U-16 Team born 1994





U15s win City Championship.

Congratulations to the U15 hurlers on winning the 2009 City Championship.

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July  2008


2008 County Final Replay

Blackrock vs. St. Brogans

at Carrigaline July22nd

Blackrock 6-8   St. Brogans 2-12


2008 County Final

Blackrock vs. St. Brogans

at Carrigaline July12th

Blackrock drew with St. Brogans in a thrilling final. Blackrock were unlucky to come away with a draw, a last minute point for St. brogans secured a draw. The conditions were difficult with heavy showers during the game.  there were fine performances by all the Blackrock Players

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April  2008


2008 feile 

Blackrock vs. Piarsaigh 

at Mayfield April 21st

Last Monday night 21 April Blackrock played na Piarsaigh in the Cork Féile and a fine game of hurling was witnessed by a large crowd.

The Rockies lost in the end to the score 2-15 to 1-10, yet the margin does not do justice to a fine game of hurling. Some astute switches by na Piarsaigh swung the game for them and they proved stronger in the second half, though trailing by a point at half time. They have some fine hurlers and should do well in the competition. Andrew Murphy, Jamie Ryan, Ryan Dineen, Cathal Cormac and Jew Logue played well for the Rockies.


2008 feile 

Blackrock vs. Glen Rovers 

at Church Road April 13th at 6.30pm.

A large attendance turned up to watch this eagerly awaited Féile hurling game between two famous rivals.

It took time for both teams to settle before Blackrock scored their first point though the stick of Stephen Murphy from a free. The Rockies had much possession in the first quarter, but were slow to score, before Fiachra de Faoite scored a peach of a point. The Glen answered with their first point by Mark Cronin who gave a superb display at Centre Forward. His marker Jamie Ryan was in superb form and marshalled him well. It was delightful to see two young players show superb skills of hurling.

Two frees by Glen Rovers free taker Mark Kelleher kept the game even, before the Rockies skipper, Alan Nolan went through for a goal. A few quick points followed for the Rockies scored by Richard Dineen, Joe Logue and Stephen Murphy. The Glen answered with a superb goal scored by their corner forward. Coming to the end of the first half the sides were close but the Rockies went through again for a peach of a goal from Alan Nolan, having received a text book pass from Olan Hanley. Just before the half time whistle the Rockies scored another goal following a scramble in the goal mouth. At the break the score was 3-7 to 1-6 for the Rockies.

The second half proved a quiet affair as the Rockies increased the intensity and gave superb performance. Charlie O' Connor at midfield for the Glen played outstandingly well, but despite his efforts the Rockies prevailed. Mark Kelleher and Mark Cronin too put in superb performances, but the Rockies scores kept coming. Andrew Murphy, Jamie Ryan and Cathal Cormack were rock solid in defence and cleared their lines at all times.

The Rockies ran out comfortable winners at the finish by 11 points.


Olan Hanley, Kevin Ring, Richard McSweeney, Jimmy Burke, Alan Nolan, Jamie Ryan, Andrew Murphy, Stephen Corbett, Mark Quirke, Stephen Murphy, Peter O' Brien, Callum Crowe, Conor Cunnigham, Ryan Dineen, Fiachra de Faoite, Cathakl Cormac, Joe Logue, Niall Cashman, PJ Green. Matt Bond.





Under 14 League 


Blacrock under 14 hurlers played Na Piarsaigh on Thursday 27th March in Church Road in the first league game of the 2008 season. A lively game of hurling ensued with na Piarsaigh exhibiting fine skills of hurling. Blackrock was under pressure in the early stages and gave away some frees which were expertly converted by the Na Piarsaigh freetaker. At the first quarter they moved ahead by five points. Ryan Dineen managed to pull back one point for Blackrock from a free. Na Piarsaigh then scored some peaches of goals to leave a hill to climb for the Rockies at the break; 4-5 to 0-5. 


After the interval the Rockies improved and managed to score some good points from frees and play. Ryan Dineen was in excellent form converting some good scores. Alan Nolan played excellent hurling throughout and Jamie Ryan had an excellent game at centre back.


 The Rockies scored 1-5 in the second half, but it wasn't enough to make the day. Andrew Murphy covered well at full back, but na Piarsaigh again managed some good scores walking away with the league points.




