Club Notes For The Week.

November 8, 2018

Major Minor Disappointment
Our minor hurlers have played two games in the 2009 League/Championship. We drew with Cobh and lost to Sars by a single point. We’d understood from the outset that this was a double league – that we’d be playing Cobh and Sars twice – a total of 4 games and then that the top two would meet in the East Cork Final.
At last Wednesday’s East Cork Board meeting however, we were told that we had misinterpreted the way the competition was to be run and that the term ‘Round-Robin’ meant just 2 games in total. The Board ruled that Cobh and Sars are now in the championship final. As a ‘consolation prize’ it has been decreed that the Championship final losers will play us in the League Final. It’s a farce really if the idea is to give players at this level adequate games. Our total of minor hurling games for the entire year could be just three – hardly adequate for players of 17 and 18 years old.
Tickets for Cork v Tyrone
After the weekend’s quarter final action Cork will meet Tyrone in a glamorous All Ireland Senior Football semi final on August 23rd in Croke Park. This will be a very attractive game with huge demand for tickets. Any club member seeking tickets for this game should contact Club Runaí Nicola Barry immediately. The Cork team had a very easy win over Donegal on Sunday. Well done to all concerned – including Gerard Lane who is the Team Liaison Officer.  
Congrats to Clare
Last May when the Bride Rovers club had its very successful  Lá na gClub celebrations in Pairc na Bríde, one of our special guest entertainers on the day was Clare O’Leary. She had just been selected to play the lead Role in the musical ‘Annie’ – sharing the role with a girl from Limerick. Well having had a very successful run in Dublin, it opened in Cork’s Opera House earlier this week and continues next week. Well done to Clare and as they say in showbusiness “Break a leg”. The O’Leary family of Ballybrowney, Rathcormac are involved in all facets of community life in the parish. With Bride Rovers they are involved on the playing pitch and on the stage.
Thanks Liam
It is only right and fitting that all in the club say a big “Thank You” to Liam Gray who has just finished his stint with Bride Rovers as a participant in the FAS Community Employment Scheme. Liam was always a willing, helpful, friendly and obliging worker while he was with us. Well done Liam.
Minor Games on Sunday Week
On Sunday week August 16th Pairc na Bríde will host a Double Header Premier Minor Championship Programme under the auspices of the Cork Minor Board.