Congratulations is extended to Niall McNamee who for the third time has been selected as the Offaly Senior footballer of the year. It’s a great honour for Niall, his family and for the Rhode GAA Club. Niall again had another outstanding year for both club and county and is without a doubt one of the best footballers of this generation or indeed any generation. The awards takes place in the Bridge House on Saturday the 17th of January.
Congratulations is also extended to Fahy hand baller David Hope who collects the Offaly hand baller of the year. David had another great year winning the All-Ireland Intermediate Championship along with fellow Fahy man Noel Murphy.
Anyone wishing to obtain tickets for the awards night can do so by contacting John Glennon at 087 2715 804.
Due to a clerical error Jody Gunning was omitted from last week’s notes who helped greatly to the club’s great run to the Leinster Club Championship. He was a tremendous help on all aspects to the club and especially for providing the commentary on all club games with video man Vincent McEvoy who also done a great job.
The Annual General Meeting of the Rhode GAA Club will take place on Friday the 9th of January at 8pm sharp in Rhode Hall. All members and intending members are requested to attend. All attending the meeting will be requested to sign on arrival with club registrar Ger Noonan and membership for 2015 will be taken on the night and we would request members to do so. All aspects of the club’s year will be discussed as we look back on another great year for the club with the returning of the Dowling Cup and the reaching of the Leinster Senior Club Championship Final for the fourth time in the club’s history been the highlight.
There was no winner of the Rhode GAA Lotto for the week ending 15th of December for a Jackpot of €15,000. The numbers drawn were 12 17 21 24 The club would 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. Thanks is also expressed to the three venues where the lotto draw takes place Monday nights Killeen’s, Doyle’s and O’Toole’s for the use of their premises and for their great help and cooperation to all the various club members who look after the lotto each week during the year season greetings to all. The following matched three numbers and received €200
Paul Casey, 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 Pollard family of Edenderry and the Conroy family of Rhode on the death of Maria whose remains were interred in St Mary’s cemetery Edenderry on Friday. Sympathy is also extended to the Donoghue family of Edenderry on the death of Paddy whose remains interred Maynooth on Friday. May they both Rest In Peace.