Our highly anticipated 4 Mile Road Race gets underway this Thursday 23rd August. Athletes from clubs across Cork have been invited to test their fitness levels at the second annual Jump Juice Bars Rathcormac 4-Mile Road Race on Thursday, August 23. This is a huge fundraiser for our local clubs and all support is appreciated.

Last year’s inaugural race proved to be a huge successful, with the event being voted Cork’s best 4-mile Road Race in 2017.

Organised by the Bride Rovers Ladies Football and Camogie Club and Max Runners, in conjunction with the Castlelyons based St Nicholas Athletic Club, the race will get underway at 7.30pm.

It will follow a route from the Terramount Road to the Castlelyons Pitch and Putt Club before returning to the starting point near the Shanowen housing estate.

The course offers runners a fabulous flat course to guarantee good race times, with slight pulls and gradients to offer up a good challenge and will attract a lot of interest from runners all over the county.

As with last year, the race has been approved by Athletics Ireland and has received a permit and will be chip timed.

The race is open to runners over the age of 16 and will be split into different categories including junior, different age groups and a wheelchair category.

There will be prizes for the first three men and first three women across the finish line as well as category and spot prizes.

Refreshments will also be provided in the event HQ at Rathcormac Community Hall after the race. The entry fee will be €10, with runners able to register up until 7.15pm on the evening of the race.

Participants can also pre-register by August 21 by sending their name, club, date of birth age, gender and mobile phone number to emailingrathcormac4mile@gmail.com.

Proceeds from the event will go to Bride Rovers Ladies GAA Club and Bridevale Athletic Club.  For more information visit the dedicated Facebook page. All support is greatly appreciated and we look forward to seeing you all on the night!

Cork 0-13 Down 0-09 ,
Cork got off to a very good start going 3 points ahead by the 10th minute but slowly Galway came back and led at half time on a scoreline of 0-4 to 0-3.
Early in the second Galway scores 2 points and were looking very strong but the introduction of Clíona Healy turned this game for cork as she scored three classy points from play.
Cork now dictated the game and went into a 4 point lead which they held until the final whistle. It was a very good, exciting game played by two very competitive teams but the more balanced Cork team deserved this victory played on an excellent pitch surface in MacDonagh Park, Nenagh.
Team Amy Lee, Leah Weste, Sarah Harrington (C), Niamh Ni Caoimh,
Kate McCarthy, Jennifer Barry, Lauren Callinan, Siobhan Hutchinson, Sarah Buckley, Laura Hayes, Finola Neville, Saoirse McCarthy, Carolyn Sugrue, Maeve McCarthy, Cariona Collins. Subs: Katlyn Hickey for Kate McCarthy, Cliona Healy for Catriona Collins, Moira Barrett for Saoirse McCarthy, Rachel O Callaghan for Maeve McCarthy. Referee Gavin Donegan (Dublin). Cork are into the All Ireland Final on the 9th of September in Croke Park and Down will be tough opponents having defeated Tipperary in the other semi final.
Bride Rovers 1-15 Ballincollig 1-13
On Monday the 20th of August, Bride Rovers played Ballincollig in a very competitive game of camogie. The sliotar was being moved very quickly by two evenly matched teams. Both teams got some delightful scores. The score at half time was Bride Rovers 0-09 Ballincollig 1-04 ,
The second half was equally as good as both teams continued to play some great camogie with the sliotar being moved at great pace leading to some very good passing movements and a number of well taken scores by both teams. In a pulsating finish, the Rovers held on to win by two points over a very good Ballincollig team. Both teams used all players who were present on the night and every player played really well. The rovers were up against a very good team but you must always measure yourself against a stronger team but I think this Rovers group really stood up to the challenge and moved to a level they were comfortable with. Well done to everyone and keep it going. Team R O’Flynn, J Cahill, E Larkin, C Hazelwood, E Collins, C O’Flynn, T O’Sullivan, M Hazelwood, A Keating,  S McCarthy , S O’Sullivan, AO’Connor, J Barry , K O’Connor, G Kearney. Subs:, J McCarthy for R O’
Flynn, E Roche for J Cahill , E Barry for C Hazelwood, S Murphy for A Keating, J Cahill for M Hazelwood. Referee John O’Connell (Watergrasshill).
Best of luck to Shauna Hayes & Nodhlaig Mc Carty who represent Cork in the U16 All Ireland Camogie Final vs. Galway this coming Sunday in MacDonagh Park, Nenagh.

Our U16 girls prior to East Cork Final against Na Piarsaigh.

 The game finished in a draw after a tough battle in very windy conditions, to be replayed at later date.
The girls are now preparing for a County Quarter Final next week against Bishopstown.

Our U8 girls played their second match of the week taking on Inch Rovers last Wednesday night in Scannells. As we had 20 players we had 2 teams togged out on the night. Our U7s competed very tigerishly over three 10 minute periods while our U8s probably shaded their game. A great display from all 20 girls who are improving each passing week.Well done to all involved.
Our U8 girls along with our U6 & uU0 teams hosted their first ever camogie blitz in the main pitch last Saturday afternoon. Our U8s had 21 girls togged out so numbers and spirits were very high! We played 7 a side games against our neighbours from St. Catherine’s and Castlelyons. While both of these clubs are well down the road with their camogie infrastructure it was only our girls second ever blitz. While we were “shy” at the start we certainly grew into the competition and certainly held our own. Special thanks to St. Catherine’s and Castlelyons for coming, to our parents and friends who cheered on from the sidelines and to those who contributed to the catering.
Football training continues on Saturday mornings at 9 with camogie on Monday’s at 6:30.

We travelled to play Castlelyons on the 12th of August in the U12 Camogie League. We were defeated but were very competitive. Great performance from a young Bride Rovers team made up of U12 and U10 players against a strong Castlelyons outfit. Very proud of all the girls who played very well on the night.
Next Clothes, Bags, Shoes Collection Friday 7th September 2018 at Rathcormac Community Centre 7.30 pm to 8.00 p.m. (garage to rear).  This is a massive fundraiser for the club so bring on your old clothes, shoes, bags. “IF IN DOUBT CHUCK IT OUT”.
Registration Forms available from all trainers – please ensure your child is registered.  If your’re not registered you are not covered to train or play.
Bride Rovers Ladies Football & Camogie Club proudly sponsored by Spar Rathcormac and Barry’s Bar Rathcormac.
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