Bride Rovers Ladies Football News 17/19


On Saturday we met Mayfield away. Mayfield were top of the league table, so this was always going to be a difficult game. Conditions were ideal for football. We started very strongly with the girls maintaining 70% possession in the first 15minuites, however we failed to convert that possession into scores. We tried for goals instead of taking the easier option of points. Then Mayfield gained the upper hand and got 2-2 in a five minute spell. Our girls responded quickly and got two goals of our own. Half time score Bride Rovers 2-7 Mayfield 2-4. Right from the start of the second half we laid siege to the Mayfield goal, and unlike the first half the girls kicked some fine points with great linkage from Lilly in midfield to the forwards. With some positional changes and substitutions things began to flow freely, our backs of Alanna, Alice and Naoise well on top, perfectly placed kick outs from Cliona made it easier for our half backs of Caoimhe K, Ava H and Niamh, to gain possession, placing some fine passes to our mid field and half forward line. Our forwards of Shauna, Caoimhe B and Ava were always in front and showing for the ball, they then turned their markers at will and when they ran into trouble there was some great supporting play from Sarah, Ciara and Kate. Caoimhe B then hit a purple pact by hitting home a well taken penalty and the she struck two wonderful goals to put us in a comfortable position with 10 minutes to go. The passing and support play for these goals was excellent. Final score 5-13 to 3-6.

U14 GIRLS FOOTBALL : Bride Rovers 2 -7  Glanmire 1 – 10

On Good Friday evening we played Glanmire in a very entertaining U14 football league match.  From the throw in Glanmire were playing the better football and lead at half time by 6 points.  In the second half the Briderovers girls showed great determination and fought their way back into the game and eventually took the lead with 2 minutes remaining.  With the game entering fulltime, Glanmire got a late point to draw the game.  Fantastic match by two great teams.

Bride Rovers 5 -13 Inch 4 – 10

Easter Monday night after learning our lessons from the Glanmire match we started this game at a very high tempo and built up a good lead by half-time.  Inch made a couple of positional switches which brought them back into the game and with 5 minutes remaining it made for a very exciting finish, but we eventually held out for a six point win.  Well done to both teams on the night.


Bride Rovers   2-4   Aghada   0-1

Early  bank holiday Monday Aghada were the hosts for our first league match. A panel of 22 turned up in the glorious sunshine determined to start the campaign with a win.

Bride Rovers started at a blistering pace and dominated possession creating chance after chance in the opening 10 minutes. With Ahgada  insisting on the smaller U10 goals it was initially difficult to get the eye in but after 20 minutes we had acquired  1 – 4 with excellent scores from 20/25 yards and an unbelievable 40 strike. Our midfield, half forwards and half backs were completely in control and Aghada struggled to get out of their own half for long periods.

The second half was much more the same despite multiple changes in positions and substitutions and playing against and increasing wind. This is a testament to the strength of the panel and the effort the ladies put in.

Aghada rallied as best they could but our defence stood rock soild restricting them to a solitary point over 40 minutes.We added another goal with a few minutes to play which put the icing on the cake.Overall this was a perfect start to the campaign and the future is very bright for many of the panel of 28.

Mention must be made to the referee Mark Murphy who let the game run seamlessly and explained his decisions to the girls in a manner others should take note of.

Also a big thanks must go to the parents who gave up a deserved bank holiday lie in to travel at such an early time. Mile Buiochas.


The Senior girls played Kinsale in Kinsale on Easter Monday at 3.00 p.m.  Conditions were excellent and the game started at a cracking pace.  Both teams fought hard and it was level pegging with just a few minutes to go before Kinsale popped over the winning point.  Full Time Score Bride Rovers 5-9 Kinsale 4-13.  Our next senior league game is on Sunday the 12th of May, 2019 at 7.00 p.m. against Fermoy.


U21 County Championship final is scheduled for Sunday the 28th of April, 2019.

Training continues for U8 Camogie & Football on Monday nights in large astro.

Bride Rovers Ladies First Friday collection of old clothes, bags and shoes on Friday the 3rd of May, 2019 7.30 p.m. to 8.00 p.m. at Rathcormac Community Centre (garage to rear).  No duvets or pillows please.

Please ensure your child is registered asap. If not registered they are not eligible to train or play matches. REGISTRATION FORMS AVAILABLE FROM all trainers.

