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Senior Safely Through

Rhode Senior footballers collected their third brace of points in this years championship when they had a hard earned 2-10 to 1-8 win over Ballycumber at a very well presented Killeigh pitch (a credit to the club) on Thursday evening in glorious conditions. Rhode led at the interval by 1-8 to 1-3. Scores dried up especially in the second half the Rhode goals in the game came from Paul McPadden and a second half goal from Pauric Sullivan set Rhode on their way to victory. Rhode last two games in the group are against St. Rynagh’s and Kilcormack/Killoughey.

A depleted Rhode Intermediate footballers were well beaten by Cappincur in Daingean on Sunday morning on a score line of 7-16 to 0-5.

Rhode Junior B footballers had a 1-8 to 0-7 win over St. Rynagh’s in Mucklagh on Friday evening at a very well presented pitch. Rhode now play Clonbullogue in the second play-off to see who plays Raheen in the quarter final.

Under 12 League Rhode v Ballycumber-Tubber in Tubber on Wednesday at 6.45pm
Under 14 Championship Rhode v Edenderry in Edenderry on Friday at 7pm

There was no winner of the Rhode GAA Lotto for the week ending 21st of July for a Jackpot of €15,000. The numbers drawn were 11 15 25 27. The club like to thank all those who supported the draw and thanks to Killeen’s for the use of their premises and for their help and cooperation. The following matched three numbers and received €70 each

Christy Dunne, St Patrick’s Ave Rhode

Pat Moore, Croghan

Adam Glynn, 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 is extended to all the people of the parish who are ill or hospitalised at the moment especially to Marie Murphy, Angela Glennon and to Liam Swaine who had an operation on Thursday and is wished a speedy recovery and to Brendan O’Toole who was ill recently all are wished a speedy recovery.

Sympathy is extended to the Malone family on the sudden and untimely death of Michael (Haul) Malone. The whole parish of Rhode and indeed the surrounding area were shocked when the news flitted through on Saturday evening on the sad news. Haul was one of the most highly respected person in Rhode. A tremendous family man to Ber his wife, Cathal his son, Irene and Carmel his daughters, brothers Brendan and Kevin and sister Anne. Haul was employed in the ESB at the power station for 40 years or more. There he was held in a very high regard by his fellow workmates and he was a tremendous worker who could turn his hand to anything. He was also a great neighbour and was always on hand to help out whatever the job might be. Haul also enjoyed life to the full and enjoyed a game of golf, he also enjoyed shooting pheasant and his other great love was fishing and it was ironic he passed away at the lakes of Mullingar on Saturday of last week. Haul was also a great supporter of all Rhode and Offaly GAA teams and he was a regular supporter of those teams down the years. All the Rhode GAA Club, the whole community and beyond have lost a true and loyal friend and his passing has left a huge void in the community as a whole. Haul was laid to rest in Rhode cemetery on Wednesday of last week. May he Rest In Peace. Sympathy is also extended to the Farrell and McGlynn families of Edenderry on their recent bereavement.

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