Club Notes For The Week Ahead

November 8, 2018

Bride Rovers GAA notes.


All Systems Go.

It’s a case of all systems go and all hands on deck at present with all sections of the club ,juvenile, ladies and adult all having busy schedules. On Monday last the Seniors

were training in the main pitch at 8 o clock after the juveniles had finished their session. The Minors were training in Pyne’s while our Junior B hurling team were away playing Lisgoold in Div 3 of the East Cork JHL. That was Monday night!

On Sunday night the u21 hurlers played Carrigtwohill in a challenge game. On rain lashed Saturday while the club’s u 14 team were away in Kilkenny Pairc na Bride hosted four games- a camogie match and three Co Juvenile Board u14 championship games. Despite the inclement weather the u21 players went ahead with their Car Wash in the Rathcormac Inn Car Park – thanks to all those who supported this venture. The activities continue apace this weekend with Minor championship and Junior B Hurling Championship and a County Board Fixture in the pitch … and of course Cork and Galway on Saturday night…. And don’t forget the Ladies have a Sweepstake Night at Cork Greyhound Stadium in Curaheen Park.


U 21 Hurling.


In preparation for the forthcoming u21 East Cork hurling championship a game was arranged against Carrigtwohill in Pairc Seamus de Barra on Sunday evening. The home side won by 1 14 to 1 10 after a good open game.

Team and scorers; M. Dooley, W. O Leary,P. Butler, F.Collins, S. Kearney, L. Forde, B. Collins, S. Pratt, M.Kearney, J. Mannix, M.Collins, D. Dooley, G.Murphy, D. Lane. Subs. J.O Sullivan, E. Collins, P.Hornibrook.

D. Dooley  1  4

S.Pratt 0  2

M. Collins 0  2

S. Kearney 0  1

M. Kearney0 1


Well done to all the lads who helped out with the car wash on Saturday, all funds raised will go towards player development initiatives for the u21 panel.




Junior B Hurling Championship.

On Tuesday night next July 21st we are down to play Erins Own in the Junior B Grade Hurling Championship. This will be a clash between two ‘third strings’ and it’s great to be able to put out a third fifteen at adult level. Back in the 1880’s FR. Edmond Barry was delighted that the club back then was in a position to muster sufficient manpower for a third ‘21’ – twas 21 a side at that stage. Fr. Barry was a great believer in playing for the sport of it and ‘tis great that 125 years on the ‘pride of the parish’ is still important. We face a very tough opposition in Erins Own as their playing

 population is huge. Go for it lads, the game is fixed for 7.30 in Lisgoold.

JHL Div 3.

On Monday night Lisgoold proved too strong for us in a League tie in Lisgoold, winning by 6 points – 1 10 to 0 7. Team;G.Quill, M. O Connell, A. Broderick, P. Barry, N. Hogan, P. Butler, B. Lahive, D. Barry, P.O Brien, G. Murphy, P O Driscoll, J. Mannix, J.Bermingham, P. Hornibrook, B. Lynch.

Subs S. O Connor,D. Quinlan.


Senior Hurling Championship.

As it stands at present our Senior Hurling Championship quarter final v CIT is fixed for Sunday week, July 26th at 2.30 in Pairc Ui Chaoimh. The Glen Rovers v Newtownshandrum quarter final follows at 4pm. There are several ifs and buts regarding these games however. If Cork Hurlers beat Galway on Saturday in Thurles they would be facing Waterford on the 25th of July so the Co SHC games would go off. A lot depends on what happens in Semple Stadium on Saturday. The training is going well and there is a great buzz about the team. Some are dismissing CIT but they are a very strong, young and skilful side. On their results to date in the Co SHC they will probably be entitled to be favourites for the game. We bid bon voyage to Dinny Fitzgerald who departs with his Irish Army colleagues for Kosova next week. Congratulations to Donal and Josie on their recent nuptials. All in Bride Rovers extend best wishes to a great couple.


Minor Hurling Championship.


On this Thursday evening July 17th our minor hurlers face Cobh in Round one of the League/Championship. There are just 3 teams in this competition Cobh, Sars “B” and ourselves and each team plays the other two twice. We played Cobh earlier in the Football League and they beat us well.   We won this competition last year but twill be hard to repeat this feat. The game on Thursday was fixed for Caherlag but when this venue became unavailable on Monday night a toss of a coin decided the game would be played in Cobh at 8pm.



Many thanks to all who supported the recent collection for Fr. Seanie Barry’s Mission in Kenya. Just over € 1700 was collected and we know this sum will be of great benefit in Africa.



Relegation Play-Off.

On this coming Friday night Pairc na Bride houses the Final that no one wants to be in! Yes it’s the Premier Intermediate Hurling Relegation Final for 2009. The ‘prize’ for the losers is the drop zone to the 2010 County Intermediate Hurling Championship. Since relegation was introduced in Cork a few seasons ago the reaction to it has been very mixed. On the one hand some will say that if a club loses 4 consecutive Championship games in any one season then they should go down a grade. On the other hand surely the best judges of any clubs playing strength is the club itself and the decision to drop down should be made by the club itself. One way or another the relegation regime is here in Cork now. On Friday night it’s St. Catherines and Mallow who are in a struggle to preserve their Premier Intermediate status for 2010. At the start of this season both of these clubs would have been high up on the bookies lists as possible winners of the PIHC title for 2009 but it is a very thin line between winning and losing. Both clubs have had spells at Senior level and both have won  two Intermediate titles. Mallow were County Champions in 1959 and 1972 while St. Catherines were winners in 1994 and again in 2004.

Friday’s game is fixed for 7.30 so all club members who can are asked to be at the pitch at 6.30. we are producing a special programme for the game.


Going to the Dogs.

ON This Friday night July 17th there will be a mass exodus from the parish when the Ladies Club hold their fundraising Sweepstake night at Curaheen Park Greyhound Stadium in Cork. Club members have been busy selling tickets for this venture and we wish them all the best.


Cork v Galway.

Memories of last years epic encounter will come flooding back when the Leeside and  Galway hurlers meet in Semple stadium on Saturday night at 7pm – Laois and Limerick open proceedings at 5 o clock. I met a daughter of Tom Semple, after whom the Stadium is named, in Thurles last Friday night. She attended a Munster Council in the Tipperary Institute at which she presented her late father’s 1906 All Ireland Senior Hurling medal to the Lar na Pairce Centre in Thurles. Stand tickets for Saturday nights can be pre bought with admission to the Terraces will be  by cash on the night. Best of luck to Brian, Timmy, Ciaran and Denis.