The very best of luck to our Senior footballers and management team who take on Tullamore in this year’s Offaly Senior Football Final in Bord Na Mona O’Connor Park Tullamore this coming Sunday October 31st at 3pm. It will be a real battle as Rhode seek their 31th and Tullamore their 28th.
Green & Gold
Calling all our great Supporters to cover the Parish with colour whether it be bunting or flags. It has been a truly hard year and a half. We need a massive lift so lets get behind our Boys for Sunday and please god the Dowling Cup will be back in Rhode Sunday night. All Club and County Grounds can now hold 100%l capacity crowds due to easing of Government and GAA restrictions 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)
24hr Walk-A-ThonA massive Thank you to all that took part in our 24hr Walk-A-Thon to raise funds towards our development plans. It was a great success and a great crowd took part and supported the event. A big thank you to the team captains and fellow workers. A special thank you to Peter Kilmuuray & Wendy McBride for heading up the event. big thank you to Liffey Mills and Cavan Crystal Hotel for sponsoring the Rhode GAA Walk-A-Thon and everyone that helped make it a massive success.
U20 Football Championship
St,Michaels secured a semi final spot in this years U20 football Championship following a win over Durrow on a score-line of 1-12 to 0-11. St,Michaels will now play Na Fianna on Tuesday November 2nd in WalshIsland at 8pm.
Team: Tadgh Galvin , Eoin smith ,Jordan Kilmurray, Dylan Kilmurray, Shane murphy Sean Birody Shane Duffy Gavin Young Dylan Foy Luke Spollen Barry CoffeyAaron McDermott Evan Rigney Aaron Kellaghan Jack murphy Subs Gary Kiernan for Luke Spollen Cian Conroy for Evan Rigney
U15 A football Semi Final
Rhode U15 footballers were unfortunately defeated by St,Vincents on Wednesday night last 3-06 to 0-10. They put in a gallant effort but could not hold onto the lead or indeed kick on with a number of missed opportunities. Best of luck to StVincents who play Cloghan in the final. A big thank you to the management team of Jp McLoughlin, Mark Conroy, Shay Hannon, Paschal Kellaghan, Pauric Murphy for their fantastic work with the team this year.
Team: Leon Kilmurray,Sean McGovern , Ethan Hannon, Paul Stynes, James Tyler, Cameron Egan, Odhran Briody, Barry Dunne, Adam Kellighan, Ciaran Brennan, Ryan Murphy, Gavin Murphy, Billy Quinn, Josh Kellighan, Ross Healion. Subs :Richie Glennon for Sean McGovern, Cian McNamee for Ciaran Brennan
Jerry Conway Memorial Cup Tournament
Rhode entered a u12 football team who were unfortunately beaten by Edenderry at home in Rhode on Monday night last. despite putting in a wonderful effort. It’s wonderful to see young lads continuing to play this time of year.
Team: Oisin Quinn, Brogan Murphy, Joshua Ferguson, Jake Murphy, Patrick Moore, Jack Curley, Sam Flanagan, Jake Gowran, Dylan McGloughin, Rhys Galvin, Gavin Mayon, Tadgh McNamee, Noah Burke, Bobby Kellaghan, Joe Delaney, . Subs used Rhys Mulligan, Michael Hosry, Odhran Jones, Sennan Kerrigan, Daire Swords, Joseph Moore, Rhys Lard, Conor Spollen
Super 7sWell done to the Rhode Team team who took part in the “Super 7’s” in Tullamore On Saturday.. An excellent day out for the boys and thank you to both Tullamore GAA as host club and Carina Carroll and County Management Team for organising. Four tough matches were played against Edenderry, Shamrocks, Na Fianna and St. Broughans GAA clubs. Looking forward to the return leg in two weeks time.
Team: Peter mcgrath Tom lacey Jamie Dalton Jack Arrol Dylan Curley Oscar Egan Matthew McBride Dermot Crombie Cian MCNamee Brian Curley Aj Hickey killian Dunne
Rhode GAA Club AGM
Provisional date for the Clubs AGM is Wednesday November 24th. All members will receive official notice of the AGM in coming weeks.
Did You Know !!
If you or someone you know is struggling right now; you’re not alone.
Call Pieta House 1800 247 247 or text the word HELP to 51444
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 .
The Rhode GAA Lotto Jackpot was €11,000 and it took place on the 18th of October. while adhering to the guidelines.
The numbers drawn out were 7 18 27 30.
There was one winner with three matching numbers who won €200.
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.
Rhode GAA expresses our deepest sympathy to the Stones family, The Heavey family, relatives, neighbours and friends on the Passing of Ger (Quam ) Murphy Greenhills Rhode/Edenderry . Ger will be sadly missed by all who knew him. Ger,s funeral mass took place Last Thursday morning in St,Peters Church Rhode followed by burial to the adjoining cemetery .
Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam