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Upcoming Fixtures

U15 A Football Championship 
Wednesday 2-09-20 
Rhode V St.Manachans 6pm Ballycumber 

Saturday September 5th 
Junior A football Championship
Rhode V Clara Clara 5;30pm  

Junior C Football Championship 
Sunday September 6th 
Rhode V Edenderry Fr.Dowling Park Rhode 1pm

Senior Football Championship 
Sunday September 6th 
Rhode V Cappincur  4pm Daingean 

Tuesday September 8th 
U20 Football Championship 
St.Michaels  V Clara 8pm  Fr,Dowling Park Rhode 

Due to government restrictions Unfortunately no supporters are allowed to attend games. 

Please do not turn up to games as there will be no admittance. 
Parents will be aware of under-age guidelines and hope you will follow them in adherence to the rules set out. 

Offaly Senior Football Championship 
Rhode Senior footballers made it two from two after beating Tullamore on a score-line of  1-14 to 0-08 in Gracefield last Monday night. Rhode look set hopefully if they defeat Cappincur to book a place in the Semi Finals of the Senior Championship. 
Team: Ken Garry, Brian Darby, Jake Kavanagh, James McPadden, Garrett McNamee, Eoin Rigney, Niall Darby, Conor McNamee, Dylan Kavanagh, Stephen Hannon, Ruairi McNamee, Ciaran Heavey, Anton Sullivan, Niall McNamee, Donal Hickey, 
Subs used Alan McNamee for Ciaran Heavey, Aaron Kellaghan for Donal Hickey, Paul McPadden for Stephen Hannon, Pauric Sulliavan for Conor McNamee, Keith Murphy for Brian Darby. 

Junior A football Championship 
Rhode Junior Footballers were defeated on a score-line of 3-07 to 0-09. Which does not reflect accurately on the game which only for a series of very unfortunate events the game would have been a lot closer on the score-board . The less said about it the better.. The time and effort the Rhode Junior team and management have put  in has been great and you lads can hold your heads high. 
Team: Phil O\’Connell, Jordan Kilmurray, Mossy Muldoon, David Rigney, Jack Murphy, Mark Rigney, Jack Kilmurray, Aidan Breterton, Gavin Young, Barry Coffey, Aaron McBride, James Murphy, Robert Leavy, Darren Garry, Anthony Kilmurray. 
Subs used Glen O\’Connell, Lorcan O\’Reilly, Eoghan Byrne, Carl Hannon. 

U17 B football championship 
Rhode U17 footballers got their first game in the  championship off to a winning start on Saturday morning last with a massive victory against Gracefield with the final score reading 8-15 to 1-01 . 
Team: Sean Owens, Conor Dunne, Dylan Kilmurray, Ger Cullen, Sean Chpudury, Cameron Egan, Eoin Smith, Shane Duffy, Noah Swaine, Jack Murphy, Gary Kiernan, Derek Lowry, Cian Murphy, Joe McBride, Cian Conroy, Subs used Ross Kellaghan for Joe McBride and Barry Dunne for Cameron Egan. 

U13 A football championship 

On Sunday morning Rhode U13\’s resumed their Championship campaign when they hosted St. Vincent\’s in the second round of Group 1. WIth excellent playing conditions Rhode took the lead within the first few minutes and never relinquished it for the rest of the game. Going in 6pts up at half time, they came out just as strong in the second half and held St. Vincents at the end whistle by the same margins on a scoreline of 5-13 to 5-7.
On behalf of the management team, we would like to offer our sincere thanks to the St. Vincent\’s team for a very sporting game and we wish them well in the rest of this season. We would also like to acknowledge the referee Barry Buckley who let the game flow so well throughout.
The Rhode team consisted of: Leon Kilmurray, Dylan Curley, Jason Curley, Kyle Kilmurray, James Taylor, Matthew McBride, Dermot Crombie, Adam Kelleghan, Odhran Briody, Billy Quinn, Rhys Glennon, Drew Fleming, Owen Murphy, Joshua Kelleghan, Cian McNamee, Jamie Dalton, Sean McGovern, Tadhg Swaine, Tom Lacey, Ryan Glennon, Tiernan Ennis, Killian Dunne, Oscar Egan, Brian Curley, Joshua Gowran, Finn McCartney, Ronald Soares.
The Management team consisted of: Stephen Glennon, Brendan Glennon, Declan Curley, Michael Fleming and Hugh Crombie.

