Bride Rovers Ladies Football News Week 43/19

Munster club victory for our Senior Ladies Footballers

 Our Senior ladies footballers had a great win over Kerry champions Rathmore last Saturday in Mallow in the Munster Senior B plate quarter final on a scoreline of 5-10 to 1-18. We were slow out of the blocks and Rathmore had the opening scores but once Grace Culloty opened our account we settled well into this game. A point from a free by Katie Quirke was followed by a great goal from Leah Hallihan. Points from Jen Barry and Grace Kearney were followed by a stunning goal from Jen Barry to put us ahead, while two more points from Katie and Grace Kearney had us 2-07 to 0-11 up at the short whistle.

 The first 10 minutes of the second half saw Rathmore put us under huge pressure and we struggled with their ability to take points from distance. Two great tackles by Laura Quirke and a save by Sarah kept us in the game. Again, as in previous games, our fitness stood to us and we finished strongly. Goals from Grace Kearney, Niamh Barry  and a goal and a point from  Katie Quirke had us back in front. A monstrous point from Jen Cahill and a beautiful left leg effort from Mary Hazelwood saw us run out winners by 4 points. This was a physical test for our ladies but they stood up everything that Rathmore threw at them. We now move on to a semi final meeting with Brian Boru`s from Tipperary. At the time of going to print, that game is fixed for next Monday October 28th, time and venue to be confirmed. Please come out and support our senior ladies footballers as they chase a Munster club title. Bride Rovers Abu!!


Briderovers 3 – 3   Barryroe  8-4

We finished our U14 season last Saturday when we played a county camogie quarter final at home to Barryroe.  We started off well scoring the first goal of the game within the first 5 minutes.  Having not played a camogie match since July the girls worked really hard and put in a great effort but Barryroe proved too strong for us over the 60mins. Well done to all.

Bride Rovers Ladies First Friday collection of old clothes, bags and shoes on Friday the 1st of November, 2019 7.30 p.m. to 8.00 p.m. at Rathcormac Community Centre (garage to rear).  No duvets or pillows please.

Bride Rovers Ladies Football & Camogie Club sponsored by Spar Rathcormac & Barrys Bar

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Midleton Ladies Football News Week 42/19

A busy week for our Ladies. First out on Monday night wereour U14 girls who faced Glanmire in the East CorkChampionship Final. We always have tough battles with these girls and that night was no exception. A fantastic display of football saw us win out on a scoreline of Midleton 3-12 Glanmire 2-06. Well done to all the girls. It was unfortunate that the game was fixed for the same night as the Minor Hurlers County final and we really appreciate that Kelly and Jill played our match and raced soon after the game to support their brothers in Pairc Uí Rinn.

Next up on Saturday our Junior Ladies faced the long road to Kilmichael to take on Dohenys in the Cork County Junior B County Final. The mood on the bus journey down was one of excitement with a few nerves. Conditions on the day were a mixture of sunshine and torrential rain with the pitch extremely soft. Bouncing of the ball was not really an option however Midleton settled well. Halftime score saw us leading by 3 points. Dohenys came out in the second half knowing they had to up their performance and that they did. They took their scores well but Midleton kept fighting back. Unfortunately time ran out and we lost out by 1 point. Final score was Midleton 0-08 Dohenys 0-09. Well done to all the girls and the Management team. It’s a great achievement to get to a County Final and with this panel of players we will definitely be back. We retuned back to Midleton and celebrated our East Cork Championship win from last Sunday.

Sunday morning our U16 girls travelled to Mayfield for the semi final of the East Cork Championship. They had a very tough battle but unfortunately this is the end of the road for the girls for this year. 

Finally on Sunday our U12s played Bride Rovers in the East Cork Championship Final. It was a mixed afternoon weather wise with a heavy shower in the opening minutes giving way to sunshine. Bride rovers started well and scored first. They were formidable opponents and we needed to mark tight. Once we equalised we never trailed. Thanks to some great saves by Mia Walsh we kept them at bay and we finished well with a score line of 3-13 2-05. Scorers were Faye Dunlea, Shiela O’ Leary Hayes, Emma Keeshan, Robyn Keating, Ciara Murphy, Lily Kelly and Alyx Cahill. Well done to all the girls who played and to the entire panel who have contributed so much to the team over the season to get us to where we are today. Magpies Abú.

