Half-Time Oranges: Joe Rock (1927-2016)

Half-Time Oranges: Joe Rock (1927-2016)

  The Rock family from Dublin were awarded the Dermot Earley Family Award in the 2022 GAA Presidents Awards. The award honours the superb and long standing impact the Rock family have had on GAA life in the capital. Joe Rock was the guy who looked after the...
Father Edwin Fitzgibbon & Doctor George Sigerson: The Monk & The Poet

Father Edwin Fitzgibbon & Doctor George Sigerson: The Monk & The Poet

In recent years there has been tremendous interest in the stories behind the names of the foremost champions’ cups on the GAA sporting calendar in Ireland. Liam McCarthy and Sam Maguire, whose names adorn the All-Ireland hurling and football trophies, were both...
Sam Maguire & Liam MacCarthy – For Whom the Cups are Named

Sam Maguire & Liam MacCarthy – For Whom the Cups are Named

London, 1909. ‘In the presence of God, I, Michael Collins, do solemnly swear that I will do my utmost to establish the independence of Ireland, and that I will bear true allegiance to the Supreme Council of the Irish Republican Brotherhood’. Amongst those...