Rhode GAA Club Notes (January 22)

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Justin Kelly


Justin Kelly



Rhode GAA Club Notes

Rhode GAA club notes

Rhode GAA Transformation 

Rhode GAA Transformation week 3 of 6 has officially Kicked of on Monday, January 22 in Rhode GAA Hall with events kicking off with a talk and screening from Diabetes Ireland. Also available to participants is the weigh-ins /blood pressure check by registered nurses which will be carried out weekly to track their loss if they so wish. There is something for everyone young and old with workshops, talks and demos taking place every week of the six weeks with Diabetes Ireland carrying out screening. 

See our Facebook page for Week 3 Schedule. 

St.Patricks Day Parade 

We are currently planning our 2nd Annual St. Patrick's Parade which will take on St. Patrick's Day leaving from Fr. Dowling park. Last year's parade was fantastic and this year's is promising to be an even better one with a visit from RTE organised. We are looking for businesses, clubs and organisations to submit a float for the parade as we would love to make this year's event even more colourful and creative than last year. Please put your thinking caps on and get involved. All inquiries to Stephan Darby 086 8452132 or Peter Kilmurray 087 6457554.

Club Membership

Membership is now due and can be paid to the following membership officers listed, Patricia McManus, Orla Kilmurray, Ger Noonan, Ger Hynes, Pat FitzGerald, Joe Malone, Oliver Murphy, Jody Kilmurray, James Murphy, John Glennon, Tracey Murphy, Robert Kellaghan and Mary Hannon up to March 31, 2018. 

The Membership Rates are as Follows:

Player (including Insurance) - €75

Family (2 adults and all Children) -  €75

Single Adult - €30

Student /student player - €20

Juvenile - €20

OAPs - €5

Offaly Senior Footballers 

Very best of luck to Offaly Senior Footballers who take on Longford in the first round of the Division 3 National League this Sunday, January 28 at 2pm in Bord Na Mona O'Connor Park Tullamore. 

Rhode are represented with three players currently on the Offaly Panel:  Anton Sullivan (C), Conor McNamee and Niall Darby. 


Massive Congratulations to Ronan and Mairead Heavey on the birth of their daughter Charlotte. Congratulations also to Mark and Laura Cole on the birth of their son Harvey. A big  Rhode GAA welcome to Charlotte and Harvey. 


There was no winner of the Rhode GAA Lotto draw that took place on January 15 for a Jackpot of €15,000. The numbers drawn were 3 5 13 25. The club would like to thank all those who supported the draw and thanks to Doyle’s for the use of their premises and for their help and cooperation. The following matched three numbers and received €70 each.

John Glennon
Trish Hanlon
Mary O’Toole

The Rhode GAA Lotto is the main source of income the club has and now you can play online through our website. The good news is when you play the lotto online you are entitled to free draws, for example, pay for seven draws, receive the eighth one free, pay for fourteen draws receive two free and so on.  In other words, the more you play the more free draws you are entitled to.


Deepest sympathy to Margret Jones, Tubberdaly, on the passing of her sister Nuala Mitchell, Abbeyshrule, Longford who passed away on January 14. Nuala's funeral mass took place on Tuesday last at our Lady of Lourdes's Church followed by burial to local cemetery. 

Sympathy also is expressed to the family of former county referee Eddie Dunne Daingean/Ballinagar who passed away on Sunday 15. Eddie's funeral mass took place on Tuesday morning last at St. Joseph's Church Ballinagar followed by burial at local cemetery. Eddie was a very well respected official in Offaly GAA circles and will be missed by all who knew him.

May Nuala and Eddie rest in peace.  

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