Offaly GAA Club Notes (June 5)

All the latest from around the clubs of the county

Justin Kelly


Justin Kelly


Offaly GAA Club Notes

Offaly GAA club notes


Lotto Results Sunday 3rd June. Numbers drawn were: 5 - 7 - 22 - 29. There was no Jackpot winner. We had 2 match 3's who will receive €75 each:

- Judy Dunne. C/O Bingo.
- Phil Bracken. Silverdale.

Next week's Jackpot is €2,600 and the draw will be held during Bingo on Sunday 10th June.

U14 Hurling Féile Itinerary

The team will depart at 1:30pm on Friday the 8th June arriving at St Mary's Gaa in Sligo at 4:45pm.  Where the team will play Naomh Eoin Sligo and Cavan before departing for their hosts for the weekend, Castlebar Mitchells GAA Club (beside McHale Park off the N5).

Clara/Brosna Gaels are scheduled to play Castlebar Mitchell's on Saturday morning (10:45 am), followed by cross bar challenge and fun activities during the evening with the host club.  

Match schedule for Saturday evening / Sunday will depend on outcome of earlier games.  The final of the Shield competition will be contested in Duggan Park, Ballinasloe at 3 pm followed by Cup Final at 4 pm.

Best of luck to all involved and many thanks to Castlebar Shamrocks for hosting the Clara/Brosna Gaels team.  

Clara / Brosna Gaels U14 Hurling Féile Table Quiz

Many thanks to those who supported a very successful table quiz last Friday in the Mill House Clara, to support the Clara/Brosna Gaels team who will be participating in the the upcoming U14 Hurling Féile being run over the weekend of the 8-10th June. A great night was had by all. Best of luck to Clara and Brosna Gaels next weekend.

2018 Cúl Camps

The 2018 Cúl Camps will return to Clara once again from Monday 9th - Friday 13th July. Registration is now open and further details can be found at  

Places are filling up fast so early booking is advised to avoid disappointment.


Monday 4th June: Under 13 Hurling League Black Round 2 - Clara v Gracefield in Gracefield at 7:00 pm

Tuesday 5th June: Division 1 Football League Round 7 - Clara v Cappincur in Clara at 7:30 pm

Wednesday 6th June: U13 Football Championship Gold Round 2 in - Clara v St. Rynagh's in Clara at 7:30 pm

Thursday 7th June: Division 4 Football League Round 7 - Clara v Ballyfore in Ballyfore at 7:30 pm



The numbers drawn on Monday May 28th were 4, 6, 18 & 20. 

There were NO JACKPOT WINNERS. The TWO MATCH 3 WINNERS were Nell Cocoman (c/o the Mona Bar) and Mary Pilkington (c/o Ned Smyth). Next weeks jackpot increases to €3,600. Many thanks to all of our ticket sellers and buyers and to those who continue to play online

I'm a Celeb - Launch Night

Daingean GAA are running "I'm a celeb....get me out of here" as their primary fundraiser this year and are having a launch night in Maunsells pub on Saturday 16th June at 8pm. Come and meet the contestants on what should be an entertaining night.

Division 3 and 5 League

Daingean play Edenderry in round 7 of the division 3 league on Thursday 7th June at 7:30 in Edenderry. With no Intermediate championship matches for the next couple of months, these league matches are an important footballing outlet during this lull period. Daingean also play Erin Rovers in round 7 of the division 5 league on Friday 8th June at 7:30 in Daingean.


CLG-Bord Na nOg Rod 5k Family Fun Run/Walk

A great crowd took part in the second  annual family fun run/walk on Saturday morning last. It was a great turnout in support of our under-age footballers and Rhode & Croghan Lourdes and it was a great social occasion also for parents and supporters to come together and have a chat  with lovely home made buns and cakes and off course a cup of tea back at the GAA grounds afterwards.  It was a very warm warning and luckily there were water stops along the way massive thanks and credit to Margaret Murphy & Annette Masterson who were also on hand and as you got over the  hill at Tubberdaly Castle Bridgie and Benny Kerrigan were on hand with water ad treats for kids and the older kids also. Great to see such community spirit by you all well done and thanks. A massive thank you has to go to all involved in orgainsing the event especially who helped out on the day including all the ladies  for great refreshments, lead drivers and stewards who were wonderful keeping us all safe along the route. A great  morning was had by all. 

