Club Notes... - 2023-04-29 15:59:00

Lights Camera and .....Action

Well when we gathered in the Clubrooms on Wednesday March the 8th for an ‘Oskars Information Night’ few of us imagined what the venture entailed.  Our Finance Subcommittee of Pa, Mike and Aiden along with Bridgee Ford and Evelyn Murphy had researched this new (to Bride Rovers) scheme to raise finance for our Pitch Development. They contacted Kevin Rowe Events who have staged the Oskars event for Clubs and Associations all over the Country. There was a great, enthusiastic crowd present on the night. In the Presentation reps from the Events Company explained that they needed around 100 potential actors and actresses to take part in seven Classic (short version ) films. The Club Executive agreed to the proposal and off we went. It was explained that the’ Casts’ would be selected by the Production Company and they’d provide the scripts and four weeks of training. Each Film Cast is expected to raise a minimum of €3000 and this Income plus Sponsorship and Ticket Sales would hopefully bring in significant finance. Monday March 20th was Auditions Night where close on one hundred wannabe Film Stars were put through their paces. A few nervous days followed until Friday March 24th when the Casts were announced in Barry’s Bar.  With the last month it’s been like a continuous roller coaster of rehearsal, fundraisers, location spotting, props, makeup, extras and a hundred other things. Bridgee and Evelyn have basically move into the Old School in Rathcormac as a kind of Hollywood Base Camp. In fairness they have put a massive amount of work into this huge undertaking. This week things stepped up to a frenetic pace as early morning rehearsals started as well evening and late-night sessions.  Houses, castles, roads, haggards, glens, boreens, churches, crossroads, back kitchens, lonely woods and busy streets have all been checked out in advance of the Filming


 So after all the build-up the actual Filming starts this weekend with four sessions, two each on Saturday and Sunday. The schedule is; Saturday 29th April - AM:  Braveheart & Saturday 29th April - PM: The Snapper.

Sunday 30th April - AM: Fr. Ted &Sunday 30th April - PM: Sister Act. When Clare won the Munster Football Final a few years back commentator Marty Morrissey remarked ‘There’ll be no cows milked in Clare this evening’ well, to paraphrase Marty ‘There’ll be a lot of cows milked very early in Bride Rovers this weekend’ as filming starts at 8 am each morning and everyone must be ‘on call’ by 7.45. It promises to be a hectic weekend and of course on Bank Holiday Monday we have the Hurling Legends game between the 1993 team and the 1998 side at 2 o clock. Just to show how seriously the Oskars are being taken is seen in the fact that several of the Film Stars are flying back from Brussels for the weekends filming. Next weekend then we Film Michael Collins, The Field and Bridesmaids.


Thanks to all those who have come forward and offered to take part as ‘Extras’ for different crowd scenes in the Films -every one is vital.

1993 v 1998 LEGENDS GAME.

 Next Monday May 1st is a bank Holiday. We are expecting a good crowd in Pairc na Bride that afternoon for a classic hurling game between our 1993 team and our team of five years later. These two teams transformed our Club’s fortunes in a major way. Tom Mulcahy was captain in 1993 and five years later Donal Ryan was team skipper. On Monday memories will be rekindled as some of the best ever Bride Rovers Hurlers pull on the Green, White and Gold jerseys once more. Throw -in is at 2 o clock. The game is part of ‘The Snapper’s’ Fundraising Campaign.


The Michael Collins cast present their Movie Quiz Night, in the  Rathcormac Inn on next Sunday 30th May. (The Bridesmaids movie cast will be doing a taxi service home from this Quiz, for a donation) It should be a great night.


The Oscars cast of Fr Ted are collecting any unwanted and unloved metals and disused batteries over the coming weeks. If you have any suitable donations as you clean out your homes, garage or yards, please contact Billy Finnegan 0868552537, Tomás Kearney 0877747946 or James Ahern 0868241501, Tom Mulcahy 0863285572 or John Arnold 087 9538077.


