Big News Announcement
Watch our Social Media and this weeks Offaly Topic for big announcement from us and Rhode Ladies Football Club on creating a better working relationship. .
We have made some changes to our club membership fees which will be available soon as work Is nearly completed on an on-line payment System to collect our membership. Please watch our social media and website for the uploading of the link in the coming days. This will make it easier and safer to pay your membership whether you’re an ordinary member or player. The GAA have temporarily set aside the usual deadline Of the 31st of March and a new date will be released.
GAA Covid-19 Update
I know you will be aware by now of the positive announcement by the Irish Government this evening that non-contact underage training in pods of 15 will be permitted from April 26th and that full contact Inter-County training at adult level can re-commence from April 19th.
These are hugely welcome developments and allow us finally to begin planning on-field activity for the remainder of 2021. However, it should also be noted that these dates are conditional and will very much depend on what happens in terms of the overall COVID-19 picture in the coming weeks. For that reason, it is more important than ever that no collective training sessions are held between now and the Government indicated return dates. Breaches in this context will not only be dealt with under our own Rules but would likely put the broader plan to return to activity in serious jeopardy.
As you will appreciate, we need to receive further clarity on aspects of what was announced today before finalising our plans for a return to training and ultimately games. We also need to finalise competition structures and dates for the up-coming inter-county season, as well as ensuring advice is provided for all clubs in relation to how they can safely recommence underage activity (and in the case of the 6 Counties, adult club training from April 12th).
At this point, we can only confirm that Senior Inter County teams both North and South are likely to be permitted to return to collective training from Monday, April 19th. We hope to be in a position to confirm the fixture calendar and competition structures for inter county by the end of next week.. We also hope to have finalised updated versions of our Return to Play documents for both inter-county and club activity ahead of the stated dates for resumption North and South of the border.
In the interim, we would ask for your patience while we complete this work and we look forward to communicating in detail with you all again next week in relation to the resumption of GAA activity.
Is muidne, le meas,
Labhrás Mac Carthaigh, Uachtarán
Tomás O Riain, Ard Stiúrthóir
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.
We Ask that Those using our facilities respect the grounds by either bringing home your rubbish or use the many bins that surround the walking track .
The Rhode GAA Lotto Jackpot was €5,400 and it took place on the 6th of April while adhering to strict guidelines .
The numbers drawn out were 8 10 12 29
There were three match three winners who won €70 each.
Alison Mulligan- online
Katie May Spollen
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Lines open 8am to 8pm 7 days a week #CommunityCall #Offaly
Online Safeguarding Course
Offaly Coaching & Games will be running an online Safeguarding course for Friday 9th & 16th of April at 7pm. There is a €5 charge to the course which will be paid once coaches sign up and course will run for 3 hours in total. This will be done on a first come first serve basis as these courses are all booked out. There is a max of 24 allowed on course please do not apply if you are unable to attend as this might prevent someone else from attending.
Liam O’Reilly/Offaly Games Manager
Happy Birthday to anyone celebrating their birthday in the Parish this week.
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
Get well wishes are extended to all of the people of the parish who are ill or hospitalised at the moment.