Division 1 League 

The refixed Division 1 league game against Tullamore will take place this Wednesday June 6th at 8pm  in Tullamore new Pitches (beside tennis court). 

Division 4 League 

Rhode Juniors were defeated by Clodiagh Gaels on Monday evening last on a score-line of  1-10 to 0-11. 

Offaly Senior Footballers

Very best of luck to Offaly Senior Footballer's and Management  who take on Antrim in the All Ireland qualifiers on Saturday June 9th in Bord Na Mona O'Connor Park at 6pm .

U10s Community Games Final

Rhode U10 footballers have reached the Community Games Football Final after beating Daingean on a score-line of 2-14 to 2-02. Rhode will now play Clara in the final. 

U13 Football Championship

Rhode U13 Footballers will take on Ferbane/Belmont in the first round of the championship this Wednesday June 6th in Fr.Dowling Park Rhode at 7:30pm. 

Cooley Kickham's 5th Annual Michael Bammel Malone Blitz

Very best of luck to our U12 Footballers who travel to Louth to take part in the  Cooley Kickham's 5th Annual Michael Bammel Malone Blitz on Saturday morning next June 9th. This was an invitational blitz and Rhode were honoured to receive an invite and will be  only Offaly team to take part. Teams will travel from across the country to play in the blitz. 


Massive Congratulations to Rhode U12 Girls who defeated Clara to be crowned Offaly Community Games champions. 

Offaly Minors

Hard luck to Offaly Minor Footballers who were unfortunately bet by Dublin on a score-line of 2-11 to 0-10 which does not justify the performance by Offaly. On The Offaly Team/panel from Rhode are Aaron Kellaghan & Barry Coffey. 

Offaly GAA Cul Camps

The annual Rhode GAA Cul Camp will commence in Fr Dowling Park on Monday 16th July to Friday 20th July. The camp will start each day at 10am and ends at 2.30pm. It is a wonderful experience for the 6 to 12 year old boys and girle s to play games meet new friends and to practice the skills of our native games. The camp in Rhode is recognised as a top class camp. For further information please contact Tracy Murphy Minor Club secretary or or Offaly GAA Cul Camp organiser/ coach Liam O'Reilly on 087407212. Get in Early to avoid disappointment


There was no winner of the Rhode GAA Lotto Draw that took place on the 28th of May for a Jackpot of €15,000. The numbers drawn were 10 11 12 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.

Joan Ayres

Dylan Kilmurray

Ger Murphy

Clionoia Molloy

The Rhode GAA Lotto is the main source of income the club has and now you can play online through 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.


Deepest sympathy is extended to the Murphy Family on the Passing of Marie Murphy Laurncetown. Marie will be sadly missed by all who knew  her especially her loving family husband Sean, daughter Caroline, sons Oliver, Christopher and Stephen, brother John, sister Nancy, grandchildren, daughters in-law, son in-law, brothers in-law, sisters in-law, nieces, nephews, relative's  neighbour's and friends. 

Our Thoughts are especially with Her Sons Oliver and Stephen. Oliver  along with his Wife Tracey are an integral part of our Club with Oliver serving as Vice Chairman and Tracey serving as Minor Secretary. Oliver is Also a key member of the Senior Background Team as Kitman. Stephen is a key member of The Junior A  background Team as Kitman and is also a selector with our Junior B Team.  

Marie's Funeral mass took place on Thursday morning last in St.Peter's church Rhode followed by  burial to the adjoining cemetery. May Marie's Gentle Soul Rest In Peace. 



A Quiz and BBQ will be held in Ballycumber Community Centre on Saturday 16th June at 6pm to help raise funds to cover costs of St Manchan Gaels involvement in The John West Feile Peile na nOg. The players and mentors will travel to Slane, Co. Meath at the end of June. The quiz and BBQ will be family friendly and all support would be much appreciated. All offers of sponsorship would be accepted and acknowledged publicly.

