Offaly Minor footballers qualified for the semi-final of the Leinster Minor championship when they recorded a 2-16 to 1-8 win over Westmeath in O’Connor Park on Friday evening. Offaly laid the foundation for this with a good first half performance in which Offaly led at the interval by 1-12 to 0-5. On the team and panel from the club were Ruairi McNamee who captained the side and scored 1-4 and Jack Murphy. Offaly will now meet Dublin in the semi final in seven weeks time in Tullamore.
Offaly Senior footballers were beaten by Longford in Longford on Sunday on a 0-18 to 0-14 score line. Offaly led at the interval by 0-10 to 0-8 but faded out of the game in the second half and in the end lost by four points. On the team and panel from the club were Niall Darby, Brian Darby, Anton Sullivan, Niall McNamee who captained the side, Paul McPadden, Shane Sullivan, Pauric Sullivan, Conor McNamee and James McPadden.
Senior Championship Rhode v Ferbane in Durrow on Thursday at 7.45pm
Intermediate Championship Rhode v Shannonbridge in Killurin on Sunday at 12noon
Junior B Championship Rhode v Durrow in Rhode on Friday at 7.45pm
Rhode Under 16 footballers will play Shamrocks in the semi-final of the league at a venue and date to be decided on.
There was no winner of the Rhode GAA Lotto for the week ending 12th of May for a Jackpot of €15,000. The numbers drawn were 1 2 13 30 . The club like 6to 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 €100 each. Next week’s draw is in O’Toole’s
Paddy Doolin, Rathcobican Rhode
Mary Ellen McGovern, Rathcobican 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 Smullen family of Ballybrithan on the death of Joe who died on Monday last and whose remains were interred to Rhode cemetery on Thursday last. Joe was one of life’s great characters who enjoyed his life to the full but in recent years suffered illness. Joe worked in the ESB where he retired from some years ago after over 40 years working there. Joe was also a great musician and could perfect any instruments and he will be sadly missed by us all but especially by his immediate family. Sympathy is also extended to the Hughes family of Cloghan on the sudden death of Greg. The deceased who was known as prince of full back played with Offaly from 1957 to 1971 and was part of the legendary full back line of Paddy McCormack, Greg Hughes and Johnny Egan who were the greatest full back line of all time during that era. He also played for Ireland and won 3 Railway Cups medals and he captained Leinster in 1962 that won the title. He played his club football with St. Rynagh’s (Cloghan) for a number of years and with Kells in Co. Meath when he was stationed as a garda. With Offaly he won four Leinster medals and was part of the Offaly Senior panel who won their first All-Ireland in 1971. All at Rhode GAA Club and indeed all GAA people send their deepest sympathy. Greg was laid to rest in Lorraha Tipperary. May he rest in peace.