Two matches in two days proved too much for St Patrick’s as they lost out to Rhode in today’s Leinster Club SFC clash at Aughrim.
Just 24 hours after dethroning Rathnew in the Wicklow SFC final replay, they were beaten 2-16 to 1-9 by the Offaly standard bearers.
The first-half finished with Rhode 0-10 to 0-5 to the good and second-half goals from Ciaran Heavey and Anton Sullivan sent them on the road to a quarter-final date with St Columbas, Mullinalaghta.
Rhode - K Garry; S Sullivan, E Rigney, J Kavanagh; B Darby, N Darby (0-1f), J McPadden; C McNamee, A McNamee; P McPadden, R McNamee, P Sullivan; C Heavey (1-2), A Sullivan (1-2), N McNamee (0-11, 4f). Subs: G McNamee for C Heavey, D Kavanagh for C McNamee, S Lowry for P Sullivan, M Rigney for B Darby, D Garvey for P McPadden.
St Patrick's - C Byrne; C Doyle, S Murley, W Doyle; A Dunne, C French, J Crowe; D Healy (0-1), P O'Kane (0-1); J Pettigrew, P McWalter, P Earls; S Duffy (0-5f), J Dunne, T Kelly (1-2, 0-1f). Subs : P Dunne for J Dunne, H Humby for W Doyle, R Murray for A Dunne, B Doyle for Earls, J Delahunt for J Pettigrew, C McGettigan for S Duffy (BC).
Referee - B Cawley.