Offaly Football

Best of luck to Offaly Senior Footballers who face Antrim in O’Connor Park on Saturday at 6pm and to the new management team of Paul and John Rouse, Alan McNamee and Stephen Darby. All loyal and strong Offaly men who will leave no stone unturned in their efforts to improve Offaly football.

The relegation of Offaly Hurlers to the Joe McDonagh Cup for next year must be seen as an opportunity to regroup and start winning matches again.


The management and players of our senior football team wish to thank Aidan Minnock who organised a rigorous training session in Maynooth GAA Club grounds on Sunday. The session was conducted by former Laois player Leo Turley. Afterwards, the group enjoyed a meal in the Glenroyal Hotel, Maynooth and made their way to Parnell Park to support Offaly hurlers in their game with Dublin. Unfortunately the result was disappointing.

K Buggy Coaches Division 2 Football League

Ballycumber will play against Shamrocks in Ballycumber on Wednesday evening at 7.30pm.

K Buggy Coaches Division 5 Football League

Ballycumber will travel to Bracknagh to face the home side on Friday evening at 7.30pm.

Rosemount Invitation

The Club have received an invitation from Rosemount GAA Club for members of our 1968 Senior Football Championship winning team to join members of the Rosemount 1969 Westmeath Junior Champions for a Social Get together in The Stile Bar in Rosemount on Saturday next 9th June from 9pm. The teams played many tournament and challenge matches against each other in the 1960’s and 70’s. Hopefully some of the men will be able to travel to renew old acquaintances. This is a very good idea from Rosemount GAA Club and one which could be replicated many times over.

Mini Marathon

Congratulations to Liz Egan who completed the VHI Womens Mini  Marathon in Dublin on Sunday. Liz trained hard for the marathon and raised badly needed funds for the Ronald McDonald House Charity.

Save the Date

Preparations are ongoing for the Dinner Dance in The Bridge House Hotel, Tullamore on the 19th October to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of winning the Offaly Senior Football  Championship in 1968.

Dance Classes

Learn how to Waltz, Quickstep, Foxtrot and Line Dance. Classes held every Monday night in Ballycumber Community Centre. Beginners classes from 8pm to 9pm. Intermediates from 9pm to 10pm and dancing for all from 10pm to 11pm.


The numbers drawn this week were 2,3,14,20. No jackpot or match three winner. Next week’s draw will be held in Flynn’s of Grogan on Monday night at 10pm for a jackpot of €5,100.

Play lotto on line at until 8pm on Monday or buy tickets from local shops, pubs and from usual lotto sellers.


St. Manchan's Ladies Football

Many thanks to all who supported our Feile Draw and congratulations to the winners: 1st Prize: Geraldine & Jonathan Crozier, 2nd Prize: Helen Browne, 3rd Prize: Sean Maloney, 4th Prize: Marie Burke, 5th Prize: Gemma Dunne , 6th Prize: Ian Dunne, 7th Prize: Lori Richard, 8th Prize: Tom Naughten. Thanks to all in the Cat & Bagpipes for hosting us & to No Bodder for the tunes. 

Many thanks to Tony & all in Gussie's Shop Ballycumber for sponsoring a hamper full of goodies, lines are on sale now in the shop! All proceeds go towards our Feile trip!

Dermot Earley Youth Leadership Initiative 

Huge congratulations to Therese Robbins and Eimear Carroll who were in Croke Park recently to receive a certificate to mark their completion of modules 1 & 2 of the Dermot Earley Youth Leadership Initiative. A fantastic achievement!


Our u12 girls take part in the Offaly All County Blitz on Sunday 10th June in Faithful Fields with games staring at 10:30am until 12:30. The next u12 league game will be on 19th June away to St. Broughan's. Training continues for all from u6 to u16 on Saturday mornings from 10am until 11am alternating between Ballycumber and Tubber pitches. For more info contact 085 2206028. New players are always most welcome! Junior ladies training takes place in Ballycumber on Tuesday evenings at 6:45pm for the month of June.