Planning underway for GAA 4 All Programme in July

GAA 4 All Programme
Planning is underway by Rhode GAA/LGFA  to run a GAA 4 all Programme  for all children aged 5-12 in our area and surrounding areas  commencing in July of this year. weekly sessions will be 45-60 minutes long. Children will need to be pre booked and registered with the GAA.  If you or anyone you might know would like to get involved in helping out with the programme give Minor Club Secretary Tracey Murphy a call on 087-2264435 and she will direct you to those leading the programme.

2021 Rhode  GAA Supporters 200 Club Draw 
We are  continuing with our Rhode GAA Supporters Draw to Aid our Planned Development for our Grounds.A massive thank you for your previous support of our club draws and we hope you can continue that wonderful support in 2021.  This is a large project and will be a benefit to Rhode GAA/LGFA Clubs and also the community . Our success on the field is not reflected in our grounds. We need to work together to achieve our goals. Also, our Underage teams are going well and they deserve the opportunity to have great facilities to progress in their development. This cannot be achieved without the support of our Community      

.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. Draws will be held as follows
• 14th August • 18th September • 16th October • 20th November • 18th December
For an opportunity to win one of these great prizes we are offering you 2 options 
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

Either option can be paid by over three installments  .
1st Installment €120 – 31st May 2nd Installment €65 – 3oth June 3rd Installment €65 – 31st July   

ALONE WE CAN DO SO LITTLE TOGETHER WE CAN DO SO MUCH
Contact Any Committee Member for further information on entering/purchasing draw ticket or see online purchase option in membership below .

Club Membership:
All underage/ adult 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

Offaly Senior Footballers  
Offaly Senior footballers Top their group with a game to go following win over Limerick 0-16 to 1-11 in O’Connor Park Tullamore  in the Division 3 league  Saturday afternoon last.  On the Team/Panel from Rhode are Niall Darby ( Captain), Naill McNamee, Anton Sullivan, , Eoghan Rigney  &Ruairi McNamee. 

Offaly’s focus now turns to Tipperary  who they play at home in O’Connor Park Tullamore at 3pm on Saturday May 29th in  Round 3  of the division 3 league. 
Great weekend all round with Offaly Hurling, Camogie and Ladies football teams also winning their respective league games. Hopefully it’s a sign of a very promising year for Gaelic games in the faithful county. 

New Main Sponsors of Adult Teams Announced 
Rhode GAA are proud to announce our new main sponsors, Kilmurray Sand and Gravel. Dermot and Conor Kilmurray presented new sets of Jersey’s to our three adult men’s teams as the players returned to training Last Tuesday May 11th . 

Rhode GAA are proud to continue our connection with Eden Decor. John and Orla Kilmurray and sons, proprietors of Eden Decor will now be associated with our club grounds  

Offaly GAA Cul Camps

The annual Rhode GAA Cul Camp will commence in Fr Dowling Park on Monday 19th   to Friday 23rd  of July. It is a wonderful experience to   meet new friends and to practice the skills of our native games. The camp in Rhode is recognised as a top class camp. Due to covid-19 there will be NO walk ups accepted. Please Book Online  
https://www.kelloggsculcamps.gaa.ie/booking/?county=Offaly&venue=&week=

Rhode GAA Walking Track 

Our walking track  remains open for our members to exercise safely . 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 . 

Lotto

The Rhode GAA Lotto Jackpot was €6,600 and it took place on the 17th of May while adhering to strict guidelines. . 

The numbers drawn out were 3 9 17 24.

There were four match three winners who won €50 each.

Noel Glennon

Bobby Kellaghan

Anne Lenehan

Shirley O’ConnorThe 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     

Stay Safe 

While the country continues to  exit the lock down 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.Look after yourself, your family and your neighbors. Especially those who are at greater risk

Get well: 

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

Sympathy 

Deepest Sympathy is extended to the Masterson, Hope and extended families on the Passing of Michael ( Mickey) Masterson  Fahy hill.  A great servant and past player of Fahy Handball club there was great sadness among their members and the wider community of fahy especially among his close neighbors and friends when they heard of his passing. A great supporter of ours  like many in his family, he followed all our teams with great pride and left a flag out all year round in support of the club. Mickey will be sadly missed by all who knew him most, especially his family.  

Mickey’s funeral mass took place Thursday Midday last in St.Peter’s Church Rhode followed by burial to the adjoining cemetery. 

May Mickey Rest In Peace. 

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