Rhode Club Notes

August 19, 2019

Offaly Senior Football Championship

Rhode Senior footballer's gained a further set of points when they defeated Tullamore on a score-line of 1-11 to 2-06. The full-time  Score-line might suggest a closer game than it was. Rhode will now play Ferbane in their final group game on Saturday August 31st at 6pm in BNM O'Connor Park.

Team:  Dean Morris, Jake kavanagh, Brian Darby, James McPadden, Shane Sullivan, Eoghan Rigney, Niall Darby, Alan McNamee, Anton Sullivan, Stephen Hannon, Darren Garry, Ciaran Heavey, Paul McPadden, Niall McNamee, Aaron Kellaghan. Subs Ruairi McNamee for Alan McNamee, Pauric Sullivan for Ciaran Heavey, Lorcan O'Reilly for Aaron Kellaghan, Shane Lowry for Shane Sullivan, 


Junior A Semi Final

Rhode Junior footballers lost out to neighbors Edenderry on a score-line of 2-12 to 4-10. It was a ding dong battle which I firmly believe Rhode were unlucky not to win it having led for sometime throughout the game but suffered a number of key losses due to injury. . Both team and management can be very proud of their performances Sunday and throughout the Championship.  A special thanks to the management team of Joe Malone, Pat McManus and Roy Malone.

Team: Phil O'Connell. Mossy Muldoon, David Rigney, Keith Murphy, Keith Kerrigan, Gareth McNamee, Dan O'Brien, Aidan Brereton, Gavin Young, Anthony Kilmuuray, Glen O'Connell, Barry Coffey, James Murphy, Donal Hickey, Stephen O'Connell, Subs Robbie Leavy for Glen O'Connell, Carl Hannon for Mossy Muldoon, James Coffey for Robbie Leavy, Declan Murphy for Dan O'Brien , Niall Cole for Barry Coffey. 


U13 Football championship 

Rhode U13's traveled to Ferbane on Friday evening last (16th August) in the final round of the group stages in the Offaly Championship. Rhode had the advantage of a strong breeze in the first half and used it well to their advantage going in on a scoreline of 3-5 to 3 points at half time. Making several positional changes at half time and using the full depth of their bench through the second half, Rhode withheld Ferbane's constant pressure and worked the ball very well up the field on the counter attack. With a final scoreline of 5-09 to 0-09 points, Rhode have now topped their group unbeaten and move straight into the Quarter Final's where they will await the winners of the preliminary's.

Rhode would like to thank Robert Dunne who refereed the game excellently for both teams, and a special note of thanks to the Ferbane management and players who welcomed us so warmly.

Rhode were represented by: Leon Kilmurray, Tadhg Swaine, Odhran Briody, Paul Stynes, Sean Daly, Ethan Hannon, James Taylor, Cameron Egan, Barry Dunne, Owen Murphy, Ryan Murphy, Adam Kelleghan, Billy Quinn, Gavin Murphy, Joshua Kelleghan, Ciaran Brennan, Nathan Glennon, Jamie Glennon, Rhys Glennon, Tiernan Ennis, Kyle Kilmurray.

The Management Team consists of: Stephen Glennon, Brendan Glennon, Derek Egan, Pauraic Murphy, Jimmy Hannon.

Community Fun Day Presentations

We were delighted to make presentations to Rhode Youth Club and Rhode Community Games in Doyle’s on Saturday night last  for their help and support in making our Community Fun Day a massive success 


U17 Minor Football Championship 

Wednesday August 21st

Rhode V Na Fianna 7pm 

Venue: Rhode

U15 Football Championship 

Friday August 23rd 

Rhode V Ballinamere/Durrow 6:30pm 

Venue: Rhode .

50th Wedding Anniversary

Massive Congratulations to Joe & Patricia Ennis who celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with family and friends on Saturday night last.

New Parents

Congratulations to Aisling & Declan Murphy on the birth of their baby girl Aoibhinn and  to  Ian Nugent & Sarah Hanaphy on the birth of their baby girl Faye, 


There was no winner of the Rhode GAA Lotto Draw that took place on the 12th of August for a Jackpot of €4,800.  The numbers drawn were 1 2 8 26.  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 €100 each.

Pauric Murphy

Lisa Quinn


Deepest Sympathy is extended to the Murphy and extended families on the Passing of Joe Murphy Blundell wood Edenderry formerly of Rhode whose funeral took place in St.Peters Church Rhode last  Wednesday followed by burial to the adjoining cemetery.

Sympathy is also extended to the Rogers & Dowling families on the Passing of Eileen Rogers Grovesend Fahy. whose funeral mass took place on Tuesday last in St,Peters church Rhode followed by Burial to the adjoining cemetery,

Sympathy is extended to the Mooney Family on the Passing of Mickey " Wuff" Mooney who passed away last week in England surrounded by his loving family. 



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