Ladies Club Notes

November 8, 2018

Bride rovers Ladies football &camogie club


Monday, March 29. Ladies Football U14 East Cork League

Rockban           5-5        Bride Rovers 8-6          


Bride Rovers U14 girls bounced by from the defeat to Midleton when they scored a merited away to Rockban in Whitechurch. Despite the torrential rain before the match, the pitch was generally in excellent condition and helped produce an entertaining, high-scoring game. Aided by a stiff breeze in the first half, Rovers raced into a strong lead with some well taken goals from Laura Pratt (who goaled for the second successive game), Meg Kelleher, Maeve Ahern (x2), Karen Sheehan and points from Maeve Ahern (x2) and Laura Pratt. The backs were generally on top in that first half with notable strong performances from younger players Sarah O Flynn and Grainne Noonan.

The second half was far from a formality however as Rockban came back strongly and scored some good goals themselves. Our full back line had to work hard for this period with Cliodhna Murphy and Marion Walsh in regular action. Goals from Katie Connor, Clare Murphy and Meg Kelleher steadied the ship however and points from Eva O Leary (x2) and Clare Murphy rounded off the Rovers scoring for the evening to give us a 10 point win at the final whistle.


 Match Panel : Madison Parle, Cliona Murphy, Marion Walsh, Sarah O Flynn, Grainne Noonan,  Aine Cashman,  Aoife O Riordan, Clare Murphy, Eva O Leary,  Dayna Connolly, Katie O Connor, Karen Sheehan, Laura Pratt, Maeve Ahern , Meg Kelleher, Ava Merry, Aoife Howard, Emma Shanahan.


Our u16 girls had a compreheensive win over Glanmire  on the 31st March in their second last game of the league .Glanmire had only 13 girls on the day so in the second half we played 13 aside too.Panel and scorers E Cashman,D Connolly,S Mulhall,E O Leary,C Murphy,J Barry(1-1),M Hazelwood,T O Ssullivan(0-1) R Howard J Cahill(1-4) E O Keeffe(0-2) C O Flynn (0-1) S Sheehan (0-1) K Connor (1-0)  L Bumster ,A Cashman M Geaney



Saturday, April 3. Ladies Football U12 East Cork League.


Bride Rovers 0-2.          Fermoy 3-6.


Bride Rovers U12 Lions team suffered a disappointing defeat at home to Fermoy on Saturday morning. April 3. Rovers were second best on the day and the opposition showed much better ball-winning and passing ability. To be fair, we came into the game more in the second half when our backs limited the Fermoy scoring rate and Grace Culloty kicked our 2 points, one from a free. Madison Parle played well in goal and subsequently in the full-back line where she replaced the injured Sarah O Flynn while Grainne Noonan exerted a greater influence around the middle of the field. Scoring chances for the Rovers were few and far between and we knew it would not be our day when the Fermoy goalkeeper pulled out a great save to deny Grace a goal late in the second half. In truth, it would have been no more than a consolation score in any case.



Match Panel : Madison Parle, Sarah O Flynn, Maria O Sullivan, Ellen Twomey, Aoife Deasy, Niamh Murphy, Grainne Noonan, Laura Quirke, Emma Roche (Capt), Shauna O Connell, Michelle Lane, Vivienne Cowman, Nicola Murphy, Grace Culloty, Jessica Howard, Taylor Parle. Rebecca O Brien.



Bride rovers   4-11    Rockban 6-9

Our u16 girls played their final game of the league on Monday night last 12th  in Whitechurch.We were missing a lot of our regular players due to injury and hols and a sincere thanks to the 16 girls that made the big effort to be there on the night .Great credit to the younger players to turn up for us as they have so many matches in their own age group. Each and every girl tried her heart out on the night and the difference was that they were taller and stronger in all areas of the pitch We lost by four points but could have won it just as easily Megan was unlucky for a goal and two of Jens shots could have been goals just as easy as points ,however she contributed 4-3 of the final score  a marvellous personnel tally.We had some great scores on the night all coming at various stages from the hard work our 6 backs Dayna, Shannon M Shannon S, Cliona, Claire and Jen. Eadaoin couldn’t be faulted for any of their goals they all came from their centre forward who had a powerful shot. Our centerfields and forwards gave a marvellous display with Rebecca scoring two great points and Trish one and both were  unlucky for more, Katie was on fire as was Karen and both showed on the night that size counts for nothing they outplayed their opponents on several occasions ,both of them scoring two great points each .Aine picked up an injury early in the game but in true Aine style came off for about 5 mins and went back on and she too added her name to the scoreboard  Eva Margaret Megan and Erin may have not got their name on the scoreboard but it doesn’t take from the way they played ,they fought for everything and won great ball laying it off to the incoming players.It is always nice to win a game  ,but loosing is made somewhat easier when you know the team has tried their hearts out Unfortunately that ends our run in the league but hopefully all the girls will keep up training and we will be ready for the championship when it comes around.


E Cashman S Sheehan,S Mulhall,C Murphy ,D Connolly J Barry 4-3 C Murphy,R Howard 0-2 T O Sullivan 0-1 E O Leary A Cashman 0-1 K Connor 0-2 K Sheeahn 0-2 M Geaney E O Keeffe ,M Kearney


A number of our girls have been attending trials for the Cork u13 development squad over the winter namely Aine Cashman Maeve Ahern Aoife o Riordan ,Meg Kelliher  and Karen Sheehan. The panel was recently selected and congrats to Maeve ,Meg, and Karen who were successful in making it.

At present a number of our club girls are attending 5th&6th class primary camogie trials the best of luck to them all


Well done to Jennifer Barry who lined out at centre forward for the Cork u16 camogie team on Sat last when they had a comprehensive win over Clare to earn a spot in the All-Ireland semi finals .Jen scored 1-1 on the day and set up a number of other players for scores.

Cork senior ladies won well against Mayo in the league at the weekend and great to see two of our club players coming on Grace scored a point after coming on and a great opportunity for Eleanor who along with one or two other players is training all the time with the squad and got the call up this week to line out with the team and hopefully it won’t be long before she will get a fulltime spot on the panel.


Junior and camogie training has now begun with our first match this coming weekend in the Junior .Please contact any club member if you are interested in joining any of our teams both underage or juvenile camogie or football, all new members are welcome.

We are still looking for parents of u8-u14  group  to help out with the Summer camp this year.If parents come forward to help out with collecting  the forms and getting in the money and organising the gear ,the officers will organise the trainers for the week.


The club would like to send their condolences to Valerie and the O Leary family on the recent death of Valerie’s mother.