The Rock GAA

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The Rock GAA
An Charraig
Founded: 1970
County: Laois
Club colours: Red and Black
Coordinates: 53°06′56.56″N 7°17′38.65″W / 53.1157111°N 7.2940694°W / 53.1157111; -7.2940694Coordinates: 53°06′56.56″N 7°17′38.65″W / 53.1157111°N 7.2940694°W / 53.1157111; -7.2940694
Playing kits
Standard colours

The Rock GAA is a Gaelic Athletic Association gaelic football club based just outside the town of Mountmellick in County Laois, Ireland.

The club was founded in 1970 and colours are red and black.

Famous Laois footballers who have played for The Rock include Derek Conroy, Paul Dunne, Mark Dunne and Colm Burke.

The first AGM of The Rock GAA Club was held in 1970 in The Rock National School and the officers elected were;

  • President: Tomas Culleton
  • Chairman: Tom Foyle
  • Secretary: Eamonn Conroy

The club first entered the Laois Junior Football Championship in 1970, where in their first match they played against Emo and made an instant impact on the local GAA scene recording a win in their first outing.

The Rock won the Laois Junior Football Championship in 1979 defeating Ballinakill in the final, which was played in O'Moore Park. The captain was Noel Dunphy and vice-captain was John Deegan.

The Rock won the Laois Intermediate Football Championship in 1996 defeating St. Michaels in a replayed final in Stradbally. The captain was Leo Storey and the manager was Niall Tully.

The Rock competed in their first ever Senior Football Championship Final in 1998 where they suffered defeat to Stradbally on a scoreline of 0-8 to 0-5 on a day of atrocious weather conditions.