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Under 10s squad photo @ Wilmslow RFC

Morgan Hannon, Head Coach our U10’s wrote to us to let us know about their recent trip: "Having travelled to Wilmslow RFC with 41 boys out of our squad of 73 we entered three teams into their annual rugby festival. The boys played three pool games with all qualifying for semi-finals in respective divisions. The Blackrock Dolphin’s reached the final of the Shield competition only to lose in the last 2 minutes of a tense game to a very strong and physically bigger Macclesfield team. Notwithstanding this the tour was a complete success both on and off the pitch. " Well done all!

The Future of Blackrock College RFC

FOR US, BY US, 5 year Vision Blackrock College RFC is endeavouring to build a collective vision for the Club to enable it to flourish as a key community asset for past, current and future members and friends. We can only build a vision based on the input from those who have or have had a relationship with the club. Our starting point is a questionnaire that we want as many people to fill out across multiple generations so we gain as many insights and rich ideas as possible that will build a truly inclusive Vision and action plan for the future. Please click HERE to fill out the questionnaire. It should only take a few minutes of your time.

Rock 1st XV Reach Div 1B Playoff Final

The Rock 1st XV beat a spirited Cashel side 24-7 at home on Saturday in the AIL division 1B Playoff Semi Final. Rocks First try came from a great break by hooker conor Kilcoyne before a maul and Sean Coughlan forced his way over from close range. Jack O'Carroll Converted from near to the touchline. Ten minutes later the ref awarded Rock a penalty try for repeat infringements from Cashel. At halftime the score was 14-0. Cashel came out firing in the second half but the rock defence held steady until the Ref gave them a penalty try with ten left on the clock. 14-7. Jack O'Carroll extended the lead with a penalty two minutes later before Luke hickey crossed for the try n the Video above with tw

Presidents XV Play thursday

Hamilton Boys high School are coming to Stradbrook. KO this Thursday against a Rock Presidents XV. The idea of the Presidents XV is to invite guys that are in their final year from the local schools & give them a great day out showcasing the great coaches, pitches, facilities & atmosphere that our club has to offer. Hamilton Boys are on an unbeaten tour so far. Their most recent All Black is Tawera Kerr-Barlow who came on for Aaron Smith in the Cup final. In the past 12 years they have produced a number of international players and at the last World Cup had the following playing for various countries Ireland - Jarrod Payne Scotland - Sean Maitland. Hugh Blake also played in the pre world cup

U-17/18’s Try Triax

U-17/18’s and Minis coach to feature on TV3 Gadget Buzz this Friday at 8.30pm As a modern club in Europe we also like to look at how we can identify new ways to help us in our efforts to ensure Health and safety is top of mind for all our players - one area being injury management and the use technology and data to aid us in the endeavour. With this in mind, We have been given a marvellous opportunity to look at and try a new Technology called Triax for TV3’s “The Gadget Buzz” which focuses on Monitoring concussion in sport by providing data to coaches around correct playing techniques. Essentially Triax is a smart impact monitor that measures g-force impact of head impacts for concussion m

Rock Firsts Beat Shannon

Blackrock College consigned Shannon to their fifth defeat in a row as the hosts triumphed 21-19 in another match that went right down to the wire. Both of these sides are yet to confirm their place in Division 1B for next season, so it was no surprise that the first half was a tight and edgy affair. 'Rock led 9-8 at half-time thanks to three penalties from goal-kicking scrum half Jack O'Carroll, who struck the ball really well in the heavy conditions. Shannon's left winger Greg O'Shea tore clear to score an excellent individual try, and he completed his brace out wide early in the second half. However, despite a combination nine-point tally from penalties converted by Ronan McKenna a

Rock U9's

Shannon and Blackrock Under 9s played a very competitive fixture at Stradbrook in the rain on Saturday morning, with the visitors just shading it. The game was played in great spirit with very high skill levels on display from both sides. Both teams can be very proud of their representation of their respective clubs and the players were delighted to cheer on the Senior sides for the AIL match later in the day.

Div 8 Beat a Div 6 St Marys Side in Winters Cup

On a Cold and wet April Afternoon the Rock Div 8 team beat St Marys in Templeville Road. A try by Evan O'Sullivan and a Tom Taaffe Penalty had rock lead 10-3 before a horrific injury to their out half, James Burke, meant that the game had to be moved from the main pitch in Templeville Road to one of the back pitches. After twenty minutes of inactivity Rock came out the better. A perfectly weighted Mark Godfrey cross field kick dropped into Nicky Whites hands and Marys were powerless to stop him crossing the line. 15-3 lead to a tense last twenty minutes. Marys did cross for an unconverted try but Rocks defence held out for a final scoreline of 15-8. The Rock Div 8 panel wish James Burke the

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