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Big Weekend Ahead As We Mark The Magnificent Service to The Club By The Late Great John Glennon

Official Opening Of The Beasey\’s Way  

Rhode GAA extend an open invitation to all to attend the official opening of our walkway. The walkway will officially be named \”The Beasey\’s Way\” in honour of the late great John Glennon. John was a tremendous servant to the GAA in both Rhode and Offaly. An official commemorative wall will be unveiled on the day as a fitting tribute to John who made use of the walkway on a daily basis. We Hope you can join us in Fr.Dowling Park (Pitch 2)  on Sunday 5th of June @ 4pm to mark this special occasion. Followed by Refreshments , Finger food and Live Music in Killens Lounge. 

Rhode GAA Community Group Notice
Rhode GAA Community Group would like to commend everyone who supported our recent Darkness into light event. It was a terrific success,  the incredible support we received from our local community here in Rhode surpassed expectations. The atmosphere that morning really brought home the willingness of people to encourage and support each other.  There is no doubt the message of Hope and Love is truly present in our community. We would like to convey a word of thanks to the following people for their help,  Brian Darby Principal of Ballybryan school for the use of the facilities at Ballybryan school,  to Padraig Groome and Kieran Dunphy for their generous donations of candles,  balloons and refreshments used at the event , to Paraic Sullivan for his help with the drone and  to our hard working committee without you there would be no event. Also a huge and heartfelt thank you to the families along the route who put out candles and decorations in the early hours of the morning. It really made it very special. Lastly, thank you so much to everyone who participated , donated and those who sent good wishes of support.  A total amount of €5565.82 was collected from our walk all of which will go directly to Pieta House to help them continue providing their vital services. Until next year stay safe , anyone in need please reach to someone for help.

Division 1 League 
Rhode Senior footballers had a deserved win over Cappincur on Friday evening last in the division 1 League . Full-time score read 3-07 to 0-15. 
Team: Ken Garry, Keith Murphy, Jake Kavanagh, Dylan Kilmurray, Shane Murphy, Brian Darby, Jack Kilmurray. Pauric Sullivan, Ciaran Heavey, Carlos Flynn. Glen O\’Connell. Garett McNamee, Aaron Kellaghan, Lorcan O\’Reilly, Cian Murphy. Subs used Barry Coffey for Carlos Flynn. Alan McNamee for Shane Murphy.

Division 4 League

 Rhode Junior footballers had a massive win over Doon last Tuesday evening in Doon. Final score read 2-16 to 0-4. 
Team: Phil O\’Connell, Harry Jones, Lorcan O\’Reilly, Joe Spollen, James Murphy, Jack Kilmurray, Eoin Smith, Will Conlan, Cian Murphy, Luke Spollen, Carlos Flynn, Dan O;Brien , Mark Rigney, Gavin Young, James Coffey, Subs Mossy Muldoon, Jake Molloy. 

U13 Football Competition

 Rhode U13 footballers got their championship off to a winning start defeating St.Broughans at home in Fr. Dowling park on Friday evening last. They gave a great display of football. Team/Panel : Patrick Og Moore, Jake Murphy, Joshua Ferguson, Brogan Murphy, Noah Reynolds, Fionn Kilmurray, Jake Gowran, Dillon McLaughin, Rhys Galvin, Jack Curley, Gavin Mayon, Tadgh McNamee, Bobby Kelllaghan, Oisin Quinn, Noah Burke. Sam Ferguson, Eanna Malone, Conor Spollen, Adam Malone, Cruz O\’Callaghan, Joseph Moore, Neil McCartney, Keelan Murphy. 

U7 Footballers 
Our U7 footballers enjoyed a great morning of Sunshine and football on Saturday morning last in Gracefield. 

U8/U9 Footballers Brillant games by all our U8/9 players in the heat on Saturday morning in Ferbane .Well done to all the players. Special thanks to Parents for traveling. 

Tailteann Cup
Offaly Senior Footballers had an eight point  win over Wicklow  on Sunday in the Tailteann Cup at home in BNM O\’Connor Park Tullamore  with the final score reading 18-10. . On the Offaly Team/Panel from Rhode are Anton Sullivan, Niall Darby, Ruairi McNamee, , Ruairi McNamee , Niall McNamee & Conor Mcnamee.

Offaly C&G Be A Goalie

Programme is under way since Saturday May 14th  and we are lucky to have a number of representatives taking part from our under-age club. Well done for participating and best of luck for the coming weeks ahead.  Details of the programme below

  • 12 Weeks
  • 2pm – 3pm
  • Hurling & Football.
  • All club goalies from 11 to 17 years old were invited to participate.
  • Club coaches – Please join your goalies, to gain valuable knowledge on training techniques.

Offaly GAA Cul Camps

The annual Rhode GAA Cul Camp will commence in Fr Dowling Park on Monday 18th   to Friday 22nd  of July 10am to 2pm. 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. See Our Social Media pages for link 
Please Book Online  

2022 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 2022.  

A very positive and successful consultation event was held a few weeks back
 on our clubhouse proposal. We received lots of feedback which will be taken into consideration as we move from the concept design phase into detailed design stage for the planning application.

.Entering this draw will provide you with the chance to win 1st prize €1000 & 4 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

• 13th August 

• 17th September 

• 15th October 

• 19th November 

• 17th December

For an opportunity to win one of these great prizes we are offering you 2 options 

OPTION 1 Costing: €250

1 Entry into the 5 draws 

1 membership Family, Player or Single to Rhode GAA 

Full use of the Walking Track

Club supporter car sticker 

OPTION 2 Costing: €200

1 entry to all 5 draws.

Club Supporter Car Sticker

Either option can be paid by over three installments  .

1st Installment €120 – 31st March 

2nd Installment €65 – 31st May

3rd Installment €65 – 30th June   


Contact Any Committee Member for further information on entering/purchasing a draw ticket or see online purchase option . www.foireann.ie

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
Walking TrackOur 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 5144   


The Rhode GAA Lotto Jackpot was €17,200 and it took place on the 23rd of May.  The draw took place under strict guidelines in Killeen’s.

The numbers drawn out were 9 13 14 27

There were four winners with three matching numbers who won €50 each.

Declan Cox

Joan Galvin

Karol and Aoibheann Dunne

Peter and Dee Ging

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.  Next week’s draw will be held in Killeen’s.

Get well: 

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


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

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