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Offaly\’s Cream Of The Crop

The best of luck to the Rhode Senior football team who play old rivals Tullamore in the Offaly Senior Final on Sunday in O\’Connor Park Tullamore at 3.30pm. It is coincidental that both clubs celebrate their 125th anniversary this year and now they meet in the final. Best of luck also to the management team of Pat Daly manager, Johnny Mooney and Pauric Dunne selectors and the whole of the back room team and officials. The game will be referred by Kilclonfert\’s Fergal Smyth who will be doing his first Senior Final so the best of luck to him also.

Best of luck to the Edenderry hurling team who play Kringle in the Junior A Final on Saturday in Kilurin at 4.30pm. On the team and panel from Rhode are James Coffey, Bill Glennon, Paul Glennon and Jonathan Geraghty.

The best of luck to Tom Coffey and to his Tyrellspass team who play St. Loman\’s in the Westmeath County Final on Sunday in Cusack Park. Tom managed Rhode to three senior finals winning them in 2008 and 2010 and also won division 1 leagues and he guided Rhode to two Leinster club final. He is wishes all the best on Sunday from all at the club.

Well done to the Rhode National School team who had a good win over Cloneygowen last week and to the Ballybryan National School who had a good win over Clonbullogue National School in a high scoring game.

There was no winner of the Rhode GAA Lotto for the week ending 30th of September for a Jackpot of €15,000. The numbers drawn were 9 13 20 22. The club 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 €40 each

Francis Sheeran, Croghan

Nuala O\’Grady, Mount Lucas Daingean

Kerri Kellaghan, Clonin Rhode

Declan Nolan, Laurencetown Rhode

Emmet Mayon, Fahy 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!!

Sympathy is extended to the family of the late Molly Swords whose remains were interred on Thursday in Rhode. Molly was a lady of the highest calibre, a great mother, wife, neighbour and was a very quite woman she was widely loved and respected by all of us who were fortunate to have known her. Sympathy is also extended to the Collins family of Croghn on the death of their mother Elisabeth whose remains were interred to Croghan cemetery on Thursday also. Sympathy is also Dillon family of Edenderry on the death of their mother Mary whose remains were interred to Edenderry cemetery also on Thursday. The deceased was mother of Seamus Dillon Coolcur Rhode. May they all Rest In Peace. Sympathy is also extended to the Behan family of Derrinturn on their recent bereavement.



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