U-13 Team born 1997






Oct 2009

Dave Hogan Memorial Tournament (Midleton)- under 10's and 12's

The 1999 and 1997 Panels took part in the Dave Horgan tournament at Midleton on Saturday Oct 17th. which is in its 21st year.


The under 12's won their tournament. Opposition on the day were Douglas, Dungarvan and the hosts Midleton. After a great days hurling,  Darragh O Callaghan as Captain proudly brought the cup back to Church Rd. Our thanks to our hosts for their superb hospitality and a an excellently run tournament

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Sept 2009

U12 County Champions

Congratulations to our U12 Team and Mentors on their great win in the U12 County Championship in a magnificent display of Hurling from both the Blackrock and Sarsfields teams.

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April 2009


Wednesday 15th April saw the replay of the Rockies V Valley Rovers match, which had been deferred due to weather, and although conditions weren’t ideal, the match proceeded. James Downey was first on the scoreboard when he blasted a shot to the net in the opening minutes. Patrick McDonagh worked really hard throughout and was rewarded with two fabulous points. Dillion Daniels did Trojan work in defence to keep Valley Rovers at bay. Blackrock dictated most of the play in the game although in fairness to Valley Rovers they never gave up and certainly upped the tempo in the second half. The final score was Blackrock 3-8 Valley Rovers 1-5. Saturday 18th saw a double header for the u/12s at Church Rd. First Passage played the Rockies in what turned out to be a low scoring but hugely exciting and enjoyable encounter. Scores were hard to come by and while both teams wasted chances, a draw after 50 minutes was a fair result with Ryan Cantwell grasping an equalising point in the dying minutes. Others to play well were Patrick McDonagh, John Boylan, Dillon Daniels and James Downey. Blackrock played Douglas in the second game in what turned out to be a tense and exciting match. Martin O Farrell fought hard throughout and was ably assisted by John Cashman and Seamus Adams. Conor and Daire O Brien were resilient in defence however Douglas, were the better team on the day, and converted their chances to run out winners. Douglas 3-3, Blackrock 0-5. Church Rd had its own curtain raiser to the Cork Waterford match, when Dungarvan visited last Sunday morning to play an U12 selection. It was a beautiful morning for hurling, as the boys in blue and white of Dungarvan battled against the green and gold of Blackrock. There was terrific talent on both sides with plenty of skill and heart evident. Martin O Farrell covered acres of ground in midfield, with Noel Holland providing excellent assistance. Blackrock had some great scores including goals from Philip Buckley and Michael O Halloran and Ryan Cantwell throwing over an excellent long range point from play. Daniel O Mahony was solid in goal throughout the encounter. Dungarvan matched Blackrock throughout the game and Blackrock did well to hold on to win. Darragh O Callaghan and Barry Grainger also contributed to a great match. We hope to return to Dungarvan later in the year for a rematch

City league Matchs.

First into the fray were the Rockies who hosted St Vincents at home and it was end to end action. Vincents forged ahead scoring 2 goals and the Rockies had to battle hard to get back into the game. John Boylan, Darragh O Callaghan and Noel Holland lead by example as we pegged St Vincents back to a half time score 2goals to 1-1. Against the wind in the second half Noel Holland was outstanding sending quality ball into the square. The Vincents defence were extremely strong under pressure and it was very proving very difficult to get the vital scores. Eventually the pressure paid off and the result at full time was a draw at 2-2 each. Ciaran Cormack and Philip Buckley defended well for the Rockies.

A bus ride across the city then to a sunny Farranree where Blackrock lined out against Na Piarsaigh. This game was a physical encounter and the outstanding defensive play of Conor O Brien was the feature of this match. His tackling, blocking and hooking were excellent, and time and time again he drove the team on. Unfortunately scores were hard to come by and Na Piarsiagh began to dominate the game. With the Na Piarsaigh forwards converting their chances, Blackrock had an uphill battle which proved too difficult on this occasion. Na Piarsaigh ran out worthy winners in this encounter. Daniel O Mahony as always was brave in goal, and Martin O ‘Farrell fought hard in midfield.










Sept 2008

U/11 League Semi- Final

Blackrock Gold league campaign ended in the dreary rain in Carrigaline last Saturday.

