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Crane Worldwide Logistics - New Club Title Sponsor

 Date:  Feb 02, 2024

We are proud to announce our Club Title Sponsor - Crane Worldwide Logistics. 

We look forward to our new partnership & hopefully will celebrate success together in the 2024 championship.

Link to Crane Logistics website

Senior and Intermediate Championship Draws 2024

 Date: Dec 16th 2023

Draws for the Senior and Intermediate Championship 2024 were made. We are in the following groups

Senior: Blackrock, Barrs, Newcestown, Fr O’Neills

Intermediate: Blackrock, Bandon, Erin’s Own, Kildorrery

Paul Kennedy

 Date: Dec. 16th 2023

Congratulations to our former player Paul Kennedy who won a London Senior Championship with Bros Pearse at the weekend.  Well done Paul!

KEN DOHERTY & JIMMY WHITE.

 Date: Tuesday January 2nd 2024

We are delighted to welcome back Snooker Legends KEN DOHERTY & JIMMY WHITE.

The ideal Xmas Present.

Click here for General Admission tickets

Click here for VIP tickets

RALLY TO THE ROCKIES

 Date: December 2023

Due to the fact that our next event would have been so close to Christmas, we have decided to hold it on Thursday Dec. 21st.

This is a new initiative by the Club and the response to-date has been very encouraging, so will continue with it on the last Friday of every month for the New Year.

Any ideas or suggestions as to how we could expand and develop this idea further would be welcomed.

AGM 2023 - appointment of new Club President

 Date: Dec. 1st 2023

At the 2023 AGM, Roger Ryan was confirmed as our new Club President

See photo Gallery for more photos

Centenary of Denis Barry

 Date: Nov. 20th 2023

To commemorate the Centenary of the passing of Denis Barry Blackrock played an exhibition match versus Ballymartle as part of the weekend commemorations.  County Mayor  Frank O' Flynn threw in the sliotar. Blackrock won by a goal.

Denis was a Rockies great from Riverstick. Denis passed away after a hunger strike at the end of the Civil War.

RALLY TO THE ROCKIES.

 Date Oct 20th 2023

The Rockies GAA Club takes pleasure in extending 

A HEARTY CÉAD MÍLE FÁILTE TO  IT'S FRIENDS AND FOLLOWERS TO A GENERAL GET-TOGETHER AT THE ROCKIES CLUB, CHURCH ROAD ON FRIDAY  OCTOBER 27 From 10.30am to 12.00pm.

TEA, COFFEE & LIGHT REFRSHMENTS WILL BE SERVED.

MEET OLD FRIENDS AND MAKE NEW ONES AT THE ROCKIES.

This is a new initiative by the Club and depending on the response, we will continue with it on the last Friday of every month.

Family table quiz 

 

On Friday 3rd November we will host a family table quiz ! Join us for a fun evening with neighbours, teammates and friends !

€20 per table

Click this link to purchase tickets

New Article written by Peter Devine on the Club's History

 Date: Oct 25th 2023

Peter has added 1 articles to the History section of the website. They give a fascinating insight to the foundation of the Club and its early history. The period covered is 1940- 1849. 

Link to History Page - click here

Rockies McKeever portal open for Christmas delivery

 Date Sep 30th 2023

*Rockies McKeever portal open for Christmas delivery*


The portal is open until October 14th at the link below. McKeever will deliver to your door (no pickup needed from the club) 

https://portaleur.myshopify.com/collections/blackrock-hurling-10462

Delighted to debut our new senior jersey on Sunday courtesy of McKeeverSports

 Date Sep 16th 2023

Delighted to debut our new senior jersey on Sunday courtesy of McKeeverSports

Look carefully and you will notice a tribute to our famous teams of the 1970s with the 3 years of our All Ireland victories on the collar and ‘Laochra na Seachtóidí’ on the sleeve.


see photos in the photo gallery​

We are 140 years old

 Date: Aug 16th 2023

Blackrock National Hurling Club is 140 years old this week. A glorious past behind us and an exciting future ahead. Many great people have built our club and we are grateful to everyone who has made us who we are. We’ll celebrate this milestone later in the year. Rockies Abú!

Click here for our history, including some excellent articles by Perter Devine on the Founding and Early Years.

