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A Big Game For Offaly Footballer\’s As They Take On Antrim This Saturday

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

A great crowd took part  in the second  annual family fun run/walk on Saturday morning last .  It was a great turnout in support of our under-age footballers and Rhode/Croghan Lourdes and it was a great social occasion also for parents and supporters to come together and have a chat  with lovely home made buns and cakes and off course a cup of tea  back at the GAA grounds afterwards.  It was a very warm warning and luckily there were water stops along the way massive thanks and credit to Margaret Murphy and Annette Masterson who were also on hand and as you got over the  hill at Tubberdaly Castle Bridgie and Benny Kerrigan were on hand with water ad treats for kids and the older kids also. Great to see such community spirit by you all well done and thanks.
A massive thank you has to go to all involved in orgainsing the event especially who helped out on the day including all the ladies  for great refreshments, Lead drivers and stewards who were wonderful keeping us all safe along the route. A great  morning was had by all.

Division 1 League

The refixed Division 1 league game against Tullamore will take place this Wednesday  June 6th at 8pm  in Tullamore new Pitches (beside tennis court). 


Division 4 League

Rhode Junior\’s were defeated by Clodiagh Gaels on Monday evening last on a score-line of  1-10 to 0-11.


Offaly Senior Footballer\’s

Very best of luck to Offaly Senior Footballer\’s and Management  who take on Antrim in the All Ireland qualifier\’s on Saturday June 9th in Bord Na Mona O\’Connor Park at 6pm .


U,10\’s Community Games Final

Rhode U,10 footballers have reached the Community Games Football Final after beating Daingean on a score-line of  2-14 to 2-02. Rhode Will now play Clara in the final which will have been played when this goes to print.


U,13 Football Championship

Rhode U,13 Footballer\’s will take on Ferbane/Belmont in the first round of the championship this Wednesday June 6th in Fr.Dowling Park Rhode at 7:30pm.


Cooley Kickham\’s 5th Annual Michael Bammel Malone Blitz

Very best of luck to our U,12 Footballer\’s who travel to Louth to take part in the  Cooley Kickham\’s 5th Annual Michael Bammel Malone Blitz on Saturdaymorning next  June 9th.   This was an invitational blitz and Rhode were honoured to receive an invite and will be  only Offaly team to take part. Teams will travel from across the country to play in the blitz.



Massive Congratulations to Rhode U,12 Girls who defeated Clara to be crowned Offaly Community Games champions.


Offaly Minor\’s

Hard luck to Offaly Minor Footballers who were unfortunately bet by Dublin on a score-line of  2-11 to 0-10 which does not justify the performance by Offaly.

On The Offaly Team/panel from Rhode are  Aaron Kellaghan & Barry Coffey.


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



There was no winner of the Rhode GAA Lotto Draw that took place on the 28th of May for a Jackpot of €15,000.  The numbers drawn were 10 11 12 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.  The following matched three numbers and received €50 each.

Joan Ayres

Dylan Kilmurray

Ger Murphy

Clionoia Molloy

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!!



Deepest sympathy is extended to the Murphy Family on the Passing of Marie Murphy Laurncetown.  Marie will be sadly missed by all who knew  her especially her loving family husband Sean, daughter Caroline, sons Oliver, Christopher and Stephen, brother John, sister Nancy, grandchildren, daughters in-law, son in-law, brothers in-law, sisters in-law, nieces, nephews, relative\’s  neighbour\’s and friends.

 Our Thoughts are especially with Her Sons Oliver and Stephen. Oliver  along with his Wife Tracey are an integral part of our Club with Oliver serving as Vice Chairman and Tracey serving as Minor Secretary. Oliver is Also a key member of the Senior Background Team as Kitman. Stephen is a key member of The Junior A  background Team as Kitman and is also a selector with our Junior B Team.

Marie\’s Funeral mass took place on Thursday morning last in St.Peter\’s church Rhode followed by  burial to the adjoining cemetery.

May Marie\’s Gentle Soul Rest In Peace.


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