AGM :Aine Egan Elected Treasurer & Paddy Kerrigan New Patron.

132nd Rhode Rhode GAA Club AGM 2020
The 132nd  Rhode GAA Club took place on Friday night  last virtually .  Chairman John Kilmurray opened the meeting by welcoming all in attendance. Fr,Greg opened with a prayer  which included  all  members  especially those who died during the year.  The minutes of last year’s Agm were read out and then the Club Constitution  was passed; it was down to the various reports where the Secretary , Treasurer ,  Chairman and Minor Chairman gave excellent and detailed reports on the year gone.

In his 2nd agm address chairman John Kilmurray gave an excellent report highlighting the year that was 2020 .  While it was a difficult year there was some positivity with our Senior footballers  collecting the Clubs 30th Senior Championship title . Expressed the clubs deepest sympathies to all who lost a loved one during the year giving special mention to the Late Joe Kellaghan former Patron and Officer of the Club. Thanked those involved in the club who continue to give a helping hand to the eldery and vulnerable in the Parish. Thanked outgoing Treasurer Mary Hannon for her years of service and looks forward to her continuing work on the committee. John noted that while covid-19 restrictions had put a stop in person meetings work was continuing   on moving forward with plans on club plans in relation to development.  He sent best wishes to all who are unwell in the community at the moment, most especially sending best wishes to John Beezy Glennon. Looks forward to a very successful 2021

Minor Club Chairman Ger noonan pointed out that while it was an unusual year much positivity  can be taken from it on the minor club front. Highlighting that playing numbers along with those involved in coaching had risen massively. Takes pride in the face that despite restrictions they got in a massive amount of activities on the training and  playing  fields. Winter training programme was very successful and looks forward to building on that. All involved in the Minor club should take great pride in their work throughout 2020 and is looking forward to 2021.  

The Following were Elected :

President 
Paddy McCormack 

Vice Presidents
Paddy Kerrigan, Liam Swaine, Martin Heavey, John Glennon, Paddy Doolan, Eugene Mulligan, Jody Gunning , Seamus Murphy.  

Patrons

Paddy Kerrigan and Fr Greg Corcoran PP.

Trustees

Stephen Darby, Johnny Mooney, James Murphy, Brendan Ward , Michael Delaney. 

Chairman  John Kilmurray 

Vice Chairman Oliver Murphy 

Secretary Eoghan Hickey 

Assistant Secretary Regina Swaine

 Treasurer  Aine Egan

 Assistant Treasurer   Patricia McManus 

PRO Robert Kellaghan

 Asst. PRO’s  Paul Hickey and John Glennon

 Children’s Officer Cathal Swords 

Minor Club Chairman Ger Noonan

 Minor Club Secretary Tracey Murphy

Coaching Coordinator  Joseph Kilmurray

Registar Ger Noonan

Development Officer James Murphy  

Health and Wellbeing Officer Pauric Murphy

Safety Officer Gordan Kerrigan 

Club Liaison Officer Richie Glennon

County Convention Delegates  John Kilmurray, Eoghan Hickey . 

 County Board Delegates John Kilmurray  & Eoghan Hickey

Committee 

Mary Hannon , Orla Kilmurray,  , Declan Gorman, Stephen Glennon, , Derek Kellaghan, Pat McManus, Alan Kellaghan, Peter Kilmurray, JJ Donoghue, Michael Fleming, Joe Malone, Rory Swaine , Stephen Darby ,Paschal Kellaghan, John Burke (additions will be made by club executive)

AOB 

PRO Robert Kellaghan spoke and praised the great work done by all on the committee and the sense of community and togetherness over the year despite Covid-19 .  He thanked his Assistants Paul Hickey and John Glennon for their fantastic work. In finishing Robert thanked all our Offaly press for their continuous support in getting the clubs message across.   

Club Secretary Eoghan Hickey  thanked his assistant Secretary  Regina Swaine for her work and help throughout 2020 and sent his deepest sympathies to Regina and her family on the loss of her Father recently . 

Joe Malone praised the club for the procedures that were put in place so Teams could return safely to training at the club grounds. Joe stated that at every point he and his teams always felt safe. Joe is not going forward as Junior A manager and wished to thank the players, management team and club for their hard work and help during his time in charge. Joe finished up by wishing the incoming management the very best of luck. 

Chairman John Kilmurray Thanked Joe and  his management team for their hard work and service to the club.  

Chairman John Kilmurray Closed the meeting by hoping everyone stays safe  

Rhode GAA Walking Track 

Our walking track  remains open for our members to exercise safely (once within 5km of your home)  Please do not gather in groups. Members are asked to obey signage and maintain Covid-19 social distancing measures.

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 neighbors. 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

We Are Here To Help !!

.  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:

The Pat Jones Bursary Award 
The closing date is fast approaching for 6th year students to apply for The Pat Jones Bursary Award 2021
The Pat Jones Credit Union Bursary student submission is closing on Wednesday 3rd February 2021.  The application form is digital and can be found here: https://social.clcu.ie/bursary2021
This bursary is worth €6,000 over 3 years of study.

Lotto 

The Rhode GAA Lotto Jackpot is €3,400 and it took place on the 25th of January while adhering to strict guidelines . 

The numbers drawn out were 1 8 13 26

There were no  match three winners  the following  were pulled out  by lucky dip winning 50 euro each , 

Mary Jones Togher – Online

Martha Kavanagh – Online

John and Tracey Spollen- Online 

Noel Glennon

The lotto can be played online before 12 Noon on the date of Draw see the Rhode GAA Website / Facebook / Twitter Or Contact your usual ticket seller for details Draw Will take place every Monday Night and will be live on Facebook between 8pm-8:30pm .    

Get well: 

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

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