Club Notes... - 2023-05-18 06:55:00

Juniors Draw ,Seniors Lose...

Ah yes the evenings are getting longer and the smell of cut grass is everywhere and the clash of the ash is to be heard ‘til late every evening. We’re just a month away from the longest day of the year. Long ago thoughts would be turning to the start of the Munster Hurling Championship in a few weeks time. So different now with Waterford gone from the competition before the middle day of May? That’s the Split Season for ye ! Monday  night in Limerick saw a great win for the Cork u 20’s with Cillian Tobin and Ronan O Connell involved. At Club level it’s getting hectic. Our three Hurling teams had fixtures last week -Thursday, Sunday and Monday. The Junior A team had a brilliant draw with Carrignavar. On Sunday then, before a fine home crowd, Bishopstown scored their first League win with a four point victory. Our Monday Junior B game in Div 4 of the JHL v Killeagh was postponed because of the death of Killeagh legend David ‘Junior’ Scully. Meanwhule it’s a case of “Anyone buyin or sellin a ticket?” as the Oskars Gala Night draws near. With just under 1000 tickets available for the May 26th event there’s no doubt that All Ireland Hurling Final tickets would be easier to get!


We had Carrignavar as visitors on last Thursday night in Div. 1 of the East Cork JHL. We started this game very well and got the opening 3 points, 2 frees from Conor and a point from play for Eddie. Carrig took over then and got the next 6 points in a row before Eddie got his second point. Carrig got another point before Seamus Ahern finished a well worked move to the back of the net and the teams were level 1-4 to 7 after 15 minutes. 

Both sides exchanged 5 points each then with our scores coming from Jason, Seamus and 3 from Conor to leave the sides level 1-9 to 0-12 points at half time.Carrig started the second half the better and got the opening 4 points before Jason got one back for us and Seamus struck for his second goal to level the teams again at 2-10 to 0-16 after 40 minutes. Carrig got the next two points before scores from Conor and Jordan levelled it again with 15 minutes to go. The sides again traded the next 4 points with our two scores coming from placed balls from Conor leaving the game level with 5 minutes to go. Carrig again opened up a two-point lead but once more we  managed to reduce the margin back to the minimum and time was nearly up when Michael Collins was fouled in the square and we were awarded a penalty. Shuan struck a bullet of a shot but it went to the wrong side of the post and out for a wide. There was still time for one more attack and a high ball into the square was put out for a 65 which Conor Barry slotted over the bring the sides level for the 10th time in the game. It was to be the final score of a highly entertaining game with the final score 2-16 to 0-22. Team & Scorers; S Knox, L Collins, A Buckley, J Connor, K Cotter, L Forde, A Hynes, C O'Sullivan, F Collins, Jordan Mannix, Jason Mannix, M Collins, S Ahern, E Cashman, C Barry. Subs: E O'Connor, O Roche, A Hayes.


Congrats to Cillian Tobin and Ronan O Connell who were both in volved on Monday night with the Cork under 20 hurlers. The Rebels won a rousing game against Clare in Limerick after a great, late comeback to capture the Munster Championship title. Great to see Rovers lads involved with Cork sides. Cork will be back in action on Saturday week  in the All Ireland Championship.


Lotto Results for Tuesday 9th of May 2023 - Numbers drawn were 1, 5, 24 & 32 and there was no Winner. Congrats to our lucky dip €30 cash winners:Michelle McCarthy c/o Online LottoDavid O’Keeffe, FermoySophie Quirke, TerramountPat O’Connor, Scarthbarry and Michael O’Mahony, CastlelyonsThis week's jackpot on Tuesday May 16th  was an incredible €7,800. If your ticket has expired we would appreciate if you would enter again via Alternatively you can buy a €2 ticket from Club Members or in local shops and business outlets. Remember every €2 is important to the Club in the development of further and better facilities for the playing of Gaelic games in our parish.

