Rhode GAA Club Notes (February 20)


Rhode GAA club notes (Feb 20)

Rhode GAA Dinner Dance - Presentation Night

To Celebrate what was a wonderful year as Rhode Senior Footballers Collected their 27th Senior Football Title and the Offaly Division 1 League, The Presentation of Medals will take place this  Saturday night the 25th of February 2017 in the Tullamore Court Hotel @7:30pm. Master of ceremonies will be Offaly Hurling Legend and Sunday Game Analyst Michael Duignan. We are delighted to announce our special guest for our night of celebration is Kerry Footballing Legend  and five time All-Ireland winner Tomás O'Sé. Music: Simon Casey and Band followed by DJ. 


Rhode GAA have decided to honour the special achievements of two men who had a very successful 2016 at this year’s Dinner Dance. The Fahy Handball Club Man and Former Rhode GAA Chairperson Joe Masterson was elected last February as the Next President of the GAA Handball Association his term begins this year. As Rhode GAA Chairman he brought the club to great heights and there is no doubting that Joe will do the same for GAA Handball. The Little Village has always taken great Pride in the Top Jockey Pat Smullen and 2016 was one where we watched him ride to glory in the Epsom Derby where he stood beside the Queen and if that wasn't the icing on the cake he went on to further cement a wonderful year by winning the Irish Derby. A night not to be missed, tickets priced at €30.00. Your final chance to purchase tickets will be this Thursday night, the 23rd of February, in Killeens lounge from 8:00pm to 9:30pm. Tickets can also be purchased by contacting any of our Dinner Dance Committee members Robert Kellaghan 0876452964, Patricia McManus 087 6439 380, Joe Malone 086 0553 879, Orla Kilmurray 087 9648 154, Mary Hannon 087 6426 364 and Paschal Kellaghan  086 0276 718. A Bus will be travelling From Killeen's Car Park 6:30pm to the Dinner Dance and back to Rhode on the night at €10 ahead anyone wishing to book a seat can do so by contacting Joe Malone 0860553879/ Robert Kellaghan 0876452964.

Division 1 League 

Rhode Senior Footballers got the league off to a losing start as they played out a 1-13 to 0-07 loss to Ferbane on Saturday evening in Fr. Dowling Park, Rhode. It was Rhode's first kick of a ball since a break following the Leinster Club final in December. Team: Kenneth Garry, Brian Darby, Eoin Rigney, James McPadden, Ciaran Heavey, Gareth McNamee, Jack Murphy, Shane Sullivan , Dylan Kavanagh, Mark Rigney, Pauric Sullivan, Darren Garry, Niall McNamee, Paul McPadden , Shane Lowry, Subs Steven O,Connell for Pauric Sullivan, Donal Hickey for Mark Rigney, Keith Murphy for Jack Murphy, James Coffey for Darren Garry, Dan O'Brien for Shane Lowry. 

Division 2 League

Rhode's Second team lost out to Shannon-bridge on a score-line of  2-14 to 1-06. Despite what the final score reads it was a right close encounter right up to the final ten minutes to go where Rhode were 2 points up but unfortunately it wasn't to be. Team: Phil O'Connell , David Rigney, Dylan Kavanagh, Mark Rigney , Jack Murphy , James Coffey, Keith Murphy, Aidan Brereton, Niall Cole, Paul O'Rourke, Shane Lowry . Dan O'Brien. Steven O'Connell, Donal Hickey, Kevin Dunne, Subs Darren Garry for Jack Murphy, Mossie Muldoon  for Paul O'Rourke, James Murphy for Kevin Dunne, Stephen Hannon, for Dylan Kavanagh. Dean Morris for Stephen Hannon.   

Offaly Minor Footballers

Offaly Minor Footballers recorded a 1 point win against Clare in round two of the league on Saturday evening last . Full-time score Offaly 2-14 Clare 2-13. Rhode are represented with one player on the Offaly Minor Team - Anthony Kilmurray. 

Offaly Senior Footballers

Very Best Of Luck to Offaly Senior Footballers who take on Louth in the division 3 league this Sunday the 26th of February in O'Connor Park Tullamore at 2pm

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 2017. 

The Membership Rates are as Follows:

Player (including Insurance)- €50

Family (2 adults and all Children)-  €50

Single Adult- €25

Student /student player -€20

Juvenile -€20

OAPs - €5


There was no winner of the Rhode GAA Lotto Draw that took place on the 13th of February for a Jackpot of €15,000.  The numbers drawn were 5 7 20 24.  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 €100 each:

Shem Hamill
Vincent Rowe

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 the McDonough Family of Rochfordbridge on the Passing of Charlie who passed away on Thursday of Last week. The deceased was a former employee of the ESB in Rhode Power station and resident of St,Patrick's avenue before moving.

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