October 2007

Under 13 League

Blackrock under 13s lost out to Douglas in the league by two points in a game played at Church Road on Sunday evening 21st October. 

This reversed the recent Championship result. Douglas had raced into an early lead and by half time were 3 - 6 to 2 - 0 ahead. 

While the Rockies put in a spirited second half they were unable to get ahead and Douglas ran out winners. Alan Nolan, Stephen Murphy, Andrew Murphy and Jamie Ryan played very well for the Rockies.

Under 13 Championship semi-final 

Blackrock 2-7; Na Piarsaigh 2- 18 

played in Mayfield on Sunday 7th October 

After a good win over Douglas in the second round of the under 13 Championship, Blackrock progressed to the semi-final vs. Na Piarsaigh. The game was played in Mayfield on Sunday 7th October. Blackrock started very well but failed to score due to a strong defensive performance from Na Piarsaigh. Na Piarsaigh then picked off a number of scores without reply which left Blackrock chasing the game.

Blackrock were still in the game at half time and again started well with a goal from Alan Nolan. Both teams were evenly matched throughout and there were some fine individual performances from Andrew Murphy (Capt), Olan Hanly who went into Goal for the injured Ritchie McSweeney and Jamie Ryan who slotted into centre back when Andrew Murphy was injured. However superior accuracy from Na Piarsaigh's ensured that they progressed through to the final on the scoreline of Blackrock 2-7; Na Piarsaigh 2- 18.


September 2007

Under 13 Championship

played in Douglas on Sunday 30th September 

Blackrock 2 - 8 Douglas 1 - 3.

There was very little between both teams in this game for a long period. Blackrock, who did not score from play in the first half were somewhat lucky to be ahead at the interval following a rather fortuitous goal from a long range free from Stephen Murphy coming up to half time,.

The interval score was 1 - 2 to 0 -3, all Blackrock's points coming from Stephen Murphy frees. An early point from Fiacre White and a well taken goal from Callum Crowe put the Rockies in the driving seat early in the second half. With Alan Nolan, dominating at centre forward and Stephen Murphy converting points, the Rockies pulled away. Adrian O'Connell scored a great goal for Douglas, and with Brian Linehan showing up well at centre forward, it looked as if it would be close.

However Richard McSweeney in goal for Blackrock was very solid, and along with Stephen Corbett and Andrew Murphy closed down further opportunities for the Douglas forwards. Referee Denis Bohane was firm and authoritative in his decisions throughout the game.

Blackrock scorers; Stephen Murphy 1 - 6 (1 - 3 f), Callum Crowe 1 - 1, Fiacre White 0 - 1.


April  2007


Under 13 B League 

Blackrock 2 - 1 Brian Dillons 4 - 7.

Wednesday evening 27th June

On a sunny windy evening 27th June last, the Blackrock Fé 13 Hurling League Section 2 team played an exciting game versus an excellent Brian Dillons outfit.

Eddie Beechinor and Kieran Howick defended well. Darragh O'Brien had a terrific game at full back and put in a number of very fine clearances. Darragh O'Sullivan came on as a substitute in the second half and made an immediate impact. Aaron Kennedy did some fine work in the forward line

All in all a good brave performance by Blackrock against a very determined Brian Dillons side


Under 13B League 

Blackrock 1 - 1 Cobh 3 - 3

Church road on Saturday 30th June

Cobh made the journey in for the Fé 13 Hurling League Section 2 match in Church road on Saturday 30th June. The rain held off during the match but the strong wind had an undoubted impact during the game. Blackrock played with the wind in the first half and were unlucky not to get some goals. Michael O'Sullivan in particular and David Hurley at corner forward ensured that the Cobh back line never had it easy and David McElroy and Darren Dineen put in some fine clearances from the back line.

Blackrock were unlucky to lose in the end and must regret some missed chances against a Cobh team who converted all theirs.


Under 13 League

Blackrock under 13s had a comprehensive victory over Blarney in the league at Church Road on Saturday 23rd.


Under 13 League 

played at Church Road on Saturday 28th April. 

Blackrock 6 - 4 Eire Og 4 - 3.

