Future Stars
County Final
The nervous wait
The final lap
The warm up
Niall McNamee
The Volunteers
The panel of the 2013 championship

Strictly Launch Night A Big Success

Strictly Come Dancing

On Sunday Night  the Launch of Our Strictly Come Dancing took place in Killeens Lounge with a massive crowd in attendance.  The Dancers gave a fantastic display of their dance moves to great applause giving us a taster of what is ahead on the Big Night in May. The dancers were then paired of into couples  which added to the intrigue of the  night.  Joe Malone on behalf of the Strictly committee  thanked everyone for attending giving special mention to the dancers and their teacher Lizzie Conroy.

Raffle also  took place on the night .

Rhode GAA would like to sincerely thank Colm Killeen and his staff for hosting a great night , DJ, Local press and our own Photographer Eugene Mcdermott  for the great music, and those who sponsored the raffle prizes n the night. a big thank you to Our Dancers and their teacher Lizzie Conroy and we look forward to seeing you on the Big Night.

Thank you also has to go to all those who have given sponsorship for our big night whether it a Dance or and Advert for the prgramme it is greatly appreciated.

Anyone Seeking to Advertise your business or a message of support in our Strictly Come Dancing Booklet  (Full page advert €100 / Half page €50) can do so by emailing rhodestrictly@gmail.com  or  Declan Gorman 0863834232.

Dont Forget the Big event

“Strictly Come Dancing”  Field development Fundraiser to include installation of fence, ball stops, stand and walking path.  It will take place on the May bank holiday weekend Sunday 1st in the Tullamore Court Hotel.

Tickets are Now Available from Our Dancers.


North  Tier 2 League

Rhode Juniors got a deserved draw last Friday night in Rhode GAA field against Ballyfore .  Rhode were down by 6 points at half time and fought back with chances to win the game,  Full Time Score Rhode 1-08 Ballyfore 1-08.


Conor leavy, Ian Nugent,  Jp McLaughlin Tommy  Dunne , Keith Kerrigan , Emmet Mayon, ,Rick Cully ,Brendan Curley, karl Green Paul O’Rourke  Robert Leavy, Colin Kerrigan, Steven Oconnell Roy Malone Shane Lowry.

Subs used:Derek Cocoman for Tommy Dunne, Fergal Mcguiness for K Kerrigan, Luke Doyle for C Kerrigan, Frankie Glennon for Paul O,Rourke , P Murphy for Rob Leavy and Gordan Kerrigan for Steven O’Connell.



Minor League

Rhode Minors got off  to a winning start in the league with a 2-9 to 1-7 win over St. Vincent’s. .  Well done to the team on a great performance


kevin Dunne, Liam Cocoman,Jordan murphy, Adam Quinn,dean Mcnamee( 0-2) , Dan Molloy, Lorcan Reilly (0-2) , Shane Lowry (0-3) , Dylan Kavanagh, Frankie glennon (1-0), Anto Kilmurray ( 0-3) , Conor Casey,Dan Reilly (1-0,)  paddy Quinn, Santiago Lenehan.

subs Arron Kennedy for Conor Casey, Conor Quinn for Adam Quinn, jack downing for Shane Lowry, Ronan swords for Santiago.


Offaly Senior Footballers

Hard luck to Offaly Footballers who were beaten by neighbours Westmeath n Sunday last in Mullingar. .

Full Time score Offaly 0-09 Westmeath  1-09 .

Rhode are well represented with a eight  of our players on the Offaly Panel:

Ken Garry, Niall Darby, Conor McNamee, Brian Darby , Anton Sullivan, Niall McNamee, Ruairi McNamee  and Eoin Rigney.



Membership is now due and can be paid to any of our Membership officers listed  Patricia McManus, Orla Kilmurray,  Mary Hannon, Ger Hynes, Fionnuala Hickey, Seamus Maguire, Jody Kilmurray, James Murphy, John Glennon, Tracey Murphy , Robert Kellaghan  right up to the 31st of March 2016 .

The membership rates are as follows:

Player (including insurance) – €50

Family (2 adults and all children) – €50

Single Adult – €25

Student Player – €20

Juvenile – €20

O.A.P – €5-00



There was no winner of the Rhode GAA Lotto Draw that took place on the 21st of March for a Jackpot of €15,000.  The numbers drawn were 12 16 18 24.  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

Abbie Kavanagh

Danny Leavy

Next week is our Lucky Dip week.

The Rhode GAA Lotto is the main source of income the club has and now you can play online though 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!!



Massive Congratulations to Eoghan and Bronagh Byrne on becoming Parents after the Birth of their Baby Girl Alannah.  All in Rhode GAA wish you and your new little girl much happiness as a family.

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