All-Ireland Queens

November 8, 2018

Offaly Ladies footballers won their first All-Ireland title since 1981 when they had a 2-11 to 0-11 win over Wexford in a well contested final in Croke Park on Sunday. It was a super display and well done to all concerned and special congratulations to all the Rhode Ladies Aoife Byrne, Hannah McMahon, Emma Dalton, Amy Kerrigan, Orlagh Heavey, Niamh Malone and Katie Killeen it was a huge achievement for them all they did their clubs and county proud. The Offaly Ladies have now won the Division 4 League, Leinster Junior Title and the All-Ireland, a great achievement.

Rhode Senior footballers qualified for their second successive senior county final when they had a 0-20 to 1-10 win over great rivals and neighbours Edenderry in the semi final on Sunday. Rhode laid the foundation for this win when they lead at the interval by 0-10 to 0-7 the Rhode points coming from Niall McNamee (4), Niall Darby (2), Mark Dunne (2) and one each from Stephen Hannon and Paul McPadden after playing against the breeze in the first half. The second half was much same story by the 11th minute Rhode lead 0-15 to 0-8 scores coming from Niall Darby and Niall McNamee. Rhode will now play Tullamore in the final they had a 1-10 to 0-6 win over Clara in the other semi-final. The final will be played on Sunday 13th of October.

Ken Garry
Declan Murphy, Eoin Rigney, James McPadden
Ciaran Heavey, Brian Darby, Eoghan Byrne
Alan McNamee, Mark Dunne
Stephen Hannon, Glen O’Connell, Pauic Sullivan
Niall Darby, Niall McNamee, Paul McPadden

David Hope for Mark Dunne
Shane Sullivan for Alan McNamee
Paschal Kellaghan for Niall McNamee
There was no winner of the Rhode GAA Lotto for the week ending 30th of September for a Jackpot of €15,000. The numbers drawn were 9 13 20 22. The club 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 €40 each
Francis Glennon
Nuala O’Grady
Kerri Kellaghan
Declan Nolan
Emmer Mayon
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!!

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