Rhode club notes

July 22, 2019

We are delighted to announce Croi Laighean Credit Union as a sponsor of our Juvenile teams supplying training gear for both players and management for next few years. Croi Laighean Credit Union play an important part in our community so we are delighted to have them on Board ( Pictured in the photos are Minor Club Chairman Stephen Darby , Croi Laighean Credit Union Member service manager Charlene Hoey & number of under-age players.) #strongroots #community



Rhode Community Fun Day
We are delighted to announce we are holding a Community family fun day on the Bank Holiday Monday August 5th in Fr.Dowling Park  2pm to 6pm. 


Lots of activities for all ages including:

Inflatable Dart & Football Target

Dunk tank

Penalty shootout

Kids Obstacle Course


Face painting and Arts & Crafts

Jersey Hanging


Hit the Can

Wellie Throwing

Various Races - 3legged, sack race etc.

Plus many more


Monster Auction on the day

Many high class lots including:

All Ireland Hurling tickets

All Ireland Football tickets

1 Night stay in Clayton Hotel Liffey Valley incl. B&B and Evening Meal

Buckets of paint (interior and exterior)


Ensuites sanitary ware

Sand & Gravel


Car service

And many more top lots


Offaly Senior Football Championship


Rhode Senior footballers were defeated by Edenderry in the first round of the Offaly Senior football championship group stages  in Fr,Dowling Park Rhode on a score-line of 0-13 to 0-11.  This is Rhodes first loss in the group stages since 2001.  Rhode will take on Shamrocks in RD2  in Mucklagh on Sunday  August 4th at  5pm.  


Team: Ken Garry, Jake Kavanagh, Eoin Rigney, James McPadden, Dylan Kavanagh, Shane Sullivan, Niall Darby, Aaron Kellaghan, Anton Sullivan, Stephen Hannon, Ruairir McNamee, CIaran Heavey, Paul McPadden, Darren Garry, Niall McNamee. Subs Shane Lowry for Aaron Kellaghan , Alan McNamee for Ciaran Heavey.  


Well Done to our under-age boys and girls who played Edenderry in a half time match on Saturday

Championship Match Preparation and Stewarding 


A massive thank you to members of the committee and fellow volunteers who helped out  on match day and preparation during the week before the match last Saturday. Great work was carried out by the grounds men aswell as our Club Chairman and vice Chairman showed the way leading the great work done by both men and women on the morning of match and day of it, with no stone left unturned. all should be very proud of their hard work in the way our grounds and facilities were prepared on the day.  



Junior A football Championship 


Rhode Junior A footballers defeated  Ballinagar on a score-line of 12-0-09 in their final group game on Sunday 

Rhode will now take on Clonmore in the Quarter final  on Saturday August 3rd  in Daingean at  6pm. 


Team: Dean Morris, Dan O'Brien, David Rigney, Keith Murphy, Luke Doyle, Carl Hannon, Keith Kerrigan, Gareth McNamee, Gavin Young, Robbie Leavy, Lorcan Reilly. Barry Coffey, James Murphy, Donal Hickey, Stephen O'Connell.  Subs Niall Cole for Lorcan Reilly, James Coffey for Robbie Leavy, Glenn O'Connell for James Murphy. 



Junior B Football Championship 


Rhode Junior B footballers had a  3-10 to 0-07 win over Ballycommon on Friday night last in Rhode. Rhode will qualify for the quarter finals 



Rhode U13 Footballers


On Wednesday last, Rhode welcomed Kilcormac Killoughey to Fr. Dowling Park in their first round of the Offaly U13s Championship. With a large crowd in attendance, they were treated to an excellent game of football with both teams attacking at every opportunity. Even with the slippy conditions scores were well taken from every angle which saw the teams go in at half time on a scoreline of 1-5 to 2-1 in Rhodes favour. Rhode took full advantage of the wind in the second half and attacked the opponents goals at every chance and finished with the stronger tempo. The final score read 4-11 to 3-1 to Rhode. Rhode would like to thank the Kilcormac Killoughey players and managers Joe and Mick for a tough game.They will now face St. Manchans in Doon on Friday 26th July at 7.30pm in the second round. 


On the team for Rhode: Leon Kilmurray, Paul Stynes, Ethan Hannon, Odhran Briody, James Taylor, Cameron Egan, Sean Daly, Barry Dunne, Adam Kelleghan, Ciaran Brennan, Ryan Murphy, Gavin Murphy, Billy Quinn, Josh Kelleghan, Owen Murphy, Nathan Glennon, Tiernan Ennis, Kyle Kilmurray, Rhys Glennon, Sean McGovern, Scott Hannon, Jamie Glennon, Tadhg Swaine.


Management: Stephen Glennon, Brendan Glennon, Derek Egan, Pauric Murphy, Jimmy Hannon.


U15 Footballers  


Rhode U15 footballers were beaten by Ferbane/Belmont on Monday night last in Ferbane last Monday evening. 

Panel: Joshua Kellaghan, Mark O'Meara, Cameron Egan, Barry Dunne, Matt Heavey, Dylan Kilmurray, Ben Kennedy, Evan Farrelly, Noah Swaine, Ger Cullen, CIan Conroy, Charlie Cullen, Jake Molloy.Tiernan Foy, Shane Duffy, Eithan Hannon. 



Offaly GAA Cul Camps 


A great week was had by over 160 boys & girls at this years Offaly GAA Cul camps in Fr.Dowling Park. The weather conditions were not bad  Monday to Friday helped create 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.

On the final day the Club gave all the  kids in attendance   some Juice and crisps while also receiving a  Little Champions lunch kindly supplied  by Brian Darby.  


A massive Thank you to the fabulous coaches who as always do a fantastic job throughout the week 


Liam O'Reilly ( Offaly Coaching Co-Coordinator )   

Keith MCGuinness ( Supervisor) 

Mary Kerrigan (Supervisor)



Mark Abbott

Adam Mahon

Shauna Farrelly, 

Rory Egan

Kiah Farrelly

Ciaran Farrell

Laura Cuskelly, 

Michele Mann

Alisha Murphy

Hiolly Ryan

Orla Gorman. 


Safety was high on the agenda and aptly carried out by Robert Kellaghan,  Declan Nolan ,Paul McNamee and John Glennon thank you so much for all your hard during the week .





There was no winner of the Rhode GAA Lotto Draw that took place on the 15th of July for a Jackpot of €4,000. The numbers drawn were 1 19 20 28. The club would like to thank all those who supported the draw and thanks to Doyle’s for the use of their premises and for their help and cooperation. The following matched three numbers and received €100.

Paddy Kerrigan 
Jack Kerrigan




Deepest Sympathy is extended to the Cole & Dunne Families on the Sudden Passing of Bernadette Cole St,Patrick's Avenue:    

Bernadette is the Mother of Former Rhode Senior footballers and current Junior footballer Niall & Mark Cole. 

Bernie's funeral mass took place on Wednesday afternoon last in St.Peters church Rhode followed by burial to the adjoining cemetery. 


Sympathy is also extended to the   McNally  Family formerly of Clonin on the passing of Former Rhode footballer Michael McNally whose funeral took [place last weekend. 


May Bernie & Michael Rest In Peace. 


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