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

November 8, 2018

Senior League Fixtures

The Cork County Senior Hurling League programme has been finalised for 2012. With 16 Senior Hurling Club teams each Club has 15 games to play. We will have 8 home games and we will have 7 away fixtures. We are at home to  Douglas, Midleton, St. Finbarrs, Killeagh, Cloyne, Sars, Courceys and Blackrock. We will be on the road to Glen Rovers, Newtown, Na Piarsaigh, Erins Own, Bishopstown, Ballymartle and County Champions Carrigtwohill.

The Full League Programme is as follows;

 Round 1 11/3 V Douglas, home

Round 2  18/3  V Glen Rovers, away

Round 3  1/4 V Midleton, home

Round 4  22/4 V Newtownshandrum, away

Round 5  20/5  V St. Finbarrs, home

Round 6           V Na Piarsaigh, away

Round 7           V Killeagh, home

Round 8           V Erins Own, away

Round 9           V Cloyne, home

Round 10          V Sars, home

Round 11          V  Bishopstown, away

Round 12          V  Courceys, home

Round 13          V Ballymartle, away

Round 14           V  Blackrock, home

Round 15           V Carrigtwohill, away.

The SHL points for the Round 8 game v Erins Own will probably go on our championship game.

Other games will be fixed by the Senior Clubs League Committee which has it’s first meeting in the Sars Pavilion on Thursday week, January 26th at 7.30pm.


The East Cork Final of the Senior Scor Competition takes place on Sunday week January 29th in Lisgoold at 7pm. Unfortunately interest in the Scor Competition at adult level has waned in recent years. The Bride Rovers Club hope to have an entry in at least some of the eight competitions on the night. Anyone interested in taking part  should contact Gerard Lane, John Arnold or Club Runai LiamBarry.


The next Bride Rovers Club Executive Meeting is on Monday week January the 30th. The following night Tuesday January 31st sees the first meeting for 2012 of the Cork County Board. The first meeting of the Cork Senior Hurling Clubs League Committee is on Thuirsday January 26th at the Sars Pavilion at 7.30pm.

Cork Games

The National Football and Hurling Allianz Leagues will commence shortly. The Season Tickets are now available and are great value. The tickets are priced at €85 for Adults and €10 for Juveniles. The Season ticket for instance in Hurling covers all Corks games in the NHL -including Semi Final and Final if Cork progress. The Season Ticket also includes the opening game in the Munster Championship. The same package at the same price applies for Corks programme in the Football League also. Corks Fixtures in the Football League are as follows;

Feb 5 V Armagh, away, 2.30.

Feb 12 V Down, P Ui Chaoimh, 2pm.

March 4 V Donegal,away,2.30.

March 10(Sat) V Laois,  Pairc Ui Rinn, 7pm.

March 18 V Kerry, P Ui Chaoimh, 2.30.

March 25 V Mayo, away,2.30.

April 8 V Dublin, P. Ui Chaoimh, 2.30.

The Cork Hurlers open their League campaign with a floodlit home game against Waterford in Pairc Ui Rinn at 7pm on Saturday February 25th. The other Fixtures are

March 11 V Dublin, Croke Park, 2pm

March 18 V Galway, home, 12.45

March 25 V Kilkenny, home, 2.30.

April 1   V Tipperary, away, 2.30pm.

The Season Tickets can be purchased from the Cork County Board or directly from Croke Park.


The Ladies Football and Camogie Club hold their Victory Dinner in the Vienna Woods Hotel on Saturday week next January 28th. 2011 was a marvellous season for the girls at all levels. It was only this week that this scribe purchased the 2012 Calendar produced by the Ladies Club and it is a beautiful production with fantastic photographs which reflect all aspects of Bride Rovers for last year with hurling, football, ladies football, camogie and the juvenile sections all well represented.


With the 2012 Playing Season about to commence thoughts are turning to the great outdoors and the Bride Rovers Club Shop has something for everyone at very keen prices.  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, 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.


The Minor Gradings for 2012 have been announced. In Minor Hurling we will compete at A grade level and at B Grade level in Minor Football.


We extend best wishes to the Charleville Junior Hurling team in their quest to reach the All Ireland Club Final. On Sunday next January they are back in action in the All Ireland semi-final when they take on Warwickshire side Fullen Gaels in Walsh Park, Waterford at 1 o clock. I recent years Meelin and Fr. O Neills have claimed National Honours in this grade so a win for Charleville on Sunday would see them through to a Croke Park Final. The other semi-final is between Ballygar of Galway and St. Patricks of Ballyragget, Kilkenny and also takes place on next Sunday. This game is in Nenagh.


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.


We are always interested in getting more people to join the Bride Rovers GAA Club. Many new families and individuals have come to our area in recent years and getting involved with the Club is a great way of getting to know everyone in the Community. Players at all grades of hurling and football are very welcome, please contact  086 8247230. The Club is also welcoming ordinary Club members and supporters. Different people have different talents and a busy GAA Club needs support in so many areas. If you would like to get involved in any way you will be made very welcome in the Bride Rovers GAA Club.

Bride Rovers Abroad

Any family in the parish that has any family member abroad at this present time and that wants to keep them up to date on GAA Happenings on a weekly basis should contact 087 9538077. Modern technology is a great asset to keep in contact with members and friends right around the world.

The Bride Rovers GAA Club Main Sponsor is The Rathcormac Inn/Conversation Piece.