1992 Group from Primary to U-16
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Under 16 League
BLACKROCK 5 - 14 CARRIGALINE 0 - 17
Blackrock U 16's defeated Carrigaline in a high scoring entertaining match and in doing so made it six wins out of seven in the league to qualify for the semi-finals. Blackrock got off to a flying start and were 1 - 3 to 0 - 02 up after only five minutes. It was score for score all during the match, the difference being Blackrocks ability to score goals. Kevin O'Keeffe was the scorer in chief, scoring 4 - 07 0 - 5 from frees, others to contribute were Conor Weir 0 - 01, Aaron Giltenan 0 - 01, Andrew Hayes 1- 0, John Fitzgerald 0 - 01, Cian O'Halloran 0 - 01 and Domhnall Cremin 0 - 03. Pick of the backs were Luke Conway and Luke Fogarty.
Under 16 League
Blackrock V Fermoy
Saturday 26th. April.
Blackrock U 16 team continued their winning ways when they defeated a gallant Fermoy in the U16 league at Chruch Road on Saturday 26th. April. Fermoy were first to score but once Blackrock settled they played some good hurling with Aaron Giltinen, Michael Ahern, Kevin O' Keeffe and Luke Conway to the fore.Half time score was 2 - 07 to 1 - 03. The second half was a mirror image of the first with Blackrock again slow to get going, three pointed frees by Kevin O'Keeffe being the only scores in the first fifteen minutes. Once Eoin O' Mara goaled soon after the floodgates opened and futher scores by John Fitzgerald, Domhnall Cremin and David O' Farrell meant Blackrock ran out easy if not convincing winning.
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Under 15 League semi final.
Blackrock 2 - 8 Na Piarsaigh 3 - 19.
A disastrous start by Blackrock allowed Na Piarsaigh to build up a commanding lead in the first half. In spite of some good work by the Rockies, goals from Christopher Joyce, Jonathon O'Connell and James Curtain ensured the north side lads led by 3 - 10 to 0 - 4 at the interval.
A great fight back led by Mike Ahern and Luke Fogarty, with Domhnall Cremin and Eoin O'Meara active in the forwards saw the Rockies add 2 - 4 early in the second half. The goals from Eoin O'Meara and Mike Ahern following a pass from O'Meara saw the game develop a fine intensity for the first 20 minutes of the second half.
However the resilience of the Na Piarsaigh forwards came to the fore as they proceeded to convert 7 points without reply in the closing 10 minutes to shut out the game as they moved onwards to the under 15 league decider.
Luke Conway, Aaron Giltinan, Shane Cunningham and Andrew Hayes featured throughout. Scorers for Blackrock on the day were Eoin Hickey 0 - 02, Michael Ahern 1 - 01, (1 free) , Eoin O'Mara 1 - 01 (1 free), Domhnall Cremin 0 - 01, Aaron Giltinan 0 - 02 and Andrew Hayes 0 - 01 (a free).
Under 15 Championship
Blackrock 0 - 12 St.Finbarrs 2 - 13
Blackrock playing with a strong wind, started well and were 0 - 6 to 0 - 1 up after 15 minutes, Conor Weir getting the first score followed by points from Luke Conway, Domhnall Cremin 0-2,one free, Shane Cunningham and Mike Ahern 0-1 (65). The Barrs then scored a point and two goals after some poor defending by Blackrock.
Mike Ahern scored the final point of the first half from a free to leave the score at half time Blackrock 0 - 7 St. Finbarrs 2 - 4.
Early in the second half Mike Ahern had to go off with a serious leg injury and was replaced by Eoin O'Leary .Ronan Devine picked off a couple of nice points and Eoin O' Mara 0 -1 and Domhnall Cremin 0 -2 finished the scoring for the Rockies. St. Finbarr's deserved their victory as Blackrock with twelve wides didn't convert their chances and the Barr's were first to the ball in many cases. Although beaten by seven points the wing backs, Aaron Giltinan and Shane Cunningham and midfielder Luke Conway played very well.
Under 15 League.
Blackrock 2 - 16 Sarsfields 1 - 6
played at Church Road on Sunday 23rd September
Blackrock hit the ground running against the wind in this Under 15 tie played at Church Road on Sunday 23rd September and led by 1 - 07 to 0 - 3 at the interval. Domhnall Cremin was outstanding and finished with 1 - 5 to his credit. Eoin O'Meara chipped in with five points and Conor Weir scored a goal.
