniors.

Our Junior Hurling team played three games in eight days in the Cavanaghs of Fermoy Imokilly Avondhu JHL and got a five point haul on the league table from a possible six.

Bride Rovers v Ballyhooley.

We travelled to Ballyhooley on Saturday the 4th of May  with an excellent panel of 26 players. Once again we started slowly and  following some needless frees we found ourselves 3 points behind before we registered our first  point from play via Terry. Having taken control at midfield we pieced some good moves together and registered some excellent scores and lead at half-time by 1-6 to 0-5,all of the Ballyhooley  scores coming from dead balls. We had a bright opening to the second half and fired over some wonderful points from play by Pat ,Richie and Stephen Boyce. After 15 minutes we brought on some fresh legs and Eoin Murphy scored 3 smart points while on the run. We took control of the game and a late goal by Richie ensured a comfortable victory on a final score of 2-15 to 1-10.

Scorers:  Jerome 1-4, Richie 1-1,Eoin 0-3, Terry 0-2, Stephen 0-3,Pat 0-1,and Cian 0-1.

On Tuesday the 7th of May we travelled to Mourneabbey to play hosts Clyda Rovers. On the night the weather was deplorable with gale force winds and constant rain -it was akin to October than May. We started with the advantage of the elements and led at half-time by 1-6 to 0-3 with the goal scored by Pat Walsh. We faced the elements in the second half and were on the back foot from the whistle with the weather deteriorating. Heroic  defending and an ‘all hands to the pumps’  determination we achieved a victory by 1-9 to 0-8.  We had 26 players also for this game.

Scorers:  Pat 1-1, Jerome 0-3, Jason  0-2, Gavin 0-1,Stephen Boyce 0-1 and Stephen Hackett 0-1.

On last Saturday evening  the 11th Carrignavar were the visitors to Pairc Na Bhride. Despite some injuries and examinations 22 players togged out for the game.

We opened brightly and within a minute Terry had the sliothar in the net following an excellent move. Following this Carrig had 4 unanswered points which we followed with some good white flags from Jason, Cian, Terry and Jerome. Following this Jerome scored a goal from a penalty when Stephen Hackett was fouled in the square. This was followed by a further goal from Cian and we led at half time by 3-9 to 1-6.

We faced the elements in the second half but started well and scored 3 points from Terry and Richie(2), before Carrig had a fortuitous goal after a shot well saved by Frank  screwed off his hurley,  hit the crossbar and dropped into the net, game on. Playing against the elements and the 3 games in 8 days were  telling on weary legs we were under much pressure. A few subs were introduced and with a minute left we were a goal ahead. A dubious free was awarded to Carrig on the sideline but the referee moved the ball some 15 metres nearer the goal and the sliothar was drilled to the net to leave the final score level at 3-14 each.

Scorers: Terry 1-5, Jerome 1-2, Cian 1-3, Richie 0-3,Jason 0-1


Panel of Players for 3 Games: Frank Hogan, Tadgh O’Sullivan, Brendan O’Driscoll, Tomas Kearney, Donnacha Carr, Kieran Collins, James Murphy, Stephen Boyce, Jason Pratt, Pat Walsh, Cian O’Connor, Richie Cahill, Terry Broderick, Jerome O’Driscoll, Gavin O’Flynn, Jim O’Connor, Eoin Murphy, Stephen Hackett, Garry Clerkin, Sean O’Brien, Alan O’Keeffe, Barry Collins, Brian Collins, Patrick O’Driscoll, William Finnegan, Podge Noonan, Stephen O’Leary, Liam O’Leary, Damien Buckley, Kieran Manley

We wish those with injuries a speedy recovery, and the best to players who are presently sitting examinations.

Next game on Sunday next the 19th at Pairc Na Bhride and Avondhu side Kilshannig are our visitors.


Our first round Senior Hurling Championship game V Carrigtwohill is just two weeks from Sunday next. The tie is down for decision in Ballynoe at 8pm on Sunday June 2nd. The Seniors were defeated by Blackrock in the CO SHL last Thursday night at Church Road after a poor game.

Bartlemy Races

The ever popular Bartlemy Point to Point Races are on next Sunday. Best wishes to all concerned in this popular sporting fixture.


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.

 Welcome Home Fr. Seanie.

We extend a warm welcome to Fr Seanie Barry who is home on holidays from his Missionary work in Africa. Next month the Farranferris team that won the Munster and All Ireland Colleges Hurling championship in 1963 will hold a Reunion.  Farna defeated Ballyfin College in the final and Seanie was a key scoring forward on that side fifty years ago.


It’s all systems go at present . Between games and training both pitches are very busy. A reminder to all Team mentors to book activities in the two pitches through the Grounds Officer John Murphy.

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. A reminder to all those who have pre-booked the facility, if for some reason your group cannot take up their allocated time slot please let Club Officers know immediately.

Set Dancing

Set Dancing Classes are held at 8.30 each Wed night in the Rathcormac Inn. 

Club Website

The Bride Rovers GAA Club website is proving popular at home and abroad. If you have any ideas for improving the website or suggestions for additions please contact us. Please let family members abroad know about the site.


The next Car Boot Sale is on Sunday week May 26th. Items for the Parish Stall will be accepted on Saturday morning May 25th.  Volunteers who can give an hour or two on the day will be very welcome. Please contact any Club Member.


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.

Bride Rovers on Twitter

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

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