U14 LADIES FOOTBALL
On a very warm evening last Sunday night in Dungourney our u14 ladies footballers were crowned East Cork B Champions, taking on a very strong Youghal outfit who had already beaten us in the league this year. Our preparations for the Final were hampered by injuries and sickness within the team, knowing that we would have to be at our best to beat a fancied Youghal side, our Medical team pulled out all the stops and everybody was declared fit for the Final. From the throw in Youghal were first to attack and immediately put us under a lot of pressure , but smart defending from our backs and midfielders, kept the Youghal forwards at bay. We began to settle into the game and started playing a very attractive brand of football, but unfortunately we could not turn this into scores. As the short whistle blew for half time Bride Rovers lead by 5 points to 4 points. At the interval there was nothing the management could say, everything they had asked to do , the players were doing. Instead of coaches doing the talking at half time, it was the players who stood up and spoke on what they needed to do to win this Final. As the second half started we increased the pressure on Youghal and were rewarded with some fantastic scores from our forwards and midfielders while our backs limited Youghal to only 2 scores in the second half. As the final whistle blew , there was great scenes of joy bringing another cup back to the banks of the Bride. What a fantastic effort by all the 30 players this year.
U12 GIRLS FOOTBALL
Orla Mellerick of Mellericks Pharmacy Fermoy presenting the U12 Bride Rovers Girls with a First Aid Bag for the coming season. Thanks Orla.
SENIOR LADIES FOOTBALL: Senior Ladies continue their winning streak
Our senior ladies football team continued their winning streak with a 4-12 to 2-16 win over St Val`s last Sunday in Rathcormac. This was a great team display following on from last week`s impressive victory over Fermoy. This is our first win over St Val`s in the senior A league, having come close a few times in the past. Our first 10 minutes in this game was probably the best football we have played as a panel in the past 2 years. The teamwork, support play and tenacious tackling of our ladies was a joy to watch. St Val`s have contested 2 of the last 3 senior A county finals so this was a good result for Bride Rovers.
As in the Fermoy game, our more senior players gave assured and confident performances, as would be expected. But a very encouraging feature of both games is the contribution of some of our younger players. Rebecca Walsh, Caoimhe Hazelwood, and Nodhlaig McCarthy gave great performances and this is vital for a club with senior ambitions to have young players coming through the ranks and making the big step up to senior. We have 4 or five other young players chomping at the bit to make their mark with the senior team.
As in the previous week, we allowed St Val`s back into the game in the middle third of the match but we again finished strongly in the final third to clinch the victory. An impressive haul of 3-02 from the evergreen Niamh Barry played a big part in this result. Sarah Murphy also had a great day in goal and made 4 fine saves, including one from a penalty. Another good day at the office for Grace Culloty, Grace Kearney, Jennifer Barry and Katie Quirke laid the foundation for a memorable result. Laura Quirke at full back gave a very assured performance and it was great to see Emma Roche starting the game at half back.
Impressive displays from Aoife O Riordan, Trish O Sullivan, Mary Hazelwood, Eleanor Aherne, and Elaine Culloty when introduced, completed a great team performance. Our last league game is against Aghada, over the June weekend, at home again in Rathcormac.
Scorers on the day; Niamh Barry 3-02, Grace Culloty 1-02, Grace Kearney 0-03, Katie Quirke 0-05
U10 GIRLS FOOTBALL
On Tuesday 7th Bride Rovers hosted a physical Delaneys team. The girls stood firm and didn’t give their opponents an inch on the ball. Weather conditions were not the best but the girls got their heads down and battled to continue their fine start to the season with a 2-7 to 0-0 win.From the throw in, Bride Rovers put pressure on the Delaneys defense which paid off in their favour and they saw some early points on the board. By half time the Rovers had scored a goal and were 1-5 up. The 2nd half started much like the 1st even though lots of substitutes were made showing the strength in depth of the squad.We would like to thank all the parents who stood out in the cold and gave their support for the team, it was really appreciated.
CÚL CAMP 2019 GIRLS
- Girls Cul Camp Monday the 29th of July, 2019 to Friday the 2nd of August, 20191.30 p.m. to 4.30 p.m. at Rathcormac pitch.
- Girls must be 5 years and school going.
- Cost €60.00 First Child€55.00 Second Child€45.00 Third Child
- Forms available from your trainer or Valerie Culloty (086) 3208047
- PLEASE DO NOT BOOK YOUR DAUGHTER ONLINE
- Forms with payment to be returned to your trainer or to Valerie Culloty.
- CUL CAMP FORMS & PAYMENT TO BE HANDED IN BEFORE THE 2nd of June, 2019. Entries will be closed after the 2nd of June, 2019.
U6 GIRLS: Our U6 girls have commenced training on Saturday mornings at 9.15 a.m.
U8 GIRLS: 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 7th of June, 2019 7.30 p.m. to 8.00 p.m. at Rathcormac Community Centre (garage to rear). No duvets or pillows please.
REGISTRATION 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.