While it is truly uncertain times with covid-19 it felt like a very normal weekend although be it with a very small crowd able to attend as Rhode Senior footballer’s came away with a vital win over Clara with the score-line reading 1-19 to 1-10. A much enjoyable game of football with some lovely scores got and more importantly we came away with a vital win to get the championship underway. It was a special day for the Murphy Family as Keith Murphy started his first Senior championship game following his Grandfather’s footsteps.
Team: Ken Garry, James McPadden, Jake Kavanagh, Brian Darby, Garrett McNamee, Keith Murphy, Niall Darby, Conor McNamee, Dylan Kavanagh, Stephen Hannon 0-02, Ruairi McNamee 0-01, Ciaran Heavey 0-01, Anton Sullivan 0-06 , Niall McNamee 1-07 Donal Hickey. 0-01 .
Subs Shane Lowry for Stephen Hannon , Paul McPadden for Donal Hickey, Paraic Sullivan for Conor McNamee, Alan McNamee for Ciaran Heavey.
Black Card Garett McNamee (Sin Bin)
Junior A Football Championship
Rhode Junior Footballers were defeated at home in Fr.Dowling park on Sunday afternoon last against Tullamore on a score-line of 2-16 to 1-09. There was only 4 points in it at the half-time break and Rhode made a comeback but an unfortunate mistake led to a goal from tullamore while Rhode kept on fighting. Tullamore scores came a lot easier and unfortunately led to defeat.
Team: Phil O’Connell, Jack Murphy, David Rigney, Jordan Kilmurray, Dan O’Brien, Mossie Muldoon, Jack Kilmurray, Aidan Brereton, Gavin Young, Anthony Kilmurray, Lorcan O’Reilly, Mark Rigney, Robbie Leavy, Barry Coffey, James Murphy, Subs used Luke Spollen, subs Niall Cole, Karl green, Carl Hannon, Harry Jones Keith Kerrigan.
Junior C football championship
Rhode Junior C footballers travelled to Killeigh on Sunday evening to take on Clodiagh Gaels. Rhode were down by 2 pints 1-04 to 1-02 at half-time and despite a close display the final score line read 3-09 to 1-05. Keep the heads up lads for the next game.
Team: Graham Gorman, Harry Jones, Christian Taylor, Carl Hannon, Carl Green, Joe Spollen, Johnny Moore, Keith kerrigan, Kieron Hope, Niall Cole, Cillian Murphy, Jack Downing, P Murphy, Subs used Kevin Dunne for Carl Green, Ferghal McGuiness for Jack Downing, Paddy Quinn for Cillian Murphy, Garry Carolan for Christain Taylor, Conor leavy for Kieron Hope.
U13 A football Championship
Rhode u13 footballers took on Na Fianna in Geashill on Sunday morning and were defeated on a score-line of 3-11 to 3-05. Rhode put in an excellent display and were unlucky not to come away with a win.
Leon Kilmuuray, Kyle Kilmurray, Jason Curley, Dillon Curley, James Taylor, Oran Briody, Matthew McBride, Adam Kellaghan, Eoin Murphy, Billy Quinn, Rhys Glennon, Dermot Crombie, Drew fleming, Joshua Kellaghan, Cian McNamee, . subs used Jamie Dalton for Dillon Curley, Tom Lacey for Rhys Glennon.
It’s very disheartening to have to post these photos but it’s important that we highlight the inconsiderate nature of whomever thought it was their right to drive onto our 3rd pitch in Fr.Dowling park last night and disrespect the great work that has been done up there. Could you stop and think of the people that this pitch and all our pitches facilitate, they are probably members of your own family and will definitely be someone you know . Our pitches and walking track are for the benefit and enjoyment of our members and we are so lucky and so proud to have such a great facility in our small village we only ask that they are respected and appreciated
200 Club Draw
We are continuing with our Rhode GAA Supporters Draw to Aid our Planned Development for our Grounds . Entering this draw will provide you with the chance to win 1st prize €1000 & 5 chances to win €250 in each draw and there are 5 draws taking place throughout the year. That’s a total of 30 chances to win over the year. The Draws will be held on the following dates while adhering to the strict HSE/Government and GAA Guidelines:
The First Draw took place on July 6th while further 4 draws will take place on the following Dates:
• 3rd August• 22nd August• 24th October • 19th December
Many Thanks to all who sold or purchased tickets for our Supporter’s Draw.
Offaly GAA Cul Camps
The annual Rhode GAA Cul Camp will commence in Fr Dowling Park on Monday 24th of August to Friday 28th of August . The camp will start each day at 10am and ends at 2.00pm. It is a wonderful experience to meet new friends and to practice the skills of our native games. The camp in Rhode is recognised as a top class camp. Due to covid-19 there will be NO walk ups accepted. Please Book Online Or see our social media pages for link
The Rhode GAA Lotto Jackpot is €13,000 and it took place on the 20th of July. The Draw took place while adhering to Strict Guidelines
The numbers drawn out were 5 16 26 29
There was one match three winner who won €200.
The lotto can be played online before 12 Noon on the date of Draw see the Rhode GAA Website / Facebook / Twitter Or Contact your usual ticket sell for details Draw Will take place every Monday Night and will be live on Facebook around 8:30pm.
While the country continues to exit the lock down we hope all in our community are keeping safe and well. We urge you all to play your part in this war against the invisible virus. Please observe social distancing advice and follow guidance from government, HSE and reliable sources.Look after yourself, your family and your neighbors. Especially those who are at greater risk.