Well done to the Offaly Senior footballers who won the Allianz Division 4 league final on Saturday evening in Croke Park. It was a good display by the Offalymen and they played a fine brand of football and well done also to the management team and to the team manager Pat Flagaghan in particular. Offaly won on the score line of 4-15 to 1-11. On the team and panel from the club were Brian Darby, Niall Darby, Niall McNamee, Anton Sullivan, Eoin Rigney, Ken Garry, Paul and James McPadden. Offaly can now look forward to division 3 league football next year and another meeting with Longford on Saturday the 16th of May in O’Connor Park. A great crowd from Rhode attended game and the Under 12 and Minor team, panel and management all attended the game and they really enjoyed the day out and they got a great thrill in seeing an Offaly captain Paul McConway collecting the cup.
It was also a red letter day for Rhode’s Jack Murphy who was part of the school’s game that took part at the interval of the Offaly v Longford final in Croke Park on Saturday. It was a great day for Jack, his club and parents Oliver and Tracey and the entire Murphy famly.
Rhode Junior B footballers gained their third points in this year’s Junior B championship when they had a hard earned draw with Clonbullogue in a very well presented Clonbullogue on Friday evening. The score line was Rhode 2-6 Clonbullogue 1-9.
Rhode Minor footballers collected their third brace of points in this year’s league when they recorded a 0-13 to 2-4 win over Ballycumber/Tubber in Rhode on Wednesday evening last.
Rhode Under 12 footballers had a good win over Gracefield in the Under 12 league in Rhode on Wednesday evening.
Rhode Under 10 and Under 8 teams won all their games in the very enjoyable blitz played in Rhode on Monday evening of last week.
Offaly Minor footballers play Westmeath in the Leinster Minor football championship in Mullingar on Wednesday at 7.15pm and they are wished the best of luck. The winners go through to the quarter final.
Offaly Minor hurlers were defeated by Dublin on a 2-17 to 0-13score line on Saturday in Parrele Park.
There was no winner of the Rhode GAA Lotto for the week ending 20th of April for a Jackpot of €15,000. The numbers drawn were 8 21 23 28 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. The following matched three numbers and received €200. Next week’s draw is in Doyle’s
Karen Colgan, Hillview 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!!
Well done to all the boys and girls of the parish who received their conformation on Saturday of last week in Rhode.