Bride Rovers Ladies Football & Camogie Club proudly sponsored by Spar Rathcormac and Barry’s Bar Rathcormac.
Follow us on Facebook & Twitter @RoversGAA

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Midleton Ladies Football News 17/19

Midleton Ladies Football Club were delighted to welcome Waterford Inter County Hurler Austin Gleeson to Midleton Gaa Club on Friday. The Club recently won a set of playing Jerseys from Balon Sports which were kindly sponsored by Murphy’s Gloves and Sliotars. Austin very kindly took time out from his busy training schedule to travel up from Waterford to present our U14 team with the fantastic gear. We would like to express our sincere gratitude to him and wish him all the best in this year’s Championship with his Club Mount Sion and Wateford.

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Our Fé 12’s were out on Thursday evening for a practice game away to Ballyphehane LGFA. It was a lovely bright evening for a game of football. The girls played well. And took full advantage of this practice game to hone their skills. They came away with a win on the night. The team on the night were: Roisín McManus, Cáit O’ Leary Hayes, Ciara Murphy, Lily Kelly, Caoilinn Fraser, Hannah O Brien, Rebecca Ryan, Leah Costigan, Ciara McGrath, Emma Keeshan, Emma Fitzgerald, Sadhbh Cronin, Sheila O’ Leary Hayes, Nora O’ Leary Hayes.


In the U16 B East Cork League our girls travelled to Shanagarry on Saturday morning last. In a terrific game of football in sun drenched Shanagarry, Midleton came out on top on a score line of 4:15 to 2:4. To put it simply a fantastic game of ball from two very committed teams. The score not doing justice to the gallant efforts of the St Coleman’s girls. Unfortunately for the St Coleman’s girls, they came up against one of the best performances that this bunch of girls have produced this year.

The game started with us winning the ball from the throw in and stormed into a 1:2 lead. We camped in St Coleman’s side of the pitch for the first 10 minutes. It took a while for St Colemans to get into the game, but when they did, they stormed into the game, and owned the middle 10 minutes, scoring 1:2, and from then it was relentless stuff from one end of the field to another. Great pace from both sets of girls. However 5 minutes before half time Midleton with good passing movement stormed into a half time lead of 3:8 to 1:2.

The second half was a carbon copy of the first with St Colemans commanding the middle 10mins and Midleton the first and last 10 min periods.

 Final Score Midleton 4:15 St Colemans 2:4

Great credit to both teams who fought for every ball and served up a great entertaining game for the large crowd that came out to support the girls. Well done to the Midleton girls on a deserved win.

Panel: Leah Hogan,Megan Kelly, Jodie Keegan O’Connell (0-3), Caoimhe Cronin, Emma O’Sullivan, Ella Quirke (3-1) & Grace O’Leary, Jill Connaughton. Saoirse Ni Theangana, Aisling McCarthy (0-1), Aoife Fitzgerald, Grainne Finn (0-1) Rachel Quirke (0-7) Denise Collins & Mischa Daly Harkin (1-2)

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We wish all the U14 girls the very best in the County Feile on Bank Holiday Monday in Mallow GAA complex. 

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Good Weekend for Cork Ladies’ Football

Last weekend was the warmest of the year so far and it was also a great weekend for Cork Ladies’ Football as both the U 16 Ladies and the Senior Ladies progressed to their respective finals in splendid form.

U 16 Munster Semi Final

On Saturday last the U 16 team travelled to New Inn to take on Tipperary on their home turf in the semi final of the Munster Championship. The teams had played each other earlier in the competition with Cork just edging out Tipp in the dying minutes on that occasion.

The game on Saturday was played at a frantic pace with the Tipperary ladies the stronger in the opening quarter but Cork settled and thanks to some well taken scores including two goals were just in front going into injury time in the first half when Tipp struck for a goal to leave them leading at the interval 2 08 to2 06.

Cork re-jigged their team and a fortuitous point early in the half set them on their way. Mid Field took control and distributed the ball well to a very energetic and hard working forward line that punished the opposition repeatedly. Tipp however did not give up scoring some lovely scores from long range but it was two more goals from Cork that finally sealed it with the Lee side ladies winning on a score line 4 12 to 2 12 This was a very good team performance by Cork who appear to have a lot of talent on their bench and are improving with every outing.

