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#Dean Rock

# dean-rock - Thursday 13 May, 2021

'It's something that we deeply regret' - Rock apologises for Dublin's training breach
# Regret
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# Regret

'It's something that we deeply regret' - Rock apologises for Dublin's training breach

Updated May 13th 2021, 10:38 AM 20,711 Views 29 Comments

Dean Rock has admitted it’s strange not having suspended manager Dessie Farrell among the group.

# dean-rock - Monday 21 December, 2020

'So, says Jim, you’re travelling on Saturday. I nearly fall off the chair. ‘What?!’'
# Shock
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# Shock

'So, says Jim, you’re travelling on Saturday. I nearly fall off the chair. ‘What?!’'

Updated Dec 21st 2020, 8:05 PM 60,560 Views 27 Comments

Bernard Brogan describes the run-up to last year’s All-Ireland final.

# dean-rock - Friday 18 December, 2020

Criticism of his free-taking project, self-doubts and being dropped by Pat Gilroy in 2012
# School Of Rock
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# School Of Rock

Criticism of his free-taking project, self-doubts and being dropped by Pat Gilroy in 2012

Dec 18th 2020, 4:07 PM 6,614 Views 14 Comments

Dean Rock was in a reflective mood as the All-Ireland final looms.

# dean-rock - Friday 1 May, 2020

'To be part of that is really special' - 10 years on from a pivotal Dublin Donegal All-Ireland final
# Down Memory Lane
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# Down Memory Lane

'To be part of that is really special' - 10 years on from a pivotal Dublin Donegal All-Ireland final

May 1st 2020, 2:57 PM 7,449 Views 0 Comments

Senior managers and players emerged from the All-Ireland U21 final played on this day in 2010.

# dean-rock - Monday 16 September, 2019

Dean Rock: 'I'd say I've never practiced a kick like that in all my life, it was a shot at nothing'
# Rock Solid
From The42
# Rock Solid

Dean Rock: 'I'd say I've never practiced a kick like that in all my life, it was a shot at nothing'

Sep 16th 2019, 5:58 PM 17,007 Views 9 Comments

The Dublin attacker on that late kick in the drawn game, Saturday’s replay and the five-in-a-row.

# dean-rock - Thursday 4 July, 2019

'I’d love to play with him again' - Rock on Connolly return after Boston move falls through
# Always Welcome
From The42
# Always Welcome

'I’d love to play with him again' - Rock on Connolly return after Boston move falls through

Jul 4th 2019, 4:02 PM 10,972 Views 13 Comments

The St Vincent’s star could still rejoin the panel after he was unable to gain entry to the US last week.

# dean-rock - Sunday 3 March, 2019

Second-half siege helps dogged Dublin see off Roscommon in dreadful conditions
# Wash Out
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# Wash Out

Second-half siege helps dogged Dublin see off Roscommon in dreadful conditions

Mar 3rd 2019, 4:27 PM 11,335 Views 29 Comments

Dean Rock scored 1-5 as Dublin ran out five-point winners at Dr Hyde Park.

# dean-rock - Tuesday 13 November, 2018

'The people who will benefit are inspiring' - Dublin stars hoping to Help Real Heroes
# Saturday Done Right
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# Saturday Done Right

'The people who will benefit are inspiring' - Dublin stars hoping to Help Real Heroes

Nov 13th 2018, 8:01 PM 5,297 Views 0 Comments

All-Ireland champions Dean Rock and Niamh McEvoy are hosting a charity event in aid of Stewarts Care, Palmerstown.

# dean-rock - Thursday 19 April, 2018

From the joy of county glory with Dublin to the agony of club setbacks with Ballymun
# Rock Of Sense
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# Rock Of Sense

From the joy of county glory with Dublin to the agony of club setbacks with Ballymun

Apr 19th 2018, 7:50 PM 8,419 Views 2 Comments

Dean Rock is aware of the contrast between county and club fortunes.