Under 15 League.
Played at Na Piarsaigh on Saturday 21st April
Blackrock 1 - 5 Na Piarsaigh 4 - 17.
The second game in two days caught up with the Rockies as they were well beaten by a very skilful Na Piarsaigh side in this under 15 League game. Two goals for Na Piarsaigh just before half time followed by another immediately after the break effectively killed this game as a contest. Ronan Devine, Eoin O'Meara, Eoin O'Leary and Andrew Hayes put in a fine hours hurling for the Rockies.
Under 15 League.
Played at Delaney's,
Saturday 14th April.
Blackrock 6 - 9 Delaneys 4 - 3
Blackrock could do absolutely no wrong in the first half and led 4 - 7 to 0 - 1 at half time. Domhnall Cremin, Luke Conway. Jamie Cullen and Michael Ahern displayed some silken skills as they put away the scores.
Delaney's hurled with abandon in the second half and had scored four goals before the Rockies woke up. Andrew Hayes and Eoin O'Mara steadied the ship again with goals, while Jack English and Shane Cunningham closed down all attacks. Paul Cahalane and Darren O'Sullivan also worked hard throughout the game. This Rocky panel is displaying some great commitment at present.
City Under 15 league.
Blackrock 4 - 11 Blarney 0 - 5 at Church Road on Saturday 31st March
The Rockies got off to a winning start in their 2007 under 15 league campaign when they gave a powerful performance in this game against Blarney at Church Road on Saturday 31st March last. Playing with the wind in the first half they piled up the scores to give a brave Blarney team little hope of catching up in the second half.
The foundation of the Rockies victory came from the half back line of Mark O'Connor, Stephen Ring and Shane Cunningham who were unbeatable. In the second half Blarney tried hard but the ability of Blackrock to get goals at crucial times ensured victory to the Church Road outfit. Scorers: Ben Lenihan 2 - 0, Eoin Hickey 0 - 2 , Michael Ahern 1 - 3, Jamie Cullen 0 - 3, Eoin O'Meara 1 - 3 (2p frees).
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Under 14 League semi-final
played at Na Piarsaigh Saturday 28th October.
Blackrock 1- 8 Na Piarsaigh 1 - 12.
The Rockies put in a great end of year display to close the gap between these two sides in this highly entertaining contest at the Na Piarsaigh grounds. Blackrock playing with the aid of a strong wind were level at the interval 0 - 7 to 1 - 4. Michael Aherne had scored some lovely points while Eoin Hickey, Domhnall Cremin and David O'Leary had also contributed to the score for the Rockies.
Na Piarsaighs fought back in the second half and a series of frees put them in the driving seat. The defence was very tight with little being conceeded easily, Andrew hayes in particular was rock solid. A fine Blackrock goal mid way through when an Eoin O'Meara pass to David O'Leary brought a lovely ground pull which struck the net, kept the Rockies in touch. There was little in it at the end and this Blackrock team certainly kept the best wine to the last in what was probably their best performance all year.
Under 14 Championship.
Blackrock 3 - 3 Na Piarsaigh 4 - 5
at Redmonds on Sunday morning 8th October
Played in a downpour , this game retained interest right to the end. The Rockies can take solace from the result as they have made up good ground on the northsiders since their last Championship meeting. Blackrock were actually ahead at half time 1 - 3 to 1 - 2, a half in which Michael Ahern at centre back turned in a great performance along with Jamie Cullen and Cian Hartnett in goal.
Na Piarsaighs attacked strongly in the second half however Eoin O'Leary at left back was outstanding for the Rockies. The mid field partnership of Luke Conway and Donal Cremin also shone and are Rockies to watch for the future. The goals for Blackrock were scored by Jamie Cullen, Ronan Devine and David O'Leary. Some good hurling was played in spite of the dreadful conditions.
Feile na nGael 2006 at Blackrock
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Results of Feile.
Blackrock 2 - 2 Durlas Og 1 - 2
Blackrock 1 - 3 Adare 2 - 3
Blackrock 3 - 3 St Finbarrs 2 - 1
Blackrock, Adare and Durlas Og all finished on four points, however Adares superior scoring proved decisive as they went into the quarter final.
Under 14 Championship.