The Blackrock Feile team also had a comprehensive victory over St.Vincents in a game played at Togher on Sunday 29th April. An early hat trick from Eoin Smith put the Rockies in front and despite the very best efforts of St. Vincents, there was no way back. The rest of the full forward line including Andy O'Connell and Kevin O'Keeffe also contributed to a great team victory. Anthony O'Donoghue in goal for the Saints had a brilliant game and Alan Anderson, Anthony Harte and Wayne Donoghue also played well. The Rockies now face Glen Rovers in the semi-final on Wednesday 9th May at Bishopstown.


Under 13 hurling league 

Played at Carrigaline Saturday 14th April 

Blackrock 3 - 15 Carrigaline 3 - 5

Callum Crowe with 6 points from play emerged the hero of this hard won Blackrock victory. Olan Hanly, Alan Nolan and Mark Quirke also contributed scores. Carrigaline battled to the very end with Jamie Depois, Killian O'Mahony, Robert Foster and Brian Lynch all playing well for the South East side.


Under 13 league (2). 

Played at Church Road, 

Friday 13th April 2007. 

Blackrock 3 - 2 Ballincollig 0 - 6

This was a really entertaining and highly competitive game with 30 plus young hurlers giving their all. The Rockies won the first half with some great displays from Daniel Mc Ilroy and Darren Dineen.

Darragh O'Brien at full-back was unbeatable while Eddie Beechinor had a fine game in the corner. The Rockies led 2 - 1 to 0 - 1 at the interval.

The boys in green really showed they could hurl in the second half led by young Stephen Coughlan at centre back and Jamie Kavanagh at centre field. Padraigh Graham in goal made some fine saves also. Some lovely points from Robert Noonan ensured there was little in it at the final whistle. Brian Roche had an easy job as referee with two sporting sides.


Under 13 League 

at Church Road on Saturday 7th April. 

Blackrock 2 - 8 Valley Rovers 1 - 5

In glorious sunshine at Church Road, Blackrock overcame the strong challenge of Valley Rovers in the Under 13 league. Goals from Olan Hanley and Fiacre De Faoite in the first half along with points from Matt Bond, Alan Nolan and Peter O'Brien left the Rockies in a strong position at half time when they led 2 - 8 to 0 - 1.

Although the Rockies failed to score in the second half they were always in command. A brave fight back from the Rovers led by Daire Murphy and Eoin O'Callaghan saw them close the gap. Derek Canty converted a fine goal chance. However tenacious defending from the Rockies defence saw them emerge ahead when the final whistle was sounded by referee Denis Lenihan






Dec 2006

Mooncoin Under 12 Hurling Tournament Final. 

Blackrock 5 - 2 Ballygunner 5 - 1. 

This game was played in gale force winds at Moon coin on Saturday 2nd December. The victory represents and extraordinary achievement by this 1994 Blackrock panel. This tournament organised by the Carrigeen Hurling club was a top class affair with 24 clubs in total involved. After 5 visits to Co. Kilkenny and competing in eight games against competition provided by Kilmacud Crokes, Ballygunner, De la Salle, Gorey, Clonmel, the Rockies emerged victorious on Saturday in the final of the premier competition.

Playing with the aid of a strong gale and driving rain the Rockies were behind the Waterford outfit by 3 - 1 to 2 - 2 at the interval. It looked hopeless at this stage however throwing caution to the wind (literally) the Rockies played the game of their lives to take the game to Ballygunner in the second half. When the game eventually finished in monsoon like conditions, Blackrock led by a single point to claim a famous victory.

Scorers for Blackrock were Ryan Dineen (2 - 0) Olan Hanley (1 - 0) Fiachre De Faoite (1 - 0) Sean Kearney (1 - 0) Stephen Murphy ( 0 - 1) and Callum Crowe ( 0 - 1).

Blackrock Panel.

Richard McSweeney, Kevin Ring, Andrew Murphy, Jamie Ryan, Luke Predergast, Ryan Meally, Harry McCarthy, Mark Quirke, Stephen Murphy,Callum Crowe (capt.) Alan Nolan ,Fiachre de Faoite,Ryan Dineen, Sean Kearney,Olan Hanley, Jimmy Burke,Paul Lawlor, Conor Cunningham, Joe Dowling, Matt Bond, Stephen Corbett, Peter O'Brien.

This was a wonderful achievement by this panel and a credit to their coaches and mentors such as Nicholas Bond, Paul Prendergast, Donnacadh Flynn, Derek Stewart-Crowe, Fergal Ryan and Kevin Murphy who have put in a huge effort with this group.