Mahon Point Shopping Centre Rockies Golf Classic
at Monkstown Golf Club

The Annual "Rockies Golf Classic" is a long-running event that takes place at Monkstown Golf Club, which is one of the most prestigious golf clubs in Cork and was recently awarded the "2023 Munster Parkland Course of the year" by Golfers Guide Ireland.
This year’s event will take place over 2 days on August 31st and September 1st. Support for this event has increase significantly over the past few years and this year’s event will be the first that a title sponsor will be associated with it. The ‘Rockies’ are delighted to welcome Mahon Point Shopping Centre as the title sponsor for this event for 2023 and 2024.
Speaking at the recent launch of the event at Mahon Point Shipping Centre, the Centre Director, Justin Young stated: “We are delighted to support The Rockies by sponsoring this Golf Classic which will help earn much needed funds for the club. Many of their players and supporters are also customers of our Centre so it is a nice way for us to assist the good work they do in our local community.”


For anyone who is interested in participating in this fantastic event, please contact Donal Downey (email: downey.donal@gmail.com    WhatsApp: 0871250710 )

Photo from Launch

Street Leagues 2023

 Date: June 25th 2023

What a fantastic day for the Street Leagues finals with over 350 children from U 7 -U 12 playing . A huge thank you to all who helped out presenting cups, we appreciate your support ! Thanks also to our brilliant MC Nicky for keeping the show on the road

Rockies Summer Camp

 Date: August 8th to 11th 2023

Our Rockies Summer Camp August 8th to 11th 2023  is now open for bookings!
The camp is open to boys & girls ages 5-12 and is a great week of fun, hurling and games with friends 

Register online at this link

https://www.klubfunder.com/Clubs/Blackrock%20National%20Hurling%20Club

50 Year Anniversary Book

 Date: May 20th 2023

50 Year Anniversary Book documenting the 1971 Cork County Senior Hurling Championship and other interesting facts about The Rockies. Copies available @ €11.00 each from Roger @ 087-2944821.

The Derry Quest

 Date: May 5th 2023

The Derry Quest will take place this June Bank Holiday weekend. Please support as Mick and Nigel make the epic journey from Blackrock to Derry to raise funds for our underage teams playing Na Magha.

 Click here for fundraising link

Senior and Intermediate Captains 2023

 Date April 25th 2023

Congratulations to our Senior and Intermediate Captains for 2023. Senior Joint Captains - Kevin O'Keeffe and Niall Cashman. Intermediate Joint Captains - Eoin O'Farrell and Luke O'Donovan.

George Made it at Last

 Date: March 5th 2023

George Hatchell resumed his Inter-County Hurling career when he lined out with Wexford at Pairc Uí Chaoimh on Sunday last. Despite his best efforts Wexford lost.

Photo

Rebels Bounty

 Date: Feb 2023

The Rebels Bounty for 2023 is now up and running with a prize fund of €500,000 and hundreds of chances to win over the year.
The draw plays a vital role in funding, not only our inter county teams, but with over 80% of the revenue going back to clubs it also plays a significant role in sustaining and financing the club.
*Entries cost €100* (or 10 payments of €10) and once the club reaches the threshold of 100 tickets all subsequent revenue goes to the club.
You can enter at the link below, through your coach or a member of the hurling committee.
Remember to choose *Blackrock* as your club when you enter.
*Your support for the club is as always truly and greatly appreciated.*

https://rebelsbounty.ergogroup.ie/prod/rebelsbounty/join-draw

Second Hand Rockies Hurling Gear

 Date: Feb 2023

If you have any second hand Rockies Hurling drop it into us during February. 
We will then put all the collected gear for sale during March. 
You pay whatever you think is appropriate and all proceeds will go to Cork 
@SimonCommunity

Fr Der Leahy celebrates 70 years of Priesthood

 Date: Jan 24th 2023

Blackrock and St Michaels came together to acknowledge that achievement and make presentations to Fr Der  in the hurling club

click here for Photos
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New Articles written by Peter Devine on the Club's History

 Date: Jan 2023

Peter has added 2 articles to the History section of the website. They give a fascinating insight to the foundation of the Club and its early history. The periods covered are 1883- 1888 and 1888-1899.

Link to History Page - click here

Archive Photos from 1978 All Ireland Club Semi Final in Derry

 Date Jan 2023

Noel Coughlan has just given us photographs from the Senior Team in Derry for the 1978 all-Ireland club Semi final. See for these great photos

Photos

Sudanese Association of Cork

 Date Jan 2023

We got a nice gift from the Sudanese Association of Cork, who held their Annual Sports & Social Day in Church Road today.  It’s always lovely to have you over in the club!

Senior Hurling Management for 2023.

