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2nd Annual St. Patrick\’s Day Parade This Saturday !!

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 it many groups / organisations taking part. Everyone in the Parish and beyond are 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 (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 for the Rte News programme.

Parade gets underway 10am Sharp so join us on the 17th of March in the little village for a morning of celebration and fun. followed by refreshments and music.


Division 1 League

Rhode Senior Footballer\’s took on Gracefield  in the second round of the league on Sunday morning last beating them on a score-line  of 4-12 to 0-05.

Sunday\’s game seen the return to the playing field for Eoin Rigney following injury last year.


Ken Garry, Shane Sullivan, Eoin Rigney, Mark Rigney, Gareth McNamee, Brian Darby, James McPadden, Ciaran Heavey, Dylan Kavanagh, Shane Lowry, Pauric Sullivan, Darren Garry, Paul McPadden, Stephen Hannon, Stephen O\’Connell. Subs Dan O\’Brien for Stephen O\’Connell, David Rigney for Mark Rigney. Dean Morris for Ken Garry.

Division 4 League:

Rhode Junior Footballers lost out to Ballinagar on a score-line of 7-12 to 3-11 in Ballinagar on Sunday morning last.

Team: Phil O\’Connell, Keith Kerrigan, Fergal McNamee, P Murphy, Frankie Glennon, James Coffey, Ricky Cully, Mossy Muldoon, Rob Leavy, Kieron Hope , Jack Downing, Anthony Kilmurray, Waine Leavy, Liam Grennan, Declan Curley.


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 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 in €20-00 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.


U,17 League

Rhode U\’17s will take on Ballinamere/Durrow in the first round of the league on Thursday 22nd of Mark at 7:30 pm in Fr.Dowling Park Rhode.


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.P,s – €5


There was no winner of the Rhode GAA Lotto Draw that took place on the 5th of March for a Jackpot of €15,000.  The numbers drawn were 3 14 16 21.  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 €50 each.

Patrick Moras

Kevin Cox

Sam c/o Michael Hickey

Kevin Coffey

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!!


If you’re not it, you can’t win – Buy 7 tickets – Get 1 free!

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