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A Busy Weekend Gone For Our Under-Age Teams

Offaly Feile  2018

Group stage

On Saturday Rhode U,14s  traveled to Gracfield  where they topped their feile group by beating  Na Fianna 2-5 to 0-04 in game 1 and in game 2 Rhode bet Gracfield 9-13 to  0-01.

Division 1 Semi Final:

On Sunday morning Rhode then traveled to Bord Na Mona Faithful fields where they took on Ferbane/Belmont in the A semi final unfortunately it wasn\’t to be for our young footballer\’s as Ferbane won out on a score-line 5-06 to 1-02 .

Our U,14 footballer\’s put in great performance over the weekend and while they will be disappointed they can hold their heads high.  Over all it was a very positive for our under-age club as it not every day you get to an A semi final and finish up in the top four teams of the Division 1 Offaly Feile.

Ferbane/Belmont went on to win the Division 1 Feile beating Clara in the final and we wish them well in the National Feile.

A big thank you to the mentor\’s who looked after the team at the weekend Cathal Smith, Michael Kennedy,  Dickie Conroy and Jimmy Hannon .

Also to the parent\’s who gave great support to the team over the weekend as always it couldn\’t be done without you.

Rhode U,14 Offaly Feile Panel 2018:

Noah Swaine, Cillian Dempsey, Ben Kennedy, Charlie Cullen, Ger Cullen, Ryan Murphy, Shane Duffy, Dylan Kilmurray (Captain), Cian Conroy, Eoin Smith, Ross Kellaghan, Barry Dunne, Evan Farrelly, Cameron Egan, Jake Molloy, Cian Cocoman, Liam Walsh, Nathan Glennon, Jamie Glennon, Ethan Hannon, Michael Culloty, Tiernan Foy, Aaron Byrne,

It was truly spectacular to be in the Faithful Fields yesterday to see hundreds of kids out on the playing fields\’s  and on the other end see Offaly Senior Men, Ladies Football and Camogie teams all in the one place with the best of facilities . Yesterday would really do your heart good well done Offaly GAA.


Division 4 League

Rhode Junior Footballer\’s had a convincing win over Clara on Saturday evening last in Clara beating them on a score-line of 6-13 to 1-07.

Team:  Dean Morris, Ricky Cully, James Coffey, Luke Doyle, Mark Rigney, Gareth McNamee, Carl Hannon, Aidan Brereton, Mossy Muldoon, Keith Kerrigan, Robert Leavy, Anthony Kilmurray, Stephen O\’Connell, Donal Hickey, Shane Lowry, Subs Karl Green for Mossy Muldoon, Keith Murphy for Carl Hannon, Jack Downing for Donal Hickey, Kieron Hope for Stephen O\’Connell, Damien Jones for James Coffey, Fergal McNamee for Ricky Cully.

Junior B Football Championship

Rhode Junior B Footballer\’s take on Ferbane in Ferbane this Saturday May 5th at 7pm.


U,15 League

Rhode U,15 footballer\’s had a great win over St.Vincent\’s on Thursday evening last in Fr.Dowling Park  defeating them on a score-line of  6-08 to 1-06.

Rhode GAA Development Fund Fundraiser:

Pick Provincial And All Ireland Inter-County Winners In Hurling And Football 2018 .

Pick All Eight Correct Winners And Win or Share €1,000 if more than one winner

Tickets Available from Committee Members and currently in Killeen\’s Bar and Lounge, Doyle\’s Bar and Otoole\’s Bar.


Offaly GAA Cul Camps

The annual Rhode GAA Cul Camp will commence in Fr Dowling Park on Monday 16th July to Friday 20th July. The camp will start each day at 10am and ends at 2.30pm. It is a wonderful experience for the 6 to 12 year old boys and girle s to play games meet new friends and to practice the skills of our native games. The camp in Rhode is recognised as a top class camp. For further information please contact Tracy Murphy Minor Club secretary or or Offaly GAA Cul Camp organiser/ coach Liam O\’Reilly on 087407212.

Get in Early to avoid disappointment


CLG-Bord Na nOg Rod 5k Family Fun Run/Walk

Following on from last years 5k family fun run/walk CLG-Bord Na nog have decided to hold it again this year in which we will be donating half of the monies raised to the Rhode & Croghan Lourdes Fund.

We hope that many more will come out on the day to help support this worthy cause

It will take place on Saturday June 2nd with registration taking place at 9;30 am with walk/run taking off at 10am

Tea/coffee refreshments afterwards


U,9 Go Games blitz

A wonderful morning was had in Fr.Dowling Park on Saturday last as the U,9s started their season off with a go games blitz. A great number of parents/spectators were on hand to see Rhode, Edenderry St. Vincents and St. Broughan\’s show off their fine footballing talent. A massive thank you to the visiting clubs, coaches and Parents for participating in wonderful morning here in Rhode as over eighty kids took part.. A big thank you to Gareth McNamee and Jack Kilmurray for refereeing the games and to Karen Curley for helping with the refreshments














Rhode Warriors & U,7s

Rhode Warriors & U\’7s had a wonderful evening on Friday in Daingean where they gave an excellent display of football against St.Vincents. 

Over 40 kids took part . thanks must go to the parents and coaches especially St.Vincents for the great welcome. See everyone on Saturday morning at 10am















Upcoming Fixtures:

Wednesday May 2nd

U,17 League

Rhode V St.Manchan Gael\’s  7pm

Venue: Pullagh

Thursday May 10th

Division 4 League

Rhode V Durrow 8pm

Venue: Fr.Dowling Park Rhode

Tuesday  May 15th

Division 1 League

Rhode V Ferbane 8pm

Venue: Fr.Dowling Park Rhode


There was no winner of the Rhode GAA Lotto Draw that took place on the 23rd of April for a Jackpot of €15,000.  The numbers drawn were 14 23 28 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.  The following matched three numbers and received €50 each.

Megan Kilmurray

Richard Conroy

John Glennon

Marie Byrne

The Rhode GAA Lotto is the main source of income the club has and now you can play online through 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!!


Get well:

Get well wishes are extended to all of the people of the parish who are ill or hospitalised at the moment.


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

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