Seamus Doyle R.I.P

November 8, 2018

It was with great regret when the news filtered though on the death of Seamus Doyle in his 95th year. Seamus had been in bad health for the last few months and he died peacefully on Friday. A man of great wit and he was a pleasure to meet up with whether that was at a match, work, socially or around the village or at his home in Marian Terrace. He was a great father, grandfather, husband to all his family and a great provider for them. He was a great footballer in his early days and played for Rhode for close to 25 years in the thirties, forties and early fifties. He was a very valuable player and he won championships as a half-forward, corner-forward and a goalkeeper. He was part of the championship teams who won in 1939, 1940, 1944 and 1949 and was part of the teams beaten in 1945, 1946, 1948 and 1951. He was the top scorer in the 1944 final and kept a clean sheet in goals in the 1949 final. Seamus was a lifelong member of the club and was a regular at all Rhode and Offaly games until a few years ago. Seamus last played for Rhode in 1953. Seamus was laid to rest on Sunday in Rhode cemetery where the Rhode Club held a guard of honour for him along with his old team mates. He is the last surviving member of the Rhode championship winning team of 1939 and 1940. All at Rhode GAA have lost a great and honourable friend and he will be sadly missed by all of us who were lucky enough to have known him. May He Rest In Peace

Sympathy is also extended to the Dunne family of Marian Terrace on the death of their mother Phil whose remains were interred in Rhode cemetery on Friday. The late Phil was a wonderful person and one of the most respected ladies in the community and indeed all over the neighbouring area’s as well. She will be sadly missed by all of us who were lucky enough to have known her especially by her family. May She Rest In Peace.

Sympathy is extended to the Dunne family of Daingean and Croghan on the death of Sonny Dunne who remains were interred to Croghan cemetery during the week.

Rhode 0-10
Clara 2-11
Rhode Junior A footballers were beaten by a very strong Clara team on Thursday evening in Clara. Clara started brightly and at the interval led by 2-9 to 0-3, with John Reynolds scoring 2-1, Rhode’s three points came from Stephen O’Connell, Kieran Hope and Dean Morris. Rhode played very well in the second half restricting Clara to two points with Rhode scoring seven points.

Phil O’Connell
Keith Kerrigan, John Murphy, Colm Rigney
Brendan Curley, Ricky Cully, Mark Hynes
Dean Morris (0-1), Stephen O’Connell (0-2)
Paul Glennon, Kieran Hope (0-2), Liam Grennan (0-1)
Karl Green, Mark Cole, Pe Murphy
Glenn O’Connell (0-4) for Dean Morris
John Geraghty for Mark Cole

Senior Championship Rhode v Tubber in O’Connor Park on Saturday at 7.30pm
Intermediate Championship Rhode v Clonbullogue in Ballyfore on Thursday at 7.30pm
Under 12 League Rhode v Birr in Birr on Wednesday at 7.30pm

Best wishes to our senior player Anton Sullivan who on Saturday underwent a shoulder operation and is recovering well we hope to see him back on the playing field soon. Best wishes are also sent to Liam Swaine former Rhode player and administrator who had a operation during the week and he is wished a speedy recovery. Get well wishes also to Martin Aspell

There was no winner of the Rhode GAA Lotto for the week ending 10th of June for a Jackpot of €13,600. The numbers drawn were 1 13 15 20. 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 €200
Declan Nolan

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!!