Thanks to the parents of the U13s ,  U17s from Rhode and the away teams for their help and co-operation on the player pass list and guidelines which ensured everything went according to plan. 

A special word of thanks to our club groundsmen Paul McNamee & Robert Kellaghan who enursed our pitches were in playing order, marked and flagged following a very busy week in Fr,Dowling Park. 

Go Games Blitz 
On Saturday afternoon last our U\’7s & U\’9s  put on an excellent display of football skills today. A big thank you to St.Vincent\’s & Tullamore  for the games and a special thanks to coaches, referees and parents for making the event very enjoyable.   

Offaly GAA Cul Camps 
A great week was had by obout 120 boys & girls at this year\’s Offaly GAA Cul camps in Fr.Dowling Park. The weather conditions were middling  but  there still was a  wonderful mood among participants  as they had a jam packed week full of fun where they gave an excellent display of their footballing skills throughout the week.Well Done to the Cul Camp Staff for all the health and safety measures re covid-19 that were in place so the camp could run smoothly and both staff and participants were safe. 

A massive Thank you to the fabulous coaches who as always do a fantastic job throughout the week  
 Dave Hare – Performance GDA supervisor,.

Shane Cummins – supervisor – Edenderry

Aishling Jones , Naomh Molaoise

Amy Hanlon  Naomh Molaoise

Caoimhghin Murphy – Gracefield

Anthony Murphy – Gracefield

Ava Molloy, Rhode 
 Eimear Quinn, Rhode

Sean McCloskey Walsh Island

Peter Bennett clonbullogue

Mark Abbott – Edenderry

Ciara Milner st broughans

Aoife McManus Rhode
Safety was high on the agenda while parking cars which was  aptly carried out by Robert Kellaghan, Paul McNamee and Joseph Kilmurray thank you so much for all your hard work during the week .  

We Are Here To Help !!

.  No Shame in needing help when you are in need of it. 
Members of Rhode GAA committee and club members/supporters are available to help out in collecting groceries or prescriptions from the chemist and shops for the eldery and vulnerable of the parish:
Tracey Murphy 0872264435
Patricia McManus 0876439380
Michael Fleming 0860830673
Stephen Darby. 0868452132
Siobhan Scally  0871416115
Paul McNamee 0852101826
Debbie Gowran 0851391386
Rory Swaine 0871131113
Club Person of Contact Eoghan Hickey 0879481249
Feel free also to message this page or any other issues or messages that need to be passed on you can contact me PRO Robert Kellaghan 0876452964
Offaly Covid-19  Community Response Forum FREEPHONE number is 1800 81 81 81 or email covidsupport@offalycoco.ie.  Lines open 8am to 8pm 7 days a week #CommunityCall #Offaly
  Please See our Social Media pages on Facebook and Twitter for updates on club activities during the Covid-19 Crisis: 

Rhode GAA Supporters Draw   3 Results

€1000 Declan Curley

€250  Paul Ennis

€250 Brendan leavy

€250 Eden Decor Staff

€250  Michael & Rosemary Muldoon

€250  PMB

Many Thanks to all who sold or purchased tickets for our Supporter\’s Draw.

Rest of Draws will take place on 

24th October 

19th December


The Rhode GAA Lotto Jackpot is €14,000 and it took place on the 25th of August while adhering to strict guidelines .  . 

The numbers drawn out were 20 22 24 25

There were no  match three winners and the following  who were pulled out by  a lucky dip and won €50 each. 

Jamie Glennon Jnr

Geraldine Gorman

Frances Cummins

Bernadette Egan

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 seller for details Draw Will take place every Monday Night and will be live on Facebook around 8:30pm.    
Stay Safe 
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. There is much scaremongering and false information doing the rounds also, so be careful and use good judgement.  Look after yourself, your family and your neighbors. Especially those who are at greater risk. If you or someone you know, needs some help with getting groceries or medication, speak to members of our club and we will do our best help out


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

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