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U,10\’s Have Wonderful Weekend To Reach Community Games Leinster Semi Final

U,10s Leinster Community Games Football

Massive Congratulations to our U,10 footballer;s who have reached the Leinster Semi Finals which take place on July 14th  following two big wins on Saturday last. In the first game Rhode defeated Arle\’s of Laois on a score-line of 1-07 2-02 to reach the Quarter final where they defeated Castlepollard 4-14 to 4-04  to reach first Leinster finals since 2002.

U,10 Team:

Peter McGrath, A.j Hickey, Jamie Dalton, Jason Curley, Dylan McGloughin, Cian McNamee, Ruair Carroll, Drew Fleming, Oscar Egan, Daithi McCabe, Gavin Mayon, Jake Murphy.

The Semi Final and Finals for the Leinster Community Games takes place in Trim on Saturday July 14th a bus will be leaving Otoole\’s Car Park around 8am for the player;s/parents .Should anyone be interested in taking a seat on the bus please contact Declan Curley 0n 0872849584. limited number of seats available.


U,15 Football League White Final

Very best of luck to our U,15 footballer\’s who play Tullamore this coming Sunday June 24th evening in Gracefield at 7pm in the  White League Final .

Bring it home Lads !!


Junior B Football Championship

Rhode Junior B footballer\’s take on Shamrock\’s in the championship this Friday June 22nd at 8pm.


Division 4 League

Rhode Division 4 team take on Gracefield this Thursday June 21st at 7:30pm in Fr.Dowling Park Rhode


U,13 Footballer\’s

Rhode U,13 Footballer\’s lost out to St.Vincent\’s  in the second round of the U,13 football championship on a score-line of  5-14 to 1-09.

Rhode Panel:

Noah Swaine, Cillian Dempsey, Barry Dunne, Cian Cocoman, Ethan Hannon, Ryan Kellaghan, Matt Heavey, Evan Farrelly, Ben Kennedy, Adam Kellaghan, Charlie Cullen, Ryan Murphy, Gavin Murphy, Ryan Quinn, Billy Quinn, Richie Glennon, Jamie Glennon, , James Taylor, Owen Murphy.


U,11 Footballer\’s

Rhode U,11 Footballer\’s took on Na Fianna in Fr.Dowling park Rhode on Thursday last. A fantastic game of football was played  with both teams giving a wonderful display of their skills.

This Coming Saturday June 23rd Rhode U.11\’s are hosting the following teams in a series of friendlies Templeogue Synge (Dublin)  and Corralstown/Kinnegad (Westmeath) . All Kicks off at 2pm Saturday in Fr,Dowling Park Rhode. All welcome to come along and watch our fellow Stars.


Offaly Senior Footballer\’s

Very best of luck to Offaly Senior Footballer\’s who play Clare this Sunday June 24th in BNM O\’Connor Park at 1:3opm.

On The Offaly Team/panel from Rhode are Offaly Captain Anton Sullivan, Niall Darby and Conor McNamee Ruairi  McNamee . Brian Darby,  Eoin Rigney, James McPadden Ken Garry.

We urge all faithful supporter\’s if at all possible get into O\’Connor Park on Sunday and get behind our boy\’s .


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.

Cul Camps across the county are filling up fast so get booking to  avoid disappointment 



There was no winner of the Rhode GAA Lotto Draw that took place on the 12th of June for a Jackpot of €15,000.  The numbers drawn were 5 15 23 27.  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 €100 each.


Dee Walsh

Mary jones


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 Mary Murphy who is recovering from a hip operation. We wish you a speedy recovery Mary.



Deepest Sympathy is extended to the Gorman Family on the Passing of Rosie Gorman Ballyheashill. Rosie will be sadly missed by all who knew her especially her loving family   Mary, Rosaleen, Michael (Corky), Nellie, Pat, Matt, Bernadette and Caroline, brother Kevin, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, great-great-granddaughter, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, sons-in-law, daughters-in-law, nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.

Rosie\’s funeral mass took place on Friday afternoon last in St.Peter\’s Church Rhode followed by burial afterward\’s to the adjoining Cemetery.


May Rosie Rest In Peace


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