Played Sunday night 7th May at Ballinlough.
Blackrock 1 --- 3 Na Piarsaigh 3 --- 13.
Under 14 Championship
played at Douglas Saturday April 29th.
Blackrock 1 --- 15 Douglas 0 --- 7.
Under 14 County Championship.
Played at Charleville Saturday 22nd April.
Blackrock 3 --- 13 Charleville 0 --- 7.
Saturday 15th April the under 14s also put in another solid performance against Bishopstown in a league match played at Church Road.
Under 14 League
played at Mayfield on Thursday 13th April.
Blackrock 6- 9 Mayfield 4 - 8.
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Under 13 Championship.
Played at Bishopstown Saturday 8th October.
Blackrock 1 --- 6 St. Finbarrs 2 --- 5.
After a slow start the Rockies were behind by 6 points at half time and looked to be out of the game completely. However a storming second half brought them very close to the Barrs and they were just pipped at the post at the end. Michael Ahern had a fine game for the Rockies at corner back while Eoin Hickey tried very hard in the forwards and was rewarded with a goal. David O'Leary was excellent, while Luke Conway and Andrew Hayes gave it everything.
Under 13 Championship
played at Church Road on Monday 26th September.
Blackrock 1 --- 11 Douglas 2 --- 1.
This was a much closer game in reality than the scoreline suggests. The exchanges were fast and exciting with some fine hurling played in heavy conditions. The Rockies were ahead at half time by 0 --- 7 to 1 --- 1 thanks to some fine defence cutting runs by Jamie Cullen and Andrew Hayes. In the second half Shane Cunningham and Michael Aherne were prominent. The Blackrock defence led by Eoin O'Leary and Cian Hartnett in goal kept a lively Douglas attack at bay in the closing minutes.
William Ahern Tournament
William Ahern Cup Final.
Blackrock 2 --- 7
Bishopstown 2 --- 3.
Pride of place this week must go to the under 13 panel which won the William Ahern Tournament played at Church Road on Saturday 3rd September. After a huge days hurling during which this panel accounted for Mallow, Dungarvan and Eire Og (Ennis) they defeated a somewhat unlucky Bishopstown team in the final. Andrew Hayes, David O’Leary, Luke Fogarty and Eoin Hickey gave outstanding performances in what was a very good panel performance. Dungarvan won the Plate final.
Under 13 league.
Blackrock 3 --- 9 Glen Rovers 1 --- 3.
Played in a downpour at the Glen Field on Friday evening 27th May there was very little in it in the first half and the Glen led by 1 --- 3 to 1 --- 1 with Michael Aherne converting the goal for the Rockies. Blackrock were a transformed team in the second half and put on an exhibition of hurling which was a joy to watch.
Owen Hickey scored a rasper from 20 metres while Jamie Cullen added a further goal while Michael Aherne and Ronan Devine fired over some lovely points. Eoin O'Leary at full back proved inspirational in his defending ability.
All over the field the young Rockies were in inspired form with Luke Conway giving a man of the match performance while Cian Hartnett in goal made some brilliant saves as the Glen youngsters true to spirit fought very hard.
The Under 13 Panel also played in the Douglas Tournament on Sunday 29th May.
they were just beaten by Durlas Og 1 --- 5 to 1 --- 4 ,
they overcame St.Finbarrs 2 --- 1 to 1 --- 2 and
drew with Midleton 2 --- 2 to 1 --- 5.
The lads were delighted with the games and the Blackrock club would like to thank Douglas Hurling Club especially Pat Harrington for their kind invitation to participate in this excellent and well organised tournament.
Church Road Friday 13th May.
1 --- 6 Nemo Rangers 0 --- 2.
was really a tale of two halves with Blackrock scoring 6 points in the first
half however despite attacking consistently the Rockies had failed to
convert numerous chances. In the second half Nemo Rangers did much of the
attacking but could only muster 2 points. Nemo were still in the game until
a Blackrock goal sealed the contest 5 minutes from the end.
1 --- 2 Blarney 1 --- 5.
Blarney on Wednesday 27th April in very bad weather
conditions and minus several key players, the Rockies fought bravely to the
end, however their failure to convert possession to scores cost them dearly.
