U13B County Champions!!
Rhode U13’s boys togged out in Mucklagh on Sunday morning 10th October to contest the 2021 Offaly B Cup Competition against Cloghan. With a fog still in the air and a damp ground both teams faced the throw-in at 11am. Captain on the day Matthew McBride chose to play into the slight breeze and Rhode started very strongly but it took a few missed chances to steady their feet before they put the first scores on the board. Going in at half time on a score line of 3-4 to 1-4, Rhode remained in control for the rest of the match and were able to empty the bench as they ran out well deserved winners on a scoreline of 7-12 to 1-9. A special mention goes to full back Jason Curley who unfortunately broke his arm whilst fielding a high ball and landing awkwardly and we wish him a speedy recovery.The management team of Stephen Glennon and trainers Declan Curley, Hugh Crombie and Michael Fleming would like to thank so many people within the club who helped us prepare for many weeks in advance. A special mention goes to John Kilmurray, Ger Noonan, Eoghan Hickey and Tracey Murphy who left us wanting for nothing. To Darren Curley (Construction), David Galvin ,Dingle Daly, Ruairi McNamee, Kenneth Garry, Anton Sullivan (ACE Recovery), Niall McNamee (Twelves), Dylan Kavanagh, Darren Garry, Keith Murphy and Shane Lowry who all helped us out and gave the boys their time on so many occasions to help with their skills development, we thank you. To those we’ve not called out, again thank you sincerely.Thank you to Pauric Sullivan (Mock Media) and his more than capable and excellent commentators Roy Malone and Donal Hickey, thank you for providing the boys with a wonderful memory of the game which they thoroughly enjoyed seeing again that evening. Big thank you to Colm Killeen for giving the young lads refreshments when they were rewatching the game.Rhode would like to thank Mucklagh for the use of their grounds and to Brian Lowry who refereed the match in an excellent fashion for both teams and to Cloghan for such a sporting match with some excellent footballers on their team.Finally and most importantly of all, the 29 boys who took to the field that morning, who braved many late and wet evenings to train with us and who are a credit to their parents, families and to our small village, well done, well deserved and enjoy the coming days and weeks.
The team on the day consisted of: Peter McGrath, Oscar Egan, Jason Curley, Brian Curley, Dylan Curley, Jamie Dalton, Tom Lacey (1pt), Matthew McBride (Captain), Dermot Crombie (1-1), Daithi McCabe, Cian McNamee (4-5), AJ Hickey (1pt), Gavin Mayon, Killian Dunne (2-2), Drew Kennedy Fleming(2pts), Oisin Quinn, Keelan Murphy, Jake Murphy, Jack Arrol, Luke Arrol, Ryan Glennon, Bobby Kelleghan, Jack Curley, Tadhg McNamee, Noah Burke, Rhys Galvin, Cillian Lynch, Jake Gowran and Leon John Quinn.
A big weekend lies ahead wishing all players and their management teams the very best of luck !!
Offaly GAA Adult Club Football Championship Semi Finals:
Junior C Football
Friday Oct 15: Daingean v Rhode Croghan 8.00pm.
Junior A Football Sunday Oct 17: Tullamore v Rhode in Ballinagar 12.00
Senior Football Sunday Oct 17: Durrow v Rhode O’Connor Park 4.00pm.
U21 Football Championship Quarter Final Tuesday Oct 19 : St.Michaels V Durrow Gracefield 8pm.
U15A Football Championship Semi FinalWednesday Oct 20th: Rhode V St.Vincent’s WalshIsland 7pm.
