An early Jack Sheehan goal gave them a perfect start but Bride Rovers battled back and led by Brian Murphy, hit a succession of points by the impressive Jason Mannix.
Eoghan Murphy goaled for Erin’s Own but Bride came again to leave the sides locked at the break, 2-4 to 0-10.
Murphy rifled over four points without reply on the resumption but Peter Kelly denied the losers a certain goal with a last-ditch save.
Sean Ryan almost snatched it at the death for Bride but his effort went just over.
Scorers for Erin’s Own: E. Murphy 1-7 (0-7 frees); J. Sheehan 1-1; K. Murphy 0-3; M., O’Connell, S. Cronin, C. Coakley 0-1 each.
Scorers for Bride Rovers: B. Johnson 0-9 (0-8 frees); J. Mannix 0-3; D. Dooley, S. Ryan 0-2 each; J. O’Driscoll, P. Murphy, M. Collins 0-1 each.
Referee: C Lyons (Nemo Rangers).