Rhode club notes

January 13, 2020

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.


Offaly Senior Footballers 

Congratulations to Offaly Senior footballers on reaching the O'Byrne Cup final after beating neighbours Westmeath. Offaly will now play Longford .   On The Offaly Team/Panel from Rhode  Anton Sullivan , Niall Darby, Brian Darby, Ruairi McNamee, Conor McNamee & Eoghan Rigney. 



Rhode Parish Historical Group next talk will be 'The Gaelic Football in Offaly past, present and future
By Professor Paul Rouse. In The Old Hall Rhode on Friday the 17th of January at 8pm. €5-00 entry 
Tea/coffee & biscuits will be served after talk.  



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


Massive Congratulations to Rhode Ladies Footballer Chloe Smith who is on the 2020 Lidl Ireland PPS Inter provincial Football panel the competition on January 25th in Kinnegad  




There was no winner of the Rhode GAA Lotto Draw that took place on the 6th of January for a Jackpot of €9,000.  The numbers drawn were 2 11 18 26.  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.


Ciara McGuinness

Niamh Quinn



Deepest Sympathy is extended to the Whelan family on the Passing of Johnny Whelan St,Patrick's Avenue . Johnny's   funeral took place on Sunday last followed by burial to the adjoining cemetery. 

May Johnny Rest In Peace, 

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