East Cork were very well represented with Caragh Byrne (Glanmire) in goals and Sally McAllister (Aghada), Dara Kinery (Lisgoold) solid in the full back line and Aimee Corcoran (Erins Own) controlling the centre back position Rachel Leahy (Aghada) was outstanding at half forward with Olivia McAllen (Glanmire) playing a captains part at centre forward, Leah Hallihan (Bride Rovers) was an extremely effective corner forward and very well ably to score. Ciara Walsh (Carrigtwohill) was introduced just before the break and she was a live wire turning up just about any where scoring a great goal and making several other scores. Ciara O’ Riordan (Rockbán), Aishling McAllen & Orlaith Roche (Glanmire) & Clodagh O’Brien (Fermoy) are also on the Cork panel. We now look forward to another meeting with Kerry in two weeks in the Munster final

Senior Lidl National League Semi Final

The Cork senior ladies faced All Ireland Champions Dublin in Nolan Park on Sunday in the Lidl national league semi final and what a tremendous game it turned out to be. Excitement all the way and end to end football, both sides started brightly and were honours even at the break with Dublin 2 03 to Corks 1-06 Corks goal being scored by Melissa Duggan. The second period was much the same with some fantastic football from both sides but one felt that the Cork ladies wanted it more and chased everything all over the field. However it was all square at full time and the small but enthusiastic crowd was treated to two super periods of extra time with the Lee side ladies taking the day by a single point 1 18 to 2 14 Orla Finn ended with a total of 13 points a great days work but again this was a fantastic outing and hopefully Cork can build on this performance over the Summer they now play Galway in the National League final again in two weeks

Cork Féile

The play offs of the Cork Féile took place over the weekend and it was Eire Óg who won out again defeating Clonakilty in the final.

Well done to both East Corks representatives Midleton and Glanmire who put in some great performances with Midleton reaching the semi Final stage.

Posted in East Cork Board News

Bride Rovers Ladies Football News 16/19


Great win for Cork Minor Ladies football having defeated Tipperary 2-8 to 2-6 on Sunday the 14th of April, 2019.  Well done to Bride Rovers Ladies Sarah, Katie, Aine and Sally. Fab girls.


Congratulations to the Cork U14 girls who beat Kerry in the Munster Final last Saturday the 13th of April, 2019.  Well done Ciara, Lily, Abbie and Ava.


U21 County Championship final is scheduled for Sunday the 28th of April, 2019.


Our U16’s played Cloyne at home on Friday night.  We started very well with the backs well in control and Sarah Morrison winning every ball in midfield and our forwards were putting over some fine scores. However a slight lap in concentration allowed Cloyne to score two goals just before half time and we were 3 points down. The second half was end to end with both forwards scoring freely. Into the last two minutes of the game and we were one point down and Megan was through on goals and fouled twice with no free resulting in her efforts. This was a very disappointing decision that would have allowed us to draw the game which would have been the fairest result. Final score Cloyne 2-10 Bride Rovers 2-9. Team Cliona, Alice, Naoise, Ava B, Niamh, Caoimhe K, Alanna, Shauna 0-5, Sarah M, Abbey, Ava H 0.1 , Caoimhe B, Kate, Ciara 1-0, Megan 1-1, Sarah Birmingham, Sarah Buckley. A special thanks to the U14’s Ava, and the two Sarah B’s for helping us out on a day we were missing a few.

On Sunday we met RockBan in Rathcormac in terrible conditions. Points were exchanged between both teams in a very close game. The girls were working very hard right throughout and did very well to hold possession with a wet ball. Half Time Bride Rovers 1-4, Rockban 0.4.

With a wind at our back and a few positional changes we began very well and got 1-1 straight after half time. Then Rockban hit a purple patch and were camped in our back line for about 15 minutes, however with a never say die attitude our backs remained resolute and only conceded 1-2.  Winning two of our next kick outs resulted in two goals of a similar nature, with the ball being worked right up to the full forward line resulting in two fabulous goals. From here we won most of the following kick outs and managed to put some distance on the score board.

Team Cliona, Alice, Alanna, Naoise, Niamh, Ava H, Caoimhe K, Shauna 1-3, Sarah M, Abbey 0-1 , Leah H 2-4 Caoimhe B 2-1, Ciara 0-1, Megan 0-1, Molly. This was a great result, well done girls. Our final game is against Mayfield next Saturday (away) @ 4 pm.

The girls kicked off their season this weekend with a friendly against local rivals Fermoy and even though it was a friendly both teams were giving 100%.Due to the large number of players from both teams and the chilling bitter wind, it was decided to run 2 matches side by side and boy did Bride Rovers deliver.From the early stages in both matches, Bride Rovers had the upper hand and kicked the ball over the bar at numerous stages to settle the nerves.  From there Bride Rovers took control of both games and even though Fermoy converted a few points themselves it wasn’t enough to sink a hungry determined Bride Rovers team who came away with comfortable wins.We would like to thank all the parents who stood out in the cold and gave their support for both teams, it was really apricated. The first league game is scheduled for the 22nd April away to Agahda and we hope to continue with the same spirit along there.

Training continues for U8 Camogie & Football on Monday nights in large astro.