Carrigaline were just about deserving winners over the 50 mins but this was a close encounter throughout with the result in question up to the last five minutes. The conditions were very heavy and difficult for hurling but Carrigaline were first on the scoreboard and led for most of the game. Martin O Farrell was the driving force for Blackrock in the middle of the field throughout this game, scoring a point from play which was added to by Brian O Mahony, who also had a great game. Half time score Blackrock 0-2 Carrigaline 1-2.


Blackrock fought hard in the second half and drew level with Carrigaline at 1-3 each following a Sean Bracken goal with around 5 minutes to go. However Carrigaline responded well and scored 3 late goals. Barry Grainger and Kevin Green shared the goalkeeping duties and both did very well under sustained pressure. John Cashman was solid at Center Back, with great support from John Boylan. Again the full panel of 21 was used as was the case throughout the league campaign.


This team improved throughout the year and no doubt are looking forward to next year already.

 Blackrock Gold Barry Grainger, Dillon Daniels, Philip Buckley, Andrew Kenneally, Seamus Adams, John Cashman, John Boylan, Martin O Farrell, Patrick McDonagh, Grahme Curran, Michael O Halloran, Kevin Green, Liam O Sullivan, Brian O Mahony, Eoin O Sullivan Subs used: Sean Bracken, Alan Morgan, Ciaran O Connell, Josh Calder Potts, Oisin Wedel, James Cunningham.



August 2008


Blackrock u/11s

Our u/11s contested the U/12B county quarter final in near perfect weather conditions in the beautiful surrounds of Rostellan, the home pitch of Aghada GAA. This was a game we had been eagerly looking forward to following our great victory in the city championship.

On this occasion however, we had to give way to a physically stronger home side. Aghada got off to a great start scoring 2 - 1 before Blackrock replied with a great goal by Jack Buckley. Further Aghada scores were responded to by a game Blackrock side who notched up a further 1-1 of their own, the second goal being a typical opportunistic Liam O Sullivan effort. Having faced a strong wind in the first half, and trailing on a scoreline of 4 -5 to 2-2, we were well in the match at half time.

However on the resumption Aghada threw everything at us, and surged further ahead, but the Rockies never allowed the heads to drop despite the loss through injury of the very impressive John Cashman. The Rockies put in a strong final quarter, with subs Barry Grainger and Kevin Green playing their hearts out. While second best on the day, the young Rockies can be proud of their achievement in this comptetion which will stand them in good stead for next years championship. On the day Daniel O Mahony gave a magnificent display which some outstanding reflex saves. Daire O Brien as captain led by example throughout and Martin O Farrell & Ryan Cantwell never gave up the chase. Final Score 5-9 2-6

Blackrock Team: Daniel O Mahony, Seamus Adams, John Cashman, Daire O Brien, Darragh O Callaghan,Ciaran Cormack, Conor O Brien, Martin O Farrell, Adrian Daly, Ryan Cantell, Michael O Halloran, Dillon Daniels, Liam O Sullivan, Brian O Mahony, Jack Buckley Subs used Simon Lougheed, Barry Grainger, Kevin Green, Parick McDonagh, Noel Holland, Philip Buckley (inj)



June 2008



U11 Blackrock Green V Mallow

Mallow travelled to Church Rd to play Blackrock Green in city league action. In a well contested game, Rockies came out winners in a final score of 5-5 to 2-2. 

Rockies ran into an early lead with scores from Jack Buckley and Noel Holland. With Mallow contesting every ball, the second half saw plenty of action with misses and scores from both sides. 


On the night Rockies had great performances from Barry Forde at corner back, Sean Hurley at half back, Shane O Callaghan wing forward, and Sean O Callaghan and Cian Hurley in the forward line. 

