Rhode club notes

May 25, 2020

Cycle For Dreams 


From Tuesday 26th May until the 30th May 2020, Stephen Darby, former All Ireland winning footballer with Offaly and Rhode and former Offaly GAA and current Rhode footballer Paraic Sullivan take on the mammoth task of a 5 day continuous cycle in aid of the Make A Wish foundation and Rhode GAA. 


This @cycle4dreams2020 challenge will mean that either cyclist will be on the bike for 5 days straight. Each cyclist will cover a distance of 1000km, a whopping 2000km collectively. 


They will cycle in 6 hour sessions going through the night in order to raise vital funds for the amazing charity Make A Wish who help create amazing life long memories for children who are sick and battling difficulties circumstances. 


Furthermore, the money raised will generate funds to help Rhode GAA club to progress and grow and be a continued success. A club that connects the community from young to old and is the focal point of the village and beyond.


See Rhode GAA Facebook & Twitter Page for the lads progress 


Please continue to support by donating see the link on the Clubs Social Media Pages



#cycle4dreams2020 #makeawishireland #rhodegaa




Please note Rhode  GAA like every other GAA Club will be adhering to GAA return to play protocol as set out by the GAA


Our facilities (walking track, pitch, hall or gym) will not be reopening on Monday the 18th and will remain closed until July 20th unless directed otherwise by the GAA after consultation with the HSE & Government.






We Are Here To Help !!


Already today some of our Volunteers were called upon to help people in our Community.  


No Shame in needing help when you are in need of it. 


Members of Rhode GAA committee and club members/supporters are available to help out in collecting groceries or prescriptions from the chemist and shops for the eldery and vulnerable of the parish:


Tracey Murphy 0872264435


Patricia McManus 0876439380


Michael Fleming 0860830673


Stephen Darby. 0868452132


Siobhan Scally  0871416115


Paul McNamee 0852101826


Debbie Gowran 0851391386


Rory Swaine 0871131113


Club Person of Contact Eoghan Hickey 0879481249


Feel free also to message this page or any other issues or messages that need to be passed on you can contact me PRO Robert Kellaghan 0876452964


Offaly Covid-19  Community Response Forum

 FREEPHONE number is 1800 81 81 81 or email [email protected] 


Lines open 8am to 8pm 7 days a week 

#CommunityCall #Offaly


  Please See our Social Media pages on Facebook and Twitter for updates on club activities during the Covid-19 Crisis:   



200 Club Draw 


We are continuing with our Rhode GAA Supporters Draw to Aid our Planned Development for our Grounds . Entering this draw will provide you with the chance to win 1st prize €1000 & 5 chances to win €250 in each draw and there are 5 draws taking place throughout the year. That’s a total of 30 chances to win over the year. The Draws will be held on the following dates while adhering to the strict HSE/Government and GAA Guidelines:

• 6th July

• 3rd August

• 22nd August

• 24th October 

• 19th December

For an opportunity to win one of these great prizes we are offering you 2 options  


OPTION 1  Costing: €250

1 Entry into the 5 draws 

1 membership Family, Player or Single to Rhode GAA 

Full use of the Walking Track

Club supporter car sticker 


OPTION 2  Costing: €200

1 entry to all 5 draws.

Club Supporter Car Sticker


All entries must be paid in full by June 26th  2020

Either option can be paid by installments but must be paid in full by June 26th 2020.




For further details please contact:


John Kilmurray  0872956015


Ger Noonan 0879976880


Joe Kilmurray 0867713833


Dec Gorman 0863834232


Tracey Murphy 0872264435


Regina Swaine


Eoghan Hickey 0879481249


James Murphy 0878208057


JJ Donoghue 







Our Weekly Draw is now back in action while adhering to the strict HSE, Government and GAA Guidelines   and can be played online before 12 Noon on date of Draw see the Rhode GAA Website / Facebook / Twitter Or Contact your usual ticket sell for details Draw Will take place every Monday Night and will be live on Facebook around 8:30pm.  .  


Secondary school Students


Best wishes  all the students in the parish finishing up for the Summer or starting a new beginning in their lifes beyond school. It's not been easy couple of months but there a better days ahead when you will get to meet your friends again.  Best of luck in the exams. 


Stay Safe 


We hope all in our community are keeping safe and well. We urge you all to play your part in this war against the invisible virus. Please observe social distancing advice and follow guidance from government, HSE and reliable sources. There is much scaremongering and false information doing the rounds also, so be careful and use good judgement.  

Look after yourself, your family and your neighbors. Especially those who are at greater risk. If you or someone you know, needs some help with getting groceries or medication, speak to members of our club and we will do our best help out. 





Deepest Sympathy is extended to the  Murphy & Finnerty families on the Passing of John Finnerty Carrow Elphin Rosscommon/Tipperary. John is a brother of the Late Marie Murphy Laurence town. and Uncle of our Vice Chairman Oliver Murphy. 


Sympathy is also extended to the Doolan, Joyce and extended Families on the Passing Of Helen Joyce nee Doolan Dublin formerly of Rhode. 

Helens Funeral took place  in St,Peters Church Rhode on Thursday afternoon last . 


May John & Helen Rest In Peace. 






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