Future Stars
County Final
The nervous wait
The final lap
The warm up
Niall McNamee
The Volunteers
The panel of the 2013 championship

A Record 190 Kids Enjoy Rhode GAA Cul Camp In Fr.Dowling Park

Senior Football Championship:

Rhode Senior footballers continued their winning streak in the championship with a convincing  2-18 to 0-15 win over Clara in Bord Na Mona O’Connor Park on Sunday afternoon last.

Rhode play Edenderry in the next round


1966/1967 Senior and U,21 Golden Jubilee Celebrations

The Celebrations will commence on Sunday the 27th of August with mass for the deceased members of Rhode GAA club at 11:30 am in St.Peters Church Rhode.

That evening members and representatives of the 1966/67 Senior & 1967 U,21 Championship winning teams will sit down to a meal in Killeen’s .

Following this their will be a presentation made to them at 7:30 pm in Killeen’s Croghan lounge which is open to all family,friends and anyone wishing to attend to celebrate the wonderful achievements of these men.


Junior B Football Championship

Rhode Junior B’s Topped Group 1 in the Junior B championship after a convincing win over Tullamore on a score-line of 5-9 to 2-1 and will now play Tubber in a semi final on the weekend of the fourth of August.

Team: Eddie McDonald, Adam Carolan, John Murphy, Derek Cocoman, Karl Green, Joe Spollen, Ricky Cully, Brendan Curley, Jp. Mcloughlin , Peter Murphy, Colin Kerrigan, Keith Kerrigan, Wayne Leavy, Robert Leavy, Liam Grennan. Subs Used Dan O’Reilly, Kieron Hope, Dan Daly, John Burke, Bill Glennon, James Colgan.


Intermediate Football Championship

Rhode Intermediates were  defeated by Doon by 5-18 to 1-12 in the final group game game on Friday evening last in Tubber.

In true Rhode spirit the team fought to the end despite low numbers and a massive thanks has to go to all who togged out on Friday,

Team: Phil O’Connell, Jack Murphy, Niall Cole, Emmett Mayon, Frank Glennon, David Rigney, Luke Doyle, Aidan Brereton, James Murphy, Paul  O’Rourke, Daniel O’Brien, Mark Hynes, Dean Morris, James Coffey, Anthony Kilmurray. G Kerrigan for James Murphy, M Conroy for Dan O’Brien.


Hand Ball

Well done to David Hope you reached the 60 X 30 Mens National Open Semi Final on Sunday. Unfortunately David was beaten by Eoin Kennedy who went onto win the 60X30 final .


U,16 Football Championship

Rhode U,16s were heavily defeated by Tullamore 7-16 to 3-4.

Team: Tadhg Galvin, Luke Spollen, Jordan Kilmurray, Harry Jones, Dylan Foy, Aaron McDermott, Ryse Cleere, Evan Rigney, Sean Briody, Joe McBride, Aaron Kellaghan, Jack Kerrigan, Barry Coffey, Gavin Young, Cillian Murphy, Subs Patrick Scully and Shane Dunne.


Minor Football Championship:

Rhode Minors travelled to Ferbane on Wednesday evening last where they were beaten  5-23 to 0-07.


Kellogg’s Offaly GAA Cul Camps:

190 boy’s and girl’s took part in the cul camp’s in Fr.Dowling Park Rhode .  The First two days split the stones with sun-shine but from Wednesday on the weather changed but it did not break the spirit of the boys and girls. It was a week jam packed with fun where they showed off their footballing skills to a fine art through out the week. This year again Rhode welcomed Isabelle and Daniel Leavy from (New York USA), along with Gearoid Stones (Boston USA), Sam Robertson (Saudi Arabia) , Cian and Ryan Trumo Harte (Munich Germany ) we were delighted to welcome them to the camp this week and hopefully be back on their holidays with us next year.

A big thank you has to go to the fabulous coaches  who did a fantastic job throughout the week :

Keith McGuinness  Supervisor   (Edenderry)

Mary Kerrigan   ( Rhode)

Laura Garry      (Rhode)

Mark Rigney     (Rhode)

Aishling Jones  ( Daingean)

Ciara Brady      (Edenderry)

Shauna Farrelly   (Edenderry)

Sarah Cummins   (Edenderry)

Adam Mahon       (Edenderry)

Ciaran Farrell    (Edenderry)

Mark Abbott     (Edenderry)

A big thank you also goes to Minor Club Secretary Tracey Murphy, Oliver Murphy, Robert Kellaghan and Declan Chippy Nolan for their up keep on the field and dressing rooms for the summer camp and making sure everything ran smoothly for the coaches.



Wednesday July  26th

U’14  Football Championship

Rhode V Na Fianna  7:30 pm

Venue: Ballinagar

Thursday July 27th


Rhode V Tullamore 7:30 pm

Venue: O’Brien Park

Monday July 31st

U,16 Football Championship

Rhode V Edenderry  7:30 pm

Venue: Fr.Dowling Park Rhode



There was no winner of the Rhode GAA Lotto Draw that took place on the 17th of July for a Jackpot of €15,000.  The numbers drawn were 10 20 28 29.  The club would like to thank all those who supported the draw and thanks to Killeen’s for the use of their premises and for their help and cooperation.  The following matched three numbers and received €100 each.


Karen Curley

Robert Mayon


The Rhode GAA Lotto is the main source of income the club has and now you can play online through our website.  The good news is when you play the lotto online you are entitled to free draws, for example, pay for seven draws, receive the eighth one free, pay for fourteen draws receive two free and so on.  In other words, the more you play the more free draws you are entitled to!!



Deepest Sympathy is expressed to the McNamee Family Rhode on the Passing of Mrs Vera McNamee Tooreen whose funeral mass took place on Friday morning  last in St.Peters church Rhode followed by burial to the adjoining cemetery. The deceased was Grand Mother to Rhode Footballers Fergal and Gareth McNamee.

May Vera Rest In Peace.

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