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

November 8, 2018

Congrats to Ger Lane.

Congratulations to County Vice-Chairman, our own club man Gerard Lane who was honoured recently by the Gaelic Writers’ Association as 2011 PRO of the Year , in recognition of his excellent work during his three-year term as Cork  County PRO.

The award, sponsored by Cadbury’s, was presented at a star-studded function at the Louis Fitzgerald Hotel, Dublin, and particularly recognises Ger’s accessibility to the media, organisation of press evenings and regular media updates. It is an appropriate reflection of the quality of his work as Cork PRO, and a well-deserved honour.

Since he first became involved in the Bride Rovers Juvenile GAA Club Ger Lane has served the Club, the East Cork Juvenile and Junior Boards and the Cork County Board in a tremendous manner. He has always been progressive and innovative in all aspects of Gaelic Games promotion and at all times seeks to project the Association in a very positive manner. This national award is well merited and also reflects the high esteem in which Ger is held at local and national levels.

Hurlers Well Beaten.

Our Junior C Hurling Championship campaign for 2012 came to an end last Saturday. At Jamesy Kelleher Park we were well beaten by a very strong Midleton outfit. From the lineout against Castlemartyr in the first round we had a few enforced changes. Midleton were quick off the mark and after ten minutes they were ahead by 1  4 to no score. We were very slow to settle but Midleton were simply on top all over the field. A point from Pat Cotter gave us some hope and when a long distance shot from Daniel Lane ended up in the net we were back in the game. With our half backs beginning to dominate we began to get more possession up front but found scores hard to get. Daniel lane added two more points and at half time just five points separated the teams, 1 8 to  1  3.Though outplayed in the first half a good start in the second half could see us make an impression in the game. It was not to be as Midleton simply continued scoring and added  1  7 to their tally while we managed just a point apiece from Pat Cotter and Daniel Lane. Midleton won in the end by 2  15 to  1  5. It was a disappointing end to the campaign but credit to all our players who played with this team, our third xv during the season. Regardless of results it is a vital role of the Club to provide games for all players who wish to play hurling. Thanks lads for giving of yere very best both in the championship and the East Cork League. A special tribute to James Hogan who lined out just a few days after the death of his father Sham. Sham was a very proud Bride Rovers man, he loved the games and the club and enjoyed many great occasions with the Club down the years. Sincere sympathy to Geraldine and all the family.

Team and scorers v Midleton; Maurice Dooley, William O Leary, Brian Collins, Barry Collins, Jack Kearney, Pa O Driscoll, Brian Lahive, Stephen O Leary, Daniel Lane (1 3), Gavin Quill, James Hogan, Pat Cotter (0 2), John O Dowd, Liam O Leary. Subs Mike Hogan, Jamie Buckley, James Bermingham.

Well Done Kilworth.

Congratulations to the Kilworth Hurling team who won the Cork Intermediate Championship at Pairc UI Rinn last Sunday. Kilworth had a thrilling two point win over Kanturk in a marvellous game. Kilworth were worthy winners after having been so close to the Title in recent years. Having reached the final and several semi finals Kilworth have well earned this win. They are a great club and back in the late 1980’s when we were struggling at Junior hurling we were invited to the Kilworth Festival Tournament on several occasions. Those Tournament games extended our playing season and earned us some rare trophies at the time. Well done to all the Kilworth players and those involved with the team, enjoy the celebrations!


All in Bride Rovers extend best wishes to the Kildorrery Hurlers who take on Brian Dillons in the county Final on Sunday next. The men from The Top of the Hill had a brilliant win over Kilbrin last Saturday evening and can be in confident mood for the Final.


This week’s draw took place in The Rathcormac Inn for a jackpot of €6,800.

There was no jackpot winner.


The winners of this week’s five €30 ‘Lucky Dips’ were;


·         Alan Broderick, Monanig

·         Dan Quill, Mondaniel

·         Katie Connor, Monanig

·         Tom Mannix, Rathcormac

·         Denis Mulcahy, Midleton.


Next week’s draw takes place in Barry’s Bar, Rathcormac for a jackpot of €7,000.

You can support the Bride Rovers GAA Club Lotto as follows;

1 Purchase a ticket each week from Club Members or in local Business outlets.

2 Buy Tickets online at

3 Purchase a yearly ticket, available at a reduced rate of €90

4 Sell a book or a half book of Lotto tickets every week. The club is always anxious to get new Lotto sellers- ‘many hands make light work’, if you are interested in helping the Bride Rovers Club by buying or selling the weekly Lotto Tickets please contact any Club officer or member

Cork GAA Members Draw 2012/2013.

The Cork GAA Members draw for the next twelve months will commence at the end of October. The Cost of the Ticket for the Draw is €100 a year and approx 40% of that comes directly to the club. There are fantastic prizes on offer including cars, holidays and cash prizes. Full details from Club Members


The next Car Boot Sale is on Sunday November the 11th. We are constantly seeking new volunteers top help on the day so if you can give even just one hour  please contact any club officer.


 A reminder to all players and supporters that we have a huge range of Stock in the Bride Rovers Club Shop. Teams from the club are always well supported and it’s great to see the green, white and gold being proudly worn.  We have great value at present in many lines so it’s a great time to buy.  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. Thanks to our huge band of loyal followers who support all our parish teams.

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. In September the Site had over 5000 ‘hits’.


Set Dancing Classes for the autumn have recommenced in the Rathcormac Inn. The classes are held each Wednesday night commencing at 8.30pm.

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