Club Notes... - 2023-06-03 06:36:00

Wow – What a Night !

Elsewhere in this Edition you’ll find a full report on the Night At The Oskars last Friday night in the Rochestown Park Hotel. It was a memorable, magnificent and absolutely brilliant occasion. The culmination of month’s of hard work the Oskars Night will be spoken of for many a day and night by the banks Of The Bride and further afield. The whole Oskars ‘project’ brought the community and Club together in a fantastic display of Community Spirit.  Thanks must be extended in a very special way to Bridgee Forde and Evelyn Murphy for taking on this fundraiser. With the help of Pa, Mike and Aiden -our Officers, they put  hundreds of hours into every last detail of the Oskars from start ‘til the finish on Friday night last. From a financial point of view it was a huge success but even more so from a social and parish point of view. Truly the Red carpet was rolled out and well deserved. Thanks to everyone who supported us over the last few months in this roller coaster of cooperation.


We used sing in the past about ‘Tipp being bate and the hay saved’, well not this year. While the weather is mighty and no doubt a lot of hay will be saved this week Tipp are still there as well as Clare and Limerick who put paid to the Rebels Championship winning hopes for 2023 last Sunday. It’s my personal  opinion that having the likes of Cork, Waterford and Wexford gone from the Championship before the month of May has gone is ludicrous. The exponents and proponents of the Split Season will say it gives certainty to everyone. Yes that’s true -but at what cost to the game of hurling and it’s promotion? Hurling is essentially a summer game and now for the months of June and July – the best ‘hurling months’ of the year, we’ll have very little Club hurling. When the summer’s gone and the days are getting shorter then the real action will commence. What a way to promote our National game! For Cork the season is over after a win, a draw and two one-point defeats. By Shannonside last Sunday the Rebels battled bravely. With a four point lead they looked like they were motoring well  until that goal came. A draw would have seen Cork progress but defeat by a single, solitary point was so tough. To have had Brian and Eoin Roche playing Senior with Cork has given the Cub and parish a mighty boost, they will have good days in the Red and White in the future. It was Pat Ryan’s first season in charge of the Senior team and progress is certainly being made but for now Limerick roll on.


Hard luck on the boys of Scoil Bhride, Rathcormac on losing to Newcestown n their Sciath na Scoil Final last week.

UNDER 14’s in Championship Action .

Bride Rovers host Youghal in the Under 14 Premier 2 football championship  this Friday night June 2nd at 7pm.

Bride Rovers travel to Sars on Friday the 9th for Premier 1 hurling championship.


Well done to Terry Broderick on his display with Cork Masters Football team on Saturday. On Friday night Terry was trending the Red carpet with The Snapper cast and on Saturday wearing the Red jersey when Cork lined out against Waterford. Cork won and Terry scored two points. Also playing with the Rebels were John Miskella and Nicholas Murphy of All Ireland winning fame and JJ Kearney of Watergrasshill/Glenville


Well done to the St Colmans under 14 team who defeated Midleton CBS In the County League Hurling Final. Colmans won  a great game by 3 16 to 1 16. Congrats to our four players involved, Michael Walsh , Cathal Barry, Fionn O Driscoll and Mark Hynes


Next Sunday is a big hurling day with the Minor(u17) and Under 20 All Ireland championship finals on in famed  Semple Stadium in Thurles. Clare and Galway meet in the Minor final at 1 0 clock  at 3 with Cork and Offaly to follow in the under 20 decider. We wish Cillian Tobin and Ronan O Connell and all their Rebel comrades the very best in this match. Great to see the ‘Best Of Luck’ signs up again.


The Club is still collecting and accepting scrap metal as a fundraiser for the Club. To make arrangements just ring 087 9538077.


Some few will have to stay at home ‘to mind the house’ on Sunday as we host a County JBFC game between Castlelyons and St Catherines on Sunday evening  at 7.30pm.


 We played Cobh at home last Tuesday evening. The match was in in Pynes in- 4th game of the league. This was always going to be a tough game as it was Cobh’s second team against our third XV. At half time the visitors were ahead by a margin of two points. The second half was a tight affair but we managed to pull away near the end and win on a scoreline of Bride Rovers 18pts Cobh 2-8.Our next league game is at home to Killeagh in Pynes this Tuesday the 30th at 7.30-NOTE; we got a walkover from Killeagh in that fixture.