 Date Jan 5th 2023

We would like to welcome Jamie Harrington as our Senior Hurling Manager for 2023. Jamie will be joined in his role by Trevor O'Keeffe, Shane Stapleton as Coaches with Eddie O'Sullivan as Strength and Conditioning Coach. The Selectors & Backroom team for the Senior and Intermediate Teams for the year are John Cormack, Colin O'Leary, Dave O'Shea, Mick O'Leary, Aidan O'Leary, Conor Hurley, and Tony O'Sullivan. We wish Jamie and the Team the very best of luck in 2023. Rockies Abu!

KEN DOHERTY & JIMMY WHITE

 Date Jan 3rd 2023

Fantastic night in Church Road where Ken and Jimmy entertained a large crowd with Snooker at its finest including a 100+ break by Jimmy and some brilliant stories from Ken recalling his world Championship win in 1997.

Click here for photos by George Hatchell​

KEN DOHERTY & JIMMY WHITE

 Date: Jan 3rd 2023

We are delighted to host Snooker Legends KEN DOHERTY & JIMMY WHITE.
Tickets are now available for this highly anticipated showpiece, with both standard & VIP options including early entry,a meet & greet with the players, photo with the World Trophy, food and priority seating.
The ideal Xmas Present.
Tickets -

VIP tickets - click here

 General tickets - click here

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County Championship Draws 2023

 Date: Dec 2022

Co-Op Superstores County Championship Draws 2023  Senior to Intermediate A


December Rebels Bounty Clubs Draw

 Date: Dec 12th 2022

Jim Hanley was the Lucky winner of first prize in the December Rebels Bounty Clubs Draw 
Jim was presented with his cheque for Eur 100 000 By County Board Chairman Marc Sheehan also in attendance was Eamonn O Donoghue Seller of winning Ticket, Blackrock draw Co-Ordinator Tom Riordan, Frank Murphy Executive Chairman, Roger Ryan PR Committee, Brian Smith Club Vice Chairman and Facilities Manager, and Conor Counihan Cork GAA Rebels Bounty Co Ordinator

Click for Photos in Gallery

Colum Hatchell nominated to become Irish Ambassador to Chile, Ecuador & Peru in 2023

 Date: December 2022

A proud day for the Hatchell family with the announcement George's Colum has been nominated to become Irish Ambassador to Chile, Ecuador & Peru in 2023. Congratulation on this wonderful achievement.

Christmas Trees

Date: December 1st 2022

Christmas trees will be on sale from Thursday 1st December in Blackrock hurling club car 
park from 3pm. 

This year, the club is selling them directly, so all profits go straight 
to Hurling club activities in the New Year!!!

Reardan's All-star Hurling Team

 Date: November 7th 2022

Congratulations to Gavin Connolly, John Cashman, Cathal Cormack and Robbie Cotter on their selection in this years All-Star Awards

Click to read  Evening Echo Article

County Final Fund

 Date: November 1, 2022

A massive thankyou to everyone who supported the fund

County Final Press Night

 Date: Oct 3rd 2022

Press night held at Church Rd, on Monday Oct 3rd

Photos in Gallery

County Final Fund

 Date: Sep 29th  2022

Our Chairman has launched a fundraiser for the 2022 Senior County Final

Read More

Get your Rockies Gear for Christmas


Last Online Orders Sunday 2nd October, for Collection in December

Club Shop Link

Rockies 2022 Annual Golf Classic

 Date: Sept 1st and 2nd 2022

Click on this link for a review of the day, written by Roger     .   

See photos of the day in our Photo Gallery

U13 V Abbeyside

 Date: Aug 28th 2022

Our U13s had a great match in the club this morning with Abbeyside.
Best of luck for the rest of the season @AbbeycourtyGAA1
and we hope to see you soon!!

Cork Senior Hurling Management Team

 Date Aug: 2022

Cork Senior Hurling Management Team
Congratulations to Wayne Sherlock on being named as part of the Cork Senior Hurling Management Team for 2023.

U17 League Shield Final

 Date: July 11th 2022

U17 League Shield Final. Blackrock 2-15, Nemo Rangers 1-10.

Congrats to our U17 team who defeated Nemo on Saturday night in the Div 1 Shield. A great panel effort was key to this victory as The Rockies overcame a fancied Nemo side with style. The notable workrate of each and every player on the pitch was a joy to behold and this team clearly had set out their stall not to be defeated in sweltering conditions out in Nemo. While the headline must go to Fionn O'Keeffe (son of former senior Brian) who grabbed 2-2, it really was a team effort throughout the pitch. This is a significant victory for a team who were yet to taste success in underage hurling but great credit must go to them for their willingness to learn, improve and work hard which ultimately led to their first piece of silverware. Next up is the County Championship where this team will be hoping to make their mark. Well done lads

see  Photo Gallery for photos courtesy of George Hatchell

Westlife Gigs

 Date: Aug 2022

Our Clubhouse Garden will be open for the upcoming Westlife gigs, so why not pop in!!! Live music also in the Club on Friday and Saturday night!!! Hope to see you over here!!!

