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Great Day Out At Offaly GAA \”Faithful Fields\” Launch In Croke Park

Senior Football Management

Rhode Senior Football Manager Pat Daly has completed his three year term and will not seek to be re-appointed. Speaking Last week Pat added   \” I would like to thank the players selectors Paula our physio and the extended back-room team for their huge commitment and hard work over the last three years and wish them the best of luck for the years ahead. I would also like to thank James our team secretary,Seamus our Chairman and his committee for their help and support\”. Following From This Rhode Club would like to thank Pat and his management team for their excellent work over the last three years and indeed his dedication to the Club as a Player, selector and Team Manager. In his time as manager he guided Rhode to 3 consecutive Senior Finals winning one in 2014, Senior Div. 1 League Title this year and he also guided the Parish U,21 side St. Michaels to the Championship in 2013

Faithful Fields
On Thursday last in Croke Park Offaly GAA Launched the development and fundraising  of the new Centre of Excellence for Gaelic games in the county which is situated in Kilcormac. It was a great occasion and very well presented by the Faithful Fields working group outlining the need for the training centre, what it will provide and the fundraising effort that is needed to make the whole project a success. The Development will cost €2.25 million with 25% which will  need to be required from local support throughout the County. The Rest of the contributions will come  from GAA Central Council, Leinster GAA, The sports capital Programme and the Offaly Enterprise Fund.
When complete the Training Centre  will comprise of four floodlit, full-sized training pitches, a complex of six modern dressing rooms, a meeting room/dining area and a weights/circuit training room.  A 1.1 kilometre walkway will also be available for use by the wider community.

Speakers at the Launch were County Board Chairman Pauric Boland, Faithful Field working group Chairman Kieran Keenaghan, Uachtarán Chumann Lúthchleas Gael Aogán Ó Fearghail, Leinster Chairman John Horan and the main organiser behind the whole project Michael Duignan. It was a hugely informative launch , very well organised by all concerned and huge important step in the development of Offaly GAA. Attending the function from the Club were Joint P.R.O,s John Glennon and Robert Kellaghan. Player Niall McNamee and former great Seamus Darby.


Leinster Senior Club  Football Championship

The Best of Luck to Edenderry Senior Footballers who play the Wicklow Champions Rathnew in O\’Connor Park Tullamore Sunday next at 2.00pm
Leinster Junior Club Football Championship
The Best of Luck to Cappincur who will also play the Wicklow Champions at a Wicklow venue on Sunday next 25th-october 2015 in the Leinster Junior Championship



There was no winner of the Rhode GAA Lotto Draw that took place for the week ending 19th of October for a Jackpot of €15,000.  The numbers drawn were 6 18 23 29.  The club would like to 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.  There was no Match 3\’s  and after a subsequent  draw the following received  €50 each

Sean Murphy Laurencetown Rhode

Rich Cully Edenderry

Keelyn Glennon St. Patricks avenue Rhode

Christy Murphy Edenderry

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!!


If you’re not it, you can’t win – Buy 7 tickets – Get 1 free!

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