On Friday last April the 21st we played Castlemartyr at home in the junior football league. It was a perfect dry calm night for football. Both teams got stuck in right from the start and the game ebbed and flowed from end to end. We had some great passages of play, playing the ball through the lines and got into some great scoring positions. While we did manage some fine scores we did also kick some poor wides. We went in level at half time 0:6 to 1:3.
In the second half again we started strongly and got some lovely points from Adam and Conor. We had Castlemartyr pinned in their half for a good 15minutes, but they did break and got a goal against the run of play.  To be fair the lads raised their game again and took the lead and it looked like we were going to get the win but Castlemartyr had one last attack and got the equaliser. Final score 0:13 to 2:7. Team: Ronan O Riordan, David Barry, Liam Forde, Kieran Kearney, Seamus Ahern, Jason Pratt, Conor Hazelwood, Conleith Ryan, Josh Ahern, Damien Buckley, Cian Hogan Adam Walsh Kieran Cotter, Connor Barry, Ed Cashman. Denis Cashman, Shane O Connor, Jordan Mannix, Ciaran O Dowd, Darragh Kielty, Louis Roche, John o Sullivan, Cillian Barry, Ken Drury,  Cormac O Sullivan. After the Carrig and Lisgoold games this was a much better display. On Sunday week May 7th we play Cloyne in Cloyne at 11.30.

BRIDE ROVERS UNDER 10’S. Our under 10 boys travelled up the road to local rivals Watergrasshill for our 2nd hurling round of Go Games series. Fielding 18 players, each player played 3 matches. We have seen a lot of progress in our players since we resumed at the end of Feb and last Saturday they really delivered a marvellous hour of skill, heart and commitment. Players on the day were:  Dara Murphy, Oisin Barry Sheehan, Theo Skillington, Jack Roddis, Eoin Burke, Fionn Purcell, Daniel Fitzgerald, Elliot Fitzgerald, Kayden Freeman, Joey Allen, Killian Donegan, Hugh Clerkin, Tiarnan Lyons, Liam Harrington, Jack Gubbins, John Keating, Harry Fitzpatrick and Luke Buckley.


The under11s hosted Mallow last Sunday morning in another stern test for our boys. Mallow had some strong hurlers and gave a display of handling skills that would suggest Cork sides of the future will have no problem winning their own high ball. However, our lads had an equally effective skill set in that our hooking and blocking was a joy to behold. In all three games, Rovers worked like dogs and embraced the challenge to make it an extremely useful workout. 

We enjoy a weekend off this weekend before we welcome Douglas on Saturday week May 6th.

Training at 6pm in Pynes on Wednesday which will be football this week.

UNDER 13’S v Erins Own.

The under 13 boys were in Caherlag on Saturday evening for a football  game against Erins Own. After a very competitive hours football we came out on the wrong side of the result. It’s back to hurling this week with a game on Thursday evening April 27th at 7:15 in the main pitch against Eire Óg. 


Bride Rovers under16 Boys played their second football league match on Sunday morning 23rd April in Pynes field against a good strong physical St Vincents team. There was a strong breeze which made kicking from distance difficult, St Vincent’s started off the stronger with a half time score of Bride Rovers 2:3 St Vincents 1:8. Tearing into it Rovers did not  lie down in the second half playing some very good football. Three points up  and awaiting the final whistle we thought we had the win at the end but a determined St Vincents got a fortuitous goal to level the match. Score line Bride Rovers 4:7, St Vincents 3:10


The Sports Prediction Quiz, from the Michael Collins' OsKaRs cast, is a fundraising activity for the current Pynes pitch development project. Simply answer 15 questions to test your sports prediction skills! You don’t need to be an expert to win big. Great prizes are available starting at 300 euro for 1st place and great fun for the summer ahead following all your favourite sporting events! Early Bird entries before May 1st have a chance to win 2 premium level tickets to Cork v Tipp on Sat May 6th and a signed Cork Jersey. The link to enter is

Please ensure you pay the €10 entry fee using the link provided at the end of the entry submission to validate your entry. Please play, have some fun and then circulate widely to family and friends.

