Minor Ladies finish their season in style!

Our minor ladies football team finished up their 2018 season with an impressive victory against Fermoy last Friday night under lights on an immaculate Kildorrery pitch. This was a special night for our two Kildorrery imports, Aine Keating and Sally Mc Carthy and their families and friends. Both girls played immense parts in this victory.

We were very slow to start and allowed Fermoy to race into an early lead but once we realised we were in a game, we began to play with confidence and quickly overtook Fermoy to go into the lead and didn`t relinquish it for the remainder of the game. A slight positional adjustment in our defence had an immediate impact on our performance and we began to play with more confidence and cohesion.  It quickly became obvious that this bunch of girls were not going to allow this game to slip away as happened in the County game against Kinsale.

Our backs got on top of the Fermoy forwards and that allowed our midfield and forwards to create a lot of chances up front. Some clinical finishing in front of goal and immaculate free taking from Katie Quirke ensured that we went in a half time with a healthy lead.

We started the second half as we finished the first half and quickly put more scores on the board. However, we seemed to drift out of the game for a large period in the middle of the half but great defending from our backs allowed Katie to break away and score a great goal that broke Fermoy hearts. Scores from Fiona Barry, Shauna Hayes and Sally Mc Carthy ( on her home pitch !! )  ensured that we ran out comfortable winners on a scoreline of 3-12 to 1-09. You could see that our girls were not going to lose this game to Fermoy and this was evident in the display of free taking and goal scoring from Katie Quirke where she finished the game with a personal tally of 3-08. She put the finishing touch to many of the scoring opportunities created by her team mates.

Thiswas a super team performance from the start and every one of our substitutes onthe night and throughout the whole year played a big part in this victory. Itproves that you need a panel of 20+ players to be competitive for a wholeseason. Here`s hoping that the girls put in a huge effort next season and maybewe will be writing about a county title in 2019! Finally, a big thank you toJames Aherne, Martin O Sullivan and Joe Barry for the wonderful work done withthis group in 2018. The girls would like to wish Joe well in his recovery andhope to see him back soon.

U13 Girls Football
Bride Rovers  7 -7 Youghal 5-5.Our U13 girls met Youghal in the U13 East Cork Final on Saturday last in Youghal.  We had a great start with Ciara Morrisson  and Abbie O’Connell getting 4 goals between them.   Youghal came back at us and lead by 4 4 to 4 1 at half time. The girls started the second half with great passion as they have done all year and scored 3 goals and 6 points in the second half. All 23 girls put in a fantastic effort and were deserved winners in the end. Scorers : Ciara Morrisson 4 -1, Abbie O Connell 3 -0, Lily Murray o-3, Mollie O Connell 0-1, Clodagh O Flaherty 0-1, Ruby Broderick 0-1. Congratulations to Abbie Hoare,  Ava Barry,  Ciara Morrisson, and Lily Murray who have made the Cork U14 Football panel. This is a great achievement for the club. 

U14 Camogie 
Bride Rovers 1-4 Nemo Rangers 0-1Our U14 Camogie met Nemo in the County league semi final on Sunday  With a strong breeze and tough competition the girls put in a great effort to win this match. We are now meeting Brian Dillons in the Final on 1st December, 2018.


Next Clothes, Bags, Shoes Collection Friday 7th of December, 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. NO DUVETS PLEASE
Bride Rovers Ladies Football & Camogie Club proudly sponsored by Spar Rathcormac and Barry’s Bar Rathcormac.
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