Cian Hartnett in goal made some great saves and clearances, while Stephen
Ring gave a man of the match performance at centre back. Andrew Hayes and
Luke Conway were also excellent throughout the game.
the under 13s also came out the wrong side of the contest against a very
good Na Piarsaigh team in a league game played at Na Piarsaigh on Friday
April 29th. A slow start enabled Na Piarsaigh to take a commanding lead
and while the Rockies came into the match in the second half, they fell
short in the end.
DETAILS BELOW THIS SECTION RELATE TO THE PERFORMANCE OF THIS GROUP OF PLAYERS IN 2004 AS U-12'S
Gerard Dineen Tournament.
Saturday October 9th 2004
Six teams took part in this tournament in honour of late Gerard Dineen.
The Rockies defeated Sarsfields, Mallow and Douglas however Dicksboro proved too strong for Blackrock in the final of the competition. The Blackrock under 12s put up a fine exhibition of hurling and have improved no end during the course of this year.
Andrew Hayes Ronan Devine, Donal Cremin, Cian Hartnett as well as centre back Micheal Aherne and full back Eoin O'Leary displayed some classy hurling skills.
Coaches Noel O'Keeffe, Kieran O'Sullivan, Norman O'Leary and Tim Aherne can be very proud of their charges. Our thanks to Danny O'Neill, Tom Fogarty and Brian Roche who refereed the games.
The Dineen family ensured that the days hurling went smoothly and were pleased that everyone did the late Ger Dineen proud. The sun shone on Church Road despite the weather forecast and we are sure that Ger himself would have been delighted with the fantastic hurling displayed by all the teams. A dheis lamh De go raibh a anam uasal.
12B league final.
Rangers defeated the Blackrock under 11 panel in this game played at Church
Road on Saturday evening October 9th. Paul Delaney in goal had a fantastic
game ably supported by James Tyner, Dylan Stokes Owen Smith and Kevin
O’Keeffe. This panel have had a brilliant year playing for the most part
teams a year older and yet qualified for the under 12 County B final and the
City League B final. Their day will surely come.
Under 12 Section 2 League Semi-Final.
Blackrock 4 --- 5 Glen Rovers 3 --- 7.
This was an incredibly exciting game last Sunday Sept 26th at the Glen Complex when the Blackrock under 11s fresh from their success in the William Ahern Cup, overcame the challenge of Glen Rovers in the under 12 league.
The lead changed several times during the course of the game; however the marvellous spirit of the Rocky under 11s again ensured a victory by one point over a very competitive Glen Rovers side. Darragh O'Keeffe, James Tyner, Sean Holland and Eoin Smith played well for the Rockies. Blackrock advance to meet Nemo Rangers in the league final.
County under 12B Final.
Played at Pairc Ui Rinn Saturday 24rd July 2004.
Blackrock 2 --- 5 Millstreet 3 --- 6.
As Millstreet's joint captains Michael Vaughan and Alan O'Connor received the Cup at the end of this absorbing contest, there were many tears from the young Blackrock lads who had given their all. In the fullness of time however, these young Rockies will just see this defeat as part of the learning process of sport and hurling in particular. There is honour and pride in defeat and the fact that each lad played a part in what has become an extraordinary summer for this group will be eventually regarded as more important than the final result.
The game was indeed very close and could have gone either way right to the end. If David Meaney's excellent effort at the end had gone an inch on the other side of the post the emotions would have been reversed. Michael Vaughan (the man of the match) opened the scoring for the north Cork lads in the sixth minute with a point. Corner forward John O'Mahony added a goal in the 13th minute.
The Rockies got on the scoreboard when Kevin O'Keeffe converted a free after Andy O'Connell had been fouled in the 18th minute. 3 minutes later he banged in a fine goal after taking a lovely pass from O'Connell. With the benefit of hindsight, the Rockies probably lost the game around this period due to an inability to convert their chances in front of goal as they had Millstreet on the rack. Only the driving play of Michael Vaughan kept Millstreet in it.
Yet on the other hand only for Paul Delaney in goal Millstreet would have scored two goals in the space of a minute, it was end to end stuff. Two minutes before half time Vaughan added a brilliant point after collecting a loose ball.
