Rhode Minor footballers were beaten by Ferbane/Belmont in the semi-final of the Division 1 League on Monday evening last in Geashill. Rhode led by a point at the interval 0-6 to 0-7 Ferbane/Belmont finished very strong however and won by six points. It was a very good performance by Rhode and Rhode’s goal came from Patrick Quinn who scored 1-2 form full forward. It was a good league campaign for the Rhode lads and it is hoped that the form can be repeated in the forthcoming championship.
Offaly Senior footballers bowed out of this year’s All-Ireland championship when they were narrowly defeated by Kildare in O’Connor Park on Saturday on a score line of 1-15 to 1-13. It was a fine game of football. Offaly faught to the end and with a bit of luck might have snatched victory. On the team and panel from the Club were Brian Darby, Eoin Rigney, Niall Darby, Conor McNamee, Anton Sullivan, Niall McNamee, Ken Garry, Paul McPadden and James McPadden.
Offaly Senior hurlers were well beaten by Clare in Ennis on Saturday evening last on a 3.26 to 0.14 scoreline
The annual Rhode GAA Cul Camp will commence in Fr Dowling Park on Monday 20th July to Friday 24th 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 girls to play games meet new friends and to practice the skills of our native games. The camp in Rhode is recognised as one of the best in the County at both skills and attendance. There will be several coaches there spearheaded by Offaly GAA administrators Alan Mulhall and John Leahy. For further information please contact Tracy Murphy Minor Club secretary or Cathal Smyth Minor Club Chairman or Offaly GAA Cul Camp organisers.
Senior Football Championship.
Rhode v Gracefield in O’ Connor Park on Saturday 11th July at 5.30
Intermediate Football Championship
Rhode v Erin Rovers in Durrow on Sunday 12th July at 12 noon.
Under 14 Championship Rhode v Ballinamere/Durrow in Rhode on Friday at 7.30
Junior B Championship
Rhode Junior B footballers bowed out of the championship on Sunday when they were defeated by Durrow after extra time .
Well done to the Offaly Ladies who are through to the Intermediate Leinster Final after a fine performance in O’ Connor Park on Sunday when they defeated Wicklow on a 2.11 to 0.13 scoreline. They now face Kildare in the final on Sunday 19th July.
There was no winner of the Rhode GAA Lotto Draw that took place on the 29th of June for a Jackpot of €15,000. The numbers drawn were 10 11 16 28. 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 €50 each
Seamus Murphy, Listowel Kerry c/o Maggie Glennon
Teri and Hayley Stones, Ballybuley Rhode
Robert Mayon, Ballybrittan Edenderry
Caroline Hynes, Coolcur Rhode
Oisin Scally, Ballybrittan Edenderry
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!!