Blackrock Green will play their final league game against Valley Rovers


U11 (12B Championship Final)

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U11 League 

Blackrock Gold V Nemo


Neighbours Nemo travelled to Church Rd for this encounter last thursday night. Blackrock Gold started well when Michael O Halloran crashed home 2 goals in the first five minutes. Brian O Mahony and Kevin Green then both stepped up and added another goal each before Nemo could get into their stride. Andrew Kenneally, Dillon Daniels and Seamus Adams all worked hard throughout the match for Blackrock. Nemo rallied in the second half with Killian Coleman battling hard and full forward Eoin O Connell scored a lovely point. Brian O Mahony replied with a point for the Rockies, and Nemo scored another before Ciaran O Connell then got on the scoresheet for the Rockies. Nemo continued to fight but When Barry Grainger was switched from goal to the forward line and snatched a goal of his own, Blackrock ran out winners. Another good result for Blackrock against a hard working Nemo team.

U11 League 

Blackrock Gold 2 - 6 Mayfield 2- 1


The sixth league game took the Rockies to Mayfield. Early scores from Brian O Mahony, Philip Buckley and a goal from Kevin Green settled Blackrock well. Mayfield were then awarded a penalty which they finished to the back of the net. In the second half Mayfield upped their game and contested every ball. Paul O Regan and Dillon Daniels were solid in holding Mayfield at bay while Barry Grainger and Patrick McDonagh were relentless in pursuit of scores. Blackrock were victorious again, but credit to Mayfield who never gave up. Final Score Blackrock 2 - 6 Mayfield 2- 1


U/12 B Championship 

Blackrock 2 - 6 St Vincents 0 -10


Blackrock 3 V St Vincents Our second Championship match was northside again this time against St Vincents. In a hugely enjoyable contest the Saints were first on the scoreboard with three unanswered points from frees. Ciaran Cormack then pointed Blackrocks first score. Blackrock backs were under huge pressure throughout this game, and Daire O'Brien was outstanding in defence. St Vincents pointed again before Blackrock pulled two back, one a point from play from Ryan Cantwell. Half time St Vincents 0-4 - Blackrock 0-3. From the restart Vincents free taker James Nagle punished every Blackrock indiscipline. However Brian O Mahony batted an incoming ball to the back of the net to put Blackrock 1 ahead. The saints recovered scoring two points before Liam O Sullivan got on the scoresheet with a well taken goal. Another St Vincents point and the score was level. Both teams hooked and blocked and played with huge intensity in this very exciting battle. Daniel O Mahonys puck outs aided by the wind were delivering more ball to the forwards and Michael O Hallorans' point along with a close in free from a tight angle taken very well by Martin O Farrell edged Blackrock ahead. At the whistle Blackrock were winners by 2 points. Final Score Blackrock 2 - 6 St Vincents 0 -10. James Nagle for St Vincents was outstanding throughout the game giving an unbelievable display of accuracy from frees. 



U12 B Championship Qualifier 

Blackrock 3-6 Na Piarsaigh 3-4


Our first bite of championship hurling, took place in the lofty heights of Farranree in glorious sunshine, and with Na Piarsaigh the opposition, it was going to be an uphill struggle. Na Piarsaigh starting well rifling home 2 rockets in the first 8 minutes. Stunned by this, the rockies were slow to settle and failed to get into their stride. Na Piarsaigh tagged on another point to go 2 - 1up. A free from Ciaran Cormack resulted in our first score midway through the half. Na Piarsaigh kept the pressure on and it was end to end hurling, John Cashman defending furiously, before a point attempt from Ciaran Cormack dipped and ended up in the back of the net on the stroke of half time. Half time score Na Piarsaigh 2-1 Blackrock 1- 1. With the wind in second half, and the boys getting accustomed to the small pitch, it was all to play for. Na Piarsiagh however, stung the Rockies again with a early goal and 2 points to leave us trailing by 8 points. Martin O Farrell started the comeback with a goal, followed by a great point by Michael O Halloran. Ryan Cantwell who fought and chased every ball in the second half was rewarded with a point of his own. Martin O Farrell goaled again and Na Piarsaigh replied with a point. Michael O Halloran then stepped up to score the levelling point with 8 mins to go. 2 frees in the last five mins gave the Rockies some breathing space and a fantastic save by Daniel O Mahony allowed us to hang on for victory. A very exciting and well fought match between two hugely commited teams. Final Score Blackrock 3-6 Na Piarsaigh 3-4








The Blackrock 1997 panel travelled to the Dermot McNulty Memorial Cup and Shield finals at the Na Fianna Hurling Club in Dublin on Saturday 27th October. Organised by Donal Buggy, this is truly a festival of hurling and a memorable day was had by all the Rockies.

