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#Dean Rock

# dean-rock - Thursday 19 April, 2018

From the joy of county glory with Dublin to the agony of club setbacks with Ballymun

Dean Rock is aware of the contrast between county and club fortunes.

# dean-rock - Wednesday 31 January, 2018

Learning from past mistakes, keeping motivation and making amends in 2018

Dublin star Dean Rock is excited for what lies ahead in the coming weeks and months.

# dean-rock - Friday 29 December, 2017

'Through reading books on different kickers...I understood the power of the mind'

Dean Rock tells The42 about the psychology behind taking frees.

# dean-rock - Thursday 21 December, 2017

McGregor-Mayweather fight voted the most memorable Irish sporting moment of 2017

Katie Taylor produced the greatest Irish sporting achievement.

# dean-rock - Wednesday 6 December, 2017

'Con is one of these guys that if he tried anything he'd be good at it' - Dean Rock

Rock spent years trying to establish himself on the Dublin team, while Con O’Callaghan made the transition to senior football look easy.

# dean-rock - Thursday 5 October, 2017

'It would a bit weird if you were kicking frees in silence' - No issue with sledging for Dubs forward

For Dean Rock, distractions are all part of the game.

# dean-rock - Sunday 1 October, 2017

All-Ireland winning Dublin ladies team must raise funds for team holiday

Dublin won their first All-Ireland title in seven years last weekend.

# dean-rock - Tuesday 19 September, 2017

Over five months on, Rock lands the Croke Park free that Dublin need most

League final miss against Kerry but on target for All-Ireland final against Mayo.

# dean-rock - Monday 18 September, 2017

'They were trying every trick in the book. I think it was a GPS someone threw at him'

James McCarthy saw his Ballymun Kickhams club mate hold his nerve.

# dean-rock - Sunday 17 September, 2017

'I struck it well and the rest is history now': Rock holds his nerve to deliver for Dublin

The Ballymun Kickhams man proved to be the matchwinner again as he slotted over a last-gasp free.

# dean-rock - Saturday 4 March, 2017

Ruthless Dublin keep unbeaten league run going with 12-point win over Mayo

Conor McHugh struck the only goal of the game as the All-Ireland champions triumphed.

# dean-rock - Tuesday 14 February, 2017

'It was like a tennis game at times': Rock on facing Tyrone

Dublin rallied late on against the Red Hand to save their unbeaten record.

# dean-rock - Monday 13 February, 2017

Analysis: How Tyrone's sweeper and tackling nearly ended the Dubs' unbeaten run

The42′s columnist Rob Carroll takes a closer look at Saturday night’s game.

# dean-rock - Saturday 11 February, 2017

Still unbeaten: Dublin kick last five points against Tyrone to claim dramatic draw

The champions were saved by a last-gasp Dean Rock free.

# dean-rock - Tuesday 12 July, 2016

The Jonny Wilkinson influence on Dublin's prolific football freetaker

Dean Rock credits the rugby links at shaping his technique.

# dean-rock - Sunday 3 January, 2016

Dramatic late comeback sees Dublin earn O'Byrne Cup draw with Wexford

Jim Gavin today started with just three of his All-Ireland final team.

# dean-rock - Thursday 8 October, 2015

We'll leave it there so: Klopp's coming in, Blatter going out and the rest of Thursday's sport

Plus the latest news ahead of a bumper weekend at the Rugby World Cup.

Dublin footballer Dean Rock got more than he bargained for on a school visit yesterday

The Ballymun Kickhams man did his best Marvin Gaye impression.

# dean-rock - Friday 2 October, 2015

'On the pitch he sometimes goes beyond the line, you're not going to intimidate him'

Paddy Christie has followed the career of Ballymun Kickhams clubmate and Dublin star Philly McMahon at close quarters.

# dean-rock - Monday 1 June, 2015

Tipperary, Dublin and Fermanagh lead the way in The42′s football team of the weekend

7 Dubs, 4 Fermanagh, 3 Tipperary and 1 Longford player make our selection.

# dean-rock - Monday 27 April, 2015

The 7 Dublin players who have burst to the fore in their 2015 league winning run

What players have made their case for regular summer football in Jim Gavin’s side?

# dean-rock - Sunday 26 April, 2015

Today was a good day for Dublin's Dean Rock in more ways than one

Ten points, a league winner’s medal, and top scorer honours – not a bad haul for the Ballymun man.

# dean-rock - Saturday 28 March, 2015

Dublin late show relegates Derry in dour affair

With the scores tied at 0-4 apiece and 65 minutes on the clock, Brian McIver’s side dreamt of stealing a win.

# dean-rock - Friday 30 January, 2015

Rock starts as Dublin name team to face Cork in league opener

The Ballymun Kickhams man will lead their attack at Páirc Uí Rinn on Sunday.

# dean-rock - Tuesday 19 August, 2014

5 reasons why Dublin can win the All-Ireland senior football title

An irresistible bench, unrivalled fire power in attack and a manager who gets the best out of his players means the Dubs will retain their title.

# dean-rock - Friday 30 May, 2014

We’ll Leave It There So: Pelé O'Driscoll, Rory implodes and all today's sport Friday This post contains videos

We’ll Leave It There So: Pelé O'Driscoll, Rory implodes and all today's sport

We thought Roy was off to become a Bhoy but there are no sights of Keane eating battered Mars bars in Glasgow.

Good news Dublin fans, Dean Rock is shooting the lights out again

Dublin Boss Jim Gavin says the Ballymun attacker is ‘a credit to himself and the medical staff’.

# dean-rock - Thursday 1 May, 2014

Good news Dublin fans, Dean Rock is on the road to recovery

The 24 year-old hopes to line out for Ballymun Kickhams in their upcoming Dublin championship tie.

# dean-rock - Wednesday 6 November, 2013

Diamond's late gem secures dramatic Dublin SFC title for St Vincent's

A Dean Rock penalty had Ballymun Kickhams in the ascendancy at half-time but there was late drama and a couple of red cards.

# dean-rock - Saturday 2 November, 2013

Gaelic games writers honour Barney Rock as son Dean eyes county title

The Dublin legend was inducted in the journalists’ Hall of Fame last night.

# dean-rock - Wednesday 6 March, 2013

Rock hoping club success can be springboard to county breakthrough

Having shone for Ballymun Kickhams, can the 23 year-old force his way into the reckoning for the Dubs?

# dean-rock - Monday 18 February, 2013

Ballymun players face Sigerson Cup dilemma

The All-Ireland club finalists have players in action in this week’s third-level battles.

# dean-rock - Wednesday 31 October, 2012

Paul Curran: 'It’s a no brainer. He has to be back in'

The star of last Monday night’s Dublin county final has been tipped for inter-county recognition next year.

# dean-rock - Tuesday 30 October, 2012

Talking Points: Ballymun Kickhams 1-12 Kilmacud Crokes 0-14, Dublin SFC final

Here are some of the areas of debate that emerged from last night’s decider in the capital.

# dean-rock - Monday 29 October, 2012

Ballymun Kickhams triumph in Dublin final

Dean Rock was in inspirational form as the team managed by 1995 All-Ireland winner Paul Curran celebrated their club’s first senior football title since 1985.