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

November 8, 2018


WE had two junior hurling games over the weekend with the Junior A hurling team in action in the Avondhu/Imokilly JHL Div. 1 and the Division 3 hurlers playing a practise game.

 We travelled to Glanworth on Saturday 10th March for our first league game. This was also our first team get together for 2012 as all along the Junior have been training with the Seniors.

Due to injuries, work, and holidays our panel of 30 players was reduced to 19 players on the day. Our last Junior game last season was in Ballyhooley when Harbour Rovers defeated us in the County League quarter final.

 We opened brightly and had 3 well worked points on the board before Harbour Rovers scored and coming up to half-time we lead by 7points to 3 when we struck for an excellent goal, the opposition responded and levelled matters at 1-7 each and at half-time we were behind by 1-8 to 1-7.

Following a half-time chat we opened smartly in the 2nd half and had 2 excellent goals within as many minutes. Our defence tightened up matters at the back and with more movement outfield we took complete control of the game and continued to secure some very good scores.

We finished the game well ahead and had a comprehensive victory on a score line of 5-12 to 1-13. In fact 5-10 of our score came from play but a disappointing aspect of the game was that we conceded 9 points from frees.

Team:   Frank Hogan, Fergus Collins, Brendan O’Driscoll, Tomas Kearney, Donnchadha Carr, Pat Walsh, Jim O’Connor, Gavin O’Flynn, Stephen Boyce, Richie Cahill, Mike Kearney, Stephen Pratt, Terry Broderick, Alan O’Keeffe, Jerome O’Driscoll,

Subs:    Barry Collins, Liam O’Leary, Stephen O’Leary and Pa O’Driscoll.

Scorers:   Jerome O’Driscoll 2-6, Richie Cahill 2-1, Mike Kearney 1-2, Terry Broderick 0-3.

N.B.    Players should continue to train with the Senior Hurlers. Our next Hurling League game has been put back until the 25th March when we will be away to Kildorrery.

Junior Hurling- Third Team.

Our Third Hurling team had their opening game of the season on Sunday last with a practise game v Ballyhooley. It was a good game and we came out winners by 3  16 to  1  19. Our lineout was as follows; Frank Hogan, Wm. O Leary, Barry Collins, Jacob Macak, Jack Kearney, Pa O Driscoll, Brian Lahive, Kieran Manley, Stephen Pratt, Damien Buckley, Kieran Collins, Niall Hogan, Stephen O Leary, Gerard Healy, Kieran Wolfe.

Subs; Alan O Keeffe  & Jamie Buckley.


The 2012 County Senior Hurling League was to have commenced for us last weekend with a home fixture against Douglas. Unfortunately due to the city sides involvement in the u21 football championship they were unable to play the game on either Saturday or Sunday so the game went off. Our 2012 League campaign opens on St.Patricks Day with an away game against Glen Rovers at 3pm.

We  Recently  played a practise game against Tipperary side Mullinahone in Rathcormac

After a poor first half during which we were aided with a strong  breeze the score was level at  half time  at 7 points each. In the second period our lads put in a much improved performance and added nine further points while the visitors doubled their tally to leave the final score Bride Rovers ran out winners on a scoreline of 16 points to 14 points.
Team F.Hogan,T.Moloney,D.Carr,S.Kearney,J.Pratt,B.Murphy,L.Forde,P.Murphy,S.Boyce,M.Collins B.Johnson, D.Dooley,C  Keeffe, S.Ryan, J.Mannix
subs J.O  Driscoll,M,Kearney,DRryan,B O Driscoll,R.Cahill,F.Collins,B.Collins,G.Quill.

County Senior Championship

Its only mid March but the dates for the Co SHC games have been announced. Our first round game v Erins Own is fixed for Carrigtwohill on Sunday May 27th at 7pm. The only Co Fixture in Pairc na Bride is the Glanmire V Kildorrery IFC game on Sunday May 6th at 3pm.


Our first round game in the East Cork Junior A Grade Football championship against Aghada has been fixed for Friday night March the 23rd. The time is 7.30 but the  venue has not been finalised yet.


Our Minor Footballers played two game in the Co B League recently On Saturday week  we were away to Ballinora and were well beaten on a scoreline of 3  6 to 0   2. On the following  Monday night we travelled to Pairc Naomh Caitrionaigh in Ballynoe to play St. Catherines under lights. This was actually a home fixture for us but in order to get the game played at an earlier date we conceded home advantage. Thos was our fifth game in the league and having suffered four heavy defeats it was great to have a competitive game between two evenly matched teams. At the end of the contest the teams were level on a scoreline of Bride Rovers 2  7 to St. Catherines 1  10.

The team line-outs were as follows.

V Ballinora;

 Frank Hogan, Eoin Howard, Jacob Macak, Padraig Noonan, Sean Cotter, Cian O Connor,Jack Kearney, David Quinn, Adrian Buckley, Tadhg O Sullivan, William Finnegan, Stephen O Leary,  Darren Moore, Liam O Leary, Colm Howard. Sub Jamie Buckley.

V St. Catherines;

Frank Hogan, Eoin Howard, Jacob Macak, Padraig Noonan, Sean Cotter, Cian O Connor, Jack Kearney, David Quinn, Tadhg O Sullivan, William Finnegan, Stephen O Leary, Jamie Buckley, Shane Walsh, Darren Moore, Liam O Leary,.  Subs Colm Power & Colm Howard.

Our next scheduled game in this League is against Sliabhrue on St. Patricks weekend at a date and time to be confirmed. It is obvious even at this early stage of the year that serious problems are in evidence in the Grading of teams. Teams who should be at least one grade higher are playing at a lower level and very lop sided results are happening each week. At the time of writing there is a doubt about the Slieverue game this weekend due to players not being available.
The Co Minor Hurling League is set to commence on the last weekend of March.

Well done to Frank Hogan and his St. Colmans team-mates on winning the Munster B Senior Colleges football championship recently. Best of luck in the forthcoming All Ireland Semi Final.

Cork Hurlers in Action

After an exciting victory over Waterford in their opening game the Cork Hurlers were in confident mood on Sunday last when they faced the 2011 NHL winners Dublin in Croke Park. After a great game of open, free scoring hurling the Leesiders came out on top by a single point.


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.
Best wishes to the Ladies Club on their forthcoming busy weekend. On Sunday March 18th the Bride Rovers Club will host the Cork V Kildare Ladies National Football League game in Pairc na Bride. The following day the girls will play their first Senior game when Gabriel Rangers from thee Schull area of West Cork are visitors.


The Juvenile and Ladies GAA Clubs are planning a Trip to Carrigtwohill Drive In Movies Easter Monday night,  for full details and booking;  087 8541630/086 8354177.


Set Dancing has undergone a huge revival in recent years and it is great to see so many interested in this pastime. Weekly Classes in Set Dancing have commenced each Wednesday night in the Rathcormac Inn and all are welcome.


The next Car Boot sale in Rathcormac is on Sunday April the 1st. Club members and supporters are asked to help out with the running of the Car Boot Sales. If you can give even just an hour it will be very appreciated. Contact any Club Officer.

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