Rhode and Offaly legend retires from football

Justin Kelly


Justin Kelly




Rhode GAA club notes (Feb 20)

Former Offaly player Roy Malone has said he has "played his last game" for his "beloved Rhode GAA." Malone was part of Offaly football's last major success in 1997 when they won the Leinster title against 

has hung up his boots for good. The Rhode clubman was one of the stars of the Faithful County's last major championship success - the 1997 Leinster win. He scored two brilliant goals in that victory over Meath.

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Malone has been involved for Rhode since he was a young boy, and was was involved in many county title success stories, whilst also collecting underage medals with Offaly. He finished up his playing days with the club's intermediate side and broke the news of his retirement from the game on Wednesday night.

He thanked people for their support during his long and illustrious playing career, and also described the years spent in the green and gold as "some craic."

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