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Historic Trip To London For Our U\’13 Football Team

U,13 Footballers Trip To London 

Very best of luck to Rhode U\’13 Footballers who are travelling to London to take part in the Peter McGlynn Tournament this Friday May 3rd and returning Sunday May 5th. 19 young boy\’s , 22 adults including coaches are traveling to the Tournament we hope they have a great weekend.  On Thursday Night last the Team and management were  presented with  Twelve\’s Rhode Club Gear for the Tournament which was sponsored by the club.  Much fundraising took place over the last few moths and much praise must go to the Team & management, Minor Chairman & Secretary , most especially parents  and those who supported the St,Patrick\’s Day Parade bucket collection and the Easter Raffle which took place on Easter Saturday. Special thanks to those who also gave sponsorship for the Trip Intel Grant Match Scheme The Intel organisation contribute to clubs & societies based on their voluntary hours their employee\’s give to their chosen club A Massive thank you to Rory Swaine for choosing the under-age club trip for your wonderful sponsorship. . Rhode GAA  for the Twelve\’s Gear, Derrinstown Stud- Cathal Swords, Robert McDermott

Division 3 League 

Rhode Junior Footballer\’s had a 1-14 to 2-07  win over Tullamore in O\’Brien Park  on Saturday evening last. It sets them up nicely ahead of the first round of championship on May 10th. 

Team: Dean Morris, Dan O\’Brien, Declan Murphy, Mark Rigney, Carl Hannon, Gareth McNamee, Keith Murphy, Aidan Brereton, Gavin Young, James Murphy, Shane Lowry, Robbie Leavy, Aaron Kellaghan, Niall Cole, Stephen O\’Connell. Subs used, Keith Kerrigan, Luke Doyle, James Coffey, Barry Coffey, David Rigney.  

Rhode GAA Supporters Draw 

Rhode GAA Supporters 2nd Draw  will take place on Saturday  June 15th.

Offaly GAA Easter Camp 
Over 30 kids aged between 6-10 took part in the Easter camp in Fr.Dowling park Rhode last Tuesday and Wednesday. It was wonderful to see so many kids enjoying themselves and showing and improving their footballing skills. Many thanks to the Offaly GAA coaches for great work with the kids over the two days.  

U\’13 Football League 
Rhode U\’13 Footballer;s played out a thriller of a game on Friday evening last defeating neighbor;s Edenderry on a score-line 2-7 to 1-08. 

U\’15 Football League 
Rhode U\’15 footballer\’s were defeated by Clara on Wednesday evening last in Fr.Dowling Park Rhode. 
Team: Jake Molloy, Liam Walsh, Cameron Egan, Mark O\’Meara, Aaron Byrne, Eoin Smith, Matt Heavey, Noah Swaine, Shane Duffy, Ger Cullen, Cian Conroy, Charlie Cullen, Cian Cocoman, Tiernan Foy, Ross Kellaghan.  

5 in a Row Fever hits as Championship 2019 gets into swing

At Christmas 2018 we had Players of the Faithful the documentary of the ‘Greatest one in a row of all times’ al la Paul Rouse. This documentary was very well received both in Offaly and nationally.

Following on from the interest there have been many requests for a ‘replica’ 1982 Offaly Jersey. Offaly GAA County Board in conjunction with the 1982 winning team, O’Neill’s Sportswear and Colgan Sports are pleased to announce that the Offaly 1982 replica jersey will be available in May 2019.

The Official launch will take place in the Faithful Fields on Sunday 5th May at 11.30am. Members of the 1982 winning team will be present at the launch.

All the people of Offaly are invited to attend to what will also be the launch of the 2019 Championship campaign for our Senior Footballers and Hurlers. We are calling on all members of the Faithful public to come out and show your support for our the teams ahead of their opening round games against Laois in the Joe McDonagh Cup on Saturday 11th May and Meath on Sunday 12th May in the Leinster Football Championship.

With the focus firmly on Championship, this launch will also coincide with our Minor Hurling and Footballers who are in full championship swing and our U20 Hurlers and Footballers ahead of their championship this summer.

It is a morning not to be missed where you will be treated to tales of old along with a meet and greet with our current players as they bid to get their Championship campaigns off to a flying start.

This is an opportunity not to be missed to get the jersey and get it autographed

Under-age Registration 

Registration forms will be available for completion at under-age training  for any child not already registered for the coming year.   

Juvenile -€20 

Family (2 adults and all Children)-  €75  

Any Queries Contact Minor Club secretary Tracey Murphy

Up-coming fixture\’s 

Friday May 10th 

Junior A Football Championship 

Rhode V Doon 7:30pm 

Venue: Fr.Dowling Park Rhode 

Sunday May 12th 

Leinster Senior Football Championship 

Offaly V Meath  3:00pm 

Venue: Pairc Tailtean Navan

Monday May 13th

Junior B Football Championship 

Rhode V Erin Rover\’s  7:30pm 

Venue: Pullough 

 Offaly V Meath Ticket Details   

Stand: – Adult: Pre Purchase Price: €20.00 Purchase on the Day: €25.00 – Juveniles (U-16): €5.00
Terrace: – Adult: Pre Purchase Price: €15.00 Purchase on the Day: €20.00 – Juveniles (U-16): €5.00
Note: Juveniles (U-16) must be accompanied by an Adult

Tickets can be purchased from the following locations:-
(a) the participating County Boards
(b) GAA Ticketline 1890 92 46 48
(c) Tickets.ie
(d) www.gaa.ie
(e) Centra & Supervalu Shops

Senior Citizens/Students (Stand & Terrace)
Purchase full price tickets and on the day of the match they can claim a rebate of €5 when they produce appropriate I.D. at Stile No: 28 Stand and Stile No: 9 (Terrace) PRIOR TO ENTRY INTO THE STADIUM.

Wheelchair Tickets:-
The Wheelchair Ticket is free of charge and the Assistant’s ticket is €20

Group Pass (Under 16’s) – (Terrace Only)
Groups Passes are provided for groups of Juveniles U-16 €3 per Juvenile and you are permitted to bring 1 adult free with every ten Juveniles, any additional adults pay full price for their tickets


There was no winner of the Rhode GAA Lotto Draw that took place on the 23rd of April for a Jackpot of €8,000.  The numbers drawn were 5 17 18 21.  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 €70 each.
Kieran DunneRosemary MuldoonJoey Hannon

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 underwent an operation on Friday last. Hope to see you soon Beezy. 


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