Offaly GAA Club Notes (March 5)

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Offaly GAA Club Notes (March 5)

Offaly GAA Club Notes (March 5)


St. Patrick's Day Parade

Following an historic first for the Rhode parish last year, we are delighted to announce that plans are at an advanced stage for Rhode's second St. Patrick's Day Parade with many groups and organisations taking part.

Everyone in the parish and beyond is encouraged to get involved by walking in the parade, dressing up or entering a float. 'Colour and Craic' is the theme of the parade. 

All households along the Parade route, which runs from Fr.Dowling Park to Killeen's Car Park, are kindly asked to decorate their houses/road with brightly coloured bunting and flags. 

Grand Marshal for this year's Parade is the legendary Paddy McCormack, "The Iron Man from Rhode."

We are informed that RTE will be joining us on the day to film our parade for national viewing on the RTE News programme. 

The parade gets underway at 10am, so join us on March 17 in the little village for a morning of celebration and fun, followed by refreshments and music. 

Further inquiries to Stephan Darby 086 8452132 or Peter Kilmurray 087 6457554.


U20 Football Championship

Saturday, March 10

St. Michael's v Kilcormac-Killoughey  7pm

Venue: Fr.Dowling Park Rhode

Division 1 League 

Sunday March 11th

Rhode V  Gracefield  11am

Venue: Fr.Dowling Park

Sunday March 11

Division 4 League

Rhode V  Ballinagar 11am

Venue: Ballinagar

Offaly GAA Easter Camp

Offaly GAA coaching and games are hosting a 2 day Easter camp for primary school boys and girls from ages 6-10 in Rhode GAA field, Fr. Dowling Park, on Thursday 5th and Friday 6th of April 10am to 2pm. 

It's a chance for the kids to further their footballing skills with the top Offaly coaches over their holiday term. Full cost for the two days is €20 and the children are required to bring a packed lunch, drink, towel and change of gear. For further information please contact Offaly Development officer Liam O'Relly or Rhode Minor Club secretary Tracey Murphy. 

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 the 31st of March 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

O.A.Ps - €5


There was no winner of the Rhode GAA Lotto Draw that took place on the 26th of February for a Jackpot of €15,000. The numbers drawn were 2 19 25 26. 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 €50 each:

Tom Swords
Micky Dunne
Agnes Reilly
Bobby Haslem

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 is extended to the family of Brendan O'Rourke, Newtown. Brendan's funeral mass took place at St. Peter's  church Rhode on Monday last followed by burial to the adjoining cemetery.

Sympathy is also extended to Dolores Moore Ballyburley, Terri Flood Colcor and Pauline Noble, St.Patrick's avenue on the passing of their Father Jimmy Noble, Dublin. Jimmy's Funeral mass took place on Tuesday morning last in Drimnagh followed by burial in Palmerstown.

May Brendan & Jimmy Rest In Peace.


Weekly Lotto

There was no winner of this weeks draw held on Monday, March 5. Numbers drawn were: 21, 26, 27, 30. Winners of €50 each were: Betty & Niall Corcoran, Seamus Gorman, Catherine Carroll, Carmel Dempsey, Thomas Doyle. Promoters prize: Fioan Dereen. Next weeks Lotto will be €5,600.

Club Membership

All Membership is now due!! All PLAYERS and club officials will have to have membership paid in order to participate in club activities, as is club policy.
Quiz Night

Our Table Quiz night was postponed because of the adverse weather conditions. A new date will be posted soon.


Fri March 9 th : U20 Football Championship, St.Vincents v Gracefield in Geashill at 8pm Sat March 10 th : Div.4 Football League, Ballyfore v Gracefield in Ballyfore at 4pm Sun March 11 th : Div.1 Football League, Rhode v Gracefield in Rhode at 11am

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