Ladies Club Notes.

November 8, 2018

Friday, April 9. Ladies Football U12 East Cork League.

Carrigtwohill           5-4        Bride Rovers 3-3.         


Bride Rovers U12 Tigers team travelled to Carrigtwohill on April 9 and acquitted themselves very well despite losing on a scoreline of 5-4 to 3-3. The Rovers turnout wasn’t great and we conceded the points before the start of the game, but Carrigtowhill kindly agreed to play on anyway with reduced team sizes. Every credit is due to the girls who tuned out and showed improved form, passed the ball well throughout the game and got some fine scores.  Michaela Tobin, Mairead O Leary, Sophie Quirke and Sinead Kearney impressed in the forward line, while Emma Barry and Aislinn O Connor more than held their own in the backs and Vivienne Cowman and Arianne O Flynn formed a good midfield partnership.

The scores were level entering the final stages of the game but tiredness caught up with the Rovers girls because we had no subs to call on and Carrigtwohill pulled away for a deserved win in the end.


Match Panel : Emma Barry, Vivienne Cowman, Aislinn O Connor, Sinead Kearney, Michaela Tobin, Mairead O Leary, Sophie Quirke, Arianne O Flynn.


Sunday, April 11. Ladies Football U14 East Cork League

Bride Rovers 4-10          Aghada   8          


Bride Rovers U14 girls put in their best performance of the year to date to defeat a good Aghada side on a scoreline of 4-10 to 0-8. Rovers set about their task early in the first half and poached some early scores with a goal from Meg Kelliher and points from Meg Kelliher and Karen Sheehan. In defence, we carefully marshalled Aghada’s strong-running forwards and restricted their scoring to points, mostly from frees, Lauren Friel and Aine Cashman being especially prominent. Rovers scoring rate was very good with further goals from Meg and Karen plus points from Maeve Ahern and Patricia O Sullivan, including some fine long range efforts. At the half-time whistle, Rovers enjoyed a lead of 3-6 to 0-6. As expected, Aghada came out strongly at the start of the second half and enjoyed their best spell of possession but Rovers weathered the storm with only the concession of a couple of points and gradually reasserted. Dayna Connolly and Ava Merry were particularly to the fore during this period of the game. Further points followed from Maeve, Katie O Connor and Patricia O Sullivan before Katie rounded off the scoring with a final goal for Bride Rovers.


Match Panel : Madison Parle, Cliona Murphy, Marion Walsh, Dayna Connolly, Ava Merry,  Lauren Friel, Margaret Kearney, Clare Murphy, Patricia O Sullivan, Karen Sheehan, Maeve Ahern, Katie O Connor, Aine Cashman, Eva O Leary, Meg Kelliher, Emma Shanahan, Sarah O Flynn, Elaine Culloty, Grainne Noonan, Aoife O Riordan, Laura Pratt.


Briderovers 3-7 Blarney 1-5

Our Junior girls played their first camogie match of the season against Blarney on Sunday last

Well done to all 16 players involved and especially to Aine Cashman who willingly played the first half of the match because we were short a player.Aine is only u13 so great credit was due to her and she played very well at corner forward.After struggling to fill a lot of our fixtures last year hopefully this year will be more promising because even though  we had only 16 on Sunday we were missing 6 of the regular players due to injury and exams and good to see the u16 players togging out Chloe and Eadaoin both played very well.It was a mixture of youth and experience on Sunday and it was great to see the encouragement given to the younger players  from the older ones..

Team; S O Driscoill,A Finnegan A O Callghan Walsh,E Cashman,.C Noonan ,S walsh(0-1)E Ahern,G Kearney(0-3) ,C Broderick,O Murphy,I Dorgan(1-0) C 0 Flynn ,A O Flynn(0-1) I Hogan(1-1) A Cashman,C Vaughan(1-0)


A reminder to everyone if you haven’t payed your insurance by the 1st May you won,t be able to train or play


Wednesday, April 14. U14 Camogie.

Bride Rovers 1-2           Fr. O’Neill’s 4-5  .         


Bride Rovers U14 hosted Fr. O Neill’s in Pynes last Wednesday, Apr 14 for U14 camogie with the visitors emerging victorious on a scoreline of 4-5 to 1-2. This was a fairly well contested match in very fine conditions and perhaps the scoreline doesn’t do full justice to the efforts of the Rovers’ girls. Fr O’Neill’s got the early scores and led by 1-1 early on but a goal from Elaine Culloty just before half-time brought us right back into the game. Rovers suffered a few blows just after the restart when we conceded 2 quick goals and it was always going to be an uphill task after that. Nevertheless, Rovers fought on right to the end, with tireless work around the middle of the field from Patricia O Sullivan and Katie Connor, and we were rewarded with two further points from Aine Cashman.


Match Panel : Gillian Buckley, Madison Parle, Cliona Murphy, Marion Walsh, Dayna Connolly, Aine Cashman, Aoife O Riordan, Patricia O Sullivan, Margaret Kearney, Katie O Connor, Meg Kelliher, Karen Sheehan,  Laura Pratt, Elaine Culloty, Lauren Friel, Aoife Howard, Sarah O Flynn, Grainne Noonan.


Friday, April 16. U12 Camogie.

Bride Rovers 1-1          Sarsfields 3-1          


Sarsfields were the visitors to Pynes field last Friday,April 16 for an U12 camogie match and left with a 3-1 to 1-1 victory. This match was very close throughout and the sides were level with a couple of minutes left when Sars got 2 late goals to seal the win. Sars took the initiative early on scoring 1-1 but the Rovers replied with a point from Laura Quirke to leave the scores 1-1 to 0-1 at half-time. Grace Culloty scored a fine long range goal after the restart to level the game and it was nip and tuck until the last few minutes. Laura Quirke was very unlucky not to score the goal of the season from an unbelievable doubled-on effort which would have given us the lead but it was not to be while Madison Parle’s striking was excellent throughout, particularly from placed balls.

Match Panel : Aoife Howard, Aisling Finnegan, Maria O Sullivan, Madison Parle, Sarah O Flynn, Niamh Murphy, Michelle Lane , Grainne Noonan, Emma Roche, Grace Culloty, Laura Quirke, Shauna O Connell, Emma Barry,Nicola Murphy, Jessica Howard, Selina Cotter, Emma hazelwood, Michaela Tobin, Mairead O Leary,Clare O Leary.


The club would like to wish the Jennifer Barry the best of luck with the Cork  u16 camogie team who play Galway on Saturday next 24th in The All-Ireland semi-final at the Ragg pitch Co Tipperary at 2.30.


It’s a busy weekend for Jennifer who lines out with the Cork u16 footballers on Sunday next 25th against Tipperary in  the Munster semi-final at home in Pairc na Bríde, Rathcormac. Jennifer is joined by her club mate Jennifer Cahill  on Sunday and we wish both girls the best of luck. Please come out and support the girls, throw-in is at 1pm.


Also on Saturday next in Banagher  Co Offaly at 3.30  the Cork Senior ladies footballers play  Monaghan in the National league semi-final .  .We wish Grace and  the Cork girls  the best of luck.