# dean-rock - Wednesday 31 January, 2018

Learning from past mistakes, keeping motivation and making amends in 2018
# Rock And Roll
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# Rock And Roll

Learning from past mistakes, keeping motivation and making amends in 2018

Jan 31st 2018, 8:45 AM 10,209 Views 22 Comments

Dublin star Dean Rock is excited for what lies ahead in the coming weeks and months.

# dean-rock - Friday 29 December, 2017

'Through reading books on different kickers...I understood the power of the mind'
# Let It Rock
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# Let It Rock

'Through reading books on different kickers...I understood the power of the mind'

Dec 29th 2017, 9:30 PM 19,256 Views 6 Comments

Dean Rock tells The42 about the psychology behind taking frees.

# dean-rock - Thursday 21 December, 2017

McGregor-Mayweather fight voted the most memorable Irish sporting moment of 2017
# And The Winners Are...
From The42
# And The Winners Are...

McGregor-Mayweather fight voted the most memorable Irish sporting moment of 2017

Dec 21st 2017, 8:30 AM 16,708 Views 59 Comments

Katie Taylor produced the greatest Irish sporting achievement.

# dean-rock - Wednesday 6 December, 2017

'Con is one of these guys that if he tried anything he'd be good at it' - Dean Rock
# Deadly Dubs
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# Deadly Dubs

'Con is one of these guys that if he tried anything he'd be good at it' - Dean Rock

Dec 6th 2017, 3:21 PM 5,950 Views 0 Comments

Rock spent years trying to establish himself on the Dublin team, while Con O’Callaghan made the transition to senior football look easy.

# dean-rock - Thursday 5 October, 2017

'It would a bit weird if you were kicking frees in silence' - No issue with sledging for Dubs forward
# Dean Rock
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# Dean Rock

'It would a bit weird if you were kicking frees in silence' - No issue with sledging for Dubs forward

Oct 5th 2017, 1:19 PM 4,829 Views 7 Comments

For Dean Rock, distractions are all part of the game.

# dean-rock - Sunday 1 October, 2017

All-Ireland winning Dublin ladies team must raise funds for team holiday
# Ladies GAA
From The42
# Ladies GAA

All-Ireland winning Dublin ladies team must raise funds for team holiday

Oct 1st 2017, 2:37 PM 7,604 Views 7 Comments

Dublin won their first All-Ireland title in seven years last weekend.

# dean-rock - Tuesday 19 September, 2017

Over five months on, Rock lands the Croke Park free that Dublin need most
# Nailed It
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# Nailed It

Over five months on, Rock lands the Croke Park free that Dublin need most

Sep 19th 2017, 9:00 AM 20,731 Views 34 Comments

League final miss against Kerry but on target for All-Ireland final against Mayo.

# dean-rock - Monday 18 September, 2017

Rock winner, Carlow odyssey, Smith's cojones - 13 of the best from the 2017 football championship
# A Season To Savour
From The42
# A Season To Savour

Rock winner, Carlow odyssey, Smith's cojones - 13 of the best from the 2017 football championship

Sep 18th 2017, 7:00 PM 7,573 Views 3 Comments

A baker’s dozen to refect upon.

'They were trying every trick in the book. I think it was a GPS someone threw at him'
# Match Winner
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# Match Winner

'They were trying every trick in the book. I think it was a GPS someone threw at him'

Sep 18th 2017, 8:43 AM 58,485 Views 71 Comments

James McCarthy saw his Ballymun Kickhams club mate hold his nerve.

# dean-rock - Sunday 17 September, 2017

'I struck it well and the rest is history now': Rock holds his nerve to deliver for Dublin
# Rock Solid
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# Rock Solid

'I struck it well and the rest is history now': Rock holds his nerve to deliver for Dublin

Sep 17th 2017, 5:36 PM 7,850 Views 55 Comments

The Ballymun Kickhams man proved to be the matchwinner again as he slotted over a last-gasp free.

# dean-rock - Saturday 4 March, 2017

Ruthless Dublin keep unbeaten league run going with 12-point win over Mayo
# Dominant Dubs
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# Dominant Dubs

Ruthless Dublin keep unbeaten league run going with 12-point win over Mayo

Mar 4th 2017, 8:54 PM 28,835 Views 66 Comments

Conor McHugh struck the only goal of the game as the All-Ireland champions triumphed.

