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Fantasy Rhode Team

See our facebook page to name your fantasy Rhode Senior Teams. Every Week I will put teams on into the Notes. 

This weeks team and observation is from Kevin Corrigan who named a team on our page  Adrian Daly; Alan Kellaghan, Barry Malone, Eoin Rigney; Brian Darby, Shane Sullivan, Niall Darby; Alan McNamee, Ken Kellaghan; Anton Sullivan, Roy Malone, Pat Daly; Johnny Mooney, Paschal Kellaghan, Niall McNamee. 
There were some hard calls.  Johnny Mooney was more or less done by 1990s but I remember him coming back in the early \’90s and as an impressionable young lad, being mesmerized by his brilliance and audacity. There were some players very close to making it. Ken Garry in goals. Joe Kilmurray,  David Bannon and Pauric Dunne in defence. Richie Hartnett, Ciaran Heavey and Eoghan Byrne  also played a lot of good football in defence. Eugene McDermott was an attacking option and Ruari McNamee.  
It\’s important to remember players from the 1990s before the start of Rhode\’s golden era in 1998. The Leavy brothers Pat and Danny were very good early in the decade before emigration took them to New York and Danny was very close to an attacking place while Pat was strong as a horse at full back. Fergal Dunne did a huge lot of work at midfield in the 1990s and Eddie Byrne did a lot of unseen work in attack. I picked Ken Kellaghan at midfield as I feel this was his best position and he had a great pair of hands and football brain  even if he played at either end of the field and had injury problems that curtailed his career from being everything it could have been. Its easy to remember the lads with bags of senior football medals but there were some very good players when Rhode weren\’t winning.   I\’ve probably forgotten to mention some but there it is anyway

Deepest Sympathy  is extended to the family of the Late Fr, Scully who passed away  . He will be remembered fondly by all  in Offaly GAA  past and present in his role as Offaly manager in the 60\’s ,
May He Rest In Peace 
On Mon, Apr 13, 2020 at 4:43 PM Rhode GAA <rhodegaa@gmail.com> wrote:
We Are Here To Help !!
Already today some of our Volunteers were called upon to help people in our Community.  
No Shame in needing help when you are in need of it. 
Members of Rhode GAA committee and club members/supporters are available to help out in collecting groceries or prescriptions from the chemist and shops for the eldery and vulnerable of the parish:
Tracey Murphy 0872264435
Patricia McManus 0876439380
Michael Fleming 0860830673
Stephen Darby. 0868452132
Siobhan Scally  0871416115
Paul McNamee 0852101826
Debbie Gowran 0851391386
Rory Swaine 0871131113
Club Person of Contact Eoghan Hickey 0879481249
Feel free also to message this page or any other issues or messages that need to be passed on you can contact me PRO Robert Kellaghan 0876452964
Offaly Covid-19  Community Response Forum FREEPHONE number is 1800 81 81 81 or email covidsupport@offalycoco.ie.  Lines open 8am to 8pm 7 days a week #CommunityCall #Offaly

Please See our Social Media pages on Facebook and Twitter for updates on club activities during the Covid-19 Crisis: All GAA team related activity is still suspended. 
Rhode GAA urge all members to heed the advice from our official national agencies with respect to COVID19. 
We wish the very best of good health to all in our community. Please look out for your neighbours and reach out to any member of our club if you need assistance. Stay safe. 
Following a directive from Croke Park on the 25th March, all GAA club facilities are now closed until further notice. All members are advised to stay away from Fr Dowling park and the Hall as these facilities are now shut.  Failure to comply with this will result in disciplinary action
Rhode GAA executive

Cycle 4 Dreams 

  We regret to inform everyone that we will have to postpone cycle4dreams2020 until a time where it is safe to do so for all involved. We thank you for your donations thus far and Stephen and I endeavor to complete this event regardless of the obstacles @makeawish . 

The club 200 draw deadline for entering was set for the end of March. Obviously, with restrictions in place it has become difficult to gather all entries by that date. Many people have already paid up and we will work with others to gather payment at suitable times and in suitable circumstances.  
We have decided to push out the date of the first draw indefinitely and therefore the deadline for entrants can be extended. However please note that the deadline for becoming a full member of the club is still set at 31st March.  

. Entering this draw will provide you with the chance to win 1st prize €1000 & 5 chances to win €250 in each draw and there are 5 draws taking place throughout the year. That’s a total of 30 chances to win over the year.
OPTION 1  Costing: €2501 Entry into the 5 draws 1 membership Family, Player or Single to Rhode GAA Full use of the Walking TrackClub supporter car sticker 
OPTION 2  Costing: €2001 entry to all 5 draws.Club Supporter Car Sticker

For further details please contact:
John Kilmurray  0872956015
Ger Noonan 0879976880
Joe Kilmurray 0867713833
Dec Gorman 0863834232
Tracey Murphy 0872264435
Regina Swaine
Eoghan Hickey 0879481249
James Murphy 0878208057
JJ Donoghue 


Club Membership:

2020 Membership  can be paid to the following membership officers listed, John Kilmurray Mary Hannon Patricia McManus,  Ger Noonan, Eoghan Hickey Regina Swaine, Oliver Murphy, Jody Kilmurray, James Murphy , John Glennon ,Tracey Murphy , Robert Kellaghan Orla Kilmuuray and  up to the 31st of March. 

The Membership Rates are as Follows:

Player ( including Insurance)- €80

Family (2 adults and all Children)-  €80

Single Adult- €40

Student /student player -€30

Juvenile -€30

O.A.P,s – €5Your Membership will entitle you to the following:Insurance, Use of the walking track
Players Membership will entitle a player to the following:Injury Fund, Use of the walking trackAll trainers are qualified as trainers and are all Garda Vetted Use of the gym Costs of all games covered (referee fees)
Access to a physio for U17 and adult teamsUse of our grounds. 


Massive Congratulations to Sean & Jessica Farrell on the birth of their 3rd daughter Gwynn . Hopefully she will be home to her sisters soon. Congratulations also to Deirde Otoole Gallagher and her Husband on birth of their Daughter Chloe in Dubai. 

More Congratulations here in Rhode to Cathal and Sarah Swords on the birth recently of their daughter Molly and also to Brendan & Pamela Kerrigan on the birth of their son Max. 

A bit of light and new beginnings in these dark times.   


In order to comply fully with the HSE guidelines and Government advice we are suspending our lotto draw with immediate effect until further notice. For all our online players any prepayments made will remain on your account until we resume our draw. Our next jackpot is €11,400. Many thanks for your co-operation, understanding & support. Keep safe and adhere to the coronavirus restrictions & social distancing.

Stay Safe 
We hope all in our community are keeping safe and well. We urge you all to play your part in this war against the invisible virus. Please observe social distancing advice and follow guidance from government, HSE and reliable sources. There is much scaremongering and false information doing the rounds also, so be careful and use good judgement.  Look after yourself, your family and your neighbours. Especially those who are at greater risk. If you or someone you know, needs some help with getting groceries or medication, speak to members of our club and we will do our best help out. 


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