Senior Ladies defeat Fermoy

On Sunday evening last at windswept Paire Na Bríde, a display of pure guts and determination saw our Senior Ladies defeat Fermoy in the Cork County Senior Football Championship on a scoreline of 2-12 to 1-11.

This game had all the ingredients of a Championship game, two local rivals, two fully committed teams, a great crowd and a tense and exciting game where the winners were not known til the final few nail-biting minutes.

Bride Rovers played with the wind in the first half but it was Fermoy who were first to score, a Grace Culloty pointed free followed by a point from play had the Rovers in front. A point from Abbie Scannell had the teams level again. Sinead Walsh restored the Rovers lead with a pointed free and minutes later Grace Kearney hammered the ball to the Fermoy net. A brace of points from Aisling Hutchings reduced the deficit before Grace Kearney added another point.
Another point from Sinead Walsh had the Rovers ahead but a goal from Fermoy reduced the deficit to a single point. Rovers opened up a three point lead again but by half time only the minimum was between the sides, Bride Rovers 1-08 Fermoy 1-07.

After playing with a strong wind, a one point lead did not seem to be enough. Fermoy equalised at the start of the second half but Rovers were soon in front again. It was tit-for-tat as both teams swapped points and the lead as well. With the scores level at 1-11 a piece entering the final few minutes.

And in those final minutes, our captain Grace Kearney surged through the Fermoy defence and won a free, up stood 15 year old Katie Quirke, making her debut in senior championship, and cooly slotted the ball over the bar to put the Rovers in front by a point entering time added on. From the resultant Fermoy kickout, the ever impressive Grace Culloty snatched onto the ball and headed straight for the Fermoy goal and with confidence buried the ball to the Fermoy net to complete the scoring and a fine victory for the Rovers girls.

It was real backs to the wall stuff in the second half, our defensive sextet of Evelyn, Arlene, Emma, Michelle, Laura & Niamh were outstanding in the second half, ably assisted by Colette Hogan who was playing as a sweeper. In midfield Jennifer Barry & Eleanor Ahern carried the ball well into attack, Jennifer herself scoring two fine points in the second half. Mary Hazelwood & Grace kearney worked tirelessly in winning ball and feeding the inside forwards. The inside trio of Grace Culloty, Katie Quirke & Sinead Walsh done everything from winning ball, winning frees and scoring those crucial points and goals to help us to a 4 point win.

Team: Catriona Vaughan, Evelyn Collins, Arlene O’Callaghan, Emma O’Keeffe, Eleanor Ahern, Laura Quirke, Niamh Barry, Trish O’Sullivan, Jennifer Barry, Mary Hazelwood, Grace Kearney, Colette Hogan, Grace Culloty, Katie Quirke, Sinead Walsh. Sub used Michelle Hartnett. Other members of the panel were Eimear Knightly, Sarah Murphy, Katie Connor, Aoife O’Riordan, Emma Barry, Andrea Quinn, Laura Pratt.

U12 Camogie Team in Croke Park

Our U12 Camogie team travelled to Croke Park on Monday to playing in a blitz on the most famous GAA Stadium in the world.
The girls got to play games against Causeway (Kerry), Letterkenny (Donegal) and Dungannon (Tyrone). A great day out was had by all the players and hopefully we will see them play there again in the future with Cork.

Back L-R: Caoimhe Barry, Michelle Geaney, Abbie Keating, Naoise McCarthy, Abbie Hoare, Leah Hallihan, Kate Larkin
Front L-R: Rachel Walsh, Aoife McCarthy, Ruby Hicks, Abbie O’Connell, Ava Barry, Nikita Parle & Una Nagle

Cork Camogie v Wexford
Best Wishes to Jen barry & the Cork Senior Camogie team as they take on Wexford in the All-Ireland semi-final on Saturday at 2pm in Thurles.

Coaching Course
Bride Rovers ladies Football club will hold a coaching course on Friday 19th august in the GAA Pitch from 7pm til 9.30pm with Nora Aherne. This course should be of interest to both coaches and parents and will give people the confidence to get involved in coaching. Everyone is welcome. To reserve a place please contact club secretary Meeks Carr 087 9283587 or email

Cork Ladies Football Summer Camp
Cork Ladies Football Summer Development Camp will take place from 15th to 18th August in Fermoy.
Coaching will be by Cork Senior & Minor Players.
The Camp will run for 4 days from 10am to 2pm and is For registered players from U8 to U16.
Cost €30 for 1, €50 for 2 & €70 for 3.
Each player will get a Supervalu Cork Jersey at end of camp.
To register, go to Fermoy GAA grounds on Monday morning at 10am.

Church Gate Collection

Our annual church gate collection will take place in Rathcormac & Bartlemy on the weekend of the 13th & 14th August.

Next Clothes Collection on Friday the 2nd of September, 2016 7.30 p.m. to 8.00 p.m. at Rathcormac Community Centre (garage to rear).

Bride Rovers Ladies Football and Camogie Club sponsored by Spar Rathcormac

Follow us on Facebook and Twitter @RoversGAA

Bride Rovers U12 Camogie Team who played in  Croke Park.
Bride Rovers U12 Camogie Team who played in Croke Park.
Bride Rovers Senior Team
Bride Rovers Senior Team