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Offaly Senior footballers 

Well done to Offaly footballers on a superb extra time win over Louth on a score-line of 3-19 to 0-19. 

Next Up for Offaly is Kildare in the Leinster Championship quarter final next Sunday  July 4th  at 4:30pm in Portlaoise.   Further details on tickets have to be confirmed watch out for Offaly GAA social media pages  

On the Team/Panel from Rhode are Niall Darby ( Captain), Naill McNamee, Anton Sullivan, , Eoghan Rigney  &Ruairi McNamee. 

Fixtures 

U15 League 

Wednesday June 30th 

Rhode V St.Broughans 7pm Bracknagh 

U13 League 

Friday July 2nd

Rhode V Birr , 7pm Birr 

U17 League 

Saturday July 3rd 

Rhode V St.Manchans Ballycumber 11am

Division 1 League 

Rhode senior footballers were defeated at home in the second round of the league by Tullamore on a score-line of 4-05 to 0-10. 

Team:  ken Garry, Keith Murphy, Tomas Muldoon, Shane Murphy, Paul McPadden, Conor Mcnamee, Ciaran heavey, Dylan Kavanagh, Alan Mcnamee, Darren Garry, Pauric Sullivan, Barry coffey, Shane Lowry, Aaron Kellaghan, Stephen O’Connell. Subs used Stephen Hannon, Jack Kilmurray, Gavin Young, Gareth McNamee, Lorcan O’reilly, 

Division 3 league 

Rhode junior footballers made it two wins from 2 in the league following a superb win over Doon on Saturday evening with the full-time score reading 0-11 to 0-08. 

Team :Phil O Connell, Harry Jones, Lorcan Reilly, Joe Spollen. Shane Murphy, Jordan Kilmurray, Jack Kilmurray. Stephen Hannon, Gavin Young, Luke Spollen, Keith Murphy, Aiden  Brearton.Stephen O Connell Barry Coffey Joe McBride.Subs used Jack Murphy. Derek Lowry, Jack Murphy. Sean Choudhury, Nathan O’Dowd

U17 League 

Rhode U17 footballers got their first win of the league defeating St.Broughans on Saturday morning last on a score-line of 3-17 to 0-07 . A superb performance from all the players well done lads. A big thank you to Ger & Charlie Cullen for putting their holidays on hold to play the game. 

Team: Mark O’Meara, Ger Cullen, Tiarnan Foy,  Ryan Kellaghan, Matt Heavey, Eoin Smith,Liam Walsh,Noah Swaine,Shane Duffy,Richie Glennon,Cian Conroy,Jake Molloy.Charlie Cullen,Ross Kellaghan,Cian Cocoman

U15 League 

Rhode u15 footballers drew with Edenderry 2-05 to 0-11 at home in Fr.Dowling park last Wednesday evening. 

Team:  Leon Kilmurray, james Taylor, Adam Kellaghan, Ciaran Brennan, Kyle Kilmurray, Richie Glennon, Odhran Briody, Ethan Hannon, Cameron Egan, Reece Glennon, Ryan murphy, Billy Quinn,  Owen murphy, Josh Kellaghan and Ross Healion. Subs: Paul stynes for james Taylor, Jamie Glennon for richie Glennon, Sean McGovern for Ethan Hannon

U13 league 

Rhode u13 footballers were defeated by StVincents on Sunday morning last 7-14 to 2-14 Game was closer than the final score suggests with their goals coming in the final minutes of the game. Rhode emptied the bench to give young lads a run out. 

Team: Peter McGrath Oscar Egan,Tom Lacey,Brian Curley,Jamie Dalton,Jason Curley,Dylan Curley,Derrmot Crombie,Matthew McBride,Drew Kennedy.Cian McNamee,Bobby Kellaghan,Jack Aaroll,Killian Dunne,Gavin Mayon2021 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 tickets 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

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.

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 .

 Games/Attendances

From June 7th, competitive and challenge games at all levels of club and inter county are permitted to take place. However, it is essential that we continue to proceed with caution and that the Return to Play Protocols continue to be followed. 

In terms of attendances, 100 spectators will be permitted to attend GAA games (club and inter county) in the 26 Counties from Monday, June 7th. This number is in addition to players, team personnel, stewards or media attendees.

Where a ground has a minimum accredited capacity of 5,000, ie O, Connor Park a maximum of 200 spectators can attend. 

It is likely that from July 5th, up to 200 spectators may be permitted to attend games, and up to 500 may be permitted in grounds with a minimum capacity of 5,000. However this will depend on progress in broader society – if these increases are to be permitted, we will advise in advance of July 5th

Where attendances are permitted at games, the advice in the attached document, prepared by the National Health and Safety Committee needs to be followed. For underage games, where parents are attending in a child-protection capacity, they will count as part of the 100 spectators permitted to attend.    

All grounds should have appropriate dispersion measures in place at all entrances and exits and parents/guardians should be advised that congregation in large groups on or outside club grounds is not permitted. 


Dressing Rooms For club games, Dressing rooms must remain closed. This is to ensure the risk of players or backroom personnel being classified as Close contacts is minimised. As in the Summer of 2020, Players should arrive ready to warm-up and play and leave the ground once the relevant game is over.

Get well: 

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

Lotto 

The Rhode GAA Lotto Jackpot was €7,600 and it took place on the 21st of June while adhering to strict guidelines. 

The numbers drawn out were 3 6 7 21.

There were three match three winners who won €70 each.

Gerry Reidy

Chris Casey

Dee Walsh

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  

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