Rhode club notes

April 15, 2019

Join Us on Easter Saturday Night from 10pm in Doyle Lounge  where we are Carrying out the 1st draw of Rhode Supporters Draw, Along with the U13 footballers trip to London Easter Draw and special Presentations to our St,Patrick Day Grand Marshal  Pat Smullen , the winner;s of best float and best dressed float and Derek Delaney,  There will be live music from 10pm from John Murrin and Paddy. Come join us for a great night. 



Division 1 League 


Rhode Senior footballer's defeated Edenderry in Round 1 Division 1 league on a score-line of 3-14 to 0-06. 


Team: Ken Garry, Jake Kavanagh, Eoin Rigney, James McPadden, Mark Rigney, Shane Sullivan. Niall Darby, Dylan Kavanagh. Darren Garry, Ciaran Heavey, Ruairi McNamee, Anton Sullivan, Paul McPadden, Niall McNamee, Shane Lowry. Subs Aaron Kellaghan for Paul McPadden, Keith Murphy for Ciaran Heavey, Barry Coffey for Shane Lowry, Dan O'Brien for Mark Rigney, David Rigney for Darren Garry, 


Making their debut coming on in the Second half were Aaron Kellaghan, Barry Coffey and Keith Murphy. 


Rhode Seniors Take on Gracefield on Hioly Thursday Night  April 18th at 7pm in Gracefiel d in the 2nd round of Div 1 league


Division 3 League 


Rhode Junior Footballer's were defeated by Daingean on Saturday evening on a score-line of 2-15 to 5. 


Team: Dean Morris, Dan O'Brien, David Rigney, Keith Kerrigan, Luke Doyle, Gareth McNamee, Keith Murphy, Aidan Brereton, Gavin Young, James Murphy, Robert Leavy, Barry Coffey, Aaron Kellaghan. Donal Hickey, Stephen O'Connell. subs used Paddy Quinn, , Niall Cole, Adam Carolan, Garry Carolan, Kieran McManus.  


Minor League 


Rhode U17 footballers were defeated by Edenderry last Monday April 8th on a score-line of 1-09 to 1-05 


Team: Cillian Murphy, Jordan Kilmurray, Luke Spollen, Christian Taylor, Sean Briody, Harry Jones, Joe McBride, Liam Curley, Dylan Kilmuuray, Shane Dunne, Shane Murphy , Garry MCKiernan, Cian Conroy, Subs Jack murphy for Christian Taylor, Sean Choudry for Liam Curley, Derek Lowry. 






U13- U15 Cross County Leinster League finals 


Very best of luck t our U13 & U15 footballers who play in the Leinster league finals on Easter Saturday April 20th . The U13s take on Cooley Kichams at 10:30pm in Dunganney Meath in semi Final. The U15s take on Glen Emmetts at 12pm in Dunganney, Meath. 



Rhode GAA Supporters Draw 


Many Thanks to all who sold or purchased tickets for our Supporter's Draw we were well over target .  

1st Prizes €1,000

5 Prizes of €250

Draws will take place on April 20th , 15th June, 17th August, 19th October, 21st December.


The 1st Draw will take place on Easter Saturday night April 20th  in Doyle's Lounge at 10:30pm




U'8s Trip to Croke Park 

What a wonderful experience for our U’8s who thoroughly enjoyed their trip to Croke Park. A massive thank you to their Coaches, Parents and Liam O’Reilly and go games Croke Park team for a very enjoyable day . An experience the kids will never forget. They gave excellent display of football skills against Carlow club Clonmore. We would like to take Adrian Foy of Clayton hotel Liffey valley who sponsored the food afterwards and Mattie Moore who sponsored the medals. The future is bright for these young footballers  




U15 football League 


Monday April 22nd 


Rhode V Clara 7pm  Fr.Dowling Park Rhode



Footballers Trip To London 


Rhode U'13 Footballers are travelling to London to take part in the Peter McGlynn Tournament on Friday May 3rd and returning Sunday May 5th. All flights are with Ryan Air and anyone travelling will be flying out from Dublin to Luton at 4pm . Return flight will be the 2:15pm  Luton to Dublin  . Anyone wishing to travel with Team, parents and club officials for the weekend book flights now as only a few places left  now for Further information contact Minor Chairman Stephen Darby or Minor Secretary Tracey Murphy 



U13 Footballers Trip to London Easter Draw 


Rhode under-age  footballer's supporting our 13 Footballers  Trip to London on May Bank Holiday are holding an Easter Draw that will take place on Easter Saturday night. All U13 players will have cards, plenty of top prizes  Easter Hamper, Meal for 2, Bottle of Hennessy , Ogra Skincare Products , Shaz Hair Voucher. €2 per line. 



Under-age Registration 

Registration forms will be available for completion at under-age training  for any child not already registered for the coming year.   

Juvenile -€20 

Family (2 adults and all Children)-  €75  

Any Queries Contact Minor Club secretary Tracey Murphy

Our Rhode boys Under 13's team hosted Clara in their second round match in the Offaly League campaign on Thursday evening 11th April. 


Clara scored a goal early in the game however Rhode took control from there and went in leading at half time on a scoreline of 5-13 to 1 goal. Both the defence and forward lines played an excellent style of football with midfield commanding the flow of the game. Again the strength came from the quality of the panel and Rhode continued to maintain control finishing on a scoreline of 9-22 to 3-04.


The panel on the day for Rhode were as follows: Kylan Owens, Leon Kilmurray, Paul Stynes, Odhran Briody, Sean Daly, Cameron Egan, Scott Hannon, Barry Dunne, Adam Kelleghan, Billy Quinn, Ryan Murphy, Gavin Murphy, Richie Glennon, Joshua Kelleghan, Owen Murphy,  Kyle Kilmurray, Jamie Glennon, Rhys Glennon, Luke Mahon, Tadhg Swaine, Jamie Ennis, Sean McGovern. The Management Team consists of Stephen Glennon, Brendan Glennon, Jimmy Hannon, Pauric Murphy and Derek Egan.  


Rhode GAA Club would like to thank Clara for a good game of football with respect shown by both teams at all times to each other and to the referee Martin Carty, whom we would like to thank for ensuring the game was played in an excellent manner.


Offaly GAA Easter Camp

Offaly GAA coaching and games are hosting a 2 day Easter camp for primary school boys and girls from ages 6-10 in Rhode GAA field Fr. Dowling Park on Tuesday 23rd and Wednesday 24th of April 10am to 1pm. 
It a chance for the kids to further their footballing skills with the top Offaly coaches over their holiday term. Full cost for the two days in €20-00 and the children are required to bring a packed Lunch,drink, gumshields towel and change of gear


Follow link https://www.eventbrite.ie/e/offaly-gaa-football-easter-camp-rhode-tickets-58366285130

For Further information please contact Offaly Development officer Liam O'Relly or Rhode Minor Club secretary Tracey Murphy.




There was no winner of the Rhode GAA Lotto Draw that took place on the 8th of April for a Jackpot of €7,600. The numbers drawn were 4 10 19 24. The club would like to thank all those who supported the draw and thanks to Killeen’s for the use of their premises and for their help and cooperation. The following matched three numbers and received €50 each.

John Jones JNR

Fr. Greg Corcoran

Eddie Kenny

Frances Mayon

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