While they acquitted themselves well against some of the finest hurling teams in Ireland the emphasis was on having an enjoyable day and everyone getting a game. The positive experience of participating in this event will be of immense benefit to all the hurlers.

Our thanks to our hosts, Na Fianna and to the parents and children who travelled, to Iarnrod Eireann and to the Blackrock organising committee under John Cormack.


Midleton Tournament October 2007

Under 10 success Pride of place this week must go to the under 10s who put in some fantastic displays to capture the James O'Brien Memorial Cup at the Midleton Blitz on Saturday 13th October. Captain John Cashman was a very proud Rocky delivering the O'Brien Cup to Church Road on Saturday evening. Tirnean Cremin, Seamus Adams and Darragh O'Callaghan put in fine performances.


Superleagues for 2007 (under 10/11)

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Mick Cashman Cup


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League Tables at the end of the league competition and fixtures for the Plate and Cup competitions


Mick Cashman Cup. 

Rockies 5 - 4 Sarsfields 3 - 8

Played at Church Rd Sat June 30th 2007

Young ten year old Rocky Noel Holland placed the sliotar on the sideline to tee up a side line cut. Then he proceeded to expertly split the posts from 30 metres to a huge round of applause from the amazed spectators. A few minutes later Aaron Myers of Sarsfields drove a powerful ball from 50 metres to the Blackrock net for a wonder goal.

This Cashman Cup match played at Church Road on Saturday 30th June had some fine hurling with brilliant skills and stick work on display. Those who criticise the present state of underage hurling in Cork city should attend more games like this!

Conor O'Brien at fullback for Blackrock along with Ciaran Cormack were outstanding. Up front Liam O'Sullivan and final goal hero Paul O'Regan also made a major contribution. For Sars, Kevin Crowley, James O'Leary and Kevin Cronin worked very hard throughout. Daniel O'Mahony in the Blackrock goal made some incredible saves from the hungry Sarsfields forwards as play went from end to end. The loud applause at the end was well merited by the two teams.

In the second game the Blackrock team defeated the Sarsfields team with Martin O'Farrell contributing two goals and Simon Lougheed adding a goal and a point.

The Mick Cashman Cup league stages involving almost 50 games is now concluding and the teams will be informed of the play off stages in September.

League Table at June 23rd





League Table at June 16th






League Table at June 11th





League Table at May 26th














Report from Rockies and Blackrock Teams Round 6


There were two games down for decision on Saturday 23rd in the Mick Cashman Cup. Blackrock under 10s lost out to a very strong Eire Og team in the first game while the Rockies and Bishopstown played out a thrilling draw in the second game. All outstanding games should now be completed as soon as possible as the summer break is coming up. The games will resume in September with the finals down for decision on Saturday 22nd September




Report from Rockies and Blackrock Teams Round 5 

The Rockies and Blackrock teams (1997 panels) played Sarsfields and Glanmire under 10s in two Mick Cashman Cup games at Church Road on the Bank Holiday Saturday. The home teams came out just ahead in tight contests. 

 It is a great tribute to the participating clubs that the hurling matches and competition itself are run off so well and for that the organising committee would like to thank Douglas, St Finbarrs, Bishopstown, Eire Og and Sarsfields. Already over 30 games have been played and all under 10 hurlers in the six clubs have been very active with regular weekly matches.



Report from Rockies and Blackrock Teams Round 4 Match

The Blackrock under 10 teams paid a visit to St Finbarrs Hurling Club on Saturday 12th May to play matches in the Mick Cashman Cup. Two great games ensued in which almost 80 young hurlers participated.

Blackrock had a very narrow victory over the Barrs on the scoreline of 2 - 2 to 1 - 2. There was little or nothing between the sides throughout the game and it could have gone either way right to the end. Simon Lougheed, Andrew Kenneally, Patrick McDonagh and Jack Twomey hurled really well. The Barrs had fine hurlers in Shane McCarthy, Michael Shinnick, Christopher Coleman, Sean O'Leary and Denis Morris.