The early minutes of the second half saw Millstreet score 1 --- 2 after John O'Mahony again seized a loose ball and converted. David O'Farrell who had been introduced at half time scored an important point, before David Meaney pounced for goal in the 17th minute to leave just a point in it 2 --- 4 to 2 --- 3 to Millstreet. Millstreet added amother before Andy O'Connell pegged it back again in the 25th minute. Vaughan added a further. Then with two minutes to go a superb pass from O'Farrell to Meaney who went for the goal. Unfortunately the sliotar spun inches to the right of the post. In the next Rocky attack Chris Aherne got a fine point to leave a point in it. The excitement was intense!
Vaughan again cleared and a high looping ball into the Blackrock goal deceived everyone and wound up in the net. End of contest!
The Blackrock team played very well as a unit, showed great spirit and simply would not give up. The defence was resolute; Paul Delaney in goal made some fine saves and could not be faulted for any of the goals. The brilliance of young Michael Vaughan all over the pitch whose ability to read the game was amazing, was a major factor in Millstreets win. The ability of Alan O'Connor to cut off the supply of ball to the Blackrock forwards was a further factor.
Blackrock had a fantastic run in this competition despite being a year younger than all other teams. It will stand to them in coming years. The standard all through was very high indeed and everyone gave maximum commitment. Every boy contributed to the mighty effort and hopefully success is not too far away as they deserve a reward for their great efforts.
Panel; Paul Delaney, Stephen Murphy,Joe White, Stephen O'Brien, Darren O'Keeffe, Dylan Stokes, Rory Burke, Owen Smith, Niall Foley, kevin O'Keeffe, Shane O'Keeffe, Chris Ahern, Andy O'Connell, Ross Harrington, David Meaney, David O'Farrell, James Tyner, John Fitzgerald, Herbie Underwood, Louis Golden, Andrew Mintern, Cian Scannell, Stephen O'Shaughnessy, Robert O'Neill, Jack Crean O'Leary, Ciaran Moore, Daniel Coughlan, Rory Daly. Craig O'Sullivan, Cian Kavanagh, Sean Holland.
Coaches; JP Devine, Jamie Harrington, Richard Stokes, Tim Ahern.
Under 12B County Semi-Final.
Blackrock 4 --- 5 Killeagh 4 --- 3.
The amazing march of the Blackrock under 11s continues when they defeated a very resilient Killeagh squad at the latter's venue on Sunday evening last. Ahead by 4 --- 5 to a point at half time, Blackrock had to then hang on to ensure victory having failed to score against the wind in the second half.
It certainly looked over at half time, Blackrock were ahead by 17 points but as anyone who watches these games can tell you, it is not over until the final whistle and so it proved.
Andy O'Connell opened the scoring with a cracking goal after 10 minutes. Kevin O'Keeffe added a goal and two points to leave the Rockies ahead by 2 --- 2 to no score after 15 minutes. Further points from Ross Harrington, Louis Golden and Andy O'Connell put the Rockies in the driving seat and when Ross and Kevin added goals they looked to be on their way to the county Final. Shane O'Keeffe was in control at centre forward.
Killeagh may have underestimated the ferocity of the Rocky youngsters' commitment and could make little headway in this period. Stephen Murphy and Stephen O'Brien were on top in the backline, while Darragh O'Keeffe and David Meaney controlled the wings; Dylan Stokes was masterful at centre-back despite a hand injury.
Killeagh however are made of sterner stuff and fought back in the second half through Stephen O'Brien and Chris Green who scored two goals each. The tall and forceful O'Brien in particular tore into the Blackrock defence and caused problems. The Rockies were forced to withdraw forwards to crowd him out of the game, thus sacrificing scores to bolster the defence. This worked to some degree and Killeagh were held scoreless from the 10th to the 25th minute of the second half.
The Rockies battled to the very end and in a gripping finish emerged victorious by just two points. Paul Delaney was brilliant in goal, while Stephen O'Brien. Joe White and Dylan Stokes repelled many attacks. Chris Aherne, Eoin Smith, Herbie Underwood and Niall Foley along with the scorers above were also outstanding in a fantastic team performance. Both teams were given a standing ovation at the end by the very large crowd who witnessed a wonderful sporting game.
Blackrock; Paul Delaney, Joe White, Stephen O'Brien, Darragh O'Keeffe, Dylan Stokes, David Meaney, Owen Smith, Niall Foley, Kevin O'Keeffe, Shane O'Keeffe, Chris Aherne, Louis Golden, Ross Harrington, Andrew O'Connell, Herbie Underwood.
