Rhode GAA Club Notes (January 30)

Offaly Express Reporter


Offaly Express Reporter



Rhode GAA Club Notes (January 30)

Presentation Night

To celebrate what was a wonderful year as Rhode Senior Footballers Collected their 27th Senior Football Title and the Offaly Division 1 League, we are delighted to announce the Presentation of Medals will take place on Saturday, February 25 in the Tullamore Court Hotel at 7.30pm .

Master of ceremonies will be Offaly Hurling Legend and Sunday Game Analyst Michael Duignan. We are delighted to announce our special guest for our night of celebration is Kerry Footballing Legend  and five time All-Ireland winner Tomás O'Sé. Music by Simon Casey and Band followed by DJ 

Rhode GAA have decided to honour the special achievements of two men who had a very successful 2016 at this year’s Dinner Dance. The Fahy Handball Club Man and Former Rhode GAA Chairperson Joe Masterson was elected last February as the Next President of the GAA Handball Association his term begins this year. As Rhode GAA Chairman he brought the club to great heights and there is no doubting that Joe will do the same for GAA Handball.

The Little Village has always taken great Pride in the Top Jockey Pat Smullen and 2016 was one where we watched him ride to glory in the Epsom Derby where he stood beside the Queen and if that wasn't the icing on the cake he went on to further cement a wonderful year by winning the Irish Derby.  

A night not to be missed. Tickets priced at €30 are on sale  each Thursday night in Killeen's Lounge from 8pm to 9:30pm and every Monday night at our weekly lotto draws which is in O'Tooles Lounge. Tickets can also be purchased by contacting any of our Dinner Dance Committee members Robert Kellaghan 0876452964, Patricia McManus 087 6439 380, Joe Malone 086 0553 879, Orla Kilmurray 087 9648 154, Mary Hannon 087 6426 364 and Paschal Kellaghan  086 0276 718.

Club Membership

Membership is now due and can be paid to the following membership officers listed, Patricia McManus, Orla Kilmurray, Ger Noonan, Ger Hynes, Pat FitzGerald, Joe Malone, Oliver Murphy, Jody Kilmurray, James Murphy , John Glennon ,Tracey Murphy, Robert Kellaghan and Mary Hannon  up to the 31st of March 2017. The Membership Rates are as Follows:

Player ( including Insurance) - €50; Family (2 adults and all Children) -  €50; Single Adult- €25; Student /student player - €20; Juvenile - €20; OAPs - €5

Offaly U-21 Championship 

St. Michael's U-21s lost out to Clara in the U-21 championship on Saturday evening last on a score-line of 3-16 to 1-8. St. Michael's  gave a hearty performance in the first half and went in only three points down. St. Michael's kept the first ten minutes of the second half close but Clara kicked on to win the game well in the end. 

Team: Kevin Dunne, Jordan Murphy, Dan Molloy, Mark Rigney, Jack Murphy , Dylan Kavanagh , Keith Murphy, Alan Scally, Johnny Moore, James Murphy, Shane Lowry, Frank Glennon, Ruairi McNamee, Dan Reilly, Anthony Kilmurray Subs used Sean Og Cocoman for Jordan Murphy, Darragh Hannon for Dan Molloy, Santiago Lenihan for Frankie Glennon, Joey Quinn for Dan Reilly, Daniel Daly for James Murphy and Thomas Maguire for Ruairi McNamee.  

Leinster U-13 League 

Rhode U-13s recorded a 4 point win over Nobber in Nobber on Friday evening last. It was a fantastic game with plenty of scoring in the game with the full-time score reading. Rhode 10-12 Nobber 11-05.

Team: Ryan Quinn, Owen Smith, Aaron Byrne, Barry Dunne, Ryan Kellaghan, Noah Swaine, Dylan Kilmurray, Ross Kellaghan. Cian Conroy, Ger Cullen, Michael Culloty, Shane Duffy, subs: Cian Cocoman , Charlie Cullen, Jake Molloy, Liam Walsh, Ryan Murphy, Gavin Murphy, Sean Daly, Richie Glennon. 


There was no winner of the Rhode GAA Lotto Draw that took place on the 23rd of January for a Jackpot of €15,000.  The numbers drawn were 3 10 17 18.  The club would like to thank all those who supported the draw and thanks to O’Toole’s for the use of their premises and for their help and cooperation.  The following matched three numbers and received €25 each: Gillian Glennon, Oliver Murphy, Tom Swords, Lil McKenna, David Aspell, Shirley O’Connor, Niamh Malone, Esther Hannon, Martin Mulligan

The Rhode GAA Lotto is the main source of income the club has and now you can play online though our website.  The good news is when you play the lotto online you are entitled to free draws, for example pay for seven draws receive the eighth one free, pay for fourteen draws receive two free and so on.  In other words, the more you play the more free draws you are entitled to!

Get well

Get well wishes are extended to all of the people of the parish who are ill or hospitalised at the moment.


Deepest Sympathy  to the Hickey Family Lumville  on the Passing of Gerry "Sailor" Hickey. Gerry was laid to rest on Wednesday afternoon in Rhode cemetery following the funeral mass. May Gerry Rest In Peace,