Barney Rock

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Barney Rock
Personal information
Irish name Brian Mac Concharraige
Sport Gaelic Football
Position Right Half Forward
Born (1961-01-10) 10 January 1961 (age 56)
Dublin, Ireland
Height 1.8 m (5 ft 11 in)
Occupation Sales Manager
Years Club
Ballymun Kickhams
Years County Apps (scores)
1980-1991 Dublin 39 (16-181)
Inter-county titles
Leinster titles 4
All-Irelands 1
All Stars 3

Barney Rock (born 10 January 1961) is a former Gaelic footballer.


Born in Ballymun, but growing up in Glasnevin, Dublin, Rock attended St. Kevins College, Ballygall.[1] His son Dean is a current member of the Dublin Senior Football Team.

He played Gaelic football with his local club Ballymun Kickhams and was a member of the Dublin senior inter-county team from 1980 until 1991.[2] He won the 1983 All-Ireland Senior Football Championship with Dublin in 1983 at Croke Park against Galway. Rock was also chosen to play in the first International Rules Series against Australia in 1984.[3] Barney won an all-star for Dublin on three occasions, all won in consecutive years 1983, 1984, 1985. His son Dean also went on to represent Dublin at inter-county level.

After hanging up his boots, Rock went on to manage both the Westmeath senior and under 21 teams from 1995 to 1997.[4]

Rock was an unsuccessful candidate at the 1991 local elections for the Progressive Democrats. He stood for election to the Finglas ward of Dublin Corporation.[5]


  1. ^ see accessed online 29 April 2012.
  2. ^ "Dublin GAA profile". Archived from the original on 9 April 2010. Retrieved 9 July 2013. 
  3. ^ "Dubs have a great chance says legend Barney Rock". Retrieved 9 July 2013. 
  4. ^ "Westmeath only lack belief: Rock". Irish Independent. 1 July 2000. 
  5. ^ "Dublin results". The Irish Times. 1 July 1991. Retrieved 12 July 2011.