Future Stars
County Final
Management
The nervous wait
The final lap
The warm up
Niall McNamee
The Volunteers
The panel of the 2013 championship

Offaly Stay in Division 3

Strictly Come Dancing

“Strictly Come Dancing”  Field development Fundraiser to include installation of fence, ball stops, stand and walking path.  It will take place on the May bank holiday weekend Sunday 1st in the Tullamore Court Hotel.

Tickets are Now Available from Our Dancers.

Anyone Seeking to Advertise your business or a message of support in our Strictly Come Dancing Booklet  (Full page advert €100 / Half page €50) can do so by emailing rhodestrictly@gmail.com  or  Declan Gorman 0863834232.

 

Offaly Senior Footballers

Congratulations to Offaly Senior Footballers who bet Limerick away on a score line of  1-16 to  0-13.   Offaly will continue to play in Division 3 next year.

Rhode are well represented with a eight  of our players on the Offaly Panel:

Ken Garry, Niall Darby, Conor McNamee, Brian Darby , Anton Sullivan, Niall McNamee, Ruairi McNamee  and Eoin Rigney.

Offaly Senior Hurlers

Hard Luck to Offaly Hurlers who were well beating by Kilkenny on a score-line of 6-20

to Offaly’s 0-14.

 

Rhode U,14s

Rhode U,14s recorded a 7 point win over  St.vincents  in the Offaly Feile Wednesday of last week.  Full Time score Rhode 3-14 St.vincents 2-10 .

 

Lotto

There was no winner of the Rhode GAA Lotto Draw that took place on the 29th of March for a Jackpot of €15,000.  The numbers drawn were 3 6 15 24.  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 €35 each

PJ Cocoman

Mary Malone

Shirley O’Connor

Christom Jones

Karen Curley

Theresa Rigney

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

Greg Ennis An Appreciation

There was wide spread sadness and grief around Rhode Parish and the wider community when the news filtered through of the death of  Greg Ennis.  He was one of life’s true gentlemen who will be sadly missed by all but particularly by his wife Frankie, sons Michael ,Jimmy, Paul, daughters Aine and Angela, grandchildren, great grandchildren. brother Joe and sisters Nuala, Marie and Monica.

His life was tinged with sadness when he lost his first wife Ann at the early age of 42 in 1981 at a birthday party function. A great family man who Provided for them in exemplary fashion and was always on hand to guide them in their future life’s . Greg was also a very successful business man and was the proprietor of Ennis’s now Killeen’s of Rhode for a number of years where he along with his family and staff had a thriving licenced bar and lounge.  He was also for many years employed in Farringtons of Rathcoffey (Kildare) in the grain and fertiliser business where he was one of the directors of the company. In both businesses Greg provided a lot of employment for many local people from Rhode and indeed the surrounding area’s.

Greg’s contribution and commitment to the Rhode GAA Club was immense  serving as a Club Trustee right up until his death. He became the youngest secretary of the club from the early fifties to the mid sixties in that time Greg was also county board delegate for a number of years and acted as a selector on the winning Rhode Senior teams of 55,58,66,67 as well as the loosing teams of 53,54 and 64.  At County board level Greg was a member of different committees and was a selector on the Offaly Senior Football team who were narrowly beaten by Meath in the 1954 Leinster final. While he was a great follower of both  Hurling and Football Greg had a keen interest in all sports and attended these events regularly. He had a keen interest in hurling and was ever present at  Munster hurling championship games.  In Rhode he was one of the leading organisers  in the 70’s/80’s of the Rhode Parish All Stars which were hugely successful at the time and was instrumental in bringing such greats to Rhode as Eddie Keher (Kilkenny) Tom McCreesh (Armagh) and Moss Keane  to name but a few.

We all have lost a true and loyal friend who will be solely missed  by us all but particularly by his loving family. Greg was laid to rest in Daingean Cemetery on Thursday last. Friends and colleagues of Greg’s   formed a guard of honour from Rhode GAA Club at his Funeral. A fitting honour for One of the Finest Rhode GAA Family’s . Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam dílis.

 

Deepest Sympathy also to the Hickey Family of Ballyburley on the death of Christy who died on Friday last and was interned in Rhode Cemetery on Sunday last. May He Rest In Peace.

 

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