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Golf Classic

The annual Rhode GAA fundraising Golf Classic will take place at Edenderry Golf Club on Saturday 6th of September. The classic format will be a four ball, two scores per hole. Prizes for G.U.I and non G.U.I teams. There will be refreshments at the 10th hole. Teams of four €120. Tee sponsorship €100 other sponsorship opportunities available. To book teams and for further information please contact club secretary Ger Hynes 086 8143622 Oliver Murphy 089 4944535 or any committee member.

Rhode senior footballers qualified for the semi-final of the championship/p for the fourteenth year in a row when they had a comprehensive 8-24 to 1-6 win over Kilcormac/Killoughey at a well presented Geashill pitch on Friday evening. Clara and Ferbane have qualified from this group both teams will play in the quarter-final stage.

Rhode Intermediate were beaten by Erin Rovers in the final round of the league stage of the championship. The score line was Erin Rovers 1-9 Rhode 2-4. The results means that Rhode now go into the relegation play-off where they will play Kilclonfert while Erin Rovers will play Tullamore in the other semi-final. The losers will then meet to see who will be relegated to Junior next year.

Minor Championship Rhode v Shamrock’s in Mucklagh on Wednesday at 6.45 referee Damian Brazil (Shannonbridge)

Under 12 League Rhode v Shannonbridge in Shannonbridge on Wednesday at 6.45 referee Tom Anderson (Ferbane)

Under 14 Championship Rhode v Kilcormac/Killoughey in Rhode on Thursday at 7.

There was no winner of the Rhode GAA Lotto for the week ending 18th of August for a Jackpot of €15,000. The numbers drawn were 11 13 17 19 The club 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 €100 each. Next week’s draw takes place in Killeen’s

Derrie Nolan, Edenderry rd Rhode

Ned Kavanagh, 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 Glennon family of Clonin on the death of Angela who passed away on Monday last and was laid to rest in Rhode on Wednesday. May she Rest In Peace. Sympathy is also extended to the McNamee family of Clonmore on the death of Thomas (Toss) in his 91st year after a short illness. Toss was a man of quite disposition and was a tremendous supporter of all Rhode, Offaly and Clonmore teams. All his life he was a tremendous supporter and would attend all matches without fail. He was a huge supporter of the Offaly 60, 61 team who made the breakthrough on the national scene winning their first Leinster title in 1960, again won the Leinster and reached their never to be forgotten All-Ireland final and he often rendered a song in their praises. Of that team he idolised the great Mick Casey R.I.P and Paddy McCormack. For the past 30 years he has been one of the Vice Presidents of the Rhode GAA Club a position he was very proud of. All at the Club and County have a great friend and supporter. Toss died on Saturday night at 10 o’clock and he was laid to rest on Tuesday. Sincere sympathy is extended to Baralos and Carmel his grandniece and niece who were so good to him over the past 30 years or so.

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