Rhode club notes

February 11, 2019

Rhode GAA Supporters Draw 

We are delighted to announce a great new initiative for our club The Rhode GAA Supporters Draw:

Many Of our member's would not be aware of the costs of insurance and affiliations which is over €1000 per team. We have 13 teams in the clubs. At the moment membership charges are very low in comparison to our neighboring clubs which are roughly around €100 per child player and up to €150  for and adult player. This year we have not changed our membership fee but we are asking that maybe you would consider taking part in  the following options below. As a club going forward we need to bring our facilities up to date. We need new dressing rooms to accommodate all our teams and ladies teams. This is in our 4 year plan for the club. In year 1, we hope to apply for planning permission for new dressing rooms. We need everyone's support in bringing our club up to date with other clubs around us. This is a large project and will be a benefit to Rhode GAA and also the Community. Our success on the field is not reflected in our grounds. We need to work together to achieve our goals. 


Be In with a Chance to win up to 30 cash prizes.  

Option 1:  €250 

Entry into 5 draws    

Cllub Membership for 2019

Walking Track Membership for 2019  

Supporter's Car Sticker 


Option 2  €200

Entry into the 5 draws and a supporters car Sticker 


1st Prizes  €1,000 

5 Prizes of €250 

Draws will take place on April 20th, 15th June, 17th August, 19th October, 21st December. 

All Entries Must be paid in full before the 16th of March 2019 

Family Membership is 2 Adults and all children in full-time education (student Id maybe required) 

For Further details contact the following  


John Kilmurray, Joe KIlmurray, Declan Gorman, Tracey Murphy, Regina Swaine, JJ Donoghue, Eoghan Hickey, James Murphy, 




Rhode GAA  Club Registration Evening  


A Club Registration Evening took place last friday evening with a big crowd in attendance renewing their membership / Joining the club . All enjoyed some refreshments on the night, Membership  can still be paid right up to March 31st. 


Club Membership:

2019 Membership  can be paid to the following membership officers listed, Mary Hannon Patricia McManus,  Ger Noonan, Eoghan Hickey Pat FitzGerald, John Kilmuuray, Oliver Murphy, Jody Kilmurray, James Murphy , John Glennon ,Tracey Murphy , Robert Kellaghan Orla Kilmuuray and  up to the 31st of March. 

The Membership Rates are as Follows:

Player ( including Insurance)- €75

Family (2 adults and all Children)-  €75

Single Adult- €30

Student /student player -€20

Juvenile -€20

O.A.P,s - €5




Offaly Senior Footballer's 


Offaly Senior footballers Lost out to Louth on a score-line of  2-08 to 2-10 in dying minutes of the game following an own goal from Offaly at home in Bord Na Mona O'Connor Park Tullamore. 


On The Offaly Team/ Panel from Rhode  Anton Sullivan  , Niall Darby, Eoin Rigney , Ruairi McNamee & Niall McNamee.



U'13 Leinster Cross-County League 


Rhode U13 footballer's got their Leinster cross county league campaign under-way with a hard fought victory over Shandonagh (Westmeath) Rhode Controlled the game from early in the first half with some excellent fast movement of the ball and were unfortunate to concede two goals against the run of play but went into the break leading. Shandonagh rallied in the second half and kept Rhode under-pressure for the final 15 minutes of play. However,the defence held firm with every player giving everything they had to hold on for a 2 point win. 


Many thanks to referee Martin Carthy and Declan O'Brien and his  Shandonagh  team for an excellent game of football; 


Rhode U13 Panel:


Kylan Owen's , Paul Styne's , Ethan Hannon, Odhran Broidy, Sean Daly, Cameron Egan (Captain), James Taylor, Adam Kellaghan, Barry Dunne, Richie Glennon, Ryan Murphy, Gavin Murphy, Owen Murphy, Joshua Kellaghan, Billy Quinn, Nathan Glennon, Rhys Glennon, Scott Hannon, Luke Mahon, Sean McGovern, Leon Kilmurray, Kyle Kilmurray, Tiernan Ennis, Tadhg Swaine, Killian Dunne, Matthew McBride, 



Stephen Glennon, Brendan Glennon, Derek Egan, Jimmy Hannon.  


Rhode U13s will play Wolfe-Tone's of Meath in the next round on Saturday March 2nd  at 1pm in Kilberry Co Meath. 



U15 Leinster Cross-County League 


Rhode U15 footballers were unfortunate to lose out to  Clan Na Gael of Meath on a score-line of  6-03 to 4-07 after giving a fine display of Football   in Fr.Dowling Park Rhode on Saturday evening last. 


Rhode Panel:  Ryan Quinn, Jake Molloy, Liam Walsh, Tiernan Foy, Mark O'Meara, Ryan Kellaghan, Noah Swaine, Owen Smith, Matt Heavey, Aaron Byrne, Dylan Kilmurray, Shane Duffy, Charlie Cullen, Ben Kennedy, Ger Cullen, Cian Cocoman, Ross Kellaghan. 



Many Thanks to Orla Kilmuuray and Regina Swaine for looking after the refreshments on Saturday afternoon it was greatly appreciated by supporters of the visiting teams and our own . 


St. Patrick's Day Parade 

We are currently planning our 3rd Annual St. Patrick's Parade which will take on St. Patrick's Day a meeting  will take place on Wednesday 13th Of February at 8pm in Rhode GAA Hall  . Last year's parade was fantastic and this year's is promising to be an even better one  We are looking for businesses , clubs and organisations to submit a float for the parades as we would love to make this year's event even more colorful and creative than last years please put your thinking caps on and get involved. All inquiries to Stephan Darby 086 8452132 





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 





Sunday February  24th 


U'20 Football Championship RD1


St.Michaels V Kilcormac/Killoughey 11am in Mountbolus






There was no winner of the Rhode GAA Lotto Draw that took place on the 5th of February for a Jackpot of €5,800.  The numbers drawn were 2 14 18 30.  The club would like to thank all those who supported the draw and thanks to Killeen’s for the use of their premises and for their help and cooperation.  The following matched three numbers and received €100 each.


Ken Casey

Shirley O’Connor





Rhode GAA express our Deepest Sympathy to the Conroy Family on the sad and sudden passing of Richard (Dickie) Conroy Ballybrittan. 


Dickie will be sadly missed by all who knew him especially Deeply regretted by his loving wife Audrey, daughter Rachel, son Cīan, brothers, sisters, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, father-in-law, nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.


 The Conroy Family have been wonderful servants and supporters of the club down through the years and it certainly rubbed of on Dickie having played at every level for the club togging out at Senior Level alongside his brother Charlie. Dickie was a  footballer of high quality winning numberous under-age title’s including an U14 & U16 championship in 1976 , he proudly captained Rhode to victory in the 1979 Minor final following that he went on to play at Adult level playing in the U’21 and Senior finals in 1982.  Dickie took a great interest in the under-age club and for many year’s he trained the U10’s and U12’s and last year helped out the U’15 team. For three years Dickie worked as our groundman in Fr.Dowling park where he kept our facilities immaculate. His Son Cian is a key player for our upcoming  U15 and U’17 teams . Dickie’s committment and dedication as a player, and supporter of the club can never be forgotten. 



Sympathy also is extended to the family of Molly Fennessy nee Kennedy Cillian Crescent Edenderry .The deceased was a Sister of  Liam Kennedy, Josie Jones and Ann Nolan of Rhode whose Funeral mass took place last Wednesday morning in St.Mary's Church followed by burial to St.Mary's Cemetery. 


May Dickie & Molly Rest In Peace. 

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