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Offaly Footballer\’s & Hurler\’s Out At Weekend As Leinster Championship Kick\’s Off

U,13 Division 2 Leinster League Final.

Rhode U,13 Footballer\’s Travelled to O\’Connor Park  on Monday evening last where they took on Tullamore in which was a ding dong battle throughout and thankfully Rhode finished the game off as Leinster League Champions with the final score reading Rhode 7-12 to 6-06.  It was a truly magnificent evening from start to finish both teams marched around O\’Connor Park behind the piper like Giants then both teams standing proudly for the National Anthem. In every way it was like their All Ireland final and it was a game fit for that occasion as both teams gave an excellent display of football.  As the final whistle went the cheer\’s of the great Rhode Support could be heard as we congratulated the wonderful boy\’s and their management team on a wonderful win.

A massive thank you has to go to the management team of Stephen Darby, Seamus Cocoman, Michael Kennedy, Pauric Murphy, Craig Byrne.

U,13 Panel : Ryan Kellaghan, Liam Walsh, Mark O\’Meara, Cameron Egan, Ethan Hannon, Matt Heavey, Barry Dunne, Sean Daly, Noah Swaine, Evan Farrelly, Ben Kennedy, Ross Kellaghan, Ryan Murphy, Charlie Cullen, Cian Cocoman, Gavin Murphy, Aaron Byrne, Jamie Glennon, Nathan Glennon, Billy Quinn, Tiernan Foy, Ryan Quinn, Richie Glennon, Cillian Dempsey.









Offaly Junior B Championship

Rhode Junior B footballers travelled to Ferbane on Saturday last it was a close encounter throughout but Rhode were winning for majority  of the game unfortunately Rhode couldn\’t hold on and final Score read Ferbane 2-07 Rhode 0-11.

Team: Phil O\’Connell. Damien Jones, John Murphy, Fergal McNamee, Keith Murphy, Carl Green, Jack Kilmurray, Brendan Curley, Lorcan Reilly, Pat Murphy, James Murphy, Kieron Hope, Dan O\’Reilly, Jack Downing ,Kevin Dunne. Subs used: Liam Grennan, Gordan Kerrigan, John Burke.

Rhode Junior B\’s now take on Kinnitty this Friday May 11th in Fr.Dowling Park Rhode at 7pm.


U,17 Football League

Rhode U,17s took on Gracefield on Monday night last in Rhode defeating them on a score-line of 4-14 to 2-04. Teams played 13 aside.

Team: Tadgh Galvin , Jordan Kilmurray, Reese Cleere, Luke Spollen, Aaron McBride, Dylan Foy, Aaron McDermott, Gavin Young, Harry Jones, Joe McBride, Liam Curley, Shane Dunne, Evan Rigney, Subs, Cillian Murphy, Patrick Scully, Liam Hagney, Jack Kerrigan, Christian Taylor, Cian Murphy, Shane Murphy, Dylan Kilmurray.


Offaly Senior Footballer\’s

Very best of luck to Offaly Senior Footballer\’s who take on Wicklow in the Leinster Senior Football championship this Sunday May 13th in O\’Moore Park Portlaoise. Kick off is at 4pm.

On The Offaly Team/panel from Rhode are Offaly Captain Anton Sullivan, Niall Darby and Conor McNamee Ruairi  McNamee.


Offaly Hurler\’s

Very best of luck to Offaly Hurler\’s who play Galway in the first round of the Leinster Senior Hurling Championship this Saturday May 12th at 7pm in O\’Connor Park Tullamore.



Massive congratulations to our U,17 Footballer\’s Aaron Kellaghan and Barry Coffey  on making it onto the Offaly U,17 squad which is essentially the minor county team.  Also extra congrats to Aaron Kellaghan who captained St.Joesphs Rochfortbridge to Glory last week as they won Senior Leinster A Hurling final .


Oakland\’s Community College

Congrats to Oakland\’s U,14 Team on winning the North Leinster D final last week beating Mercy SS of Kilbeggan 2-11 to 2-09.

Rhode had  9 players involved Dylan Kilmurray, Shane Murphy, Gary Kiernan (Oaklands Captain) Evan Farrelly, Michael Culloty, Shane Duffy, Jack Murphy, Ryan Quinn, Jake Molloy.


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

Thursday May 10th
Division 4 League
Rhode V Durrow 8pm
Venue: Fr.Dowling Park Rhode

Monday May 14th
U,15 League
Rhode V Shamrock\’s 7:30pm

Tuesday  May 15th
Division 1 League
Rhode V Ferbane 8pm
Venue: Fr.Dowling Park Rhode

Friday May 18th

U,13 League
Rhode V St.Broughan\’s 7:30
Venue: Fr.Dowling Park Rhode


There was no winner of the Rhode GAA Lotto Draw that took place on the 30th of April for a Jackpot of €15,000.  The numbers drawn were 7 19 26 30.  The club would like to 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 €200.

Noel Glennon

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 especially our own John Beezy Glennon who is recuperating at home following a small operation on Friday last. Best wishes are also sent to Marie Murphy and Phil Kellaghan. 


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

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