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About Rhode GAA

Rhode GAA Club was formed in 1888 and Rhode GAA is legendary
as once written by Offaly GAA historian John Clarke in an article entitled “Rhode – The Triumphant Erigena” sums up what is the essence of Rhode GAA Club. Rhode GAA have won 29 senior football championships which is a record that no other small village in the county could boast. The first in 1900 and the most recent in 2018 sees Rhode dominance continue so much so that we are now only one title behind county leaders Tullamore. The history of Offaly football is lavishly adorned with the contributions from Rhode. There were great battles with Rhode and Tullamore in the 1920’s and early 1930’s, the razor sharp rivalry with near neighbours Edenderry through the years to the most recent dominance of Offaly football 1998 to 2018. Rhode’s impact on Gaelic football has not confined to the domestic scene. Every Offaly success has brought a generous contribution from Rhode and the representation of five of the victorious panel of 1971 and 1972 this was the highest of any club. More success followed through the early 1980’s with another four representing the club in 1982 and returned again in 1997 and 1998 with Leinster and National Football League wins.

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Rhode GAA Code Of Behaviour

Position Statement

In Rhode Gaelic Athletic Association we are committed to creating and maintaining the safest possible environment for all young people who wish to participate in our Gaelic Games and activities. We will take all practicable steps to protect them from discernable forms of abuse, from harm, discrimination or degrading treatment and shall respect their rights, wishes and feelings. Every player, parent, coach, mentor and volunteer who registers with Rhode GAA Club
will be asked to abide by our code of behaviour so we are urging you to be aware and read it carefully. It is all of our responsibility to ensure that best practice is implemented in Rhode GAA Club.The Executive Committee of Rhode GAA is committed to ensuring that we follow the GAA “Code of Behaviour Underage” which is the code of best practice for all persons working with young people and vulnerable adults. We have nominated a Children’s’ Officer and Designated Person to ensure full implementation of the clubs Child Protection and Welfare

Our Children’s Welfare Officer and Designated Liaison Person is:
Cathal Swords Phone no. 087 8250595

Rhode GAA Lotto

The Rhode GAA Club Fundraising Lotto draws which run on a weekly basis play a huge part in the Clubs fundraising efforts. You can now offer your support by playing online. Enter your lines of numbers for up to a year in one go, you need never miss a draw again! When playing online you will receive the Lotto results and club news updates by email after each draw has taken place. 

We encourage all of our friends and supporters to play the  Rhode GAA Club fundraising lottery. We also hope that we can all work together to promote this lotto and help get back in touch with all friends, members & ex-members of the Club, from Rhode, Co. Offaly, who may now be living all over Ireland and the world. Your continued support is much appreciated and we wish you good luck in future draws.

Best of Luck,
Rhode GAA Club Lotto Committee 


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