The best of luck to the Offaly Under 21 footballers and management team who play Kildare in the Leinster Under 21 Championship on Thursday night at 7pm. Best wishes to our own Conor and Ruairi McNamee who are on the panel for selection.
Well done to the Offaly Senior footballers who had a 2-18 to 2-6 win over Wicklow in Aughrim on Sunday and this puts Offaly back on top of Division 4. On the team and panel from the club were Brian Darby, Niall McNamee, Conor McNamee, Anton Sullivan, Pauric Sullivan, Kenny Garry, Paul McPadden, James McPadden, Niall Darby and Eoin Rigney.
Offaly Senior footballers play Leitrim in the national football in Tullamore at 12.15pm on Sunday. It is part of a double header as the hurlers play Waterford at 2.30pm.
Well done to the Offaly Ladies who also defeated Wicklow in Dunlavin yesterday in the Div4 League winning on a 2.16 to 1.2 scoreline.
The best of luck to St Mary’s Secondary School Edenderry who play Good Council of Wexford in the Leinster Senior A Colleges Final on Saturday in Dr Cullen Park Carlow. On the team and panel from the club are Dylan Kavanagh, Shane Lowry and Dan Molloy of St Brigid’s who plays his underage football with Rhode Og.
Rhode Under 16 footballers concluded their Under 16 league campaign with a good 5-10 to 5-5 win over Shamrocks in Rhode on Wednesday night. The game was well referred by Pat Gallagher.
Division 1 League Rhode v Ballycumber in Ballycumber in Saturday at 4pm.
The Rod Og Minor Club are running a score forecast for the AIB All-Ireland Senior Club football final Corofin v Slaughtneil on Paddy’s Day. If you predict the correct score you can win or share €100. Cards will be on sale local shops or from any committee member or if you are interested in getting a card yourself please contract Pat McManus on 087 681 2860.
The Rhode GAA Club dinner-dance and presentation night will take place in the Bridge House on Saturday 21st of March. The meal will commence at 8pm sharp. The presentation of the 2014 Offaly Senior football championship and the 2013 Under 21 championship medals won by our parish team St Michael’s will be presented will by a special guest and music will be by the very popular band The Secrets. There will be a drinks reception at 7.30 with the meal being served at 8pm sharp. Tickets are priced at a very reasonable €25 and a great night is assured. Tickets will be available for purchase from each Thursday night from 8pm to 9.30pm in Killeens or by contacting John Glennon 087 2715 804, Seamus Maguire 087 9553 520 or Patricia McManus 087 6812 860 or by contacting any of the committee. Admission is by ticket only.
Also at the Dinner Dance the three Rhode players who were part of the historic Offaly Minor team of 1964 who won for the County it’s first All-Ireland title which they beat Cork in that never to be forgotten final. Eugene Mulligan was on the half-back line, Jody Gunning was on the half-forward line and the late Mick Byrne was corner-forward will be honoured on the night.
Membership of the Club is now due and can be paid to any of the committee members. Fee’s are the same as last year which are as follows
Players and Insurances €50
Membership can be paid to Patricia McManus, Mary Hannon, Ger Hynes, Fionnuala Hickey, Seamus Maguire, Jody Kilmurray, James Murphy, John Glennon, Tracey Murphy. Membership remains open until 31st of Marc
There was no winner of the Rhode GAA Lotto for the week ending 23rd of February for a Jackpot of €15,000. The numbers drawn were 3 6 13 19 The club would like to thank all those who supported the draw and thanks to O’Toole’s for the use of their premises and for their help and cooperation. The following matched three numbers and received €70 each. Next week’s draw takes place in Killeen’s
Emma Kerrigan, Togher Rhode
Christan Jones, Toberdaly Rhode
J D Dolan, Coolcur Rhode
The Rhode GAA Lotto is the main source of income the club has and now you can play online though 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!!
Sympathy is extended to the Connor family of Tobberdaly on the death of Mary who died in England last week. Sympathy is also extended to the Buckley family of Rhode on the death of Frank who was laid to rest in Bunclody Co. Wexford. May they both Rest In Peace.