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Consultation Day This Saturday. All Welcome!!

Members Consultation 

Rhode GAA & LGFA would like to invite you to a members consultation Planning For The Future Of Our Club -Have Your Say 

  • New clubhouse proposal, pre planning  applications comments. 
  • Recent Success in Sports Capital Grant for facilities upgrades. 
  • Future funding for proposed Clubhouse (Grants and self-fundraising )  
  • Your opportunity to contribute your ideas and suggestions.
  • Next Steps …….

WHEN: Saturday March 5th 2022

Where: Rhode GAA HallTime: 2pm-8pm  Drop In Any Time To View existing Proposals , ask Questions and give feedback 
We Encourage our membership   to attend and take an active part in our club !!

Offaly Senior Footballers 
Offaly senior footballers were massively unlucky not to come away with a much needed win against Meath but following a last minute goal from Meath it finished level 1-10 to 1-10 on Saturday afternoon last.  Offaly will travel to Pearse Stadium to play Galway  on Sunday March 6th  2pm.  On the Offaly Team/Panel from Rhode are Anton Sullivan, Niall Darby, Ruairi McNamee, , Ruairi McNamee , Niall McNamee & Conor Mcnamee. 
From Offaly GAA
On Saturday Niall Darby made his 100th Senior appearance for the Faithful County, between League & Championship. 
A hugely committed player since making his senior debut in 2008.
In summary, Niall has played 33 Championship games for Offaly (30 as a member of the starting 15) and 67 in the Allianz League (57 as a member of the starting 15). 
For the record, the appearances by other members of the Darby family are as follows: 
Brian Darby – 28 Championship & 61 League between 2007 & 2018. Total = 89 
Stephen Darby – 14 Championship & 34 League between 1975 & 1984. Total = 48 
Seamus Darby – 14 Championship & 32 League between 1971 & 1984. Total = 46 
(All information gathered from the www.uibhfhaili.com website – statistics are not readily available for the O’Byrne Cup, etc.)

U13 Football  League

 Rhode U13 footballers got their league campaign underway On Sunday last February 27 against St Broughans. Well Done lads on a great game. 
Panel: Patrick Moore, Jake Murphy, Bobby Kellaghan, Rhys Galvin, Joshua Ferguson, Fionn Kilmurray, Noah Reynolds, Jack Curley, Gavin Mayon, Neil McCartney, Tadgh McNamee, Eanna Malone , Brogan Murphy, Noah Burke, Keelan Murphy, Conor Spollen, David Dowling, Joseph Moore,Adam Moore, Killian Lynch

Super 7s

Well Done to all our teams who took part in Super 7s over the weekend.Best of luck to those who will go on to represent Offaly\’s Underage Development Squads in 2022

Leinster Masters A Handball Champion
Massive Congratulations to David Hope   on Winning The Masters A Handball Leinster final on Sunday Last February 27th 

 St. Patrick\’s Day Parade   2022  Planning is well  underway for our 4th Annual St. Patrick\’s Parade which will take place Thursday March 17th  10am  Starting from the power station road and going right into Rhode Village and all households along the Route are encouraged to decorate their homes with bunting and flags.We can officially announce the great Maryjo Kilmurray as our Grand Marshal.  Its shaping up to be  a very special Parade after a very strange two years. There has been a massive response from local organizations, businesses, clubs etc as per previous parades.  We hope more will get involved.
Our Next meeting will   take place on Monday March  7th at 8pm  in Rhode GAA Hall
 Anyone available to help in any way especially stewarding on the day is  asked to attend the meeting  or make contact with  Peter Kilmurray 087 645755 / Stephan Darby 086 8452132

U17 B Minor Football Champions 2020 Presentation Night A Night Of Celebration will take place on Saturday March  19th in Killens Lounge 8:30pm   where our minior champions of 2020 receive their county medals.  Live Music and finger food on the night,  We hope all parents, family friends  and supporters can  Join us to mark this great occasion.  All Welcome !!

Club Membership:2022

Rhode GAA/Rhode LGFA Membership is now open and we urge all members if possible to follow the online  option of registration/payment system https://www.foireann.ieThe foireann system can also be used by  players and non-players to register and pay online as a member of Rhode GAA and LGFA clubs. The deadline for general membership is March 31st .(Ladies Deadline May Slightly differ)

An option to enter the 200 club draw is also available for online payment on https://www.foireann.ie  and there are options for payment by instalments also available.

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

If  you wish to pay in person rather than use online 2022 Membership  can be paid to the following membership officers listed, John Kilmurray Aine Egan , Patricia McManus,  Ger Noonan, Eoghan Hickey Peter Kilmurray Richie Glennon  Jody Kilmurray, James Murphy , ,Tracey Murphy , Robert Kellaghan d Mary Hannon  up to the 31st of  March

Rhode GAA Walking Track 

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

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


The Rhode GAA Lotto Jackpot was €14,600 and it took place on the 21st of February in Doyle’s.

The numbers drawn out were 16 17 25 27

There were two winners with three matching numbers who won €100.

Johnny Daly

Mary Kerrigan 

The lotto can be played online before 12 Noon on the date of the draw see the Rhode GAA Website / Facebook / Twitter or Contact your usual ticket seller for details.  The draw will take place every Monday night and will be live on Facebook between 8 pm – 8:30 pm.  


If you’re not it, you can’t win – Buy 7 tickets – Get 1 free!

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