Rock U14s  3-0 Glenmuir Celtic
November 11th 2012

Another win for the Rock U14s defeating the opposition on a score line of 3-0.
The match was played in perfect conditions on Sunday morning last.
This was another match that Rock dominated from start to finish with some great movement and passing moves.

However the Rock are still finding hard to put the ball in the back of the net even though they are making several chances which should reflect a bigger winning margin.
In fact it took 15 minutes into the 2nd half before the Rock broke the deadlock with a rocket of a free kick from the boot of Aidan Curtin which would even cause Joe Hart some bother.

The Rock went on to get another goal when Ciaran Fee collected the ball on the left wing and play a great ball splitting the Glenmuir defence to the oncoming forward Liam O’Callaghan who still had some work to do round a defender and knock the ball pass the keeper.

Five minutes after that the Rock went 3-0 up when again Liam O’Callaghan on one of his magical runs was brought down inside the opposition box and Alex Hanneffey dispatch the ball from the penalty spot to the net.

This win keeps the Rock in top spot with the nearest rival 3 points behind. This was again another great team performance including the five substitutions but a special mention has to go to Liam O’Callaghan who had outstanding game other mentions worth stating is Jack Reid, Feidhelm Joyce, Aidan Curtin and Alex Hanneffey.

Team on the day: 1. Matthew Few. 2. James Cushnahan. 3. Aidan Curtin. 4. Alex Hanneffey. 5. Jack Reid. 6. Ben Mooney. 7. Christopher Stapleton. 8. Feidhelm Joyce. 9. Dylan Sharkey. 10. Liam O’Callaghan. 11. Ciaran Fee. 12. Ross Kelly. 13. Oisin Meegan. 14. Conall Murdock. 15. Gerard Rice. 16. Thomas Murdock.

U13 Rock Celtic 3-1 Glemuir Celtic

Rock give their best performance of the season to maintain their 100% start to the season.

A brace from goal machine Alex mc Carthy and Conor Neary sealed the victory for Rock Celtic in what was a great team performance with all 21 players contributing to the win.

Rock really should have won by more with their passing game not rewarded enough in the score line.

Best for Rock were Conor,Alex McCarthy, Daniel Corcoran, Liam mc Donnell,


U12 Rock Ville 3-6 Ardee

A morning which started promisingly for Rock Ville ended up disappointing as they succumbed to a 6-3 home defeat to Ardee. The scoreline certainly flattered the visitors courtesy of a handful of late goals at the death when Rock were chasing the game.

The contest much closer than the score would suggest. Rock started brightly despite playing into the harsh sunshine, Right back Isaac McGahon’s surging run down the wing culminating in his shot on goal which was diverted past the Ardee keeper by his own defender to open the scoring for Rock.

Things got better when winger Thomas Jackson’s smart lofted pass found striker Oisin Cleary running into space, Oisin’s deftly taken shot wrong footing the Ardee keeper to put the home team 2-0 up. This seemed to spark Ardee into life, Rock’s early dominance turning around as the away team found their form pulling back two quick goals to level the tie at 2-2.

Rock fought back bravely, Peter Woulfe and Oisin McCooey’s getting a hold of the game in midfield but the most potent threat from the home side was down the left flank as Declan Curtin again put in sterling effort up and down the wing culminating in an unstoppable shot curled past the keeper to put Rock in the lead once more. Alas, despite the efforts of Liam Cafferty and Conor Casey, imperious in central defense, Rock couldn’t hold on and gifted Ardee a precious equaliser to go into the break tied at 3-3.

The second half saw defensive midfielder Bryan Soraghan come off and this took some steel out of the home midfield who found the second half much harder going than the first. Ardee began to get more of the ball and Rock struggled to get back into the game. Nonetheless there were plenty of opportunities  for the home team, particularly down the flanks patrolled by Declan and Isaac. Rock defenders, Oisin McD, Luke, Niall, Eamon, James and Jack did their best to hold on but the home team tired towards the end of the game and found themselves caught on the break on several occasions.

James McNamara blocked shot after shot to keep the score level but finally Ardee were able to make the breakthrough with three quickly taken goals towards the end to take all the points. Rock might have left the field deflated but with a bit more fitness and sharpness they might have secured their second win of the season. There were many promising signs in their performance which bode well for fixtures in the upcoming weeks.