FIXTURESOur minor hurlers are in league action against St Finbarr's on Wed 26th April at 7.00pm in the main pitch. Our senior hurlers are in league action Midleton on Tuesday 2nd May at 7.30pm in Midleton.Our Junior footballers are in league action against Cloyne on Sun 7th May at 11.30am in Cloyne


This weekend we were pencilled in to play Midleton in the SHL. With players from booth Clubs involved with Cork on Sunday in the Munster Championship it was agreed to move the game to next Tuesday evening so our upcoming Senior Hurling League fixtures are Tues. May 2nd v Midleton (Away) at 7.30pm. Sun. May 14th v Bishopstown (home) at 1pm.


Cork Senior Hurlers are well forewarned not to underestimate Waterford after last Sunday in Thurles. Davy Fitz’s charges were unlucky not to beat Limerick. The Decies had double the wide tally of the Garryowen side. Next Sunday Cork are out for the first time since the League semi final defeat to Kilkenny a few  weeks back . Eoin Roche was injured for that game but we hope Brian and his comrades can get off to a winning start in Pairc Ui Chaoimh on Sunday afternoon. It’s still a ‘No Cash Wanted’ policy that’s in place so tickets must be pre-bought. Cork have a busy beginning to the Munster Championship with their second game on Saturday evening week against high-flying Tipperary.


 The Lotto Results for Tuesday 18th of April 2023; the 4 Numbers  drawn were 10, 22, 30 & 31 and there was no Winner. Congrats to our lucky dip €30 cash winners: Caroline Byrd, Rathcormac, Catriona O’Donovan, Ballyreidy, Barry Murphy, Raheen, Bill Kelleher, Grange, Senan & Caoimhe O’Connor, Shanowen. This week's jackpot on Tuesday April 25th was an incredible €7,200. If your ticket has expired we would appreciate if you would enter again via Tickets cost just €2 each and can be bought locally in shops and business premises as well as from Club Members. A Yearly Ticket can also be purchased. Please tell friends and relations all over the place to join the Rovers Lotto


A huge thank you to players. mentors and parents of underage players who have paid for 2023 membership with Bride Rovers. A special thanks to those who have considered and opted for the Club 100 family membership package.

 For a small number of players, mentors and supporters, registration is now overdue and this impacts on insurance cover and entering some competitions and blitz’. Any supporters or parents who have yet to do so have two options.

1        Register and pay online via

2        During Academy training on Saturday morning (10am to 12pm), club registrar will be at the lotto table/meeting room (weather depending) to support anyone who wishes to a) pay online, b) make cash payment, or c) discuss Club 100 as an option for 2023.



Last Sunday April 23rd was Boot Sale Sunday so it was a case of  ‘all hands on deck’.  Thanks to Club Members that helped out with a great Sale.  Anyone that can help with future Car Boot Sales by giving an hour on Saturday morning or anytime on Sunday please contact Billy Finnegan or Mossie O Sullivan.


An exciting new venture will be up and running in September to help families and children who attend Bishop O Brien NS in Bartlemy Village. With many parents working and travelling to work the introduction of a Bartlemy Breakfast Club and After School Care facility is a wonderful development. Fun activities will be included plus a light breakfast and afternoon snack. Bookings are now being taken, contact Caitriona at 087 1260020. 


Who can ever forget Joe Sheridan’s freakish goal back in the 2010 Leinster Football Final which robbed Louth f victory. Managed then by Peter Fitzpatrick, now an Independent TD in Dail Eireann, the Wee County men are making good progress under Mickey Harte. They will face Offaly in the Provincial semi-final. Dublin of course are hot favourites for Eastern Glory again this year but Louth would love to have another crack off them!


Bride Rovers Club extends sympathy to the family of the late Nora Hurley of Castlelyons.  Born in Ballyroberts, Bartlemy Nora, nee McHugh, was sister in law of Bridie Mannix, Bartlemy Village.

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