Two late Rocky goals gave them the points in the second fixture on the scoreline of 4 - 2 to 2 - 3 in another great game. The Rockies had excellent performers in Daniel O'Mahony, Eoin O'Sullivan, Sean Adams and John Boylan. Shane Cox, Corey Buckley, Nathan Holland and Mark Griffin caught the eye for St Finbarrs. Our thanks once again to Diarmuid Hurley of St Finbarrs for organising the games in such an impressive manner.


Report from Rockies and Blackrock Teams Round 3 Match

Blackrock 4 - 3 The Rockies 5 - 0

This was an absolute cracker! When Liam O'Sullivan for the Rockies squeezed in the final goal with time up, it brought the curtain down on an outstanding game. Ciaran Cormack tried for a long range point with the final shot but it tailed agonisingly wide.

Blackrock had heroic performers in Ryan Cantwell at centre field and Philip Buckley in the backs. Cian Daly chipped in with two goals, while Niall Casey added a goal. Martin O'Farrell with 1 - 2 had a great game and Michael O'Halloran who scored a great long range point put in a good mornings work.

The Rockies with Jack Buckley at centre field matched Blackrock in every facet of hurling skills. Ciaran Cormack with three goals and lengthy striking is a joy to watch. Josh Calder Potts and the twins Conor and Dara O'Brien worked hard all the way through while Kevin Green was delighted with his lovely goal.

The game finished in great excitement as both sides strove for the Church Road bragging rights. However when Ciaran Cormack's final mighty effort just failed referee Bobby Thornhill called a halt to the proceedings and both teams left the field to a great ovation from the very large crowd.

The teams travel to Togher on Saturday 12th May to play St. Finbarrs and the Barrs at 11.30 in the fourth round of the Mick Cashman Cup. All players are to report to Church Road at 10am.



Report from Rockies and Blackrock Teams Round 2 Match


On Saturday 28th, the two Church Road sides played the Douglas Greens and Douglas Blacks in the Mick Cashman Cup with the honours shared in the games. Highlight of the morning was an outstanding goal keeping display by Daniel O'Mahony for the Rockies whose saves drew huge rounds of applause from the assembled crowd. Definitely a player to watch! James Downey, John Boylan and Paul O'Regan also played well for the Rockies. Daniel Jack Twomey, Stephen Cotter, Simon Lougheed and Oisin Wedel were brilliant for Blackrock.




Report from Rockies and Blackrock Teams Round 1 Match

The St. Finbarrs under 10 teams visited Church Road on Saturday 21st April to launch the 2007 Mick Cashman Cup games. After two cracking games witnessed by a very appreciative crowd, the Blackrock teams edged ahead to grab the league points.

For the Rockies, Noel Holland, Liam O'Sullivan, Barry Grainger and Conor O'Brien were outstanding. The Barrs had skilled hurlers in Conor Dennehy (goalie) Shane Hurley, John Buttimer, Daire O'Sullivan and Luke Lombardi.

Blackrock players such as Adrian Daly, Michael O'Halloran, Niall Casey and Cian Daly gave great displays. St.Finbarrs stars of the future were Stephen Sherlock (a cousin of Wayne's) Eoghan O'Sullivan, Billy Hennessy and Allissio Bagattin in goal.

Our thanks to Diarmuid Hurley of St. Finbarrs Hurling Club for two fine games.








8/9 Superleagues 2006




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May 2006


Visit by Na Fianna

A huge contingent of mentors, players and parents from the Na Fianna arrived for a series of games organised by Donal Buggy and John Cormack. 


After a fantastic days hurling a huge catering operation swung into action to feed the visitors. 


We would like to thank everyone with Na Fianna, and the Blackrock players, mentors and especially the Blackrock parents who provided the catering for the afternoon. 


Everyone did a brilliant job! Well done.


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April 2006


Visit to Erin's Own U-9's . Almost 50 nine year old Rockies descended on Glounthaune on Saturday to play Erin's Own in series of friendlies on April . After some great hurling in which every youngster got a game, the honours were shared. Our thanks to the Erin's Own club for their kind invitation and especially to Joe O'Callaghan, Emmet Guest and Paddy Twomey








U8/9 Superleagues 2005

Blackrock Hawks with their Coaches Jim Cashman and Jimmy Brohan 

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U6/7 Superleagues 2004