Venue Capacity has increased for Club and County Grounds due to easing of Government and GAA restrictions Because of this Offaly GAA are in a position to offer Senior Citizen tickets, Student tickets and Juvenile tickets in addition to the Adult tickets for upcoming games . This applies to all grades: Senior; Senior B; Intermediate; Junior; Junior B; Junior C; U20; Minor
If you access the Offaly GAA website and find your selected Championship game, you will see the option to purchase the following:
Adult Ticket – Full priceSenior Citizen Ticket – 50% of admission charge Student Ticket – 50% of admission chargeJuvenile (U16) Ticket – Free
(Please note that students must show valid student ID upon entry to the game in addition to having their ticket)
The planning for our 24HR WALK-A-THON has already begun. Are you interested in taking part? Get the whole family together and come join Rhode GAA 24 hour Walk-A-Thon.
We need 24 captains plus further 23 members per captain. Sponsorship €50 per captain and €50 per team member. Whether you create a team , or dual captain a team, or donate to the walk, you will be helping Rhode GAA get closer to the Development Goal of €150,000. It will take place on October 22nd at Fr.Dowling Park Rhode or Virtually. Be Part Of Something Big !! Contact Peter Kilmurray 087-6457554 / Wendy McBride 086-3393077. The Date is coming near and there are over 20 captains in place gathering their team members. See our social media pages with the following link https://member.clubforce.com/tickets_m.asp?LL_ID=269 so join or donate to the fundraiser.
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Rhode GAA Supporters 200 Club Draw
We are continuing with our Rhode GAA Supporters Draw to Aid our Planned Development for our Grounds.A massive thank you for your previous support of our club draws and we hope you can continue that wonderful support in 2021. This is a large project and will be a benefit to Rhode GAA/LGFA Clubs and also the community . Our success on the field is not reflected in our grounds. We need to work together to achieve our goals. Also, our Underage teams are going well and they deserve the opportunity to have great facilities to progress in their development. This cannot be achieved without the support of our Community
The 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. 2nd Draw was held on September 18th Next Draws will be as follows • 16th October • 20th November • 18th December
Many Thanks to all who sold or purchased tickets for our Supporter’s Draw.
Rhode GAA Walking Track
Our walking track remains open for our members to exercise safely .Members are asked to obey signage and maintain Covid-19 social distancing measures.We Ask that Those using our facilities respect the grounds by either bringing home your rubbish or use the many bins that surround the walking track .
U17B Minor Football Quarter Final.
Rhode U17s were unfortunately beaten in the B quarterfinal on Saturday morning last by Cloghan 1-14 to 1-08. Team: Mark O’Meara, Ger Cullen, Tiarnan Foy,Ryan kellaghan ,Eoin Smith, Dylan Kilmurray ,Matt Heavey, Noah Swaine, Shane Duffy ,Cian Cocoman, Cian Conroy, Ben kennedy Jake Molloy Ross Kellaghan Charlie Cullen Subs Liam walsh Adam Kellaghan
Keep the heads up lads and look forward to the 2022 championship. You have put in great work throughout the year along with your management team . A special thank you to Anthony Foy,Derek kellaghan,Michael Kennedy, Declan Gorman & Physio : Geraldine McGovern for all your great work throughout the year.
Our U’7 footballers had a great morning last Saturday as they put out three teams against D.E.R Gaels . A massive thanks to D.E.R. Gaels for the Games ErinRovers DoonGaaOffaly
Our U ’11 footballers hosted Edenderry in Fr.Dowling park on Saturday morning last. Some great football was played by both teams.well done lads
The Rhode GAA Lotto Jackpot was €10,600 and it took place on the 4th of October while adhering to strict guidelines.
The numbers drawn out were 6 16 20 22.
There were three winners with three matching numbers who won €70 each.
The lotto can be played online before 12 Noon on the date of the draw see the Rhode GAA Website / Facebook / Twitter or Contact your usual ticket seller for details. The draw will take place every Monday night and will be live on Facebook between 8 pm – 8:30 pm.
Wishing the following Rhode Legends Martin Heavey (80) & MaryJoe Kilmurray (85) very happy birthdays . Hope you both had very enjoyable celebrations.
Get well wishes are extended to all of the people of the parish who are ill or hospitalised at the moment.