Bride Rovers GAA
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Bride Rovers GAA is a Gaelic games club located in the small villages of Rathcormac and Bartlemy in east County Cork, Republic of Ireland. The club fields Gaelic football and hurling teams in Cork GAA and Imokilly GAA divisional competitions.
Bride Rovers was formed in 1928 when the two existing clubs in the parish Bartlemy and Rathcormac were amalgamated.
The club disbanded in 1950 following a series of "lean years", and for many years players in the community played for clubs in Bartlemy, for St Bartholomew's, or for other parish clubs. In December 1964, the Bride Rovers Club was reformed. The club went on to great success after being re formed winning the East Cork Junior B Championship in 1966. Seanie Barry won an All Ireland Senior and U21 medal with Cork in 1966.and the club then went on to win Two Junior A Titles in 1968 and 1969 and being one of the top clubs in the division throughout the 70s and played Erins own in what is regarded by many as the greatest East Cork Final in 1973, ending in a draw and being beaten in the replay. The club purchased its own ground in 1977 and opened Pairc na Bríde in June 1985 The club had lean times in the 80s but the 1990s saw a great young team emerge winning the East Cork B grade Double in 1993 and many of that team went on to win The County Junior A Title defeating Freemount in 1998. The Club History "Bride Rovers Abu" written by club member John Arnold was published in the spring of 1999. The team brought the club to Intermediate grade and in 2003 they won the County intermediate title defeating Inniscarra in the Final.This team went on to claim the Munster intermediate Title defeating Kilruane McDonaghs of Tipperary in the final.Senior Status was achieved for the club and five years later 2008 the team contested the Senior Hurling Championship Final v Sarsfields going down by the narrowest of margins in another epic encounter. The club also won 2 East Cork Junior A Football Championships in 2004 and 2007. Brian Murphy won All Ireland Senior Medals with Cork in 2004 and 2005.In 2004 Brendan Walsh captained Cork to Munster and All Ireland Intermediate Hurling titles and Barry Johnson was also on Cork panel.Gerard Lane became the first club man to be elected to the County Board at Convention in December 2008 as PRO he subsequently was elected, Vice Chair and the Chairman in December 2014.
- Cork County Senior Hurling Championship Finalists 2008
- Cork Intermediate Hurling Champions - 2003
- Munster Intermediate Club Hurling Champions 2003
- Cork Junior Hurling Championship]] 1998,*
- Munster Junior Hurling Championship 1998
- Cork Minor Hurling Championship 1932
- East Cork Junior Hurling Championship ,1930 1932 1968,1969,1998,
East Cork Junior A football 2004 2007
- Cork GAA site
- Bride Rovers GAA site
- Irish Examiner match report
- Irish Examiner interview of Bride Rovers player
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