Bride Rovers Ladies First Friday collection of old clothes, bags and shoes on Friday the 3rd of May, 2019 7.30 p.m. to 8.00 p.m. at Rathcormac Community Centre (garage to rear).  No duvets or pillows please.

Please ensure your child is registered asap. If not registered they are not eligible to train or play matches.

Bride Rovers Ladies Football & Camogie Club proudly sponsored by Spar Rathcormac and Barry’s Bar Rathcormac.
Follow us on Facebook & Twitter @RoversGAA

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This year there will be a Munster U21 Inter county tournament run over four weeks 31st May, 7th June, 14th June, 21st June. It is hoped to train once a week and play some challenge games before the competition commences. The following rules apply

  1. The competition applies to players aged between 19 and 21
  2. Players cannot be a member of a current senior inter county panel

If interested please attend this Friday 19th April at 6.30pm in the Castle Grounds Macroom.

Please forward details of interested players to Anne O’Grady by TEXT to 0876310320 or by EMAIL to

Posted in East Cork Board News

ECB U14 & U16 league cut off dates extended to April 30th. U14 S/F (May 5th) remain unchanged.

The under 14 and the under 16 East  Cork LGFA Leagues cut off date has been extended until Tuesday 30th of April due to the bad weather that has occurred in the last few days.

  • Please Note U14 League:
  • The semifinal and Final dates for the under 14 league remain unchanged:
    • S/F: 5th of May.
    • F: 19th of May.

Posted in East Cork Board News

East Cork LGFA Under 13 Development Program:April 27th 2019

East Cork Under 13 Development Program for LGFA registered players born in 2006 and 2007 commences on

Date :  Saturday April 27th

Venue:  Killeagh GAA .

Start Time :  Registration opens at 9am

Finish time:  11am

Players to bring :

  • Gumshield
  • Bottle of water
  • €3 per session
  • A completed registration form
  • Registration form available at:
  • Note:
    • Registration forms will also be available at the venue.
    • NB: Medical details must be completed on the registration form….. State N/A beside “Medical conditions” if not relevant.
  • Development will continue for 6 weeks in total :- April 27th
  • May 4th, May 11th, May 18th, May 25th and June 1st…times and locations TBD
  • An Interdivisional Blitz will take place on June 15th with all players who have attended Development training to date.
  • A panel of no more than 40 players will be selected at this time and these players will compete in a second Interdivisional blitz on June 22nd.
  • These 40 players will also represent the East Cork Division in a Munster blitz in Mallow on August 31st.
  • For any enquiries Contact:
    • Chris Roche @ 086 605 6365
    • Rosa O’Connell @ 086 600 2686
Posted in East Cork Board News

Cork U 14 Girls Regain Munster “A” Crown

Cork U 14 Ladies Football team regained the Munster U 14 ladies Football “A” championship title on Saturday last when they defeated Kerry in the final.

This game was part of a triple header in Mallow which saw Limerick defeat Waterford in the “C” final and Tipperary defeat Clare by the narrowest margins to take the “B” title.

In very cold and windy conditions it was Cork who settled the better with a goal in the opening minutes and although playing with the cross wind could not pull away from the Kingdom in the first period who kept in touch with the aid of three goals turning at the break all square 2 03 to 3 00.

The Cork management introduced fresh subs at half time and early in the second half and this proved to be the difference as conditions were tough. Cork took some lovely scores in the second period and ran out deserving winners on a score line 3 10 to 4 03

East Cork girls on the panel: May Collins (Aghada), Ciara Morrison, Ava Barry, Abbie Hoare & Lily Murray (Bride Rovers), Jayne Devlin (Cobh), Nora Falvey (Cloyne), Lisa Hartnett (Fermoy), Caoimhe Richmond (Glanmire), Tara Hickey & Grace Rooney (Inch Rovers), Alex Cashman & Jane Savage (Youghal).

Management: Peter O Leary (Inch Rovers), Allie Murphy (Bride Rovers) & Louise Phelan (Youghal)

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Intercounty Matches Weekend 13th/14th April

We wish our inter-county teams the best of luck in their upcoming matches

  1. MGLA U14 A Final: The U14 team play Kerry in Mallow, this Saturday, 13th April in the MLGA U14A Championship Final at 3:00pm
  2. MLGFA Minor A Championship R3: The Minor team play Tipperary this Sunday, 14th April in the MLGFA Minor A Championship Round 3 in Éire Óg GAA Grounds, Ovens at 1:30pm
  3. NFL Division 1 semi final: The Senior team play Dublin in the NFL Division 1 semi final on Sunday 21st April in John Lockes Park, Callan, Co. Kilkenny. Time -TBC

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