Sept 2006


The 1994 group travelled to Kilkenny for a tournament on Sat Sept 16th  and put in a fine performance.



June 2006



Under 12 Hurling Championship. 

Played at Togher on Saturday 24th June. 

Blackrock 2 - 4 St. Finbarrs 3 - 2

Behind by four points at the interval, the Rockies put up a brave performance before conceeding victory to a last minute goal from the Barrs. Leading by just two points in the closing minutes, this once again proved to be a dangerous lead in hurling as the Barrs rattled the net with virtually the last puck of the game. Alan Nolan in goal for Blackrock had a great game while the provider of the goals Ryan Dineen was excellent. Other Rockies such as Conor Cunningham and Andrew Murphy worked hard all through as indeed did the entire team which tried very hard and can consider themselves unlucky after a very brave fightback.

Under 12 League. 

played at Church Road Sunday 11th June. 

Blackrock 2 - 6 Carrigaline 2 - 3. 


There was very little in this match as Blackrock defeated Carrigaline, in a very competative game. Carrigaline were ahead at half time by 2 - 2 to 1- 2 however the huge contribution of Callum Stewart Crowe with 1 - 4 contributed to this victory as the Rockies dug deep in the second half. Alan Nolan at full-forward, Stephen Murphy and Ryan Meally also put in a big effort.


Under 12 League 

Played at Church Road Monday 12th June. 

Blackrock 5 - 1 Passage 2 - 6

This was a very entertaining match with the lead changing on many occasions in the second half. It featured some lovely ground hurling, virtually a dying art in the modern game and some beatifull goals from first time pulls from the Blackrock forwards.  Passage displayed some considerable skill with their well taken points.

Darragh O’Brien at full-back was excellent for the Rockies while Richard McSweeney was outstanding. Aaron Kennedy and Paul Lawlor with two goals each emerged as the heroes for Blackrock in the closing minutes.


May 2006


Under 12 league at Church Road Saturday 6th May. 

Blackrock (1) 7 -2 Glen Rovers 2 -1 

Blackrock (2) 4 --- 2 St.Finbarrs 0 --- 2

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Sept  2005


The under 11 Rockies 1994 Panel played some great games with Carrigaline and Bishopstown at a Tournament at Church Road on Saturday afternoon Sept 24th and just edged out Carrigaline in the final played in bad conditions. 


All the young hurlers deserved great praise for their efforts despite the weather. 


Our thanks to coaches Nicholas Bond, Paul Prendergast Derek Stewart-Crowe and Donnachadh Flynn for organising and completing the games.  

Match 1

Blackrock 1-1, Carrigaline 3-4

Stephen Murphy scored 0-1, Darragh O’Sullivan scored 1-0

Match 2

Blackrock 2-3, Bishopstown 0-0

Scorers, Stephen Murphy 1-2, Cian Papizon 1-0, Ryan Dineen 0-1

Match 3

Carrigaline beat Bishopstown by 1 point, Blackrock & Carrigaline go through to the final


Blackrock 2-1 Carrigaline 0-0

Sean Kearney 1-0, Ryan Dineen 1-0, Stephen Murphy 0-1



June 2005


Pictures from Na Piarsaigh Blitz - click here



May 2005

Under 11 Hurling League. 

Played at Church Road Sunday 8th May. 

Blackrock had a comfortable victory over the youngsters from St Finbarrs in this league game played at sunny Church Road last Sunday. A good start by the Rockies when Conor Cunningham fired in a few goals gave the home side an early advantage. Brilliant displays by Stephen Murphy, Ryan Dineen and Matt Bond retained the lead for the Blackrock side. Their ability to score points from various angles was the real difference over a very good Barrs outfit who tried hard and were always in contention. Edward Kenny, Jamie Burke and Luke Prendergast also stood out in a very good panel performance.


Lismore Blitz

Played in Lismore Sat. 7th May. 

On Saturday some of this under 11 panel had travelled to Lismore for the local hurling Blitz. They came through the initial qualifiers where they met Lismore in the semi-final. After an excellent game of hurling the local team came out on top by 3 --- 1 to 1 --- 4. Everybody enjoyed the outing and our thanks to the Lismore Hurling Club for their invitation.






2004 Superleagues

This group participated in the U10/11 Superleagues in 2004

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