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

November 8, 2018

Senior & Junior Hurlers Beaten


We had two hurling teams in action on last Friday night . The Seniors travelled to Riverstick in the SHL while the Junior went to Kildorrery in the Avondhu/Imokilly JHL, we lost both games.

The  Senior Hurlers made the trip to Riverstick to play Ballymartle in our third game of the RED FM Sponsored Cork County Senior Hurling League.
The Rovers started very brightly with two pointed frees from Barry Johnson. Ballymartle opened their account through Rory O’Dwyer before Michael Collins scored a fine point.
The Rovers then won a penalty. Barry Johnson’s effort was stopped but Sean Ryan reacted the quickest to the rebound to score a goal. The Rovers failed to build on this lead and gradually Ballymartle played themselves back into the game, scoring a penalty of their own before half time to level scores. Half Time 1-05 each.
Ballymartle started the second half with great intensity and lead 2-09 to 1-06 after 10 minutes. Points by Sean Ryan & Barry Johnson reduced the deficit but a third goal by Ballymartle plus numerous points had them in front by eight with 10minutes to go. But the Rovers battled away and a goal by Colm O’Keeffe reduced Ballymartle’s lead. However Ballymartle finished with 2 more points to win on a score line of 3-17 to 3-10.
Team & Scorers: D.Fitzgerald, T.Moloney, D.Carr. S.Kearney, M.Kearney, L.Forde, B.Walsh, S.Boyce, B.Johnson (1-08), M.Collins (0-01), P.Murphy, J.Mannix, C.O’Keeffe (1-00), D.Dooley, S.Ryan (1-02). Subs Used: J.Pratt & A.Collins.

Next  Senior Hurling League Fixtures:

Thursday 5th April v Douglas at home at 7pm
Monday 9th April v Killeagh at home at 7pm
Sunday 15th April v Courcey Rovers at home at 3pm.


Junior Hurling League


Our Second team travelled to the Top of the Hill on Friday night to take on the home side in Section 2 of the Avondhu/Imokilly JHL.

We travelled  to fulfil the fixture as we were more interested in hurling rather than taking the points due to the fixtures misunderstanding.

Due to Examinations/Wedding/Injuries and the Senior Team also playing the League on Friday Night we were missing 11 players.


We were slow to get into the game and due to a fortuitous goal we found ourselves 1-3 down after 8 minutes. We then settled down and played some good passing movements and got back into the game with some excellent points from play. We got 2 goal chances which were not taken and found ourselves on top after 25 minutes and were down a goal at half-time on a score of 1-8 to 0-8.

We registered the first score in the 2nd half but disappointingly we faded out of the game for the next 15 minutes and due to indiscipline conceded needless frees. We came back into the game and were very unlucky not to have scored 3 goals. Kildorrery finished up deserving winners on a score line of 1-19 to 0-11.


Team: Frank Hogan, Fergus Collins, Tomas Kearney, Brian Collins, James Murphy, Pat Walsh, Jim O’Connor, Gavin O’Flynn, Terry Broderick, Kieran Collins, Richie Cahill, Pa O’Driscoll, Stephen Pratt, Alan O’Keeffe and Gavin Quill.

Subs Used:    Donal Ryan, Stephen O’Leary and Liam O’Leary.

Scorers:    Terry Broderick 0-5, Alan O’Keeffe 0-4, Pa O’Driscoll 0-1, Stephen Pratt 0-1.


Our next game in this competition is on this coming Saturday. We are at home to Shanballymore at 5.45 -note the time is due to the Easter ceremonies. On Thursday 12th we are at home Ballyhooley at 7 and on Wed 18th we are at home to Newtownshandrum at 7.


Minor Hurlers Defeat Nemo.

On Wednesday evening last we played host to Nemo Rangers in a minor hurling challenge. WE won on a score line of 1  9 to  0  9. Team F. Hogan, C. Howard, J.Macak, P. Noonan, S. Cotter, C. O Connor,  J. Kearney, T. O Sullivan, D. Quinn, S. O Leary, L. O Leary, W. Finnegan(o 4) C. Power (1  4),

C. Howard, D. Moore (0 1 ). Subs C. Howard,

On Saturday the same panel of players took to the field at home v Russell Rovers in a Co MHL game. Russell Rovers were winners on a score line of 1  14 to   0  9.



Thurs 5/4 v Cobh away at 7pm.

Thurs 12/4 v Inniscarra, away at 7.15 -note, this was home game for us but we are now travelling to Ballyanley for the game.

Thurs 19/4 v St. Vincents away at 7.30. 



The Bride Rovers Club is holding a 10 k Road Race in Rathcormac on Sunday April 22nd. This is part of our on-going fundraising efforts for Club Development.

Participants can run, jog or walk. There will be prizes galore and it will be a real family, fun event. There will be various categories from Senior athletes down to fun runners. It is unfortunate that the race will clash with the Cork v Tipp NHL semi-final in Thurles but as the date is fixed the race will go ahead. Back in the 1930’s when the club was in its infancy Sports Meetings were huge fundraisers and so the wheel has come the full circle now. Road Races, Marathons and half marathons have become increasingly popular in recent years and everyone can participate at their own pace and have a bit of fun as well.




Well the 2012 playing season is underway 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. Ring 086 3807784 or 086 1540902 to purchase all the above items.

 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.


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.

Wedding Bells

Congratulations to Brendan O Driscoll (Jnr) and Caroline Broderick who were married In Bartlemy last Friday. Both have been outstanding Bride Rovers Players, members and supporters over many years and all in the Club wish them all the very best for the future.


The Club Website is undergoing an overhaul at present and will be back ‘on air’ shortly.


The Minister for Sport Michael Ring made the welcome announcement last week that after 4 years Funding is being made available for Sports Facilities and Equipment. A sum of €30 Million has been earmarked.  Hopefully we will be successful as a Club in drawing down a sizeable allocation of funding to help with our on-going Development Plans.


On behalf of everyone in Bride Rovers may I wish all our players, members, supporters and friends a very happy Easter.

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