# dean-rock - Tuesday 14 February, 2017

'It was like a tennis game at times': Rock on facing Tyrone
# 31 Not Out
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# 31 Not Out

'It was like a tennis game at times': Rock on facing Tyrone

Feb 14th 2017, 6:45 AM 3,767 Views 4 Comments

Dublin rallied late on against the Red Hand to save their unbeaten record.

# dean-rock - Monday 13 February, 2017

Analysis: How Tyrone's sweeper and tackling nearly ended the Dubs' unbeaten run
# Expert View
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# Expert View

Analysis: How Tyrone's sweeper and tackling nearly ended the Dubs' unbeaten run

Feb 13th 2017, 5:36 PM 14,559 Views 18 Comments

The42′s columnist Rob Carroll takes a closer look at Saturday night’s game.

# dean-rock - Saturday 11 February, 2017

Still unbeaten: Dublin kick last five points against Tyrone to claim dramatic draw
# Rock To The Rescue
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# Rock To The Rescue

Still unbeaten: Dublin kick last five points against Tyrone to claim dramatic draw

Feb 11th 2017, 8:44 PM 20,695 Views 27 Comments

The champions were saved by a last-gasp Dean Rock free.

# dean-rock - Tuesday 12 July, 2016

The Jonny Wilkinson influence on Dublin's prolific football freetaker
# The Marksman
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# The Marksman

The Jonny Wilkinson influence on Dublin's prolific football freetaker

Jul 12th 2016, 5:25 PM 7,971 Views 5 Comments

Dean Rock credits the rugby links at shaping his technique.

# dean-rock - Sunday 3 January, 2016

Dramatic late comeback sees Dublin earn O'Byrne Cup draw with Wexford
# Rescue Act
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# Rescue Act

Dramatic late comeback sees Dublin earn O'Byrne Cup draw with Wexford

Jan 3rd 2016, 4:50 PM 9,384 Views 4 Comments

Jim Gavin today started with just three of his All-Ireland final team.

# dean-rock - Thursday 8 October, 2015

We'll leave it there so: Klopp's coming in, Blatter going out and the rest of Thursday's sport
# Sports Round-up
From The42
# Sports Round-up

We'll leave it there so: Klopp's coming in, Blatter going out and the rest of Thursday's sport

Oct 8th 2015, 8:22 PM 8,080 Views 1 Comment

Plus the latest news ahead of a bumper weekend at the Rugby World Cup.

Dublin footballer Dean Rock got more than he bargained for on a school visit yesterday
# Casual Sing Song
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# Casual Sing Song

Dublin footballer Dean Rock got more than he bargained for on a school visit yesterday

Oct 8th 2015, 12:31 PM 12,950 Views 3 Comments

The Ballymun Kickhams man did his best Marvin Gaye impression.

# dean-rock - Friday 2 October, 2015

'On the pitch he sometimes goes beyond the line, you're not going to intimidate him'
# Clubmates
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# Clubmates

'On the pitch he sometimes goes beyond the line, you're not going to intimidate him'

Oct 2nd 2015, 3:00 PM 17,246 Views 29 Comments

Paddy Christie has followed the career of Ballymun Kickhams clubmate and Dublin star Philly McMahon at close quarters.

# dean-rock - Monday 1 June, 2015

Tipperary, Dublin and Fermanagh lead the way in The42′s football team of the weekend
# Big Ball Stars
From The42
# Big Ball Stars

Tipperary, Dublin and Fermanagh lead the way in The42′s football team of the weekend

Jun 1st 2015, 6:30 PM 4,855 Views 7 Comments

7 Dubs, 4 Fermanagh, 3 Tipperary and 1 Longford player make our selection.

# dean-rock - Monday 27 April, 2015

The 7 Dublin players who have burst to the fore in their 2015 league winning run
# Putting Their Hands Up
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# Putting Their Hands Up

The 7 Dublin players who have burst to the fore in their 2015 league winning run

Apr 27th 2015, 8:37 PM 7,138 Views 5 Comments

What players have made their case for regular summer football in Jim Gavin’s side?