12B County Quarter Final.
at Church Road Sunday 11th July 2004.
3 --- 4 Aghabullogue 1 --- 5.
a neutral it looked all over at half time, the Aghabullogue team was 8
points up and coasting, it had a strong wind in the first half but the
Blackrock lads were only eleven and looked exhausted. The Rockies were only
still in the game as a result of four top class saves from goalie Paul
Delaney. However this Rockies team never gives up.
ten minutes of the second half the Rockies still had no score up, until
David O’Farrell eventually pointed in the 41st minute. A minute
later Kevin O’Keeffe pointed a 65. Then the same player tore through the
Aghabullogue defence to convert a great goal. The match was then in the
balance and some wonder defence from young James Tyner and Dylan Stokes
ensured no way through for Muskerry lads although it was heart stopping
the 50th minute in stepped Chris Aherne to fire in the equalising
goal. The excitement at this stage was unbearable for the large crowd
present as both sides went all out for victory with 10 minutes left. It fell
to Ross Harrington to grab the final goal to put the Rockies in the driving
seat. Further points from Kevin O’Keeffe and Ross Harrington ensured a
famous victory. Andy O’Connell and David Meaney had powerful games in the
centre and fought for every ball to ensure victory.
cannot underestimate the sheer guts and determination of this great bunch of
hurlers; they simply hate to be beaten. From Stephen O’Brien through to
Herbie Underwood, they fought like tigers to take this game from the
Coachford lads. It would be impossible to single out individuals; they were
all heros on the evening!
Paul Delaney; Stephen O’Brien, James Tyner, Joe White, Cian Kavanagh,
Dylan Stokes,Stephen Murphy, Andy O’Connell, David Meaney, David
O’Farrell,Kevin O’Keeffe, Christopher Ahern, Ciaran Moore, Ross
Harrington, Herbie Underwood, Fiacre White, Daniel Coughlan,Jack Crean
O’Leary,Louis Golden, Stephen O’Shaughnessy.
12 (B) City Championship Final.
Road Thursday 1st July 2004.
3 --- 5 Mayfield 1 --- 2.
overcast sky, cold rain swirling in from the west, Greece and the Czech
Republic on the box, a nice Cotes du Rhone open. No decision to make really.
Blackrock 11s are in the Final, JP expects! The rain was even colder that it
looked, 1st July…. another Irish “summer”. The Church Road pitch in great shape. A sense of excitement
in the air, no one mentions the rain. Paul Daly from the Echo trying to get
the team lists, how he writes in the rain is amazing!
teams erupt from their respective dressing rooms, hurleys swishing left and
right, this is championship night, boy and they know it! The hurling was
tight and nervous initially, several attacks on either side, an early point
for each side. After 12 minutes a moment of magic ….. ball breaks on the
ground about 25 metres out, a flash of a hurley and the rain cascaded from
the back of the Mayfield net before the brilliant Fanahan Mc Sweeney,
Mayfields net minder even saw it. Young Kevin O’Keeffe will always
remember this goal, those lucky enough to see it will not forget, a goal fit
for a final!
time had the score at 1 --- 3 to 0 --- 2. Mayfield’s youngsters worked
hard around the goal, but cool heads would have put up scores. The second
half was fought as hard as the first with no quarter asked or given. This
was pulsating, riveting stuff, end to end, very high standard. Although the
Rockies were giving Mayfield a year, they fought toe to toe for every ball,
a superb shoulder to shoulder, ash to ash contest.
full-forward John Fitzgerald converted two chances for goals in the second
half to ensure they kept ahead. Mayfield
looked very dangerous as they attacked continuously, lack of ball control at
crucial times left them down. Stephen Murphy in goal for the Rockies had a
solid confident game. The full back line of Cian Kavanagh, James Tyner and
Stephen O’Brien left nothing through and cleared many dangerous
situations. These were aided by Dylan Stokes at centre back whose
contribution throughout the game ensured no way through for Mayfield. On the
wings Rory Burke and Darragh O’Keeffe blocked, chased and fought for every
platform for victory came from the midfield combination of Eoin Smith and
Andy O’Connell who defended and attacked with equal gusto. The penetration
of the forwards was another key factor as David O’Farrell, Shane
O’Keeffe and Kevin O’Keeffe were on top of the defenders, the latter two
sharing 4 points between them.