 FOOTBALL FINALS.Such a contrast last Sunday between Croke Park and St.Tiernachs Park in Clones. The Ulster Final was a thriller and went to extra time and then penalties- a cruel way to lose a Provincial Final- surely a replay in Clones on Wednesday evening at 7 o c clock would be a better way to decide matters? Dublin in winning their 13th successive Leinster Crown really pounded Louth under Mickey Harte. It was back in 1957 that Louth shocked Cork in the All Ireland football Final. That day the great Dermot O Brien captained the Wee County to lift Sam Maguire. It’s 66 years ago and Louth have never since won the Leinster Crown.


Bride Rovers 2-14 Bishopstown 4-12

Last Sunday we welcomed Bishopstown to Pairc Na Bride for round 6 of the Red FM sponsored Division 2 Hurling League.

Bishopstown were first to strike with their first goal after 5 minutes, this was followed by 5 points before the Rovers registered their first score, a goal from Conleith Ryan. However this did little to stem the flow as Bishopstown notched a second and third goal within minutes to lead by 10 points. Some well taken pointed frees from Adam Walsh reduced the deficit but Bishopstown playing with a strong wind got their fourth goal just on half-time to lead by 4-07 to 1-05. A much improved second half performance from the Rovers followed but chasing a huge lead it was always going to be difficult. A well taken goal by William Finnegan plus some pointed frees from Adam Walsh helped the Rovers to a 1-09 second half total to Bishopstown’s 0-5.  Final score Bride Rovers 2-14 Bishopstown 4-12

Team and scorers: Cian Hogan, Davy Barry, Shane Walsh, Denis Cashman, Kieran Kearney, Conor Hazelwood, Shane O Connor, Jason Pratt, Daniel Dooley, Conleith Ryan (1-02),  Ronan O Connell, Adam Walsh (0-12, 10F) Seamus Ahern, William Finnegan (1-0)  Josh Ahern, . Subs used: Tadhg O Sullivan & Jason Mannix.

Next Game v Courcey Rovers fixed for Friday 2nd June in Ballinspittle at 7.45pm. After that we’ve the Glen and the Barrs to play in our two final group games

25 YEARS AGO. (1998)

Hard to imagine that it’s a quarter of a century ago since we won the County Junior Hurling Championship. May of 1998 saw our hurlers in Midleton trying to defend the ‘Gold Watch Tournament’ we won in 1997 but we were well beaten by the Magpies. In May we beat Lisgoold in the Junior A football C.ship but lost to Youghal in Round 2. During the year Barry Murphy (Intermediate), Brian Murphy (Under 16) and Donal Arnold (Primary Game) all wore the Red and White of Cork.


Bride Rovers U16 team had two hurling league matches in the last two weeks, first was away to a fancied Carrigtwohill team ,our Captain Jack Mannix went out and won the toss so we played with a strong wind out scoring Carrigtwohill 2:13 to 2:2 in the first half,the lads kept up a high intensity winning well on a score line of Bride Rovers 2:23 to 4:5 ,next up was Cobh which was also a  away game the intensity was really high throughout,  winning again Bride Rovers 6:27 Cobh 1:9 .Special thanks to our sponsors Fitzys fast food.

Jack Hynes, Ronan Barry, David Cash ,David O Connell, Denis Fitzgerald,  Tomas O Riordan ,Sean Dowling, Cormac Barry ,Shane O Dowd ,Darragh Delaney, Gearoid o Connell ,Jack Mannix (Capt ) Connor Riordan, Matthew Kenny, J ack Collins, Shane Prendergast ,Thomas Hackett, Jamie Walsh, James Finn, Eanna Lyons, Gary Quirke , Jack Lynch .


The Under13s were away to Cloughduv on Tuesday in hurling and are at home to Ballycastle Gaels in football on next Saturday at 2. In our final league games in this section. 


