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

Rhode Rule Again

Rhode Senior footballers collected their 26th title on Sunday, they had a 0-13 to 1-07 win over great ravels and neighbours Edenderry in O’ Connor Park in ideal conditions.
Rhode started well but kicked some bad wides and led by 0-06 to 0-04. Rhode played much better in the second half and led by six points with a few minutes to go. A Mark Young goal left for a tight finish with Rhode prevailing by three points in the end. There were great scenes of jubilations when County Board Chairman Padraig Boland presented the cup to excellent Captain Pauric Sullivan. It was then onto the Court Hotel for refreshments and a splendid meal sponsored by the Court Hotel. It was home to Rhode then for the traditional homecoming which was tremendous as ever with a huge crowd attending. Speeches at the homecoming were by Chairman James Murphy, Captain Pauric Sullivan and team manager Pat Daly who has become one of the select few to captain Rhode to win a senior title as a player and Manager. M.C on the night was Jody Gunning who as always did a splendid job and thanks is also expressed to our video man Vincent McEvoy who was there to video the homecoming which is available on the match video. The team also stopped off at Seam Maunsalls pub in Tullamore and sincere thanks is expressed to Sean for his support of the Club and sponsorship down the years and for the refreshments served on the stop over. A great night’s celebration took place n the Village and thanks is expressed to Colm Killeen for his great help and thanks also to the other publicans Tommy Doyle and Niall O’ Toole. On Monday the players and management and Club officials visited the schools of the parish and were greeted with great enthusiasm by the children and the excellent teachers who do so much for the club. Thanks is also expressed to our newly appointed P.P Fr Greg Corcoran for his attendance at the homecoming and for his spiritual guidance to the team. Also to our Bus driver Tom Flynn for his great service this year and indeed over many years. On the visit to the schools on Monday the club provided refreshments for the kids which was which went down a treat with them. Last but not least a huge thanks to all our loyal supporters who again were our sixteen man team on Sunday and who never lets us down. Sunday was another great day in the History of the Club and we thank those who made the day it was especially our players who gave so much to the club they are tremendous ambassadors.

64 Minor Team
At half time of the Senior County Final on Sunday the Offaly minor team if 1964 were honoured, this is the fiftieth Anniversary of that famous win which captured for Offaly its first ever All Ireland football success. They got a tremendous reception from the 5,200 crowd which was richly deserved. The club would like to congratulate all concerned but especially to our three representives Eugene Mulligan, Jody Gunning and the late Mick Byrne RIP who was represented by his nephew Paul Melia who is a truly great Rhode supporter.
The Club would like to thank most sincerely the management team and all their back room team, Manager Pat Daly selectors Alan Kelleghan and Pauric Dunne.
Physio Paula Reynolds,
Strength and conditions coach Sean Sweeney,
Kit Men Oliver Murphy and Paul Glennon,
Stats Man, Eugene McDermott.
Water Man Conor Leavey.

Kenneth Garry;
Jake Kavanagh, Eoin Rigney, James McPadden;
Ceiran Heavey, Brain Darby, Eoghan Byrne;
Alan McNamee, Conor McNamee;
Darren Garry, Pauric Sullivan, Niall Darby (0-2);
Paul McPadden (0-3), Anton Sullivan (0-1), Niall McNamee (0-7, 3f).

Subs:
Glen O’Connell for Darren Garry,
Ruairi McNamee for Paul McPadden.
Hard luck to Edenderry who as always gave their all and no doubt will be back in contention next year honours also Damian Brazil and his officials who did an excellent job.

