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Rockmount AFC welcomes you to our website.

Rockmount AFC currently field teams in the Munster Senior League, Munster Junior League,u19,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

 

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The sudden death yesterday of former Rockmount player Paul "Paulie" McCarthy at the age of just 45 has shocked not just everyone at Rockmount, or indeed the Cork sporting community, but supporters and team-mates of all the teams the big man played for in a 25 year playing career at Brighton, Wycombe, Oxford, Hornchurch, Ebsfleet and Crowborough.
Before all that of course Paulie played for Rockmount. From the Glen, where his family still live, Paul went to school in St Marks and later the North Mon, with whom he won a Corn Ui Mhuiri (Munster GAA) and also played with St. Nicks, where he was by all accounts a very talented centre-back. He started with Rockmount as a goalkeeper but quickly developed into an outstanding centre-half, strong in the tackle and unbeatable in the air. That fabled Rockmount team, consisting of players mainly from the Glen/Mayfield/ Blackpool areas, dominated schoolboy and youth football for the six years they were together, winning numerous cups and leagues under the management of Gene O'Sullivan, Timmy Murphy, Tom Cronin and Mick Keating. Five of the team also won the Kennedy Cup with Cork in 1986, fortunately someone had the foresight to take that iconic snap of Len Downey, Damien Martin, Roy Keane, Paul and Alan O'Sullivan at the Mardyke before the final. It was a golden generation for Rockmount, as well as the five lads who all went on to play for Ireland, Jason Lynch, Philip Murphy, Niall Burns, keeper Derek Clarke and others all starred. Within the group Paulie was a natural leader, not a shouter but a lad who did his talking on the pitch, and whatever he said was listened to. As the team's time came to an end it was only a question of who would end up where in England. Paul had talks with a few clubs but chose Brighton in 1987. His last Rockmount game was a cup final against Everton, played at Passage.
Paulie's time in England is well-documented - 200+ games for Brighton, followed by another 250+ games for Wycombe Wanderers, highlighted by the latter's FA Cup run in 2001 when they reached the semi-final where they lost to Liverpool, Paul getting a rare goal in the quarter-final against Leicester, a spell at Oxford and then in the twilight of his career captaining Ebbsfleet to a glorious FA Trophy win at Wembley in 2008. Paul also won 10 caps for Ireland under 21s, and played in the Under 20 World Cup in 1991, scoring against Korea and picking up a yellow for what we hope was kicking one of the Portuguese show-offs.
He only hung up his boots a few years ago, and with four young daughters he and his wife had a whole life to look forward to. And then this happens. We can only share his family's grief, and assure them that they will always be welcome in Cork.
For those of you who think that the English premier league is all that matters in football, you could not be more wrong. Fans of teams in the lower leagues don't give up their teams because they didn't win all around them, and above all else they know and appreciate a player who gives 110% in every game. Some of the comments on twitter today give us some glimpse of how highly Paulie was regarded by both fans and fellow professionals

-"He looked after me so well when I went (to Brighton) as a kid" - Paul Dickov
-"A great skipper and a whole-hearted player" - Ebbsfleet fan
-"Devastated to hear of the death of our Trophy-winning captain. Great skipper. Immense person" - official Ebbsfleet Fc
-"Aldershot in the Trophy semi-final summed him up perfectly. I am absolutely gutted" - Ebbsfleet fan
-" Would be great to name the new stand The Paul McCarthy Stand in memory of the player who played such a massive part in our history" - Ebbsfleet fan
-"Paul McCarthy, my skipper - I never had a dressing room to manage on his watch, cheers pal" - Liam Daish (Ebbsfleet manager)
-"We could only afford one Irish lad at Brighton so we picked Paul McCarthy over Roy Keane. Wouldn't have it any other way" - Brighton fan
-"A terrific player who made many treasured memories" - Wycombe Wanderers official
-"Absolutely devastated about the news- teammate,driving partner and all round top man"- Matt Lawrence (Wycombe teammate)
-"He was a true gent and a great team mate" - Steve Brown (Wycombe teammate)
-"Vividly remember Paul as an immense centre-half for that great Rockmount team, regularly powering home headers from corners" - Dave Hannigan (journalist/ author)

So much love, and muchly deserved. Rest in peace Paulie.
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Two Cups for Rockmount Teams.

Rockmounts Senior Team has won the Keane Cup & Our U19s have won The League Cup in what is proving to be a very successful season so far.Well done to everyone involved.

Congratulations Roy.

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Congratulations to former Rockmount schoolboy Roy Keane and Martin O Neill on reaching the European Championships in 2016.Rockmount is immensely proud of all that Roy has achieved and we wish him and Martin the very best of luck.In the above picture is Roy,Martin & the Irish backroom staff with The Rockmount Committee on their recent visit to Rockmount Park.

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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.