R.I.P: Mass of Remembrance for deceased club members will be celebrated at 6.30pm in the Church Our Lady and St. Brendan at The Top of The Rock this Saturday evening (25ú Samhain). Requiescant in pace. Traditional musicians from The Rock area will play at the Mass.
MOUNTHAWK – College Football: (i) The Mercy Mounthawk senior team (U19) defeated Coachford College last week in Group 1 of the Corn Uí Mhuirí (Munster Colleges) competition….1-12 to 1-4. A good victory with the following Rockmen on board: Michael Tansley, Pádraig Ó hAllmharáin, Jack Ó Murchú, Ben Ó Murchú, Daniel Ó Ciarba, James Fisher, Paidí Ó Laighin, Noah Townsend. The game took place at the John Mitchel Club grounds. They’ll play against Pobalscoil Chorca Dhuibhne this Friday in their next round. (ii) Next week’s challenge for the Mounthawk boys will be the final of the Corn Uí Shúilleabháin (Kerry Colleges) senior football competition v Coláiste Bréanainn. Guímid gach rath orthu. (iii) The Mounthawk U16½ lads played The Sem in the Dunloe Cup competition and were very very unlucky to lose by a single point….1-5 to 0-9. They now look forward to challenging for The Shield. Our Rock players on the panel: Ben Litchfield, Harry Murphy, Ben Murphy, Alex Touhy, Cormac Bastible, Eoin Murphy, Liam Sweeney-O’Connor, Jay Sweeney-O’Connor, Jayden Moriarty, Jack Shanahan, Jack Diggin. (P.Ó hAllmharáin/B.Litchfield)
AN GAELCHOLÁISTE – College Hurling: The Gaelcholáiste Chiarraí hurlers have qualified for the Munster semi-final for the first time since 2006 and have done so in style! An exceptional win last week for the gaelcholáiste’s iománaithe! Tá lúcháir orthu! Thug iománaithe sinsearacha na scoile taispeántas croíúil in aghaidh Carrigaline ar ghort álainn Banteer. Bua ollmhór a bhí ann….2-11 do 0-9. Ba iad Darren Ó Briain agus Gavin Ó Caoimh, na gaiscígh mhóra a scóráil breis is 9 bpointe eatarthu, a spreag buachaillí na scoile. Gavin Ó Cathasaigh was The Rock representative as they took on a talented Carrigaline squad that featured Cork minor stars. Bua stairiúil é seo, gan aon agó. Now the hurlers have huge momentum and support approaching an cluiche stairiúil leathcheannais which is expected to be played in Tralee! GCC Abú! (D.Ó Loinsigh)
THE GREEN – College Football: (i) The Green CBS U19s took on Pobalscoil an Sciobairín in Banteer in the Corn Uí Mhuirí competition (Group 4) and won by a whopping 0-7…..1-17 to 1-9. Well done, The Green! The Rockmen on the team: Thomas Deregee; Fionnán Ryan; Ronan Carroll; Olivier Lata; Ryan O’Driscoll, Donnacha Horgan; Seán Óg Ó Brosnacháin. They have been scheduled to challenge Coláiste an Spioraid Naoimh (Bishopstown) this Wednesday (22nd). They’re scheduled to take on Bandon High on Tuesday 28th. (ii) The Green team U16½ were unlucky v The Sem in their quest for the Dunloe Cup (Kerry)….2-14 to 2-9. The Rock connections on the panel: Fionnán Ryan (4)(0-1), Seán Óg Brosnan (5), Ronan Carroll (10)(1-2), Máirtín McKivergan (12)(0-1), Ryan O’Driscoll (13)(1-0), Oliver Lata, Aodhán Horgan.
CAID FAOI 17: Saturday 2nd December is the big celebration day for our minor footballers. They’ll be presented with their Minor County League (Division 1) WINNERS medals and their Minor Club Championship WINNERS medals at 7pm on in the clubhouse. Everybody is invited to come along to this very special night….parents, family, friends and club members. An historic occasion agus beidh maithe agus móruaisle na Carraige i láthair!
MENTORING: Would you like to be an Austin Stack Club coach/mentor/helper in 2024? If seo, please contact Tim McMahon on 083 1190323 as soon as you can. The Austin Stack Club coaching committee would welcome people (male and female) of all ages who’d like to help as managers, coaches, administrators, etc). Ná cuir do leas ar cairde….join The Rock ‘team’!
CLUB LOTTO: Thanks to everybody who supports our club lotto: (i) Hussey’s Deli and Newsagency, Prince’s Quay; (ii) The Burger Shack, Monavalley; (iii) Kirby’s Brogue Inn, The Rock; (iv) Siopa de Barra, An Charraig; (v) Commane’s Bookshop (PC Books), The Rock; (iv) O’Flynn Interiors, The Rock.
AN CHLANN IS ACLAÍ! Fingers crossed for the O’Regan family, Dáithí, Oisín, Daibhéid and Tara, who’ll be participating in the ‘Ireland’s Fittest Family’ competition on tv. Ciarraí Abú!
SCÓR: What an afternoon of entertainment was had in Killarney’s Gleneagle Hotel in the All-Ireland Finals of Senior Scór! Na buaiteoirí: rince foirne: Birr, Offaly; amhránaíocht aonair: Sorcha Ní Chatháin, Elphin, Roscommon; aithriseoireacht: Mairéad Ní Ghráinne, Monagea, Limerick; bailéadghrúpa: Abbeyknockmoy, Galway; tráth na gceist: Millstreet, Cork; nuachleas (sketch): Carnew Emmets, Wicklow; ceol uirlise: Abbeyknockmoy, Galway; rince seit: An Spá, Kerry.