The Offaly GAA Awards night took place on Saturday night in the Bridge House Hotel who sponsored the night and as always it was a fantastic night. M. C for the night was Michael Duignan who did a tremendous job and was central to the night being so enjoyable. It was also a great night for the Rhode GAA Club with Niall McNamee winning the senior football award for the fourth time a huge achievement for Niall and a very proud night for Niall, his family and the Rhode GAA Club. It was also a great night for Fahy Handball Club as David Hope won the senior handball this is David’s third award. There was a great turn out from Rhode with over thirty people representing both clubs. All in all a great night was and thanks to all who made it the occasion it was.
There was no winner of the Rhode GAA Lotto for the week ending 12th of January for a Jackpot of €15,000. The numbers drawn were 6 10 21 22 The club would like to thank all those who supported the draw and thanks to Doyle’s for the use of their premises and for their help and cooperation. The following matched three numbers and received €50 each
Noeleen O’Rourke, Daingean
Martin Heavey, Rathcobican Rhode
Declan Scaly, Ballybritain Rhode
Deidre Walsh, Rathcobican 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!!
Get well wishes are extended to all the people of the parish who are ill or hospitalised at the moment especially to Mick Kerrigan who was in hospital for a few weeks and Paddy Mooney who came home from hospital on Wednesday.
Sympathy is extended to the Connolly family of St. Patrick’s Avenue on the sudden and untimely death Margaret on Wednesday morning. It was a great shock to all the community as Margaret was very well respected person within the community and indeed to all the people who would have known her. Sympathy especially to her husband Tommy and the Dunne family of Clonmore and Rhode. Margaret was laid to rest on Saturday in Rhode cemetery. May she Rest In Peace.