Bridge Rovers Football Club

Bridge Rovers was founded in 1971 by three founding members: Brian Murphy, John O’ Neil and Peter Walsh. The opening games of the Wexford Division 3 league began in the 1971/72 season. Our first season exceeded all expectations with Bridge Rovers finishing in the runners up spot and gaining promotion to Division 2. Club Honours:Following the initial season we didn’t have to wait long for our first 2 honour’s in the 1973/74 season. More silverware followed in 1983/84 when the “A” team took the Division 2 League Title. Over the years many more followed. A fantastic 1997/98 season saw the “A” side gain promotion to the highest League in Wexford Soccer: The Premier Division. Following many seasons of average seasons in the 2005/06 the double was achieved. The “B” team became the first team to win the “Gwyn Jones Memorial Cup” and win the Division 4A title. Development of the Club: From being nomads since the clubs inception in 1971, Bridge Rovers purchased “The Bogside” in the heart of the village in 1995. An intensive bout of development work consisting of levelling, drainage, resowing and the laying of an artificial surface plus the erecting of floodlights enabled the “A” side to kick off the 1997/98 season in our new home. The opening fixture of the 1997/98 season had a double significance as not only was it the first game at the “Bogside” but was also the club’s initial game in the Premier Division. The opponents on that historic day were Ajax, the then reigning champions, and our lads recorded a well-deserved draw. We now host an exceptional Astro Turf training pitch along with a Clubhouse including 4 changing rooms. Future of the Club: With the ever-expanding size of our village we now cater for over 250 children and aprox 60 adults including 7 girls/Women’s teams.Finally, the club welcomes everybody who has an interest in the sporting activities of our young and not so young, or of any disadvantaged or ethnic minority so if you have some spare time and wish to become involved do not hesitate to contact any of the committee members. We can always find work for willing volunteers.

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