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

November 8, 2018


Someone asked me ‘What are ye’re chances of making the Munster Final?’  ’50/50′ says I and so it is on this Saturday evening in the Mallow Youth Centre when we take on the best of Waterford, Kerry and Clare in the provincial Scor Semi Final of the Nuachleas (Novelty Act). With two to go forward to the Munster Final it with will be tough going. The competition starts at 6pm but Bride Rovers won’t be on stage until the second half, around 8pm.

Cavanaghs of Fermoy Avondhu/Imokilly JHL Div 1

Our visitors to Pairc Na Bhride on St. Patrick’s Morning for Round 2 of the League were Newtownshandrum.

We conceded a few early points and then when we played the direct long ball into the forwards we got positive results and Stephen and Alan both rattled the net following some good interchanges in play. With half-time approaching Stephen scored direct from a sideline cut some 35 yards out on the right. After a sluggish first half we were behind at half-time by 1-9 to 3-2.

Some changes and switches were made at half-time which improved the position and we saw a more determined Rovers side who, showing the true Rovers Spirit and despite going 4 points behind, fought hard. A great  cross from the left corner flag was drilled to the net by James Murphy after he came come through from centre field.

Newtown were eventually the victors on a score of 2-14 to 4-7, our second one-point defeat in the League. Hopefully the spirit and determination shown in the second half will continue in the upcoming league fixtures. These are great junior games to get so regularly early in the year.

Panel and Scorers:  Frank Hogan, Tadgh O’Sullivan, Brian Collins, Tomas Kearney, Cian O’Connor, Pat Walsh, Jim O’Connor, James Murphy(1-0),Stephen Boyce(0-1), Gavin O’Flynn, Brendan O’Driscoll(0-1), Richie Cahill(0-1),  Alan O’Keeffe(1-0), Stephen Hackett (1-1), Jerome O’Driscoll(1-3),Sean O’Brien, William Finnegan, Garry Clerkin, Gerard Healy, Liam O’Leary, Enda Collins, Podge Noonan, Darren Moore.

Training continues for all again this week and we hope that all those recently injured and also those working at the weekend will be available for training this week.

Our third game is on Sunday next at 3.00p.m. away to Shanballymore.


Our opening game in the 2013 County SHL  was away to Douglas on Saturday afternoon last. We were defeated on a 2 15 to 1 5 scoreline. It was a comprehensive defeat and while a very s disappointing start to the competition we are trying to compete at the Senior level with several players new to this grade. It will be a learning experience but the most important thing is to have a settled team for June 2nd when we meet the 2011 County Champions in the first round of the championship in Ballynoe. Team and scorers v Douglas;

Our next game in the RED FM SHL is v Glen Rovers on the weekend of March 30/31.


On Sunday next we play our next game in the Co. Minor football League. At 11.30 we are away to Ballyphehane.


Plans for a Rathcormac National School are underway. September the 13th and 14th are the days planned for the event. Regular organisational meetings are now being held so all past pupils try and help out especially with information on those left the parish.

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. A reminder to all those who have pre-booked the facility, if for some reason your group cannot take up their allocated time slot please let Club Officers know immediately.

GAA Season Tickets

The 2013 GAA Season tickets are now on sale.  The Ticket combines admittance to the National League games and first round championship game for either the Cork Hurling and/or football teams. The Ticket represents a huge saving on the individual ticket prices to each game. Full details on


On this Friday night Bartlemy Community Council are holding a Table Quiz in the Local Hall. Tables of 4 are €20. The Quiz is open to all and commences at 8pm.


A reminder that the Membership Fee for 2013 is now due. The Fee is €100 for players and €50 for ordinary Club membership. These are very difficult times financially for so many people so if anyone wants to make arrangements to pay the Membership Fee in staged payments that will be acceptable.


Despite the terrible weather conditions in Croke Park last Sunday the All Ireland Club Finals provided great entertainment. With four Clubs new to the scene and the two hurling finalists having won their first ever County Title last Autumn it was an emotional occasion for all involved. I’ve attended many Club Finals on St Patricks Day but for sheer passion and determination last Sunday was one of the best ever.  I felt sorry for Kilcormac- Killoughey, they lost their ‘main man’ Daniel Currams in an ill-timed practise game just seven days before the Final and then finished with 13 players. St. Thomas’ are worthy champions though, with the Burke led side finishing strongly.

When the ‘dust had settled’ in Croke Park last Sunday and the crowds were gone I met Shane ‘Cake’ Curran the goalie on the winning St. Bridgets football team. At 42 years of age he had reason to be beaming. Shane was playing adult football years before some of his team maters were even born! A great character he spoke of his pride in ‘the little parish’ of Kiltoom in Roscommon. Yes indeed, the West is truly Awake after last Sunday.


The next Parish Development Car Boot Sale is on Sunday March 31st Help is required on the day and on Sat Morning March 30th. The Rota for the helpers will be issued in advance  but any additional help is always welcome on the day.

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. Recently over 100 extra photographs have been added in the Gallery Section as well as extra match reports. If you have any old Club photos we would love to put them up on the website so please contact any Club Officer. We have very few photographs from the 1940’s and 1950’s and would seek any GAA related pictures taken in the parish during this period. Even photos of groups or individuals at carnivals, tournaments or East Cork games would be very welcome. Also please remind family members scattered all over the world to log in and keep in touch.

Bride Rovers on Twitter.

You  can now  follow us on twitter  @BrideRoversGAA and thus get all the club news and reports sent directly to your phone and computer.

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