On Sunday while the main sporting focus was on Limerick and Thurles ,Mallow was a hive of activity as the Cork Senior Ladies Footballers took the field for the Munster Final against Kerry and the half time spectacular entertainment was provided by Under 8 teams from both counties including our own Bride Rovers Under 8 girls. To call the girls superstars is a massive understatement as they represented the club with passion, pride and tenaciousness. Every ball was ferociously contested and every score taken with finesse. Our own Bride Rovers Katie Quirke was an inspiration to our girls with a ‘Player of the Match’ performance  in the big game and our Under8’s mirrored her excellence on the pitch. Our players on the day were Aoife O'Connell, Caragh Bermingham, Charlotte Walsh, Ella Rose Cuffe, Emily McDonald, Emma Burke, Emma O'Regan, Jessie Doyle, Kaia O'Conner, Leona O'Dowd, Mia Murphy and Ona Ezquerra Vidal. Congratulations to all the girls, you did us all proud. Special word of thanks to the Cork Ladies team who afterwards were very generous with their time, none more so than our county stars Katie and Sarah Murphy.


The under13s are busily training for the  Hurling League Final v's Eire Og on the 10th of June. No venue has yet. Been announced for this game. Training continues for this game on Wednesdays and Saturdays.


We have three games left to play in our Division 2 League Campaign against the Glen, the Barrs and Courceys. On this coming Friday evening 2nd June the match v Courcey Rovers takes place in Ballinspittle at 7.45pm.


Bride Rovers 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.


The GAA is a close-knit organisation and in times of trouble, sadness and adversity the sense of cooperation come to the fore.  Recently the Walsh family of Killeagh suffered a terrible double blow. The Walsh family home was destroyed in an accidental fire and shortly after came the shocking news of the death of Brendan.  A gofundme page has been set up to help the family.  All Clubs in East Cork received the following letter last week. “At the last County Board meeting, I had the privilege to talk about my club mate from Killeagh; Imokilly and Cork player Brendan Walsh on his sad and tragic passing over the May Bank Holiday weekend.Since that meeting, many clubs have been in contact seeking to donate to the Walsh family to help them get back on their feet. A lot of support will be required over the coming days and weeks, but your help  and that of your clubs will be greatly appreciated. I would kindly ask to share this link among your members.

 Killeagh GAA Walsh Family Fundraiser. The link to the Fund is

Yours sincerely, Pat Mulcahy”  (Secretary East Cork Board) We in Bride Rovers urge all our members, friends and supporters to help this very worthy cause.


The Lotto Results for last Tuesday 23rd of May 2023  were as follows;  Numbers  were 02, 20, 27 & 32 –and there was No Winner. Congrats also to our lucky dip €30 cash winners: Claire Lynch, Dungourney, Damien McCormack, Shanowen, Shane O’Connor, Scartbarry, Laura Troy c/o Online Lotto and Jack Johnson, Bartlemy. This week's jackpot on Tuesday May 30th was an incredible €8,200. As always Lotto tickets can be bought from club Members, in local business outlets and online. Other options are an Annual Lotto Ticket or consider joining the Bride Rovers Club 100- full details from 085 7124312. Each ticket costs just €2 but every extra ticket sold is of benefit to the Club.


The new format for the Sam Maguire Cup is underway with 16 teams in a 4 Group Round Robin. Cork defeated Louth after a close game. Mayo have already beaten Kerry so Cork will have two more games. Three qualify from each group of four. Cork are at home to Kerry next Saturday afternoon, June 3rd, at 3 in Pairc Ui Chaoimh and away to Mayo on June 17th.


Wed 31st Fe 17 fl v Carrigtwohill, away.

Fri June 2nd fe 14 FC v Youghal home

SHL v Courceys away.

Sunday June 4th Cork v Offaly all Ireland Under 20 Hurling Final in Thurles.

SYMPATHY. We extend our deepest sympathy to Kieran McGann of Castlelyons on the death of his beloved mother Nellie of Gortaclare, Bell Harbour, Co. Clare. She died on Sunday and was laid to rest within the ancient Abbey of Corcomroe on Wednesday. May she rest in peace.

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