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Bride Rovers Ladies Football News Week 42/19

On Sunday morning Bride Rovers under 10 camogie team welcomed Watergrasshill, Erins Own and Fermoy to Pairc na Bridefor an end of season camogie blitz. 19 young ladies wore the colours with pride and passion, and as ever, the girls got to playin various positions in all the matches, with each of them show casing their  increasing skill and ability in every match. Thanks to our visiting teams for making a great afternoon of camogie, to all our parents for their encouragement, our refereesShauna Hayes and Clodagh Dorgan, and our young ladies, Brid, Brooke, Eadaoin, , Alexandra, Sophie, Kate, Ella, Jasmine,Monica, Caoimhe, Gabrielle, Rebecca, Cara, Holly, Caitlyn, Leah, Isabelle, Jessica, Libby. 

Best of luck to our Senior Ladies in their Munster Championship Quarter Final v Rathmore on Saturday the 19th of of October, 2019 at 5.00 p.m. in Mallow.

Our u12 girls wrapped up their year last Sunday just coming up short in the East Cork final against a very strong and well organised Midelton team. We went in at half time down by 5 points and did our best to reduce the deficet in the 2nd but just couldn’t break down the Midleton defence. This year has been a fantastic year overall for the girls winning the league, having a great run in the county and reaching the East cork final.On behalf of the coaches we would like to thank the girls and their parents and we look forward to next year.

Bride Rovers Ladies Football & Camogie Club AGM
Our AGM will be held on Wednesday the 20th of November, 2019 in Bartlemy Hall at 7.30 p.m.

Bride Rovers Ladies First Friday collection of old clothes, bags and shoes on Friday the 1st of November, 2019 7.30 p.m. to 8.00 p.m. at Rathcormac Community Centre (garage to rear).  No duvets or pillows please.

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Bride Rovers Ladies Football News Week 41/19

U12 Girls Football
Last Sunday was a busy day for our u12 girls with 1st up in the morning our A team travelled to Aghada to play the home team in the East Cork B semi final. On what turned out to be a beautiful day the girls went into this game full of confidence which was evident from the football they played on the day.From the throw in they took control of the game with some resolute defending moving the ball quickly to our forwards who did the damage on the scoreboard to take us in at half-time leading 3.7 to 1.1.Aghada came out in the 2nd half with all guns blazing and really put the pressure on our defence who again stood up to everything that they could throw at us and with our forwards still finding the measure of their opponents we ran out winners in the end by a scoreline of Bride Rovers 5.10 Aghada 3.7 Next up in the final we have Midelton

Bride Rovers Ladies Football & Camogie Club AGM
Our AGM will be held on Wednesday the 20th of November, 2019 in Bartlemy Hall at 7.30 p.m.

Bride Rovers 0-8  Glanmire 5-8After a long year of football we played in the East Cork A Championship Final last Saturday.  We came up against a very good team in Glanmire but unfortunately fell short on the day.  It’s been a very successful year for the girls beating Youghal in the East Cork League Final, loosing out narrowly to Carrigaline in the County Final and getting to another East Cork Championship Final.  Thanks to all the players and parents for their commitment throughout the season.

Bride Rovers Ladies First Friday collection of old clothes, bags and shoes on Friday the 1st of November, 2019 7.30 p.m. to 8.00 p.m. at Rathcormac Community Centre (garage to rear).  No duvets or pillows please.

Bride Rovers Ladies Football & Camogie Club sponsored by Spar Rathcormac & Barrys BarFollow us on Facebook & Twitter @RoversGAA

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Cork U14 Trials for East Cork Players: Please note time change

  • Please note that the U14 Cork team trials timings have changed.
    • Wednesday evenings sessions in Cloughduv will now take place from 6:30pm to 8:00pm. Register at 6:10pm
    • Saturday mornings sessions in The Farm at 9:30am to 11:30am. Register at 9:15am

East Cork: Cork U14 Trials:

  • Sat 12th October: 09:30 The Farm
  • Wed 23rd October: 18:30 Cloughduv

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U15 East Cork Development

The Blitz was the culmination of weeks of training in each of the counties in which the girls honed their football skills under the watchful eyes of experienced coaches.

East Cork was well represented with nearly 40 girls travelling to the North Cork venue to take part. Both East Cork teams the Lions and Cheetahs aquitted themselves very well only loosing one game over the course of the day. Conditions were testing towards the end of the blitz, well done to every girl and we hope you enjoyed the experience.

A special word of thanks to our guest coaches Denis Mullville John Duffy and Noel O’Connor and our small management team deserve great credit for organizing the girls over the six weeks programme. Rosa O’Connell,Nodlaig Barry and David Ring.

Thanks also to the clubs who helped in getting venues for the development sessions Inch Rovers Fermoy and Mayfield.With over 70 players registered and the highest calibre of training sessions it was one of our most successful U15 Development Academies to date.

