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

November 8, 2018

Junior Hurling on Sunday night

After a lot of chopping and changing and behind the scene diplomacy our Junior A Hurling Championship game against Castlemartyr was eventually postponed last weekend.  Common sense prevailed and both teams were in agreement to put the fixture back by a week. The game goes ahead in Ballynoe at 7pm on next Sunday evening July 14th with a 7pm start.  We will still be going in to the fray as rank outsiders considering the Reds record in this championship in recent years. We played well in the second half against Carrignavar in the opening round but need to be consistent from the start and take the chances that come. Go for it lads.

Minors out after high scoring game

At Lisgoold on Monday evening Erins Own defeated our Minor Hurlers in the opening round of the Minor A Championship. It’s seldom that a score of 1 20 doesn’t win a hurling game but that was our fate on Monday. Erins Own notched 4   17 to finish as six point winners of a great game. Both teams had ace free takers with the Erins Own marksman scoring  0 11 while William Finnegan got a massive tally of 0 14 for us. The first half was very close and we led by 0 9 to 1 5 after 25 minutes. By the short whistle Erins Own were ahead by a single point 2 6 to 0 11. The third quarter saw us fall eight points behind. In fairness to the team they tore into the game again and by the 50th minute that deficit was halved – 4 13 to 1 18. Try as we could we simply couldn’t get through for the goal that we needed to bring us back into contention. It was a very disappointing result as this panel had put in a huge effort this year. Since training commenced last February no minor team from Bride Rovers in the last decade has put in more work than this bunch of players. In the County Minor League, Non Exam League and practise games we had plenty games. Thanks to each and every player on the panel for the great effort made. The team mentors deserve great credit also for the work done with a relatively small panel of players. The Minor Football C. ship v Cloyne is down foe Thursday week July 19th but may go back a few days.

Team V Erins Own. F. Hogan, J. Macak, P. Noonan, S. Cotter, C. ) Connor, J. Kearney, T. O Sullivan, D. Quinn, S. O Leary, W. Finnegan, L. O Leary, C. Power, D. Moore, S. Walsh.

Subs R. Prendergast, J. Buckley, D. Linehan.

Red FM Cork Senior Hurling League

We recorded a one-point victory over Bishopstown in the RED FM Sponsored Cork County Senior Hurling League on Sunday morning last in Bishopstown. Our last games against the City side were the two epic championship games in Riverstown last year. 
Both sides fielded without some regulars but the intensity in the game was of a championship nature with wholehearted displays all over the field.
The Rovers started brightly with points from Owen Murphy and a brace from Barry Johnson. Bishopstown were soon level at 0-3 apiece. Both sides swapped points, ours from  Barry Johnson with a pointed 65.
The Rovers finished the half stronger outscoring ‘The Town’ 1-4 to 0-3. The Rovers goal coming from the stick of Richie Cahill with the points scored by Daniel Dooley (2), Owen Murphy and Barry Johnson.
In the second half and Bishopstown with wind to their backs put the Rovers defence under pressure. Jerome O’Driscoll making  his ‘Senior Debut’ as a Goalkeeper brought off some fine saves while his full back line of Aidan Collins, Brendan Walsh and Shane Kearney curtailed the Bishopstown forwards. The half back line of Liam Forde, Mike Kearney and  the ‘experienced’ Pat Walsh played very well and were supported by Dave Burke and  Jason Pratt in the middle of the field.
The Rovers Forwards kept the scoreboard ticking over with points from Barry Johnson (free) Sean Ryan and Michael Collins. Bishopstown produced a mini-revival and reduced the Rovers lead to two points.
Further points from Owen Murphy and Barry Johnson restored our 4 point lead but again Bishopstown fought back with 3 unanswered points to leave the minimum between the sides but following a few minutes of injury time the Rovers held out to win.

Team & Scorers:
J.O’Driscoll, A.Collins, B.Walsh, S.Kearney, M.Kearney, L.Forde, P.Walsh, J.Pratt, B.Johnson (0-6), D.Burke, M.Collins (0-1), R.Cahill (1-0)
, O.Murphy (0-3), S.Ryan (0-1), D.Dooley (0-2).

Senior Hurling Championship

As it stands at present our game against Blackrock in Round Three of the Cork Senior Hurling Championship is fixed for Sunday week July 22nd in Pairc Ui Chaoimh. It is part of a doube header with the Cloyne v Glen Rovers tie. The situation in regards this fixture may change depending on the Cork result on this Saturday night in Thurles.

You can support the 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.



Well it is Championship time on the Club as well as Cork front and a timely reminder to all players and supporters that we have a huge range of Stock in the Bride Rovers Club Shop. Teams from the Adult, Juvenile and Ladies Clubs are all busy with championship games and it’s 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. 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.

Cork v Offaly

Well Cork Hurlers kept their championship ambitions alive after a hard fought victory over Offaly on Saturday night. The win in Pairc Ui Chaoimh sends Cork on the road to Thurles this coming Saturday to take on Wexford in the final Qualifier round. Wexford come in as outsiders but Cork should take nothing for granted as the Model County are well capable of raising their game. They struggled to beat Carlow but have often played much better against top class opposition. Wexford will have plenty vocal support as their footballers play Tipperary at 3, followed by the hurling game at 5. The final part of the three-act programme is Clare V limerick at 7pm.

Well Done Charity Cyclists

Last Saturday thousands of cyclists from all over the country cycled around the rugged Ring of Kerry in a huge Charity Fund Raiser. Well done to our local athletes who participated; Mike Carey, Barry Hazlewood, Eleanor Carey, Martin Lynch and Kevin Carey. Close on i Million Euro was raised for various charities. 

Car Boot Sale

The next car Boot Sale for the Rathcormac parish Development Fund is on Sunday July 22nd.

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