Blackrock and Cork Hurling Legend, says we have to all pull together, during this crisis. Blackrock and Cork Hurling Legend, Jimmy Brohan is glad his cocooning is nearly over and he hopes to get out again for some exercise along Lough Mahon. As a regular walker on the nearby shoreline, he can’t wait to resumeContinue reading “Cork Hurling Legend Says to Pull Together During This Crisis.”
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40th Anniversary of Blackrock Junior County Hurling Championship in Church Road in 1987.
An interesting article and photograph from the Southgate of 22nd October 1987, of the 40th anniversary celebrations of the 1947 Blackrock Junior County Hurling Champions (from the Con Hannigan archive). The celebration for the 1947 team, was organised by team member Paddy Madden. Paddy along with Declan Hassett, produced the centenary year publication of theContinue reading “40th Anniversary of Blackrock Junior County Hurling Championship in Church Road in 1987.”
The day “Tough Barry” sent off four players.
Although just a tournament hurling match in the Amber Ale tournament, this game was played in Clonakilty in 1938 between the Rockies and the Barrs appears to have been a very robust affair. The famous, Jim “Tough” Barry saw red and sent four players to the line according to Con Hannigan’s report. Tough Barry wasContinue reading “The day “Tough Barry” sent off four players.”
Handwritten Note of the Boys of Blackrock Ballad.
Blackrock National Hurling Club has a rousing ballad which appeared in its 1984 publication The Rockies. This song, which is published regularly in its annual reports and sung with passion on the occasion of famous victories by the club’s hurlers, young and old. Today, we publish Con Hannigan’s composition, which he also named the BoysContinue reading “Handwritten Note of the Boys of Blackrock Ballad.”