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Launch of The Rhode Way A Massive Success

Book Launch Of The Rhode Way By Brian Darby

A massive crowd packed into Doyle\’s Lounge Saturday night last  for the Launch of Brian Darby;s Book The Rhode Way. They came from across Offaly and beyond to celebrate a unique history of GAA in Rhode.Opening Proceedings was Club Chairman Joe Malone who welcomed all in attendance and was delighted to see  such a big crowd for such a great event. He praised Brian on his wonderful achievement and in doing that he welcomed Michael to Rhode.  Launching the Book on the night was the Legendary GAA Broadcaster Michael OMuircheartaigh who spoke brilliantly about the history off the GAA in all parishes but especially in Rhode and on the book itself. He was only delighted to be part of it. Michael noted that it is something very special about having eight All Ireland Winners in one area and in speaking of them he noted that before coming to Doyle;s to night he had visited our Club President Paddy MCCormack and wished him well and there be no doubt he be back on his feet soon. Brian Darby then spoke of his enjoyment writing the book and sitting down with Rhode\’s Legendary All Ireland  winners  and hearing their footballing experience\’s. Brian Thanked his family most especially his wife Paula And kids, 8 All Ireland Winners Eugene Mulligan, Paddy McCormack, Martin Heavy, Seamus Darby, Stephen Darby, Charlie Conroy, Johnny Mooney & Jody Gunning of which 7 of them were in attendance. He Thanked the book publisher and the book sponsors for wonderful support Later on in the night there was a raffle and an auction which all the monies raised went in support of the Childhood Cancer foundation. It was a wonderful night been among so many legends of the GAA and one can only be proud to come from Rhode and Offaly

130th AGM

The 130th AGM of Rhode GAA Club will take place Thursday the 13th of December in Rhode GAA Hall at 8pm Sharp. All Members and Intending Members are requested to attend.

.All Motions and Nominations must be submitted in writing (email if possible) and will be accepted up to and including Monday December 3rd 2018 (Nominations have now Closed

The AGM is an important part of the Clubs calendar where all aspects of the clubs activities for 2018 will be up for discussion. All attending the meeting will be requested to sign on arrival with club registrar Ger Noonan and membership for 2019 will be taken on the night and we would request members to do so


Rhode GAA Christmas Draw 2018

We are delighted to announce we will be holding a Christmas Draw which will be held on Friday 21st of December in Killeen\’s Croghan Lounge at 8pm

Tickets have been  distributed and available in all local businesses in the Village @ €2 a line or Full card €20

Raffle Prizes

€500 Euro Bloomfield Gym Voucher
Food Hamper
20 Bales of Briquette\’s Bord Na Mona
2 Tickets to Neil Delamere  22/2/1Ladies
Ladies Gift Hamper
Mens Gift Hamper
2 Tickets to Bernard O\’shea  23/3/19
Meal Voucher
Shaz Hair Voucher
Voucher for Dermot Halls Menswear
Xmas eve gift box
Kids football hamper
Fresh Flower  Table Display with Candle
Kids football hamper
Xmas cake
Xmas Pudding
Walking Track Membership
Xmas Cake
Anto\’s Barber\’s  Hair Voucher
Xmas Pudding
Book- The Rhode Way by Brian Darby

All Cards to be back in to Shaz Hair Salon at 5pm on Friday December 21st. Draw cannot take place till ticket\’s are in.
Please come along enjoy the live music and join in in the festive mood.

Rhode Under-Age Matches

This coming Sunday Rhode u, 8 , u, 10 and U,12 footballer\’s will play Kilmacud Croke\’s in friendly games at 11pm in Fr.Dowling Park Rhode .

2003 Junior A  County Champions Reunion< These bunch of lads made history in 2003 by beating a highly fancied Edenderry team on a score line of Rhode 1-13 Edenderry 1-10. The game was played on the 20th of September that year in Croghan on a glorious summers evening. Edenderry went into the game unbeaten all year and were red hot favorites but the Rhode lads knew what they were made of and what it was going to mean for them and the parish to win this match. In one of the best games ever played by a Rhode team, Rhode came out victorious after a excellent game of football and the rest is history. To remember these hero’s we are organizing and fun filled night in O’Tooles Bar on December 28th starting at 8.00pm. On the night, the match itself will be shown thought-out the bar with music and lots of craic afterwards. We are planning on having a raffle on the night and all the money from that will go to a local charity. More details to follow but please mark this one down in you calendar because this has the makings of a night to be remembered. Leinster Final All In Rhode GAA  wish our Neighbours St.Brigids the very best of luck in the Leinster Final on Sunday next. Bring It Home Lads. County Final DVD\’s 2018 County Final Dvd\’s are available to Order @€10 by contacting Robert Kellaghan 0876452964/ Joe Malone 0860553879 Club Membership >2019 Membership< 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.


Anyone Wishing to pay 2019 membership before the AGM can avail of the use of  the walking Track for December

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 27th of November for a Jackpot of €3,800. The numbers drawn were 6 19 21 29. 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 €70 each.

Kerri Kellaghan
John Jones Jnr
Paul Hickey

Get well:
Get well wishes are extended to all of the people of the parish who are ill or hospitalised at the moment


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

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