Rhode Senior footballers kept their unbeaten run in this year’s championship when on Sunday evening in very wet conditions they had a hard earned draw with neighbours Edenderry on a score line of 4-4 to Edenderry 1-13 to Rhode. Rhode had the aid of a slight wind in the first half but we conceded three goals in this period and the score at the interval was 3-2 to 0-5. A good second half recovery from Rhode a goal from Niall McNamee soon put Rhode leading by 1-12 to 3-4. With minutes left Edenderry scored their fourth goal but Rhode fought back with a magnificent point from Ruairi McNamee levelled the match. This keeps Rhode’s remarkable record of not being beaten in the group stages of the championship since 2001 when ironically it was Edenderry who beat them. Rhode’s last game in the group stage is against Ferbane.
Rhode Intermediate footballers lost their third game in this year’s championship when they were beaten by Bracknagh in Ballyfore on Sunday morning on a 1-8 to 1-5 score line. Rhode play Shannonbridge in the last group game in two weeks.
Rhode Under 14 footballers were compressively beaten by St. Vincent’s in Gracefield on Wednesday evening the score line was 7-17 to 3-3.
Rhode Under 12 team played a very competitive challenge against Erin Rovers in Pullagh in Thursday evening. It was a great game and thanks to Erin Rovers for the game.
Under 8s Blitz
Rhode Under8s boys took part in a blitz in Daingean on Saturday morning last.
Rhode, St. Vincents, Gracefield and St. Broughans played each other with Rhode doing very well and as always representing our club with distinction
Thanks has to go to the Management team Johnny Mooney and Brendan Glennon for having the Under 8s organised so well.
Celbridge U,10 Football Festival
Rhode Under 10s Travelled to Celbridge to take part in an Under10 Football Festival with 32 teams taking part from all over the country.
Rhode were the only Offaly team that took part in the annual event so it was extra sweet to win all of their group games to reach the quarter finals . While beaten in the quarter final Rhode can hold their heads high with how they played and represented their club throughout the blitz.
Thanks to the Celbridge club for the invite and especially to Teresa Geaney who was instrumental to Rhode getting the invite, it was very much appreciated.
A big thanks to all parents who travelled to Celbridge especially the management team Ken Kellaghan, Pauric Murphy and Derek Egan for their great work.
The best of luck to the Rhode Senior Ladies team who play Naomh Ciaran in the County Final on Saturday in O’Connor Park at 1.30pm.
The Annual Rhode GAA Golf Classic will take place at Edenderry Golf Club on Saturday 5th of September. The format is a four ball scramble. Prizes for GUI and non GUI teams. Refreshments served at the 10th tee. Teams of four €120. Tee sponsorship €100 and other sponsorship opportunities available. To book tee times and for more information please contact Ger Hynes 086 814 3622 Club Secretary or Oliver Murphy 089 4944 535 or any committee member.
The Golf Classic is one of the club’s main fundraising activities of the year and your support would be greatly appreciated.
There was no winner of the Rhode GAA Lotto Draw that took place on the 17th of August for a Jackpot of €15,000. The numbers drawn were 17 21 23 24. 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 €200. The draw this week takes place in O’Toole’s
Neil Thompson, Mullingar Co. Westmeath
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 Doolin family of Rhode and the O’Brian family of Trim Co. Meath on the death of Kitty. The deceased was a sister of Patricia Ennis Clonmeen Rhode. She was laid to rest during the week in Trim. Sympathy is also extended to the Fisher family of Daingean on the death of their mother whose remains were interred in Daingean on Sunday. May they both rest in peace.