Rhode Lie in Second Place

November 8, 2018

Rhode Senior footballers gained their 11th point in this year’s league when they played out a 1-12 to Ferbane’s 0-15 a draw in Ferbane on Sunday morning. This game was refereed by Brian Gavin. With seven rounds of the league played Rhode lie in second place, one point behind leaders Clara, with Ferbane, Tullamore and St. Brigid’s all on nine points all separated on score difference.

Division 1 League Rhode v Walsh Island in Walsh Island on Thursday at 7.30pm.

Division 1 League Rhode v St. Brigid’s in Rhode on Monday the 27th at 7.30pm.

Division 3 League Rhode v Birr on Wednesday in Rhode at 7.30pm

Under 10 League Rhode v Edenderry on Saturday in Rhode at 11am

Rhode Junior A footballers lost their first game in this year’s championship when they were defeated by Ballycumber in Rhode on Tuesday evening last.

Rhode Under 16 footballers were defeated by Tullamore in the Under 16 league in Rhode on Monday evening last on a 2-7 to 0-4 score line.

The best of luck to Ballybryan National School team who play Portarlington in the Cumman Na Mbun Scoil final on Wednesday next in O’Connor Park at 3pm.

Rhode Under 14 footballers were well beaten by D.E.R Gaels in Rhode on Monday night last on a 11-7 to 1-4 score line.

The presentation of the Senior football, Under 21 Championship and the Division 1 medals will take place the bank holiday Sunday night June 2nd in Killeen’s. More details next week.

Rhode 3-12

Edenderry 3-11

This was a cracking game to watch, with no love lost between these two sides it was hell for leather. Edenderry took an early led with points from Claire Connolly, Kym Furey and Emma Murphy. Edenderry’s player of the match Kym Furey Slotted three goals pass the Rhode keeper Oonagh Mulligan. But Rhode reeled them back in with Captain Niamh Malone playing at her best along with Orlaigh Heavey. Niamh Mooney and Amy Kerrigan. The half time scoreline read Edenderry 3-4 Rhode 1-09.

Rhode picked it up early in the second half with a well taken goal from Orlaigh Heavey. Rhode played some lovely football in this half, Hannah McMahon, Niamh Mooney and Katie Killeen really stepping up their game and defiantly three girls to watch in the future. Further scores from Therese Hickey and Niamh Malone left a four point gap between the sides but once again the skill of Edenderry’s Kym Furey’s shooting brought the girls in Red and White back to within a point. Like Rhode Edenderry have some very talented young player’s Emma Brady, Ciara Brady and Claire Connolly have a flair for the game. Offaly Ladies football is raising the bar in Leinster and when you see these young girls coming along you feel that we will be there at the top for a long time to come. The final outcome was a one point win for the Rhode girls winning on a 3-12 to 3-11 scoreline, well done to both Clubs. A word of thanks is extended to Edenderry Gaa for the use of their fine facilities.

Rhode Team.

Oonagh Mulligan, Emma Scally, Hannah McMahon Evelynn Russell, Aoife Byrne, Emma Dalton, Ester Harney, Amy Kerrigan, Orlaigh Heavey, Katie Killeen Martina Russell, Niamh Mooney, Cliona Molloy, Niamh Malone, Therese Hickey, Colleen Molloy, Leanne Galvin.

Scorers; Orlaigh Heavey 1-03, Katie Killeen 0-01, Martina Russell 0-01, Niamh Mooney 0-01, Niamh Malone 1-03, Therese Hickey 1-03

There was no winner of the Rhode GAA Lotto for the week ending 20th of May for a Jackpot of €13,000. The numbers drawn were 5 14 27 28. The club 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 €70
Anne Lenehan
Evelyn Malone
Marie Murphy