U10 at Pairc Ui Rinn

 Date: Aug 2022

Our U10s have had a very busy and successful season so far, and on Saturday night they made their Páirc Uí Rinn debuts vs @the_Barrs . Well done lads!!!

Cork Camogie All-Ireland 2022

 Date: Aug 4th 2022

Good luck to Blackrock players; Hayley, Katelyn & Michelle and Sarah on the Backroom Team, and all the players and management of both Cork teams playing in the All Ireland Finals on Sunday

Affidea Renew Sponsorship

 Date: July 13th 2022

We are delighted to announce that  @AffideaIreland  have extended their sponsorship with the club!

They have been strong partners of the Rockies since 2019 including our County Championship winning year of 2020.

In this time, they have also built their ExpressCare service at their Elysian clinic which provides a great and immediate service to the people of Cork.

We look forward to continuing the partnership & hopefully will celebrate success again together in the upcoming championship.

Blackrock Village Festival July 16th 2022

 Date: July 16th 2022

Great to see so many of our young Rockies out at the Blackrock Village Festival today!!! 💚💛

Well done to  @CllrDesCahil @jimxcomet   and all the other organisers, it was a really wonderful festival, and the weather was just perfect!!! 

Street League finals 2022

 Date: June 11th 2022

Great finals day last Saturday - Huge Crowds watched great hurling action from our academy stars.


Foot Solutions Sponsor Jerseys for Junior Teams

 Date: June 2022

Huge thanks to  @FootSolCork  for sponsoring the Blackrock Junior Hurling Team.

Based in Cork City Centre, Foot Solutions provide specialised care for all your footwear needs, helping customers to have pain free feet everyday! 

Micks Derry Quest.

 Date: June Weekend 2022

And they're off. Great to see some young Rockies out to wave Mick and his support crew off as they begin The Derry Quest. You can follow Micks progress at the following link: https://t.co/i9GPmFIX9j

Donate to the fundraiser at this link:

https://t.co/niVOdr28pL

Seán Mellon Festival of Hurling

 Date: June 4th 2022

Well done to Dunloy GAC for a great victory today in the Seán Mellon Festival of Hurling in @NaMaghaCLG. 

A massive well done and thanks to our great friends in Na Magha CLG. A superb tournament lads, a real club effort, and we were honoured to take part in it.

Thanks for the hospitality shown all weekend, for the beautiful presentation, and for running such an excellent tournament. Seán Mellon would have been very proud this weekend.

Read about how the relationship between Blackrock and na Magha developed and flourished over the years

Read More

Junior Team in Clane Co. Kildare

Date: June 4th 2022

Junior team participated in the John Reidy Memorial Hurling Tournament hosted by Clane GAA, Kildare.

We played teams from Kildare, Tipperary and Mayo.

The tournament was well organized and certainly enjoyed by the team. Thanks to Clane for the invite and to Chris Bonus, a Rockie now living in and playing with Clane

details at https://www.clanegaa.ie/articles/68602

Mick Cashman Cup

 Date: May 28th 2022

The 2022 Cashman Cup Finals took place May 28th with teams from The Barrs, Blarney GAA, Watergrasshill GAA, Youghal GAA, Eire Og GAA, Carrigtwohill GAA & Glen Rovers  to Church Road.

Well done to the 2012 coaches for such a well run tournament, and to all who helped out. Also thanks to our Cashman Cup Sponsors @AtlanticFlight  and to our Academy Sponsors Cogan's Toyota for supporting our young Rockies.

Conor Hurley

 May: 2022

The management committee and the hurling club committee would jointly like to express their appreciation and best wishes to Conor Hurley, who is leaving the club to take up a new challenge in the private sector. 


Wisetek donation to Senior Team

 Date: May 2022

Wisetek Store, the e-commerce site of Wisetek has donated premium refurbished devices to Blackrock Hurling Club to support our senior hurlers' analysis team.

Explore the Wisetek Store here: Wisetek Store

Fanzone

 Date: 27th April 2022

Bus Parking available at The Rockies Fanzone Thursday & Friday for the Ed Sheeran concert in Pairc Ui Chaoimh.

Live music in the car park from 4pm. Toilets, food etc. available to the public.

10 minute walk to the stadium. Relax before heading to see Ed down the Pairc