If you'd like unlimited access to everything, subscribe today

A treasure trove stuffed with hundreds of fascinating articles from Ireland’s past – all yours for €1 / £1 / $1 a month.

‘I’ve always loved Turtle’s writing, the wit and heartbeat in his history.’

Lenny Abrahamson

‘Turtle Bunbury is renowned for his forensic knowledge of Irish history’

The Sunday Times

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

Joe Rock was a Croke Park legend prior to his death at the age of 90 in 2016. A grand uncle of Dublin All-Star forward, Dean Rock, Joe worked at Croke Park since the age of six, looking after the dressing room and tunnel areas for the biggest games of the year. Here he recalls his highs and lows, including shadow-boxing with Al “Blue” Lewis and picking orange peels off the ground as a young fellow.
To access this content subscribe now from just €1! Get Started