GK: James McNamara
RB: Isaac McGahon, Luke Seckerson, Jack Bellew
CB: Conor Casey
CB: Liam Cafferty
LB: Oisin McDermott, Niall O’Reilly, Eamon Daly, James Carron
DM: Bryan Soraghan, Oisin McCooey
RW: Thomas Jackson, Isaac McGahon
CM: Peter Woulfe
CM: Oisin McCooey, Thomas Jackson
LW: Declan Curtin
CF: Oisin Cleary


U11 Glenmuir 3-1 Rock Celtic
Back after three weeks without a competitive match, the under 11’s got off to a rusty start in this game. Some good play by a confident Glenmuir side and some defensive errors by Rock handed Glenmuir a 1 – 0 lead half way through the first half. This lead could have been extended if it were not for some great saves from goalkeeper Mark Durkin.

Rock management team made changes at half time – introducing Charlie Murdock upfront, Connor McVerry on the right wing and Cillian Duffy into the left full position. Edward Otesanya battled hard in midfield and was unlucky not to pull one back  5 minutes after the restart. Glenmuir continued to have the upper hand on Rock and doubled their lead 10 minutes into the second half.
This Rock side were not giving up that easy and within a minute they responded  – Declan Curtain made a great run down the left wing  and crossed the ball into the box finding Edward who slotted the ball home from close range. The game was set up for a competitive finish but it was Glenmuir who sealed the game with a third goal 5 minutes from the end to take a deserved 3-1 win.


U10 Rockville 4 – 3 Quay Olympic
11 November 2012 

On a crisp Sunday morning “Super Evan” shone against the lads from Quay with a great hat trick. Rock started strong with Evan Durnin taking the ball on in midfield beating two players before slotting the ball into the back of the net. Quay replied with a quick goal before Rock got themselves back on top with Brian Cafferty first winning the ball in midfield and then splitting the defence with a beautiful pass to Evan who exquisitely dispatched into the corner of the net for his second of the game. Rock were now pressing hard with great attacks from Dara O’Gradaigh, Sean Connor and Rian Rafferty. Rock’s third goal came from a passing movement with Frank McGrory winning the ball, knocking it to Brian Cafferty who played another excellant ball to Evan who buried it in the back of the net. The half time whistle blew with Rock well on top.
Quay started the second half well getting an early goal. They continued to press and where awarded a very harsh penalty which they tucked away to level the score. Rock now soaked up serious pressure but great defending by frank, James Riley and Conor Sacreston kept Quay out. With the game looking destined for a 3-3 draw up pooped Frank Rodgers to score a well taken winning goal. Final score 4-3 to Rockville. Man of the match was Evan Durnin.


U10 Shamrocks 1 – 8 Rock Celtic
11 November 2012 

Rock Celtic U10’s continued their strong start to the season on Sunday moring with a comprehensive win over Shamrocks at Fatima Park. The Rock lads were on top right from the kick off and found themselves 3 goals up within the first 5 minutes of the game, thanks to well taken goals from Steve Kamtchou, Mark Leavy and Dara Quinn. Later in the half Sennan Carroll scored his first league goal of the season with an excellant left footed drive into the bottom corner. A brief lapse of concentration just before half time allowed Shamrock’s in on goal and they tucked the ball  into the net for their first and last goal of the game. The quality of passing improved in the second half with the midfield unit of Dara, Fiachra and Steve creating much more space out on the wings. It wasn’t long before the team’s dominance payed off with Steve, Mark Leavy and Sennan (this time with his right foot) all doubling their goals tally for the day. Both Mark Gallagher and Fiachra were very unlucky not to get on the score sheet with a number of great efforts. Dara Quinn in central midfield had a fine game and played a part in a number of the goals. Cillian Duffey playing on the right side of defence also had a fine game and his desire to push forward finally paid off when he scored his first goal for the team in the last few minutes. It was a fairly comfortable game in defence for Adam Hoban and Eoin Byrne (and similarly for Mark Gallagher and Layo when they assumed defensive duties during the second half). In goals for the second game in sucession Jamie Callen had a fairly quiet game but he stayed alert and coped well when called upon.  After only 7 league games played it is great to see that 10 players out of the 15 man squad have now got themselves on the score sheet. Well done!