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Back Into A Senior Final

Rhode Senior Footballers gained their spot in this year\’s Offaly Senior football final against Tullamore following a battle with near neighbours Edenderry  which ended up a draw at full-time 0-11 to 0-11. It was a lucky escape not to be defeated and thankfully following a better performance Rhode took the lead following a goal from Niall Mcnamee followed by a further 3 points saw us come away with a four point win 1-14 to 0-13  to Reach another County Final .Rhode Showed great grit and determination to never give up and it is what got us over the line . 

Team:  Ken Garry; Brian Darby, Jake Kavanagh, James McPadden; Niall Darby, Eoin Rigney, Gareth McNamee; Dylan Kavanagh, Conor McNamee; Ciaran Heavey, Ruari McNamee, Stephen Hannon; Anton Sullivan, Niall McNameer, Aaron Kellaghan. Subs – Paraic Sullivan for Ciaran Heavey,  Paul McPadden for Stephen Hannon ), Alan McNamee for Paraic Sullivan  Shane Lowry for Kellaghan (56m), Keith Murphy for James McPadden , Darren Garry for Ruari McNamee , Donal Hickey for Shane Lowry. 

Calling All Rhode Supporters to Get our thee  Colours whether it be flags or Buntings Decorate your houses for our team. 

Junior C football Championship 

Rhode Junior C footballers were unlucky to be defeated by doon on friday night on a score-line of  3-10 to 3-08. Rhode had led at half-time 1-06 to 104 . Rhode led and were very strong for most of the second half but unfortunately Doon got crucial scores to finish stronger in the final minutes of the game. 

Rhode have 1 group game left at home V Ballycommon. 

Rhode U15 football championship 

Rhode U15 footballers  were defeated by Tullamore 1-06 to 0-07 despite giving a great performance throughout the game and were unlucky not to get the win despite missing a number of players.  


U13 A Football Shield Semi Final 

Friday September 25th 

Rhode V Kilcormac/Killoughey  5:30pm  Ballycommon 

U17 B Football CHampionship 

Saturday September 26th 

Rhode V Cloghan 11am Cloghan 

U15 A Football Championship 

Wednesday 30th September 

Rhode V Ballinamere/Durrow  6pm Durrow 


Massive congratulations  to Rhode player Ciaran Heavey and his wife Lorna on the birth of their  2 child, a baby girl Milly . Congratulations are sent to obert Lynch and Sinead McNamee on the birth of their first child in Australia. 

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 3rd Draw took place on  August 25th while further 2 draws will take place on the following Dates:

• 24th October • 19th December
Many Thanks to all who sold or purchased tickets for our Supporter\’s Draw.


The Rhode GAA Lotto Jackpot is €14,600 and it took place on the 14th of September.  .  while adhering to strict guidelines. 

The numbers drawn out were 6 13 16 20

There were three match three winners who won €70 each.

Nell Cocoman

Brendan Glennon

Martin MulliganThe 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  
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: 

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

 Rhode GAA expresses our Deepest Sympathy to the Smullen Family on the Passing of Rhode’s Greatest ever Sporting Ambassador  Pat Smullen.

Peacefully surrounded by his loving family at St. Vincent’s Private Hospital. Son of the late Paddy. Deeply regretted by his adoring wife Frances, sadly missed by his loving children Hannah, Paddy and Sarah, mother Mary, brothers Sean, Ger and Brian, cousins especially Alan and Ken, mother-in-law, sisters-in-law, brothers-in-law, nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.

The Community of Rhode have always and will continue to be proud of the achievement;s of one of its greatest sons Pat Smullen who sadly has passed away at too young an age. Pat comes from a great Rhode GAA family and while his football career ended at a young age Pat continued to support the club. 

We were only too delighted to honour him at our 2017 Dinner Dance following his Double Derby success in 2016. While dealing with his illness Pat proved to be a massive inspiration to everyone but most especially to our Senior footballers in 2018 to whom Pat spoke to on a Friday night before the county final which they went on to win. It can be safely said that the talk that night didn’t leave any player unsure of what had to be done on County Final day and will never be forgotten by all those lads.

Pat\’s Funeral Mass took place on Friday afternoon in St,Peter;s Church Rhode followed by burial to the adjoining cemetery .

Rhode GAA carried out a guard of honour along with Rhode Ladies football and Pat;s colleagues Jockeys and Saff of the racing world.

Many thanks to John, Kilmuuray Beezy Glenno, Robert Kellaghan for Coordinating our part in the guard of honour and also to Dan O\’Brien for gathering the arm bands afterwards.

May Pat Rest In Peace.


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