Dev T-shirt’s were available once again which went down very well with the girls.
Chris Roche

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Bride Rover Ladies Football News Week 40/19

County Champions!!

Our senior ladies overcame red hot favourites Kinsale in the Senior B County final played in horrendous weather conditions last Saturday night in Bishopstown. If we were to believe the social media build up to this match, Bride Rovers had no reason to turn up as Kinsale were a sure thing. The 2018 champions were tipped to win this game handily but nobody told our girls!!

 We played with the gale force wind and driving rain in the first half and had plenty of possession but found scores difficult to come by early on. We missed four good chances  before Grace Kearney opened our account with a good point. This was followed by a goal from Katie Quirke and we settled a bit. Two magnificent points from Grace Culloty were followed by a stunning goal from Leah Hallihan to put us well in control. Our full back line of Laura Quirke, Aislinn O Connor and Chloe Murphy were well in control for most of the first half and the half back line of Eleanor Aherne, Trish O Sullivan and Aoife O Riordan were doing Trojan work in stopping the KInsale attackers in their tracks. With a few minutes to go, the score-line was Rovers 2-02, Kinsale 0-02 and we looked comfortable. A mix up in front of goal allowed KInsale in for a goal and we went in at the short whistle leading by 2-03 to 1-02. Everyone present were wondering if that was a big enough lead given the strong wind we had in our favour in the first half.

Playing against the wind didn`t seem to stop our momentum and with Mary Hazelwood, Michelle Hartnett and Jennifer Barry controlling midfield from the restart, we had two great goal chances but failed to convert either. The tension on the bank was palpable but each time Kinsale scored, we worked the ball up the field with great patience and composure to reply with scores of our own. The half forward line of Jennifer Barry, Katie Quirke and Niamh Barry we working back to support our midfield and half back line whenever necessary while our full forward line of Grace Kearney, Grace Culloty and Leah Hallihan were running rings around the much vaunted Kinsale full back line. I must in particular mention Leah Hallihan who had a storming game and was surely a candidate for player of the match, along with Sarah Murphy in goal. Sarah made 4 top drawer saves to deny Kinsale almost certain goals and each one of these sapped kinsale`s confidence and energy. Disaster struck mid way through the second half when we had a player  yellow-carded. But the amazing statistic of this game is that we scored two great goals, one from Grace Kearney and one from Jennifer Barry, whilst down to 14 players and playing against a gale force wind. A Fifth goal and a point from Grace Culloty along with a point from Katie Quirke completed our scoring.  Two incredible saves from Sarah in the last 5 minutes meant we ran out victors on a scoreline of 5-05 to 1-12. Cue incredible scenes on the pitch and on the bank.

Our four substitutes, Caoimhe Hazelwood, Elaine Culloty, Emma Roche and Jennifer Cahill fitted in seamlessly and continued the work of the players they replaced to keep us in a strong position throughout. It was great to see the game plan that Conor Buckley and the management team of Pat Culloty, Alan Barry and Oliver O Connor have been working on all year come to fruition on the night. We played to a high intensity for the near 70 minutes played on the night and the work rate, fitness and support play evident on the night were a joy to watch. The girls on the bench who didn`t get to play can feel disappointed but they played a huge part in this win. They pushed the starting girls hard throughout the whole season. Credit must also be given to referee Peter O Leary and his team for their handling of this game in extremely difficult conditions.

We now have a Munster campaign to look forward to and at the time of going to print, it looks like we will be playing Rathmore from County Kerry in the first round on October 19th, more than likely in Mallow. Please come along to support this magnificent group of players and management,  and join in this incredible journey. Bride Rovers Abu!!!!!!!!!!


Saturday 28th saw Bride Rovers host the annual U10 ladies football finals.

With 10 teams competing and over 200 young ladies battling for honours it was set to be a jam packed day of football.

First up was the development final between Fermoy and Inch with Inch dominating the game and winning on a score line of 5 -1 to 1-0.

Next up was the same pairing in the A final. We were expecting a great battle here as we ourselves had lost by one point after extra time a week previously to Fermoy and Inch had not lost a game all season. Fermoy brought the shooting boots and enjoyed a 1 -4 to 1 -0 victory.

Next up was Bride Rovers V’S Na Piarsaigh in the hotly anticipated B final. Both teams had large panels in excess of 30 girls but all looked determined and focused. The game started with a goal for Na Piarsaigh after less than a minute. It was an excellently taken opportunity and Na Piarsaigh really looked up for the battle. Our girls responded with the true guts they have shown all year and bagged two goals and a point in quick succession. Na Piarsaigh fought back and managed another goal and point to level the scores at half time. The second half was a rip roaring affair with much football being played in a titanic battle around the midfield. The Rovers side rallied and banged in another goal with 7 minutes remaining and tagged on another point in the dying moments to claim a sweet victory in front of a boisterous and ecstatic crowd.