The club would like to thank the following people and businesses who sponsored the club for the county senior football final on Sunday. The club are indented to them for their great support and we would encourage all our members and supporters to support them.
Max Marble Fahy John and Alan McNamee
Tom Green Dovea Genetics Clonmore Rhode
John Kilmurray Eden Décor O’Connell Edenderry
O’Toole’s Bar and Lounge Rhode
Killeen’s Bar and Lounge Rhode
James Murphy Engineering Ballyburley Rhode
Kieran Dumphy and Sons Centra Rhode
Brian and Helen Killeen Daybreak Rhode
Dempsey Victualler Rhode and Edenderry
The club would also like to thank everyone who supported our recent fundraiser golf classic which was a tremendous success and also to all the people who support and promote our weekly lotto which at present is €15,000. The club would like the following who had ads in the programme on county final day.
AK Engineering Clonin Rhode manager Alan Kellaghan
Doyle’s Bar and Undertakers service proprietor Tommy Doyle
Killeen’s Bar and Lounge Rhode proprietor Colm and Catriona Killeen
O’Toole’s Bar Lounge and Off-Licences Rhode proprietor The O’Toole Family
Kellaghan property Claims Barn Lodge Rhode proprietor Ken Kellaghan
Max Mable Fahy Rhode proprietors John and Alan McNamee
Eden Décor O’Connell Sq Edenderry
Dunphy’s Centra Rhode proprietor Kieran Dunphy
James Murphy Engineering and Sons Ballyburley Rhode proprietor James Murphy
Rhode GAA Club Fr Dowling Park

Leinster Club Championship.
Rhode Senior Footballers will play St, Patrick’s of Louth in the first round of the Leinster Club Championship on Sunday 26th October. It is a repeat of the clash between the sides of two year ago when the County Louth Team won by three points. That game was played in O’ Connor Park and ironically it is the venue for this year’s clash.

The Offaly GAA Convention will take place in O’Connor Park on Tuesday the 9th of December at 7pm. All motions to be forwarded to the county secretary by Saturday 9th of November.

Congratulations and well done to Paddy (The Iron Man) McCormack former Rhode and Offaly great who along with his wife Josie, family and friends celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on the 30th of September in The Court Hotel Tullamore. Paddy and Josie are wished many more years of health wealth and happiness from all at Rhode GAA Club and indeed the community as a whole.

There was no winner of the Rhode GAA Lotto for the week ending 6th of October for a Jackpot of €15,000. The numbers drawn were 7 9 17 22. 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 €40 each

Evelyn Malone, Tubberdaly Rhode

Margaret Russell, Marian Tc Rhode

Wynn Fox, Croghan

Clare Kellaghan, Rhode

Michael Muldoon, 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!!

Gaa Promotion Tickets
Rhode GAA is currently selling tickets for the GAA National Club Draw. All funds will be retrained by the Club and all prizes are sponsored by Croke Park.
The draw will take place on Friday 22nd February.
Tickets are €10.00 each, the following are the prizes.
1. Trip with the 2015 All-Stars.
(2 persons. All-Ireland Football
Final tickets, All-Stars banquet
Tickets, tour & airline tickets &
Accommodation.)
2. Trip with the 2015 All-Stars.
(2 persons. All-Ireland Football
Final tickets, All-Stars banquet
Tickets, tour & airline tickets &
Accommodation.)
3. Trip to New York.
(2 persons. Airline tickets & 3
Nights’ accommodation.)
4. Travel voucher to the value
Of €1500.
5. All-Ireland Hurling & Football
Final Corporate Package 2015.
(2 persons. Corporate hospitality &
2 nights’ accommodation with
1 evening meal for both weekends.)
6. All-Ireland Hurling Final
Corporate Package 2015.
(2 persons. Corporate hospitality &
2 nights’ accommodation with
1 evening meal.)
7. All-Ireland Football Final
Corporate Package 2015.
(2 persons. Corporate hospitality &
2 nights’ accommodation with
1 evening meal.)
8. Shopping voucher to the value of
€1000 at a retailer
Of your choice.
9. Shopping voucher to the value
Of €1000 at a retailer of your
Choice.
10. All-Ireland Hurling & Football
Final Package 2015.
(2 persons. Premium tickets &
Overnight accommodation
For both weekends.)
11. All-Ireland Hurling & Football
Final Package 2015.
(2 persons. Premium tickets &
Overnight accommodation
For both weekends.)
12. All-Ireland Hurling & Football
Final Package 2015.
(2 persons. Premium tickets &
Overnight accommodation
For both weekends.)
13. All-Ireland Hurling & Football
Final Package 2015.
(2 persons. Premium tickets &
Overnight accommodation
For both weekends.)
14. All-Ireland Hurling Final
Package 2015.
(2 persons. Premium tickets,
Overnight accommodation with
An evening meal.)
15. All-Ireland Football Final
Package 2015.
(2 persons. Premium tickets,
Overnight accommodation with
An evening meal.)
Tickets are on sale from any of the Club committee, players and Shops in the Village. Your support would be greatly appreciated.

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