Ladies Football & Camogie Club Notes.

November 8, 2018

Annual Social A Great Success
Our junior girls held their victory social in Vienna Woods on Saturday night last and it was a great succees.With over and a hundred in attendance a great night was had by all. Compliments to the Vienna Woods for a wonderful meal and to our own DJ Mossie for the brilliant entertainment. Sharon O Keeffe PRO of the county board was guest of honour on the night and in her speech thanked everyone in the club for the great work they do and paid tribute to our county players and mentors Grace, Eleanor the two Jens. Kathleen and Betty. Ritchie O Regan our chairperson in his excellent speech thanked everyone who in any way helps out in the club be it as a trainer mentor, preparing pitches washing jerseys or fundraising. Sharon presented all the players with their County and East Cork medals. A number of presentations were made on the night to the trainers of the selectors of the sucessful junior footballers John O Dowd John Frewen and Catherine Mc Hugh.camogie selectors Tom Mulcahy, John Walsh, and Teresa Power. And to a number of people who in no small way helped out with the teams during the year Ann Forde, Jane O Driscoill, Breeda Foley Dick Foley and Rita Kelliher… Presentations were then made to our two Senior Cork girls Grace and Eleanor and Kathleen and Betty Cork selectors. The two Jennifer’s had been previously honoured at the juvenile social. A small presentation was then made to our guest of honour Sharon. A big thank you must go to our two captains Bridget Forde and Arlene O Callaghan who put such work into organising the whole night. thank you girls and hopefully the first of many for Bride Rovers girls



Friday, Feb 19. Ladies Football U14 East Cork League

Glanmire 4-6      Bride Rovers 6-2

Bride Rovers U14 girls got their 2010 East Cork league campaign off to a good start when they enjoyed a 2 point win away to Glanmire.

Rovers had the best of the first half, when they played with the setting sun at their backs, and led by a couple of goals at half time. Aine Cashman started her first game at full-forward for quite a while, scored one goal and was later denied only by a brilliant save from the Glanmire goalkeeper. Patricia O Sullivan found the back of the net in that first half and Rovers also hit the woodwork on a couple of occasions. Heading out for the second half, confidence was high but we expected a fight back from Glanmire which duly materialised. A couple of quick goals from the opposition quickly brought the scoreline back to parity and the Rovers had to dig deep. It’s difficult for U14 players to adjust to the full-length pitch for the first time and especially the full-size goals but Madison Parle pulled off a couple of great saves to keep us in the match. Gradually, we got back into the game with goals from Clare Murphy and Eva O Leary (who was switched into the forward line) proving crucial. Karen Sheehan was outstanding throughout and her hard work now proved invaluable as the match wore on. Glanmire scored another couple of goals to leave them one point up with time running out but a quick Rovers break away ended with Eva O Leary lobbing the Glanmire goalie to get the winning goal. It was good to get the win as we look forward to upcoming league games now.


Match Panel : Madison Parle, Cliona Murphy, Marion Walsh, Dayna Connolly, Margaret Kearney, Ava Merry, Aoife O Riordan, Eva O Leary, Clare Murphy, Aine Cashman, Patricia O Sullivan, Karen Sheehan, Meg Kelliher, Maeve Ahern, Katie O Connor. Carmel Mulcahy, Sophie Merry, Grainne Noonan, Laura Pratt, Aoife Howard.




Sunday, Feb 21. Ladies Football U14 Friendly Match

Bishopstown  4-10         Bride Rovers 3-7

A youthful Bride Rovers U14 ladies football team travelled to Bishopstown on Sunday and acquitted themselves very well against the home side. Most of the senior players on the panel were on U16 duty and players from the U12 panel filled in admirably. Karen Sheehan continued her excellent form from the previous Friday scoring 2-1 in the first half and followed up with 1-1 in the second. Despite this, Bishopstown were the first to settle and enjoyed the better of that first half, which ended with the Rovers 8 points in arrears. All players on the match panel saw action with several changes being made at half-time. The second half performance was hugely encouraging with the Rovers shading it on the score-board by a couple of points and enjoying much of the play. Laura Quirke made a big impression when introduced, making several penetrating runs through the Bishopstown defence, and two points from her plus an excellent point from Maeve Ahern were no more than we deserved. While we didn’t win on the day, it was encouraging to see that our scores are coming from a number of players and the performances of some of the younger players means that we have some strength in depth on the panel.  


Match Panel: Madison Parle, Aoife Howard, Aoife O Riordan, Marion Walsh, Sarah O Flynn, Sophie Merry, Ava Merry, Aine Cashman, Margaret Kearney, Maeve Ahern, Meg Kelliher, Karen Sheehan, Laura Pratt, Claire O Leary, Emma Shanahan. Selina Cotter, Nicola Murphy, Maria O Sullivan, Emma Roche, Laura Quirke.



Bride Rovers 4-8   Midleton 3-8

Our u16s begun their league campaign on Sunday last against Midleton in Pynes field .Alot of these girls hadn’t played football since last year and what a performance they put in on the day. We must thank the u14 girls who played with us unfortunately with a club like us with small numbers it is impossible to fill any age without bringing up girls from the age under.

Playing with the slight hill in the first half our girls were first to score with a goal from Jennifer Cahill. It seemed like an eternity before   we got our next score registering about 4 wides.Jackie was next to put her name on the scoreboard with a great point having come forward from her centre back position and what a game she had there. Jennifer Barry scored two fine points before Midleton had only retaliated at this stage with one point.Eadaoin was on top of her game in goals bringing off some great saves none more so than the last quarter when we were under pressure. Shannon Mulhall played with her usual consistency at full back ably aided by Eva o leary and Leanne Bumster in the corners and Claire Murphy and Dayna Connolly in the wings .Jennifer Barry was well assisted by Trish O Sullivan in the centre of the field and up front wing forwards Erin o Keeffe and Rebecca Howard were working tirelessly and covering acres of ground .Our inside line of Mary Hazelwood Chloe o Flynn and Katie Connor were proving hard work for the Middleton girls and were unlucky for more scores in the first half. At Half time we made a few positional switches and brought on our subs Lauren Friel came on for Eva and later in the second half Carmel came on for Katie and Cliona for Dayna .The opening quarter of the second half went to Bride rovers but the same couldn’t be said for the last quarter when Midleton came at our girls with a vengeance. Lack of fitness at this stage started to show but to be fair to the girls they never gave up and with held some great pressure. It was some relief to hear the final whistle. Scores J Johnson (Capt.) 0-1, J Barry0-2, JCahill 2-3 C O Flynn 0-2, T O Sullivan 1-0 L Bumster 1-0.We are away to Aghada next weekend for our second game.


Reminder to all dont forget registration  night this Friday night in the club rooms for all players from 7-8 u10 players €50,u12-u18  €60 and over 18 €80  all mentors €28 euro with an option of 53 for full insurance to cover injury ,members €10 which we hope to see a lot of parents taking up.