Many club members and supporters help at the Car Boot Sale. This parish fundraiser has helped support many initiatives across the parish over the years so all help is welcome. This Sunday (May 21st)), if you can assist at the gate or with parking, please contact Billy Finnegan at 0868552537. Equally, if you can assist at the Bride Rovers stall to help promote the club lotto, please contact Michael Carey at 0879808973


The under 15 footballers played in the Feile Festival last weekend. They reached the semi final against Group team St Kevins on a tight scoreline of 2 5 to 2 3. St Kevins then went on and won out their Section of the FEile Competition.

FIXTURES & NEWS. Killeagh asked for a  postponment of the the Div 4 JHL game which was fixed for Pairc na Bride on Monday evening as the wake for their Club stalwart David ‘Junior’ Scully was taking place the same evening. They will work with Bride Rovers to get an alternative date as soon as possible.

JHL Our second junior hurling team are in league action against Killeagh on Mon 15th May at 7.30pm in Rathcormac.

JFL Our junior footballers are in league action against Aghada on Mon 22nd May at 7:45pm in Aghada

SHL Our senior hurlers are in league action against Courcey Rovers on Friday 2nd June at 7.45pm in Ballinspittle.

SHL Our senior hurlers are in league action against Glen Rovers on Sunday 25th June at 1pm in the Glen.

 Healthy Club - CPR and Defibrillator Training Event

 We are delighted to be able to offer a 2-hour CPR & AED short session on Saturday June 10th. Given their involvement with our teams, club mentors will be given priority but it is anticipated that there will be space for further members and supporters to attend on the day also.The course involves familiarisation in  Adult & Child CPR Use of AED Choking,  Difference between Cardiac Arrest & Heart attack. The Course is Non-certified as it a relatively short familiarisation session. Limited places, 16 per session. 1st come will have choice of times in the 5 sessions between 9am and 5pm If you are interested, please let our Health and Wellness Team know before this Friday May 19th at Orla Dorgan 0879


Our U11s played Douglas for the second week in a row last Saturday. While the football the week before was a tough task, the return to the small ball proved to swing the pendulum. Despite missing half our squad due to local communions, we physically outdid the city side with a display of hard work, chasing, hooking and blocking which rocked the city side. Douglas, despite some fine players and playing well themselves, found it very difficult at times to get a clean strike away due to the pressure Rovers put on them. This was complimented by some wonderful link play and scores during the hour. An excellent exercise in teaching the boys the value of hard work. Well done to Cameron Hoare who won our Player of the Week after a super defensive display.Training: Football on Wednesday evening at 6pm in Pynes

Next Match: Football v Ballygiblin at 11am on Saturday at the main pitch


The Cork Senior Hurlers take on Clare  next Sunday in Cusack park in Ennis. It doesn’t get much tougher than this -Clare have two wins, Cork a win and a draw. If Cork win they will be guaranteed a ‘top 3’ spot in Munster but a defeat on Sunday would mean the Rebels would have to get a victory in Limerick the following Sunday – not an easy task either! We wish Brian and Eoin and their team mates and Pat Ryan and his management all the very best on Sunday afternoon.


The Online Draw for a very valuable hamper which has been resting in Fr Teds Account will take place in conjunction with the Lotto draw on next Tuesday night May 23rd. If you’re not in you cant win. Scrap metal for the fundraising effort is still being sought -just ring 087 9538077 for details of collection.


Bride Rovers GAA Club extends sympathy to the husband and family of Eileen O Brien nee Barry of Captain Keane’s Grove Mitchelstown and also the wife and family of David ‘Junior’ Scully of Killeagh a stalwart GAA man and member of the East Cork Board.


Some Oskars tickets, priced at €25 are available to purchase in Spar Rathcormac, Dooleys, Flamingo Redz, Sinead’s Hair Salon & Barry’s Bar. 

For further assistance, contact the event organisers - Evelyn Murphy 086-3143054 or Bridgee Forde 087-9802151

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