Offaly U20s Keep The Faith by Defeating Dublin to Become Leinster Champions.

Offaly U’20 Leinster Football Champions 
Massive Congratulations to Offaly U’20 Footballers on defeating Dublin on a fantastic score-line of 0-15 to 3-03 to become Leinster Champions !! It was truly fantastic victory and one that wont be forgotten for a while in the hearts and minds of Offaly Supporters. Well done to the team and management on a superb performance. It was a proud day for the club with the involvement of Aaron Kellaghan & Gavin Young on the team & Panel. 
Offaly will now take on Cork in the All Ireland Semi Final this coming Saturday July 31st in O’Moore Park PortLaoise . 
Uibh Fhaili Abu !!

Division 3 Football League 
Rhode Junior footballers recorded a 3-05 to 0-10 win over neighbours Edenderry last Saturday evening to qualify for the Division 3 Football league final . Played in lovely conditions Rhode were the better team throughout the game giving a great performance . 
Team: Phil O’Connell , Jordan Kilmurray, Lorcan O’Reilly, Keith Murphy, Jack Kilmurray, Mossy Muldoon, Shane Murphy, Gavin Young, Stephen Hannon, Barry Coffey, Glen O’Connell, Darren Garry, Shane Lowry, Donal Hickey, Stephen O’Connell. Subs used Harry Jones, James Murphy, Jack Murphy , Aidan Brereton, Mark Rigney. 
Fixtures 

Friday 30-7-21   

U13 Football Championship Group 3 Round 1 Rhode V Ferbane/Belmont  7pm Fr,Dowling Park Rhode 

Tuesday 3-8-21 
Division 1 League Rhode V Clara 8pm  Fr.Dowling Park Rhode

GAA 4 All Programme

Will commence every Thursday for 6 weeks .Starting the 29th of JulyCroghan Astro Turf  @6.30 pmInclusion football programme for players 5-12 years old with physical, intellectual and/or sensory difficulties.
For enquiries or to book  a place contact Rose @ 0863591199

Offaly GAA Cul Camps 
A great week was had by about 110 boys & girls at this year’s Offaly GAA Cul camps in Fr.Dowling Park. The weather  was excellent which created a   wonderful mood among participants  as they had a jam packed week full of fun where they gave an excellent display of their footballing skills throughout the week.Well Done to the Cul Camp Staff for all the health and safety measures re covid-19 that were in place so the camp could run smoothly and both staff and participants were safe. 
A massive Thank you to the fabulous coaches who as always do a fantastic job throughout the week  
Ruairi McNamee- Supervisor Eoin Dunne – Supervisor 
Aoife McManus Luke spollenJack Kilmurray Jack Murphy Ava Molloy Eimear QuinnNiamh Quinn. Barry Cullen 
Aoife Dalton Grainne Smyth Jade O’ Brien

Safety was high on the agenda while parking cars which was  aptly carried out by Robert Kellaghan, Paul McNamee and Joseph Kilmurray and Kathleen McNamee thank you so much for all your hard work during the week .    

Did You Know !!
If you or someone you know is struggling right now; you’re not alone.

Call Pieta House  1800 247 247 or text the word HELP to 51444

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 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

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

200 spectators are 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 €8,400 and it took place on the 19th of July while adhering to strict guidelines 

The numbers drawn out were 8 11 18 26.

There was one winner with three matching numbers who won €200.

Joan GlennonThe 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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