Ladies Football and Camogie Club notes for the week...

November 8, 2018

Bride rovers Ladies Football &Camogie club


Bride rovers 2gl 11 Inch Rovers 1gl 10


On Saturday last in typical winter conditions with temperatures on an all time low our Junior girls captured The East Cork Junior championship in style against arch rivals Inch in Pairc na Bride .From the whistle  our girls got stuck in and registered our first score in the first minute  a point from the boot of Niamh Barry. The rover’s girls were dominating all quarters of the field in the opening minutes with Sinead Walsh next on the scoreboard with a great point in the 6th minute. Inch could find know way through our defence with the half backline of Jennifer Bridget and Caroline proofing to be like a brick wall to break down and if they did manage to get through the full back line of Maria Arlene and Emma were equally as challenging .Inch first attempt at a score was from a free in the 10minute which they failed to convert Meanwhile at the other end Katie  put her name on the scoreboard and 2 minutes later a rasper of a shot from Eleanor was saved on the line by the Inch goalie  only to be won by  Sinead Walsh to score her second point. Our girls got caught knapping for a few minutes and left Inch through to score a goal and a point ,however Grace  soon   responded with a great long range point  and  a great pass from Eleanor to Grace minutes later  left the Inch goalie with no chance with Grace raising the first green flag for the Rovers. The girls had three wides from Elaine Sinead and Niamh before we were to score again another point from Grace followed by three from Eleanor with Inch adding three of their own before the interval to leave the score 1-9 to 1-5 in favour of the Rovers. Half time saw one change in the Rovers team with Sarah coming in for the injured Arlene. Inch got stuck in from the start and were first to score  in the second half  and continued to put pressure on our backs for the entire half .Our goalie Caitriona must be praised for excellent work in the second half denying Inch on several occasions. Elaine Dee was first on the scoreboard for our girls in the second half and a great move out of the backline saw one of the passes of the match from Shelly to Sinead who soccer like style found the back of the Inch net. Inch hit a purple patch at this stage scoring 4 points  before the Rovers responded Collette had a great second half and although she didn’t  get her name on the scoreboard on the day she was involved in a lot of the scores. As hard as our girls battled Inch battled harder and our backs were superb withstanding unbelievable pressure with Caitriona Emma and Jennifer clearing ball at vital times and Caroline Bridget Sarah and Maria withstood the physical pressure and no doubt had a few aches and pains as memories of the game. The Rovers hit a purple patch of their own with ten minutes to go with Shelly and Niamh winning all the midfield exchanges and the forwards Grace Eleanor Collette Elaine Sinead and Katie finding a new gear to register our final score of the game a point from Katie. It was a delighted captain Arlene who accepted the cup on behalf of her teammates .Arlene in her speech thanked the panel of players for all their hard work and commitment in what has been along but successful year and she thanked the two John’s and Catherine for all their work, she also thanked everyone who had helped the team in any way during the year and to the great supporters before finishing with three cheers for the opposition.

Panel  C Vaughan E O Keeffe,A O Callaghan,M Barry.J Barry,B forde,C Broderick,N Barry(0-1) S McAteer,C Hogan ,G Kearney(1-2) K Kelleher(0-2) S Walsh(1-2) E Dee(0-1) E Ahern ((0-3) S Gleeson,S O Driscoill,N Molan,C Noonan,C Power ,I Dorgan,D Broderick S Broderick J Cahill.



On Friday night last the Cork Ladies Football dinner dance was held in Rochestown park .It was a great occasion for our club with four of our girls receiving medals on the night. First up was Jennifer Cahill who received a Munster and All-Ireland medal for her part in the Cork u14 team. Next it was the turn of Jennifer Barry who received a Munster medal for her involvement with the Cork U16 team and last but by no means least Eleanor Ahern and Grace Kearney received All-Ireland medals for their involvement with the Cork Senior B team .All the management teams were honoured on the night with presentations from the County board .Betty Cahill  received a presentation for her involvement with the Cork U14 team and Kathleen Kearney received a presentation  for her part with the Senior B team. It is great to hear the club name mentioned on occasions like this and these girls have been great ambassadors for their club and hopefully next year will see all of them involved with Cork again.


The school of excellence started on Saturday last in Nemo with over 150 in attendance in two sessions with eight of our young club members Katie,Aoife,Claire,Trish,Meg,Dayna,Aine and Karen signing up for the six week course where the girls are put through a series of skills, drills and matches for six weeks before the panels are narrowed down and eventually a panel is picked for the Cork u14 team and u13 development team for 2010