Bord na NOg Rod Sponsored 5km fun/run walk
A massive crowd young and old took part in the Bord na NOg Rod 5km family fun/run on Saturday . It was a great turnout in support of our under-age footballers and it was a great social occasion also for parents and supporters to come together and have a chat with lovely home made sandwiches , buns and cakes and off course a cup of tea back at the gaa grounds afterwards. Great credit must go to all involved in making this happen Minor Chairman Stephen Darby, Minor Secretary Tracey Murphy and their committee of parents. A big thank you to the young boys and girls who took sponsorship cards, Rhode, Ballybryan and Croghan schools , Benny& Bridgie Kerrigan and Dermot &Margret Murphy for the drink stations along the route. In the Field we were served with lovely refreshments a big thank you Orla Kilmurray, Orla Molloy, Regina Swaine, Anita Ryall, Mary Hannon and Patricia McManus. Finally a big thank you to Peter Kilmurray for driving the lead car and his daughter Megan for the music, the many Stewards who were along the route and all who supported the walk/run.
Rhode U,14s were heavily defeated by Clara in Rhode on Monday evening last on a score-line of 8-12 to 0-06.
Team:Sean Owens, Conor Dunne, Dylan Kilmurray, Evan Farrelly, Eoin Smith, Shane Murphy, Sean Choudary, Gary Kiernan, Joe McBride, Shane Duffy, Cian Conroy, Cian Murphy, Michael Culloty, Ross Kellaghan, Jack Murphy. Subs : Jake Molloy, Derek Lowry, Ryan Murphy, Ger Cullen, Charley Cullen and Toby Buckley.
Rhode minor footballers had a 4-07 to 2-09 win over St.Vincents in a recent challenge game. It was an excellent run out for our minor team as they prepare for the championship:
Team; Graham Gorman, Conor Davidson, Aaron Stones, Jordan KIlmurray, Evan Rigney, Lorcan O’Reilly, Ronan Swords. Liam Cocoman, Sean Briody. Aaron Kennedy, Gavin Young, Barry Coffey, Dan O’Reilly, Jack Downing, Aaron Kellaghan. Subs Used: Reese Cleere, Jack Murphy, Tadgh Galvin, Hugh Harney, Cian Murphy G Carolan.
Offaly Senior Footballers:
Very best of luck to Offaly Senior Footballers who take on Westmeath in the Leinster Senior Football championship in O’Connor Park Tullamore this Sunday June 11th at 2pm .
Rhode are represented with 8 of our players on the Offaly Panel: Ken Garry, Eoin Rigney , Brian Darby, Conor McNamee , Ruairi McNamee, Niall Darby, Niall Mcnamee and Anton Sullivan.
Club Faithful 20th anniversary reunion of Offaly’s 1997 Leinster SFC Team .
Club Faithful, the Offaly GAA Supporters’ Club, are organising the reunion which will be held just before Offaly’s Leinster SFC quarter-final against Westmeath this Sunday , June 11th. The event will take place in the Tullamore GAA Centre, which is across the road from O’Connor Park, at 12.15pm lunch served at 12:30 pm with a limited number of tickets (€15) available. Tommy Lyons, who masterminded the triumph, and Meath great Bernard Flynn will be among the guests. anyone wishing to attend can contact John Glennon on 087 2715804 .
Offaly GAA Cul Camps
The annual Rhode GAA Cul Camp will commence in Fr Dowling Park on Monday 17th July to Friday 21th July. The camp will start each day at 10am and ends at 2.30pm. It is a wonderful experience for the 6 to 12 year old boys and girle s to play games meet new friends and to practice the skills of our native games. The camp in Rhode is recognised as a top class camp. For further information please contact Tracy Murphy Minor Club secretary or or Offaly GAA Cul Camp organiser/ coach Liam O’Reilly on 087407212. . You can also get further details at gaa.ie/kelloggsculcamps
Thursday 8th June
Rhode V Tubber
Venue: Ballycumber 7:30 pm
Monday 12th June
Rhode V Edenderry
Venue: Rhode 7:30 pm
There was no winner of the Rhode GAA Lotto Draw that took place on the 29th of May for a Jackpot of €15,000. The numbers drawn were 1 24 27 30. The club would like to thank all those who supported the draw and thanks to Doyle for the use of their premises and for their help and cooperation. The following matched three numbers and received €100 each
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!!