Rhode club notes

January 27, 2020

Liam O'Connor Cup Champions

Massive congratulations to Offaly U20 Footballers on winning the Liam O’Connor Cup after beating Clare today. Special congratulations to our own Aaron Kellaghan and Gavin young who are on the Panel.


Offaly Senior footballers

Hard luck to Offaly Senior footballers who were defeated by Cork on a score-line of  20 to 0-13.  Offaly now take on Longford in BNM O'Connor Park  this Sunday february 2nd at 2pm.



U17 Training

Rhode U17 footballers are returning to train on Monday February 3rd at 6:10pm in Rhode GAA Hall.


Club Membership:

2020 Membership  can be paid to the following membership officers listed, John Kilmurray Mary Hannon Patricia McManus,  Ger Noonan, Eoghan Hickey Regina Swaine, 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)- €80

Family (2 adults and all Children)-  €80

Single Adult- €40

Student /student player -€30

Juvenile -€30

O.A.P,s - €5


St. Patrick's Day Parade  

Our first meeting of the year took place on January 15th and plans are well underway for our 4th Annual St. Patrick's Parade. Our next meeting takes place this Wednesday evening January 29th at 8pm in Rhode GAA Hall.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 colourful and creative than last years , please put your thinking caps on and get involved by attendning the next meeting All inquiries to Stephan Darby 086 8452132


Offaly GAA Coaching Education

#CoachEd Foundation Football course took  in Rhode GAA Hall over two days last week Thursday and Saturday. It was a very successful course with big numbers in attendence especially from Rhode.
Well done to all coaches who attended and especially to @Offaly_GAA GDM Liam O’Reilly for his continous hard work. #learning #bettercoachesbetterplayers


Cycle 4 Dreams 

On the 21st April 2020, former All Ireland winner, Offaly and Rhode footballer Stephen Darby and former Offaly and current Rhode footballer Paraic Sullivan, take on a five day continuous cycle in aid of the Make A Wish Foundation and Rhode GAA club.

With proceeds from the event being split 50/50, this event will bring joy and happiness to those who need it most and also help provide vital funds to ensure the growth and progression of our wonderful club.

The continuous cycle will start on Fahy hill and will mean one of the two men will be on the bike at all times for the 5 days. They will take off in 6 hour sessions on a selected route and tag the other back in once the 6 hours is up. They will work throughout the night and on their final 6 hours they will arrive back in the village together.

In the coming days a gofundme page will be set up for people to donate and there will also be a website going live to spread awareness of the event and to showcase where those vital funds will be going.

Thanks to all for supporting.


The football foundation course is in Rhode GAA Hall on January 23rd - that will cover all codes (GAA, LGFA and Camogie), Leinster have now merged them all into the one beginner course. Please contact Liam O'Reilly on 087 7407212 to book your place. 


Leinster Inter-county Club League

Leinster inter-county club leagues will start for our U'13s & U'15s  on February 1st.



Massive Congratulations to Rhode Ladies Footballer Chloe Smith  who was part of the Leinster Winning Ladies Team who defeated Ulster in the Inter-provincal Shield final.


Offaly GAA are looking to recruit new referees.

So will you put your whistle where your mouth is and perform what is a crucial role for the Association?

Training has been scheduled for Offaly on February 11th, 18th and 25th.

Benefits of becoming a referee include the following:

Stay active in the GAA and represent your club.

Stay fit and healthy and develop your personal skills.

The possibility of refereeing finals in O’Connor Park or even Croke Park.

Give something back – offers players at the end of their careers an opportunity to continue in the sport.

If you are interested in any way, or would just like to find out more, please contact Tony on 0876699064 or Damien on 0851745996


Pat Teehan Elected Leinster Council Chairman

Massive congratulations to Pat Teehan on his election to the Chair of Leinster GAA. A proud Day for Offaly.



There was no winner of the Rhode GAA Lotto Draw that took place on the 20th of January for a Jackpot of €9,400.  The numbers drawn were 12 13 15 27.  The club would like to thank all those who supported the draw and thanks to The Rhode Inn for the use of their premises and for their help and cooperation.  The following matched three numbers and received €200.


Pat and Joan Brophy.

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