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

November 8, 2018

BRIDE 10  – an outstanding success.

Our first ever 10K Road Race the Bride 10 was held last Sunday morning and proved to be an outstanding success. A total of 250 participants took part and for a first running this was a very strong showing. On the day over fifty Club Members and friends were on duty for stewarding, car parking ,marshalling and catering. Thanks to one and all who turned out to help with this fundraiser. Special thanks to  sponsors Jump Juice and also to TVM of Bartlemy for the Public Address. Great credit is due to all who helped organise this Race especially Terry Broderick and James Bermingham. Thanks also to people like John Walsh, Anthony Prendergast, Dan McCarthy and James Mc Carthy for giving invaluable assistance on the day as well as the Garda Siochana and those who provided first aid facilities.
County Minor Hurling League, Victory over St. Vincents.
Our Minor Hurlers travelled to the St. Vincents ground in Hollyhill on the Northside of Cork City on Thursday last for their fourth game in the County Minor A Hurling League. We had played some good hurling in the earlier games but still lost out. Against St. Vincents we were on top all through the game and ran out comfortable winners on a scoreline of   2  15  to 0  8. We have to play Newcestown, Aghabullogue and Erins Own in this competition yet. The points for the Erins Own game will be played for on our championship meeting.

Team v St. Vincents; F. Hogan, J. Macak, P. Noonan,J. Kearney, D. Quinn, S. Cotter, T. O Sullivan, J. Buckley, L. O Leary, W. Finnegan, S. O Leary, C. Power, S. Walsh, D. Moore. Subs Cian Howard, Colm Howard, Ryan Prendergast.

Cavanaghs  Garage Imokilly/ Avondhu JHL.
Newtownshandrum travelled to Pairc Na Bhride on Wednesday last for our fifth game in the Cavanaghs sponsored Inter Divisional JHL..
Our concern initially was would we have 15 players to fulfill the fixture due to injuries but eventually we had 15 players.
Once again we were slow to start and went 2 points into arrears, we settled down and with some good passing movements we scored 1-2 from play, Alan O Keeffe followed this with a further goal before the half-time whistle and we were then deprived of a 3rd goal when their cul-bara dropped the ball and Alan drove to the net. At half-time we led by 2-2 to 0-5.

Newtown opened the 2nd half brightly and had 5 points from play followed by a goal giving them the lead by 1-10 to 2-2. We fought back to score 3 points but they eventually won by 1-14 to 2-5.

The display on the night was heartening and the players present showed pride in the jersey.

Team:  Frank  Hogan, Fergus Collins, Tomas Kearney, Barry Collins, James Murphy, Brendan O’Driscoll, Jim O’Connor, Stephen Boyce, Sean O’Brien, Stephen Pratt, Terry Broderick, Stephen O’Leary, Gerard Healy, Alan O’Keeffe and Gavin Quill.

Bride Rovers 0-11 Newtownshandrum 2-16, Seniors Lose to Newtown
Bride Rovers travelled to Newtownshandrum last Saturday for their 7th game in the RedFM sponsored Senior Hurling
The sides swapped scores in the opening minutes before Newtown scored the first of their goals following a defensive
Further points from Newtown before a second goal had them in front at the interval 2-11 to 0-5.
The Rovers upped their performance in the second half and created a lot more opportunities. The final score finished 2-16
to 0-11 with Barry Johnson scoring all 11 points, 9 of which were from frees.
Team: D.Fitzgerald, T.Moloney, B.Walsh, S.Kearney, A.Collins, B.Murphy, J.Pratt, S.Boyce, B.Johnson, M.Collins, P.Murphy,
D.Dooley, J.Mannix, L.Forde, S.Ryan. Subs Used: S.Pratt & F.Collins

Junior 3 East Cork Hurling  League v Sars.

On Tuesday April 17th at Pairc na Bride Sars were visitors for our first game in Section 2 of the East Cork Div 3 JHL. After a lively game of hurling the final score was; Sars 3-17 Bride Rovers 2-8.
Team: –  1. Frank Hogan. 2. Jacob Macak 3. Barry Collins 4. Willie O’Leary 5. Jack Kearney 6. Brian Lahive 7. Liam O’Leary 8. Sean O’Brien (0-1) 9. Stephen O’Leary (0-2) 10. Mossie Dooley 11. Ger Healy (1-3) 12. Daniel Lane (0-2) 13.  Richie Foley 14.  Niall Hogan 15. Kieran Wolfe (1-0)  Subs Damien Buckley & Cian Howard.

Our full programme of games in this League sees us with fixtures against Cobh, Lisgoold, Ballinacurra, St. Catherines , Midleton and Russell Rovers.

 Good Feile Win.

Well done to our u 14 Hurling team. They travelled to Carrignavar on Saturday last for the quarter final of the Feile Competition. After a great hours hurling our lads had a six point win over Watergrasshill. His victory puts them through to the semi final next weekend against Ballygiblin who beat Fermoy last weekend.


Membership of the Club for 2012 is now open. The Fee for Adult Players is €100, Students €40, Minors €30, Ordinary Club Membership €50. There is a special reduced Membership Fee of €20 for OAP’s. The Membership fees can be paid to any Club Officer.


Our Ladies Footballers had a great single point victory over Clonakilty at the Redmonds Ground on Saturday. This win gives the girls a place in the League Final.

Car Boot Sale.

The next Car Boot Sale is in Rathcormac on next Sunday, April 29th and Items for the Parish Stall will be accepted on Saturday morning April 28th from 10 o clock in the morning. Help is always appreciated on the day so if anyone can give even an hour please contact any GAA Club Officer.


Cork Hurlers had a great win over Tipp in Thurles on Sunday last. Brian Murphy missed the game through injury, we hope he will be fit for the League Final v Kilkenny on the first Sunday of May. Cork have not won the National Hurling League since 1998.

The Bride Rovers GAA C, lub main sponsor is The Rathcormac Inn/Conversation Piece.

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