Sponsorship Presentations & Juniors Win
This week the club were presented with Sponsorship cheques from our club sponsors. As with all clubs, sponsorship plays a vital role in the club finances. We were delighted that SPAR Rathcormac have renewed there sponsorship of the club and so will continue as the Main Sponsor of Bride Rovers Ladies Football & Camogie Club.
We were also delighted to welcome on board Barrys Bar as an additional sponsor to the Senior Ladies Football Team. Barrys Bar is managed by Liam & Sheila Mannix and is a great venue for a party or special occassion. We thank both SPAR Rathcormac & Barrys Bar for their generous sponsorship.
Two Wins from Two for Juniors
Our Junior Ladies welcomed East Cork rivals Erins Own to Pairc Na Bríde on Monday night last for our second game in the Junior C Cork County Championship. After a great win in the previous round v Banteer hopes were high we could continue this winning streak but we knew we had to play to our best to beat Erins Own.
Meg Kelleher was first to register a score for the Rovers in the fifth minute and by the tenth minute points from Colette Hogan and Emma Barry had extended our lead to three. Erins Own struck for a goal to level the score before Colette Hogan got her second point of the evening to restore the Rovers lead. The Rovers girls were playing great football and a move involving Siobhan O’Sullivan, Jessica O’Riordan resulted in Emma Barry winning a penalty which team captain Katie Kelleher duly converted. The Rovers were leading by 1-04 to 1-00 at half time.
On the resumption Erins Own attacked vigourously and were duly awarded for their efforts with a goal and three points without a reply from the Rovers, this meant that Erins Own were now in front by two pints with ten minutes left on the clock. Similiar to the previous game against Banteer the Rovers never gave up and staged a great comeback, first Mel Dorgan palmed the ball to the net and then Meg Kelleher scored a great point to but the Rovers two in front. In those final few frantic moments as Erins Own sought to get that winning goal our defence stood firm and eventually won on a scoreline
Scores obviously win matches but our defence performed heroics in this game to secure the win. Our stand in goalie for the game was Emily Larkin and she played magnificently pulling off some great saves. In front of Emily, experience was the key with Arlene O’Callaghan at Full Back & Emma O’Keeffe at centre back marshalling the defence superbly. They were flanked by the young ones ! Talitha O’Neill & Aine Cashman played out of their skins in the corners & Aislinn O’Connor & the speedy Anna Greaney doing a great job on the wings. In midfield Siobhan O’Sullivan & Jess O’Riordan provided plenty supporting to both defence & attack.
Team: E.Larkin, T.O’Neill, A.O’Callaghan, A.Cashman, A.O’Connor, E.O’Keeffe, A.Greaney, J.O’Riordan, S.O’Sullivan, , K.Kelleher, C.Hogan, E.Barry, I.Dorgan, L.Pratt, M.Hazelwood, C.Ahern.
Next game for the juniors is against Passage away on Monday 31st July. If we can win this game we will probably qualify for the semi-final.
Rathcormac 4 Mile Road Race
The Bride Rovers Ladies & Max Runners in conjunction with St Nicholas A.C. will host a 4 Mile Road Race in Rathcormac on Friday 25th August at 7.30pm. The event is being sponsored by Jump Juice Bars, as well as SIKA, Tolkheim, TVM, Shelly Mac Max Fitness & Fermoy Print.
The course is a new route and is flat and fast. Entry is €10. The event is AAI approved and will be chip timed. Registratiion will take place from 6pm in Rathcormac Community Hall and there will be refreshments served afterwards.
We would advise if you wish to avoid a queue when registering to pre register, you don’t have to hand over money until you collect your number on the night.
Please send your Last name, First Name, Age on date of race and club to firstname.lastname@example.org or send message on the Facebook page @rathcormac4mileroadrace
Our summer camp is in full swing with over 100 girls taking part. This is a record number for the club. Thanks to Valerie Culloty for taking care of the registration. Special thanks too to Jennifer Cahill & Trish O’Sullivan who are co-ordinating activities at the camp for the week and also thanks to all the coaches helping out.
Cork U16 in All-Ireland Final
As you read this we will know the fate of the Cork u16 girls who will have played Galway in the All-Ireland Final on Wednesday night in Nenagh. We wish Katie Quirke, Sarah Murphy, Aine Keating & Sally McCarthy all the best.
Best Wishes Brian & Eoin
The club extends best wishes to Brian & Eoin Roche in their U17 championship game v Galway on Thursday 27th at 7.30pm in Thurles.
SPAR Rathcormac & Barrys Bar, Sponsors of Bride Rovers Ladies Football & Camogie Club.
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