Rhode Rhode GAA Club AGM 2016
The 129th Rhode GAA Club took place Last Friday night with over 65 members in Attendance. Chairman Seamus Maguire opened the meeting by welcoming all in attendance. Fr,Greg opened with a payer which included all members especially those who died during the year. The minutes of last years Agm were read out and then the Club Constitution was passed it was down to the various reports where Secretary , Treasurer , Chairman and Minor Chairman gave excellent and detailed reports on the year gone.
In His Final Chairman’s Address Seamus made a number of notable remarks on what was a very Special Year for Rhode GAA winning our 27th Senior Football Title. He Congratulated Former Club Chairman Joe Masterson on his Election as President of the GAA Handball Assocation. Max Marble John and Alan McNamee were thanked for their Sponsorship of the Senior Football Team over the last eight years which came to an end in December. Itwas then announced that John and Orla Kilmurray Eden Decor would be the Clubs New Sponsor for 2017 onwards and were also thanked for their support of the club. In his closing remarks said he was stepping down as Chairman due to work commitments and thanked the current commitee for their hard work he wished the incoming chair the very best of luck.
Before Moving to the Election of Officers ViceChairman Cathal Swords Thanked Seamus on behalf of the Commitee for all his hardwork and effort not alone as Chairman but previous work as vice chairman and member of the committee over the last number of years.
The Following were Elected :
Paddy McCormack, Paddy Kerrigan, Liam Swaine, Martin Heavey, John Glennon, Paddy Doolan, Eugene Mulligan, Jody Gunning .
Joe Kellaghan and Fr Greg Corcoran PP.
Joe Kellaghan, Johnny Mooney, James Murphy, Brendan Ward , Michael Delaney.
Chairman Joe Malone
Vice Chairman Oliver Murphy
Secretary Ger Hynes
Assistant Secretary Pat FitzGerald
Treasurer Patricia McManus
Assistant Treasurer Orla Kilmurray
PRO Robert Kellaghan
Asst. PRO’s Paul Hickey and John Glennon
Children’s Officer Cathal Swords
Minor Club Chairman (To be filled by the Club Executive)
Minor Club Secretary Tracey Murphy
Coaching Coordinator (To be filled by the Club Executive)
Registar Ger Noonan
Development Officer James Murphy
Health and Wellbeing Officer (To be filled by the Club Executive)
County Board Delegates Joe Malone, Robert Kellaghan and John Glennon.
County Convention Delegates ( Due to County Convention took place in December convention delegates will be selected at next AGM)
Committee , Declan Gorman, , Bill Glennon, Mary Hannon , Eileen Kerrigan, Derek Kellaghan, Pauric Murphy and Eugene Mulligan (additions will be made by club executive)
A Brief discussion took place where questions were put to the top table and dealt with.
P.R.O Robert Kellaghan wished to thank his Joint P.R.O’s Paul Hickey and John Glennon for their help and hard work over 2017. Robert went on to thank all those who took out and advert in the County and Leinster Final Programmes and gave a special mention to the Offaly media, Tullamore Tribune, Offaly Topic, Midland 103 Sport and their photographers and reporters for their continued help and support throughout the year.
Rhode Senior Football Manager Paschal Kellaghan spoke about Sudden Death Syndrome and about the need for awareness of it and screening of our underage players up to adults.
Newly Elected Chairman Joe Malone said it was an honour and a privelage to become chairman of a great club like Rhode and would do his upmost for Rhode GAA .
Chairman Seamus Maguire Thanked all for their attendence and ended the meeting
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
O.A.P,s – €5
There was no winner of the Rhode GAA Lotto Draw that took place on the 3rd of January for a Jackpot of €15,000. The numbers drawn were 14 20 26 30. 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
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!!
Bridge House Offaly GAA Awards Night
Massive Congratulations to our own Niall McNamee on been named 2016 Offaly Senior Footballer of the year. Niall will pick up his fifth Offaly Senior Footballer of the year award at the Bridge House Offaly GAA Awards night this coming Friday 13th January in the Bridge House Hotel Tullamore.
Congratulations is also extended to Fahy handballer Cathal McNamee who collects his First Offaly handballer of the year award. It was a dream year for Cathal winning a Leinster Title and going onto reach an All Ireland Final unfortunately loosing out in a tiebreaker.
Offaly Senior Footbllers
Offaly Senior Footballers got off to a winning Start for 2017 beating It Carlow on a score-line of 5-18 to 0-4 in their opening round game in the O’Byrne Cup.
U,21s Hasting Cup
Offaly U,21s also had a great win at the weekend beating Wicklow 1-11to 1-5 in Edenderry on Saturday afternoon last.
Offaly Senior Hurlers
Offaly Hurlers got their walsh cup first round of to a wiining start beating Meath 3-12 to 2-10
Deepest Sympathy to the Egan Family BallyBrittan on the Passing of Tom.
Toms Funeral mass took place on Tuesday in St.Peters Church Rhode with burial afterwars to the adjoining cemetery.
May Tom Rest In Peace.