Fitzgerald amassed 2 ---1 of the Blackrock total, while Chris Aherne and
David Meaney ensured that Mayfields backs had to fight hard hard to clear
youngsters fought hard and with honest effort throughout and they deserve
great great credit for the quality of the game despite the inclement
conditions. Fanahan Mc Sweeney in goal brought off some wonderful saves and
could not be faulted for any of the goals. No trophy at the end, yet fine
memories. The Cotes Du Rhone tasted even better and the Greeks won, if only
the sun would shine!
12 Hurling Championship.
at Douglas Wednesday June 23rd 2004.
5 --- 5 Douglas 3 --- 6.
This was a very entertaining game and could have gone either way until the Rockies pulled away in the final few minutes. Douglas played with a very strong wind in the first half and attacked the
was a very entertaining game and could have gone either way until the
Rockies pulled away in the final few minutes. Douglas played with a very
strong wind in the first half and attacked the Blackrock goal repeatedly.
Cian Hartnett was regularly called into action in this period. After 15
minutes Donal Cremin goaled for the Rockies to bring the sides level,
Douglas having earlier scored 3 points including two frees.
O’Leary goaled from a 30 metre free in the 24th minute to leave
the score at half time Blackrock 2 --- 0 Douglas 0 --- 4. Douglas stormed
into the second period when Stephen Collins goaled only to be answered
immediately by Andrew Hayes with another goal from a free. Richard Conroy
put over a lovely point for the Rockies while Jamie Cullen banged in a
fourth goal to leave the score at Blackrock 4 --- 1 Douglas 1 --- 4.
their credit Douglas fought back and levelled the game with two goals from
Peter Carroll and James Furlong. They then added a point to edge in front by
the 15th minute. Donal Cremin sent over a wonderful point to
level it again, before 2 points from Jamie Cullen put the Rockies in the
driving seat. An opportunist goal from Richard Conroy with 3 minutes
remaining sealed victory for the Blackrock side, before Donal O’Leary
completed the scoring with a point.
fine game played in a great spirit. It was won in the end by the Rockies
refusal to give in. Douglas wasted some glorious chances in the first half
and were always fighting to catch up when playing into the wind. Stephen
Collins and Peter Carroll, who scored 1
--- 3 played well. For Blackrock, Cian Hartnett blocked some bullets, while
Michael Aherne and Ronan Devine provided excellent cover. Andrew Hayes and
Jamie Cullen made some penetrating runs into the Douglas goal, while Donal
Cremin was extremely busy, his point in the second half being the score of
DETAILS BELOW THIS SECTION RELATE TO THE PERFORMANCE OF THIS GROUP OF PLAYERS IN 2003 AS U-11'S
This group participated in the U10/11 Superleagues in 2003
DETAILS BELOW THIS SECTION RELATE TO THE PERFORMANCE OF THIS GROUP OF PLAYERS IN 2002 AS U-10'S
This group participated in the U10/11 Superleagues in 2002
Presentation to under 10's for Nemo Tournament win.
At a very pleasant function at the Club premises, medals were presented last Friday evening December 6th to the successful Blackrock under 10 hurling team and St. Michaels football teams which completed a unique double in the Nemo tournament recently. These lads who have now been together over four years have been playing great hurling and football all year. Barry Hennebry Blackrock senior hurler and Martin Cronin of Nemo Rangers made the presentations of the magnificent shields to the respective captains Stephen Ring and Andrew Hayes. The player of the year, chosen by the players is Ronan Devine, who had a magnificent year and is a great prospect. The under 10 coaching group of Noel O'Keeffe, Kieran O'Sullivan, Norman O'Leary, Tom Quirke, and Donal Buckley are deserving of great praise for their achievements with this fantastic bunch of young Rockies. The Blackrock club wishes to thank Donal O'Leary of Nemo Rangers for organising the annual tournament.
Under 10s continue at St.Anthonys School hall Friday evenings 5.45 to 6.45.
The under 10s had a friendly match away to Castletownroche on Saturday last. Many thanks to the Castletownroche team and mentors for the hospitality.
Under 10 Nemo Tournament Fixtures
Hurling Friday evenings.
All matches start at 6.45
Football matches on Monday evenings.
Under 10 hurling friendly.
Wednesday 12th June V Midleton (away) Assemble 6.15 Church Road.