Rhode club notes

August 03, 2021


Offaly U20 Footballers into an All Ireland Final !!


Massive congratulations to Offaly U20 Football team and management team on reaching the All Ireland Final following a superb victory over Cork on a score-line of 3-10 to 0-14.  Offaly truly deserved victory having completely put cork to the sword early in the game despite their fight back it would have truly been  a crime if they had to win as the Offaly score-line should have least included another 2-08. Offaly now march into the All Ireland awaiting the winners of Roscommon v Down. The pure joy and jubilation that was felt as the final whistle blew was just something else as Uibh Fhaili Uibh Fhail rang around O'Moore Park. For many young folk present they wouldn't have experienced that joy like their parents and grandparents did in the 70s, 80s & 90s. 33 years since won the 1988 U21 All Ireland.  Can We Dare to dream? Uibh Fhaili Abu.  The final looks like it will be played on Saturday August 14th. Time and venue to be decided. Rhode are well represented on the team & Panel by Aaron Kellaghan & Gavin Young.  


Offaly Senior hurlers 


Massive Congratulations to  Offaly Senior hurlers on winning the Christy Ring Cup after a massive win defeating Derry on a score-line of  0-41 to 2'14


GAA 4 All Programme


Will continue every Thursday 

Croghan Astro Turf  @6.30 pm

Inclusion football programme for players 5-12 years old with physical, intellectual and/or sensory difficulties.


For enquiries or to book  a place contact Rose @ 0863591199




 Rhode  GAA Supporters 200 Club Draw 


We are  continuing with our Rhode GAA Supporters Draw to Aid our Planned Development for our Grounds.A massive thank you for your previous support of our club draws and we hope you can continue that wonderful support in 2021.  

This is a large project and will be a benefit to Rhode GAA/LGFA Clubs and also the community . Our success on the field is not reflected in our grounds. We need to work together to achieve our goals. Also, our Underage teams are going well and they deserve the opportunity to have great facilities to progress in their development. This cannot be achieved without the support of our Community      


The  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 Draws will be held as follows

• 14th August 

• 18th September

• 16th October

• 20th November 

• 18th December



Did You Know !!


If you or someone you know is struggling right now; you're not alone.


Call Pieta House  1800 247 247 or text the word HELP to 51444


U13 Footballers


Rhode U13 footballers were unlucky in their first round championship game against Ferbane/Belmont putting up a fine score-line but it just wasn't enough to grasp victory. The final score read 7-12  to 5-05. 


Team: Leon John Quinn,Oscar Egan,Jason Curley, Brian Curley  Aj Hickey,Jamie Dalton ,Dillon Curley, Matthew McBride Dermot Crombie, Drew Fleming Kennedy, Cian McNamee,Tom Lacey,Gavin Mayon,Killian Dunne,Ryan Glennon 


U15 footballers 


Rhode U15 footballers played out their final  remaining games of  the 2020 football championship  where they were defeated in the U15 A final round against Durrow/Ballinamere on  a score-line of 4-08 to 3-09. They then Played Cloghan in the U15 B Quarter Final  and were hugely unfortunate to be defeated by Cloghan on a score-line of 1-12 to 0-09.  Keep the head up lads and look forward to the 2021 championship in a few weeks time. 





Club Membership:


All underage/ adult players must be registered prior to attending training sessions for insurance purposes. All players should have received a message from team management by this stage outlining how to register on the www.foireann.ie system. 


The www.foireann.ie system is the same system used last year for the COVID questionnaire return to play and you can log on using the same credentials as last year. If you have any issues please contact your team management.


The foireann system can also be used by non-players to register and pay online as a member of Rhode GAA and LGFA clubs. The deadline for general membership has been extended to the end of May 2021. 


An option to enter the 200 club draw is also available for online payment on www.foireann.ie and there are options for payment by instalments also available.


Rhode GAA Club & Rhode LGFA have come together under the GAA One Club Model. This means that all members , male & female , will be covered by the same membership system. An executive committee  with representatives from both Rhode GAA  & Rhode LGFA will look after the administration/registration/affiliations of all the teams required. 

Day to day activities like under-age training etc will continue as it always did for various teams. Future fundraising activities ( including    our annual 200 club draws) will go towards funding our teams (Male & Female )  and developing facilities for all our members.


2021 Membership  can be paid to the following membership officers listed, John Kilmurray Aine Egan , Patricia McManus,  Ger Noonan, Eoghan Hickey Regina Swaine, Oliver Murphy, Jody Kilmurray, James Murphy , John Glennon ,Tracey Murphy , Robert Kellaghan Orla Kilmuuray and Mary Hannon  up to the 31st of  May. 


The Membership Rates  are as Follows:  


200 club - €250


Family €120  (2 adults and all children) 


Adult player €80 (including Insurance )


Adult non-player €50


Student non-player / player €30


Youth player €30


O.A.P's  €5



Rhode GAA Walking Track 


Our walking track  remains open for our members to exercise safely .

 Members are asked to obey signage and maintain Covid-19 social distancing measures.

We Ask that Those using our facilities respect the grounds by either bringing home your rubbish or use the many bins that surround the walking track . 




200 spectators are permitted to attend games, and up to 500 may be permitted in grounds with a minimum capacity of 5,000. However this will depend on progress in broader society – if these increases are to be permitted, we will advise in advance of July 5th. 


Where attendances are permitted at games, the advice in the attached document, prepared by the National Health and Safety Committee needs to be followed. For underage games, where parents are attending in a child-protection capacity, they will count as part of the 100 spectators permitted to attend.    


All grounds should have appropriate dispersion measures in place at all entrances and exits and parents/guardians should be advised that congregation in large groups on or outside club grounds is not permitted. 



Dressing Rooms For club games, Dressing rooms must remain closed. This is to ensure the risk of players or backroom personnel being classified as Close contacts is minimised. As in the Summer of 2020, Players should arrive ready to warm-up and play and leave the ground once the relevant game is over.


Get well: 

Get well wishes are extended to all of the people of the parish who are ill or hospitalised at the moment. especially Club President Paddy McCormack and Sean Murphy.  



The Rhode GAA Lotto Jackpot was €8,600 and it took place on the 26th of July while adhering to strict guidelines. 

The numbers drawn out were 1 9 20 24.

There were two winners with three matching numbers who won €100 each.

Thomas Mooney

Diana Considine  

The lotto can be played online before 12 Noon on the date of Draw see the Rhode GAA Website / Facebook / Twitter Or Contact your usual ticket seller for details Draw Will take place every Monday Night and will be live on Facebook between 8pm-8:30pm  



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