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2021 Membership Fee\’s Released after Historic Partnership Announced Last week

Club Membership:
In advance of our underage teams getting back to the pitches for coaching beginning 26th April 2021, all underage players must be registered prior to attending training sessions for insurance purposes. All players should have received a message from team management by this stage outlining how to register on the www.foireann.ie system. 
The www.foireann.ie. system is the same system used last year for the COVID questionnaire return to play and you can log on using the same credentials as last year. If you have any issues please contact your team management.
The foireann system can also be used by non-players to register and pay online as a member of Rhode GAA and LGFA clubs. The deadline for general membership has been extended to the end of May 2021. 

An option to enter the 200 club draw is also available for online payment on www.foireann.ie and there are options for payment by instalments also available.
Rhode GAA Club & Rhode LGFA have come together under the GAA One Club Model. This means that all members , male & female , will be covered by the same membership system. An executive committee  with representatives from both Rhode GAA  & Rhode LGFA will look after the administration/registration/affiliations of all the teams required. 
Day to day activities like under-age training etc will continue as it always did for various teams. Future fundraising activities ( including    our annual 200 club draws) will go towards funding our teams (Male & Female )  and developing facilities for all our members.

2021 Membership  can be paid to the following membership officers listed, John Kilmurray Aine Egan , Patricia McManus,  Ger Noonan, Eoghan Hickey Regina Swaine, Oliver Murphy, Jody Kilmurray, James Murphy , John Glennon ,Tracey Murphy , Robert Kellaghan Orla Kilmuuray and Mary Hannon  up to the 31st of  May. 

The Membership Rates  are as Follows:  

200 club – €250

Family €120  (2 adults and all children) 

Adult player €80 (including Insurance )

Adult non-player €50

Student non-player / player €30

Youth player €30

O.A.P\’s  €5

Last week\’s Historic Announcement 
Rhode GAA and Rhode LGFA are excited to announce a closer partnership under the “One Club” initiative, in an effort to promote our games within One Gaelic Games Family.
A One Club approach sets out a model whereby clubs cater for all family members, both male and female.
Both Rhode GAA and Rhode LGFA are clubs steeped in tradition in their respective codes. Both clubs have seen a growth in participation in recent years and this is more pronounced at underage level. 
Both of our club units are excited to apply the “One Club” guidelines to ensure we continue to work closely together in the months and years ahead.
Many thanks to our local papers, The Offaly Topic and Tullamore Tribune for promoting this initiative.


The Rhode GAA Lotto Jackpot was €5,600 and it took place on the 12th of April while adhering to strict guidelines. 

The numbers drawn out were 24 27 28 29.

There were no match 3 winners.  The following  names were pulled by a lucky dip and received €50 each. 

Brian Curley

Sean Moroes

Joan Ayres

Eddie Byrne – online

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  

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 . 

Happy Birthday 

Happy Birthday to anyone celebrating their birthday  in the Parish this week especially Seamus Darby who celebrates his 70th Birthday. 

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

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

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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