Our Junior Camogie panel kicked off their league campaign against Buttevant at home on Friday 8th April. The teams traded scores for the first quarter before Rovers pulled away to widen the margins with a goal from Ruby Broderick followed closely by a goal from Chloe O’Flynn. At half time the score was 2-05 to 0-04. The visitors came out stronger in the second half and notched up two goals and three points to our three points. Well done to Rovers on coming out on top of this tough battle on a final tally of 2-08 to 2-07.
Chloe O’Flynn (1-03), Ruby Broderick (1-00), Abbie Hoare (0-03), Siobhan O’Sullivan and Emma Barry (0-01 each).
On Tuesday 12th April, the team played their second league match, this time at home to Midleton. Again, this was a closely fought match with the away side leading by two points at the half time whistle. Despite scoring some fine points in the second half and working really hard across all positions, Midleton ran out eventual winners on a scoreline of 0-10 to ro 0-09.
Chloe O’Flynn (0-04), Grace Kearney (0-02), Abbie Hoare and Shauna Hayes (0-01 each)
Our Junior Footballers kicked off their league campaign away to Nemo last Thursday. Bride Rovers got off to a great start with an early goal from Maeve Leamy and points from Shauna, Nikki and Caoimhe Barry without reply. However, Nemo found their range and by half time had narrowed the gap at half time 1 04 to 0 05. An early goal in the second half from Emma Barry gave the team a boost and points from Alanna and Shauna and a goal from Rebecca Walsh sealed their victory, final score Bride Rovers 3 06 Nemo 0 07.
Maeve Leamy, Emma Barry, Rebecca Walsh 1-00 each, Shauna Hayes 0-03, Caoimhe Barry, Nikki Parle and Alanna Broderick 0-01 each.
U15 Football Feile
On Easter Monday, the Bride Rovers U15 girls travelled to Aghada to take part in the East Cork B Football Feile. This team have given some great days out before and this day also didn’t disappoint. Our first game was against Youghal who always give us a great battle but again Bride Rovers came out on top 2.3 to 1.0 Next up were our near neighbours Watergrasshill; this was a ding dong battle all the way and we had to use the full depth of our bench to get the win of 4.2 to 3.1
With the two wins in the round robin play-offs, we were pitted against the host Aghada in the semi final. Again, the girls played some fantastic football moving the ball from defence into attack at great speed and posted some great scores. Aghada were very resilient and made our girls work for every ball but in the end we ran out winners 3.6 to 1.1
On to the final we went with the team’s confidence very high, it was to be against our old rivals Youghal who had beaten Cobh in the other semi final. This game again proved to be a great battle but this bunch of girls never know when to lie down. It was nip and tuck for the first half with Rovers leading by 1.4 to 1.2 at the half time whistle. Straight from the off the girls took the game to Youghal and with some solid defending and brilliant passing from the back our forwards were finding their range. At the final whistle we ran out winners on a scoreline of 2.12 to 2.2
This was a great achievement for this bunch of girls and now it’s on to the County Feile on the May Bank Holiday Monday.