Chairman Pat Culloty presented the shield to  Captain Bríd Delaney who made a fantastic speech a girl twice her age would be proud of.

Next up was the C Final between Glanmire and Aghada with Aghada surprising the bookies. After a fantastic battle they managed to hold out for a one point victory 2-2 to 1-4.

It was 4.45 when the D final between Rockban and Erins Own threw in. At this stage the showers had turned to full on driving rain with most of the supporters having to view the game from the comfort of their cars. Of all the games on the day this one was by far and away in keeping with the spirit these 9 and 10 year old girls possess. Not at one stage did I hear a player complain of the conditions or try take shelter. Rockban had a mighty first half scoring 4 goals in quick succession.  Erins Own to their credit and with the smallest panel on the day, fought tooth and nail to the final whistle and scored some of the best points I’ve seen all year.  Rockban eventually ran out victors 6 -1 to 0-6.

Huge thanks must go to Maria O Flaherty, Pat Culloty,players,coaches,parents and referees Katie Kelleher and Tina Cooney who were outstanding on the day.

Big thanks to the ECB for providing medals and trophys for all and allowing us to host such a wonderful event.

Go raibh míle maith agaibh go léir.

Well done and thanks to all those who helped out at the annual bag pack fundraiser in Dunnes Stores Blackpool on the 27th of and 28th of September, 2019.  It generated some much needed funds for the club.

Bride Rovers Ladies First Friday collection of old clothes, bags and shoes on Friday the 4th of October, 2019 7.30 p.m. to 8.00 p.m. at Rathcormac Community Centre (garage to rear).  No duvets or pillows please.

Bride Rovers Ladies Football & Camogie Club sponsored by Spar Rathcormac & Barrys BarFollow us on Facebook & Twitter @RoversGAA

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Cork LGFA Under 16 Trials for 2020.

  • Cork LGFA Under 16 Trials for 2020.
    • Trials will be held for players born in 2004 and 2005 over the next coming weeks.
    • Initially the trials will be on a divisional basis with each player getting an opportunity to attend a minimum of 2 trials.

Please send the completed forms back to before Thursday 3rd October.

Player registration will begin prior to each trial:

  • Morning sessions @ 09:20
  • Evening sessions :13:20

Details of times and venues are listed below: East Cork

  • Saturday 5th October in St Colman’s Harty pitch, Fermoy from 2pm to 4pm.
  • Saturday 19th October in St Coleman’s Harty pitch, Fermoy 10am to 12 noon.

Remember please attend 40mins before trial.

Click Link to view Registration Document

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U10 East Cork Finals in Bride Rovers (Rathcormac)

  • U10 East Cork Finals:
    • Date: 28/September
    • Venue: Bride Rovers (Rathcormac)

Finals Throw in and Registration Times

  • 1st Final of the Day is the development final
    • Registration: 11.30
    • Throw in: 12 noon
  • 2nd Final of the Day is the A final
    • 12.30pmThrow in at 1pm
    • Registration: 12:15
    • Throw in: 13:00
  • 3rd Final of the Day is the B final
    • Registration: 13:15
    • Throw in: 14:00
  • 4th Final of the Day is the C final
    • Registration: 14:15
    • Throw in: 15:00
  • 5th Final of the Day is the D final
    • Registration: 15:15
    • Throw in: 16:00
  • Games will be 20 mins aside with a quick turnaround at halftime. 
  • Registration is €15 per team to cover the referee cost
  • Referees cannot ref games where there own club is involved.
  • Warm ups to be done off of the main pitch.
  • Can all teams ensure to be early as games may run ahead of scheduled time.
  • All post match Trophy presentations and photographs will be done off the main pitch to facilitate the next game starting.

We wish everyone a great day of sport and fun

Our thanks to Bride Rovers for making their facilities available to host the U10 finals.

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U10 Non Qualifier Blitz on Saturday the 28th of September.

  • U10 Non Qualifier blitz on Saturday the 28th of September.
  • Registration at 1.30pm with games starting at 2pm.
  • Clubs attending as follows:
    • Erins Own
    • Lisgoold
    • St Nicks
    • Delaneys
  • Wishing all the teams a fun day in sport.

Our thanks Erins Own for making their facilities available.

Posted in East Cork Board News