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Rockmount AFC welcomes you to our new website.

Rockmount AFC currently field teams in the Munster Senior League, Munster Junior League, Cork AUL, Youth and u17 leagues and the schoolboy’s section fields no less than ten teams in competitive action in the Cork Schoolboy’s League.We have an Academy which runs every sunday morning in Rockmount Park.

 

If you have any comments or queries relating to the club please contact us at any of the following email addresses –

jimccfc@gmail.com

paul@stylecraftkitchens.ie

 

Rockmount Academy

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Rockmount under 18s (born 1998) will be starting training for the new season soon, and are looking for new players to strengthen the squad. New manager James Corcoran (087 2507026) is away on holidays at the moment but if you are interested in joining up please send him a text or contact Paul Phillips (087 6873378) ... See MoreSee Less

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Champions... Bluebell United Football Club Bluebell Utd F.C. Crumlin United Football Club Offical Bangor Celtic FC

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On behalf of Rockmount AFC I would like to thank everyone, both inside and outside the club, who sent messages of sympathy and support for David’s family since we heard the tragic news on Sunday last. The football and sporting community in Cork and further afield has shown again that despite all the club rivalries there is a great bond between us all. There are constant kind messages and acts of goodwill. A minutes silence at the Blarney Sevens Tournament. Tweets and emails from all over the world. A minutes silence at the UEFA Regions Cup game in Dublin (where Rockmount’s Brendan O’Connell and David’s neighbour Ken Hoey are playing). Simple things that mean so much. Thank you all.
David’s team-mates, past and present, were magnificent as they rallied around each other and showed David’s family that they are not alone in their suffering. The Rosary on Monday, the “football hour” at David’s house on Tuesday and the funeral ceremony on Wednesday were all well attended by players, coaches, opponents, parents, committee members and even a few referees, which I’m sure would have given David a chuckle. I was worried that the guard of honour at David’s house on Wednesday may have been too much for some of the young lads, as it turned out I was fortunate that I brought a second set of jerseys. There are of course only eleven on a team, thirty six jerseys were quickly snapped up and worn, many more young men wore their Rockmount tracksuits as they proudly but sadly took their place to guide their fallen friend and team-mate on his last journey. It was an extraordinary moment.
The funeral mass at the North Cathedral was beautiful in its simplicity, with the North Mon AG choir and guests providing some powerful and breathtaking music and songs. There was of course some “crossover” of David’s friends, with many of his Rockmount team-mates wearing unfamiliar (to me at least) school uniforms, but whether it was a Rockmount jersey or a North Mon shirt and tie, all of the young men and women were united in their determination to be there for each other. I would like to thank Mr. Smith, vice principal of the Mon AG who went out of his way to contact me the day before the funeral to make sure that the school and the club were acting together all the way. Such little details are I suppose what makes the Mon the great school that it is.
David’s heartbroken dad Tony made a brave and powerful speech at the mass, tackling the scourge of suicide with a ferocity that David would have been well proud of. The freephone number for Console the suicide helpline 1800 247 247 is now probably in the phone of everyone who attended the mass, and that can only be a good thing.
The cemetery at Curraghkippane in Kerry Pike, with its stunning views over the western suburbs and the Lee Valley, became David’s final resting place after mass. It rained a little, some balloons were let into the sky, and the sun came out again. It always does.
As a club, we will continue to mourn for David for a long long time. Things will of course slowly get back to normal, as they have to. We’ll get back to training soon. Other defenders will come along. Maybe someday I will see a player powerfully heading home a corner and not say out loud “that’s a David Leahy goal” (as I did last night when the Icelandic lad equalised against Cork City). The under 7s team will get a new coach to replace “David Luiz” as they fondly christened him on account of his mop of curly hair. But they won’t forget him, nor will any of us who have had the great fortune to know this wonderful young man. We were blessed, and then cursed with this awful sadness.
However immense the burden of grief we are feeling, it is of course just a drop in the ocean compared with the loss felt by his family. To Debbie, Tony, Danny, Amy, Dean and Daire we can only offer our friendship and continued support. We will always be there for you.

Jim O'Brien
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Two Cup Finals for Rockmount Teams.

Rockmount U17 & U19 Teams in League Cup Finals in Turners Cross.

Well done to our Under 19s who play Castleview on Friday 24th of October K.O 7.30

and our Under 17s who play Corinthians 0n Friday 31st of October K.O 7.30

Congratulations Roy.

Congratulations to former Rockmount schoolboy Roy Keane on his appointment as Ireland assistant manager.Everyone at Rockmount Park is immensely proud of all that Roy has achieved and we wish him and Martin O Neill the very best of luck.

Rockmount Schoolgirls

History Was made yesterday when Rockmount fielded

its first Schoolgirls Team in a friendly against Riverstown.

Well Done to Tim O Connell & everyone involved.

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Rockmounts New Sponsor

Rockmount AFC Welcome IRE Homecare As the New club sponsor.

Greg Coleman of IRE Homecare Presents a Sponsorship cheaque to Chairman John O Shea at Rockmount Park.Also included in the photo is,from left,Stephen Montgomery,Tom Coleman of IRE Homecare,Brendan O Connell,and Ken Hoey.