Bride Rovers GAC news and reports for the week ahead.

November 8, 2018

Senior Championship on Saturday Evening

Its Senior Hurling Championship time once more. On Saturday evening next, June 5th, we face familiar foes St Finbarrs in the first round of the Cork Senior Hurling Championship in Pairc Uí Chaoimh. Since our elevation to Senior ranks in 2004 we’ve met the Barrs on three occasions and Saturday’s encounter will be the fourth meeting of the clubs. In 2006 and 2007 we defeated the Togher side. In 2008 however, they got their revenge when they won by a margin of two points. For next Saturday’s clash the Barrs will be hot favourites. Unlike us, they are enjoying a good Senior League campaign with 5 wins to date – we have had only one victory. As well as that, we have a few serious injury doubts and at this level of club hurling, we need every player to be fully fit. People say that the first rounds of the championship are now non-events – on account of the ‘back door’ system. The simple fact of the matter is that a win in the first round guarantees Senior status for 2011 and guarantees at least another six weeks involvement in the championship. Previous encounters will matter little on Saturday evening but we can be certain that it will take a top class display to defeat St Finbarrs. Our form this season to date has been very mixed. However a lot of work has gone into the preparations of the team and the training schedule has been very thorough. Go for it lads, ye know ye can do it. A word to all our supporters – this game was fixed for 6.45 with the Glen Rovers v Na Piarsaigh game at 8pm but both games have been brought forward by fifteen minutes so our game now commence4s at 6.30 in Pairc Uí Chaoimh.

Cork v Tipp

How can one describe this contest? Cork were cast in the role of no-hopers, but players just there to make up the numbers for a Tipp team favoured to topple Kilkenny. From the thrown in the script was torn up and Cork proceeded to dominate the game. A two point lead at half time looked scarcely enough as we all expected Tipp to ‘take off’ in the second half. However it was Cork who upped the pace of the game and ran out easy winners by ten points. This win means that Cork are now in the Munster semi final against Limerick again at Pairc Ui Chaoimh on Sunday fortnight June 20th. Well done to Brian and all his Cork team mates.

Tickets for Cork v Limerick

Any club members wanting tickets for the Cork v Limerick game should contact Club Runaí Nicola Barry as soon as possible.

Cork v Kerry

It’s a different ball game this Sunday as Cork travel to Killarney to meet Kerry in the Munster semi final. In recent years Cork seem to have no problem beating Kerry in Munster but when it gets to Croke Park its problematic. This season however, Conor Counihan has assembled a talented squad who fear no one. Best of luck to them and to Gerard and Daniel Lane who are part of the backroom team for Killarney.

Executive Meeting

The next Club Executive meeting is on next Monday night June 7th at 9pm.

Club Shop

The Club Shop will be open from 7 til 9 on tonight Thursday June 3rd. A full range of Club gear including T-shirts, Polo shirts, Track suits and Jersies will be on sale.


We are delighted with ongoing sponsorship from Jim and Cathy Dunne in the Rathcormac Inn. At a recent function a new set of jersies was presented to the club. In these tough economic times sponsorship is much appreciated by the cub an we wish to thank the Dunne family of the Rathcormac Inn for the ongoing support.