Rhode club notes

September 10, 2018

Rhode GAA Golf Classic 2018 

Rhode GAA golf classic took place in the splendid looking Castle Barna golf course on Saturday last with well over 30 teams taking part. We were blessed with the way the weather held up through out the day with many commenting on the wonderful condition the golf course was in. It was truly a great day for all who took part and we thank you all for supporting the club. 



Pat Fitzgerald, Eunan Duignan, Tom McDermott, Anthony Murphy

Score: 54.4


 Charlie Conroy, Davy Quinn, Paul McConway, Brian Fahy. 

Score 57.5



 Tommy Colgan, Christy Murphy, Gabriel Bollard, Vinny Bagnall. 

Score 53


Anthony Santos Murphy, Mark Cole, Michael Brereton, Bill Glennon. 


Score 54.6 

Long Drive Winner: Anthony Murphy

Hole In One 

Massive congratulations to Ian McLoughlin for his Hole In One on the 5th . 

No player was successful in the 3rd hole challenge. 

A big thank you again to all who entered a team , all our tee-box sponsors and a special thanks to Tom Coffey/Tullamore Motors. 

A massive thank you to Ciaran & Evelyn Mangan and staff at Castle Barna Golf Club for you help and co-operation through out  the day of our golf classic. Its a credit to you all in the superb condition the course and grounds are kept and the meals were superb. 

Great credit must go to the Golf Classic Committee headed up by Club Vice Chairman Oliver Murphy and Club secretary Ger Hynes along side Pat Fizgerald, Dermot Murphy, Patricia McManus and Joe Malone . 


U'17  football Championship 

Wednesday September 12th

Rhode V Clara 6:15pm

Venue: Clara 

U,17 Football Championship 

Sunday September 16th

Rhode V Ferbane 12 Midday

Venue: Ferbane 

Friday 14th September 

Intermediate Quarter Final 

Daingean V Clonbullouge 8pm

Fr.Dowling Park Rhode 

TWELVE'S Rhode GAA Club Merchandise Evenings   

A massive thanks to all who supported the merchandise evening's last Wednesday and Thursday with a massive attendance on both night's.  Order's will be available in 3-4 weeks and we will let you know when you can collect. 

Walking Track 

All Wishing to use the new walking track at our grounds have to be members of Rhode GAA Club .

 If you are not a member then your not insured.  

 Join now to use our wonderful new walking track  safe from the hustle and bustle of road traffic .  The Track is now fully lit up .

Membership  can be paid to the following listed, Patricia McManus, Orla Kilmurray, Ger Noonan, Ger Hynes, Pat FitzGerald, Joe Malone, Oliver Murphy,  James Murphy , John Glennon ,Tracey Murphy , Robert Kellaghan and Mary Hannon 

The Membership Rates are as Follows:

Family (2 adults and all Children)-  €75

Single Adult- €30

Student  -€20

Juvenile -€20

O.A.P,s - €5


Massive Congratulations to Fahy Handballer David Hope on Retaining his Leinster over 35's A Title when he defeated Wexford's  Barry McWilliam's . 


There was no winner of the Rhode GAA Lotto Draw that took place on the 3rd of September for a Jackpot of €20,000.  The numbers drawn were 1 14 16 25.  The club would 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 €200.

David Burke 


Rhode GAA express our Deepest Sympathy to the Swaine family on the passing of Kathleen Swaine BallyBryan. 

Kathleen will be sadly missed by all who knew her especially her loving family husband Liam, daughters  Geraldine, Tina and Audrey, sons Liam, Owen and Brian, grandchildren,  great grandchildren, brothers, sister, sons-in-law, daughters-in-law, , brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nieces, nephews, relative's and friends.

For Over 20 years Kathleen kept our under-age and Adult teams jersey's immaculate and often time's the same set might be used more than once over a weekend but Kathleen got the job done and never once let a team down.It was only fitting that a Rhode Jersey was draped on her coffin as she made her final journey.  Every Adult player in the last 20 years or more would have been been trained by Liam Swaine at under-age along side Martin Heavy and both men can be credited  with playing a massive part in the successes the club has had in recent years. 

May Kathleen Rest In Peace

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