# dean-rock - Sunday 26 April, 2015

Today was a good day for Dublin's Dean Rock in more ways than one
# Sharpshooters
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# Sharpshooters

Today was a good day for Dublin's Dean Rock in more ways than one

Apr 26th 2015, 6:39 PM 9,747 Views 1 Comment

Ten points, a league winner’s medal, and top scorer honours – not a bad haul for the Ballymun man.

# dean-rock - Saturday 28 March, 2015

Dublin late show relegates Derry in dour affair
# Uninspired
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# Uninspired

Dublin late show relegates Derry in dour affair

Mar 28th 2015, 9:20 PM 8,364 Views 39 Comments

With the scores tied at 0-4 apiece and 65 minutes on the clock, Brian McIver’s side dreamt of stealing a win.

# dean-rock - Friday 30 January, 2015

Rock starts as Dublin name team to face Cork in league opener
# Line-up
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# Line-up

Rock starts as Dublin name team to face Cork in league opener

Jan 30th 2015, 10:21 PM 7,029 Views 6 Comments

The Ballymun Kickhams man will lead their attack at Páirc Uí Rinn on Sunday.

# dean-rock - Tuesday 19 August, 2014

5 reasons why Dublin can win the All-Ireland senior football title
# Dubs Double
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# Dubs Double

5 reasons why Dublin can win the All-Ireland senior football title

Aug 19th 2014, 7:00 PM 5,331 Views 33 Comments

An irresistible bench, unrivalled fire power in attack and a manager who gets the best out of his players means the Dubs will retain their title.

# dean-rock - Friday 30 May, 2014

We’ll Leave It There So: Pelé O'Driscoll, Rory implodes and all today's sport
# Friday
From The42
# Friday

We’ll Leave It There So: Pelé O'Driscoll, Rory implodes and all today's sport

May 30th 2014, 10:10 PM 20,078 Views 5 Comments

We thought Roy was off to become a Bhoy but there are no sights of Keane eating battered Mars bars in Glasgow.

Good news Dublin fans, Dean Rock is shooting the lights out again
# Rock Star
From The42
# Rock Star

Good news Dublin fans, Dean Rock is shooting the lights out again

May 30th 2014, 8:15 AM 4,853 Views 6 Comments

Dublin Boss Jim Gavin says the Ballymun attacker is ‘a credit to himself and the medical staff’.

# dean-rock - Thursday 1 May, 2014

Good news Dublin fans, Dean Rock is on the road to recovery
# Back In Action
From The42
# Back In Action

Good news Dublin fans, Dean Rock is on the road to recovery

May 1st 2014, 7:10 AM 3,210 Views 3 Comments

The 24 year-old hopes to line out for Ballymun Kickhams in their upcoming Dublin championship tie.

# dean-rock - Wednesday 6 November, 2013

Diamond's late gem secures dramatic Dublin SFC title for St Vincent's
# Pulsating
From The42
# Pulsating

Diamond's late gem secures dramatic Dublin SFC title for St Vincent's

Nov 6th 2013, 9:28 PM 7,737 Views 3 Comments

A Dean Rock penalty had Ballymun Kickhams in the ascendancy at half-time but there was late drama and a couple of red cards.

# dean-rock - Saturday 2 November, 2013

Gaelic games writers honour Barney Rock as son Dean eyes county title
# Blue Bloods
From The42
# Blue Bloods

Gaelic games writers honour Barney Rock as son Dean eyes county title

Nov 2nd 2013, 4:51 PM 2,395 Views 2 Comments

The Dublin legend was inducted in the journalists’ Hall of Fame last night.

# dean-rock - Wednesday 6 March, 2013

Rock hoping club success can be springboard to county breakthrough
# County Calling
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# County Calling

Rock hoping club success can be springboard to county breakthrough

Mar 6th 2013, 7:40 AM 1,294 Views 0 Comments

Having shone for Ballymun Kickhams, can the 23 year-old force his way into the reckoning for the Dubs?

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