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This Friday night (April 11th 2014) at the club bar come join us for a very special event as we honour one of the true greats of Blackrock National Hurling Club - Jimmy Brohan. There will be ceoil, craic agus bia as we pay a well deserved tribute to one of the club's finest servants. His skills on the pitch were matched by his unrivaled dedication to the development of the club. Read Ger O'Mahony's comprehensive article on the hurling career of Jimmy below. We hope to see you on Friday night.

This article was originally published in 2003 on blackrockhurling.org.

Jimmy Brohan….. a hurling life. 
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Saturday morning May 3rd 2003 

The weather was really miserable in Cork city on that Saturday morning.  By 9.45 am rain and a grey swirling mist enveloped the pavilion, car park and pitches at Church Road.  After some discussion among the coaches, it was decided that the Saturday morning hurling coaching sessions, an institution at the Blackrock National Hurling Club, would have to be cancelled for the first time in 18 months due to the terrible weather. 

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Cork City Marathon Monday June 2nd 2014.

Anybody interested in running a relay leg of the Cork City Marathon (5 miles approx) is welcome to join our regular runners on a Sunday morning at 10:30am for pre marathon "training". Runners leave the Rockies Club on Church Rd at 10:30am sharp. We currently have two teams (5x2) and plan to run the legs in two's, three's or four's depending on numbers

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Church Road. Sunday April 13th 2014 @ 3.30pm. Red FM Senior Hurling League. Blackrock V St.Finbarrs.

The Red FM senior hurling league is hotting up and few fixtures capture the imagination more than the meeting between two of Cork's most historic clubs. The great rivalry between the Southsiders continues as The Rockies meet The Barrs this Sunday @ Church Road. Get down to the club and support The Rockies as preparation for the Championship steps up a gear. Rockies Abu!

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U /16 Hurling League Premier 1. Blackrock 6-9 v Na Piarsaig 1-16 @ Mahon Pitch.

Report By: Brendan Cunningham.

On Tuesday evening April 8th in Mahon, our u16s had a deserved win over their arch city rivals Na Piarsaigh in their first competitive match of the season. They got off to the perfect start with a point from Tadgh Deasy, followed by two well taken goals from corner forward Mark Cunningham.

When it looked like Na Piarsaigh were getting into the game, with 4 points from their best player, Daniel Gunning, and a well taken point by Calvin Forde, the Blackrock mid-field of John O’Sullivan and Sean O’Callaghan took over, delivering quality ball to their forwards, leading to goals from Tadgh Deasy (who ended up with (3-1) to his name), and points from all the other forwards, Tom Linehan, Rodhrai Crowley, Euan Crowe and David Carroll.

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Tues. April 8th. I.H.L. Blackrock 4 - 14 V Ballygarvan 2 - 14 @ Ballygarvan @ 6.45pm.

Report by Roger Ryan

Following an hour of honest endeavour and skilfull hurling, in which both teams gave of their best, the result of this game was in doubt up to the last 5 minutes when our boys got through for the two vital goals which decided the issue in the end. There was a real intensity and championship feeling to this game and playing the ball was the real aim of all, with the result that the Referee didn't have to brandish a single yellow card for the hour. We started brightly and were soon 4 points ahead thanks to David O'Shea, Ger O'Regan and Mark Drummond. Ballygarvan tacked on a few points before Patrick Deasy, operating at full forward, slipped his marker and neatly planted the sliothar in the back of the Ballygarvan net.

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pic by George Hatchell

Best of luck to Alan O Callaghan, Daniel Meaney and Michael O Halloran who are with the Cork Minor Hurling Panel in their match v Kerry in Pairc Ui Rinn Wednesday evening. We are extremely proud of these young lads who follow a long line of Rockies to don the Cork minor jersey.

Save yourself a fiver by getting your match tickets at Scallys. must be purchased at least 3 hours in advance of the match.

Electric Ireland Munster Minor Hurling Championship Quarter-Final
Cork v Kerry

When – Wednesday April 9th 2014
Where – Páirc Uí Rinn at 6.15pm (prior to Cadbury Munster Under 21 Football final)
Referee – Tomás Walsh (Portláirge)

Extra time – (2 periods x 10 minutes only) to be played if sides finish level at the end of 60 minutes

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