Rhode club notes

July 13, 2020

Rhode GAA Supporters Draw  1 Results 


€1000 Mattie Moore

€250 Kieran Rogers

€250 Rodney, Craig & Ciaran Condran

€250 Jonathon & Melissa Geraghty

€250 Johnny Mooney

€250 Brian Smullen

Many Thanks to all who sold or purchased tickets for our Supporter's Draw.

Rest of Draws will take place on 

3rd August

22nd August

24th October 

19th December


Offaly GAA Adult Club Championships 


Offaly Adult Championships  kick off on the   Weekend of the 24th of July



Offaly Senior Football Championship Group 2 


Rhode, Clara , Tullamore Cappincur 


Round 1    Rhode V Clara 



Offaly Junior A Football Group 2 


Rhode, Tullamore, Clara, Edenderry


Round 1  Rhode V Tullamore


Offaly Junior C Football Group 1


Rhode, Doon, Clodiagh Gaels, Ballycommon, Edenderry 


Round 1 Rhode V Clodiagh Gaels



Offaly U20 Football Championship 


Round 1 St.Michaels V Clara winner will play either St.Manachans or Gracefield in a Quarter Final. 

Covid Return To Play Guidance 






Key elements required for all Rhode Players  to return to Play and to adhere to GAA Guidelines;




Each player must be a Registered Member of the Club.  All current Members and anyone that paid fees already are already Registered.  If your Membership is outstanding please make arrangements to pay ASAP.  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. 

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




Every Player or Parent of an underage player, backroom team member & Committee Member must complete the GAA's Return to Play E-Learning Module.  The Module can take 20 mins and is very detailed.  Try and focus on the area relevant to you and then progress to the Quiz to complete the module.  It can be accessed by visiting our website or social media pages 


Every Player or Parent of an underage player, backroom team member & Committee Member must complete the GAA's Return to Play Health Check Questionnaire.  This ONLINE Check must be completed ONCE prior to returning to play.  The LINK will be available HERE from Monday 22nd June. 

see our social media pages or website to access the full suite of Return to Play documentation from the GAA.



The following changes to the return to activity guidelines are being made after recommendations from this morning’s Covid-19 Advisory Committee.

 These changes were subsequently endorsed by the GAA, the Camogie Association and the LGFA.


Open pitches for Adult training next Wednesday, June 24th. 

Open for Minor and below from Saturday, June 27th.

Both of the above on a non-contact basis and on the understanding that players and all participants have completed the eLearning module and are following the control measures in place (health questionnaire etc).

On the basis of a maximum of 15 players in a designated area of the field (26 Counties) and 10 players in a designated area of the field (6 Counties).

Coaching numbers for underage teams to be consistent with Code of Behaviour. 

From June 29th:

Allow contact training and challenge games for all from Monday, June 29th (26 Counties).

We await guidance from the NI Executive in relation to 6 Counties – non-contact training in the numbers outlined above in the interim.

We also await clarification on what will constitute a close contact versus a casual contact.

Restriction on participants-only attending training sessions to be relaxed from June 29th – subject to government specified maximum of 200 people in the ground. 

Allow Club Fixtures from Friday July 17th.

No change to inter-county dates (Sept 14th for training; competitions to start on Oct 17th as planned).

All control measures for players, coaches and other team personnel (completion of health questionnaire, eLearning education etc) is to remain in place until advised otherwise; dressing rooms to remain closed until July 20th

The Advisory Committee is considering the position in relation to other GAA buildings (such as Club bars that are serving food, Gyms, Handball alleys etc). Guidance will be provided in this context before June 29th.



Under-Age Fixtures


U13 A Football Championship 


Round 1 - Sunday 26-7-20 


Rhode V Na Fianna  10:30am Geashill




Stay Safe 


While the country continues to  exit the lock down 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.Look after yourself, your family and your neighbors. Especially those who are at greater risk. 









Massive Congratulations to Sarah & Joe Malone on the Birth of their first born Baby Jamie Elizabeth.




The Rhode GAA Lotto Jackpot is €12,600 and it took place on the 6th of July.  The draw took place under strict guidelines 

The numbers drawn out were 7 8 16 30

There were two match three winners who won €100 each. 

Assumpta Groome

Steven Hannon




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