Bride Rovers Ladies Football & Camogie Club notes.

November 8, 2018

Intermediate Football

The intermediate girls continued on winning ways with a comprehensive victory over Valley Rovers in Brinny on Monday July 25th.  The opening half saw the Rovers girls being stung by some early errors allowing Valleys to get 1.5 on the score sheet to our 2 points.  Even though we were playing against the wind we knew we weren’t playing anywhere near potential.  The half-time talk was reflective of same and helped the girls get some perspective going into the second half. To say the girls outplayed their opponents in this half would be an understatement as not only did they recover from a six point half time deficit but they held Valley Rovers scoreless even with 14 players due to a sin binning and on top of that scoring 3.9 in this period.  As the weeks are progressing it is becoming more apparent to all involved that this season is a real panel effort with all games requiring the full complement of subs being used.  This game was no different and all involved can be very proud of the second half display that saw the Rovers win on a scoreline of 3.11 to 1.5. 

Panel and scorers: Caitriona Vaughan, Emma O’ Keeffe (Captain), Arlene O’ Callaghan-Walsh, Bridgie Forde, Caroline Broderick,  Annette Raher, Catherine Power, Shelly McAteer, Jennifer Barry(0-1), Grace Kearney(1-1), Eleanor Ahern(0-1), Jennifer Cahill, Elaine Dee(1-1), Sinead Walsh(1-5),Imelda Dorgan, Mary Hazelwood, Colette Hogan(0-1), Katie Kelleher(0-1), Sinead O’ Driscoll,  Marieke Bardoul, Carol Noonan, Erin O’ Keeffe, Maria Barry, Deirdre Moroney, Elaine Keane, Mary McHugh, Clodagh Butler.

Upcoming fixtures:

Nemo are the next opposition and that game is fixed for August 2nd in Rathcormac main pitch at 7.30. As always the support is very much appreciated.


Best of luck to Jennifer Cahill as she and her fellow Cork U16’s take on near neighbours and rivals Kerry in the Munster Final on this coming Saturday July 30th in Ballygarvan @ 3pm.  Best of luck also to Betty Cahill, Manager of this team in their bid for munster glory.

Best of luck to Jennifer Barry and the Cork Minor football team as they take on Dublin in the All-Ireland final on Monday August 1st in Birr @ 2.30pm.


Junior Camogie




     On Friday 22nd July, we travelled in great numbers to Castle Road Mahon for the final of the league. Our opponents where Ballinascarthy. We beat them by 2 points in a previous league encounter. However, that was on a very wet and windy night in their pitch and conditions were much different for this match. With all players available for the first time this season, we felt confident that we had the winning team. We started well and the two teams were even for the first 10minutes. With a point each, Ballinascarthy started to get the scores and we conceeded 3 goals and 2 points. Our defence failed to deal with the ball around the goal area. However, following a greart clearence out of defence, the ball found its way to Jenny Cahill who hit the ball into space for Grace Kearney to run onto. The move was complete, when Kearney placed the ball in the back of the net. The half ended with a point each to leave the score 3.5 to 1.3. 

     At half time, we rearranged our team, putting Jenny Barry to centre back. Sinead Walsh came to mid-field and Jenny Cahill moved to wing forward. We began to win the midfield battle and all over the field our level of play improved. An early point from a free by Grace and almost immeadiately a point from play settled us down.With great play from Jenny,and Mary now back in defence,,Breanna,Sinead and Eleanor were picking the breaks in midfield.We were putting better ball into our forwards,and Sinead O’Driscoll got a great goal,leaving the score 2.5 to 3.5. Sinead then gave a great pass from midfield to Grace who went all the way and buried the ball in the net to level the score.

     We conceded a free 30 metres out which Ballinscarthy converted into a point and that was their only score in the second half. A pointed free from Grace tied up the scores once again.In the last few minutes of the game we had a couple of chances but couldn’t take them and the game ended in a draw.The County Board informed us before the game,that in the event of a draw extra time would be played.

     All the players were very tired at this stage,but our greater fitness levels began to tell.Grace scored two great points.Ballinscarthy scored one from a free. With the breeze at our backs, we dominated the second period of extra time.Lisa,Bridgee won every ball in defence.The forward line won some great ball,which resulted in two pointed frees and a point from play.The match ended,after a great display of camogie from all the players with a 4 point lead for Bride Rovers.

Team : Irene Hogan,Lisa Finnegan,Bridgee Forde ,Imelda Dorgan,Carol Noonan,Sinead Walsh,Brianna Bartley,Jennifer Barry(0.1),Eleanor Ahern,Mary Hazlewood,Grace Kearney(2.8, 0.6f),Jenny Cahill(0.1), Sinead O’Driscoll(1.0),Catherine Power,Chloe O’Flynn(0.1),Eadaoin Cashman,Avelina Crowley,Andrea O’Flynn,Catriona Vaughan,Caroline Broderick,Shannon Sheehan,Rebecca Howard,Yris Bloemhoff.Final score 3.11 to 3.7

Marian Mc Carthy,(Chairperson,Co.Board) presented the cup to Sinead Walsh our captain,who thanked the trainers,selectors,supporters and everyone who helped the team in any way.

Team- I.Hogan, E.Cashman, B.Forde, L.Finnegan, C.Noonan, S.Walsh, B.Bartley, E.Ahern, M.Hazelwood, C.O’Flynn, I.Dorgan, J Cahill, A.O’Flynn, S.O’Driscoll, R.Howard. Subs- Y.Bloemhoff, C.Vaughan, A.Crowley


     *At half time Catriona Vaughan replaced Rebecca Howard at corner forward.