The best of luck to the Offaly Senior footballers and team management who play Longford in the first round of the Leinster senior football championship on Sunday at 3.30 Pearse Park Longford. On the panel for selection from the club are Niall McNamee, Conor McNamee, Brian Darby, Niall Darby, Anton Sullivan, Pauric Sullivan, Shane Sullivan, Paul McPadden and James McPadden. Ronan Heavey from the club is a selector on the management team while Richard Dowling is the kitman.
The best of luck to the Offaly Minor footballers who play Westmeath in the Leinster Minor quarter final on Friday at 7.30pm in O’Connor Park. On the team and panel from the Rhode Og Minor Club are Ruairi McNamee who captains the side and Jack Murphy. The team is managed by Paschal Kellaghan of Rhode with David Connelly (Bracknagh), John Kenny (Tullamore) and John Murray (Ballycumber) they are also wished all the best.
Rhode Under 14’s recorded their second win in a row with a 6-6 to 5-7 victory over Ballinamere/Durrow in Rhode on Friday night.
This was an exciting encounter and the football played was a credit to both teams.
Rhode fought back from 7 points down early in the second half to lead by 7 points with 10 minutes remaining.
Ballinamere/Durrow came back strong and levelled the game with a couple of minutes left to play and it looked like a draw was going to be the outcome.
The Rhode lads however had other ideas and found the net for the 6th time with a flowing move that started in the full back line.
Ballinamere/Durrow had time to kick another point but it wasn’t enough and Rhode held on for a deserved victory.
This was a very gutsy performance and the lads showed great heart and team spirit.
Team and Panel
Tadhg Galvin, Jordan Kilmurray, Aaron McDermott, Ross Fitzell, Aaron Kennedy, Ronan Swords, Evan Rigney, Lorcan O’Reilly, Aaron McDermott, Jack Kilmurray, Aaron Kellaghan, Jack Murphy ,Barry Coffey, Jason McCourtney, Conor Davidson, Graham Gorman, Jack Downing, Gavin Young, Liam Curley, Hugh Harney, Jack Kerrigan, Patrick Scully ,James Lynch, Killian Murphy
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Offaly Minor hurlers bowed out of this year’s championship when they were defeated by Wexford on a score line of 0-18 to 1-9 on Saturday.
All the very best to all the boys and girls of Ballybryan and Rhode national school who will be receiving their Holy Communion’s over the next couple of weeks and to the children of Croghan national school who received theirs on Saturday.
Apologies to Brian and Helen Killeen of Daybreak food store and Post Office Rhode whose advertisement and sponsorship of the Rhode GAA fundraiser at Mullingar Greyhound track last week was omitted from the race card. The Killeen family are supporters and sponsorship of all the club’s activities and have always been down the years to again apologies to all.
There was no winner of the Rhode GAA Lotto for the week ending 8th of May for a Jackpot of €15,000. The numbers drawn were 6 19 23 28 . The club like 6to 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 €100
Mairead Bollard, Derrygreenagh Works c/o Seamus Maguire
Tony Gallagher, Derrygreenagh Works c/o Seamus Maguire
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 McNamee family of Fahy on the death of Luke who died on Monday last and whose remains were interred to Rhode cemetery on Saturday. Luke who lived in England for a number of years returned to Ireland about 15 years ago and he was a great supporter of all Rhode, Offaly and Clonmore Harps teams. All at Rhode GAA club send their deepest sympathies to all the McNamee family.