GAELIC FOOTBALL | DUBLIN
Irish Gaelic Footballer Dean Rock needs very little introduction, being a prominent member of the Dublin Team that made history in 2019 with five in a row All-Ireland football titles! He was born into a family with a strong association with Gaelic football. His great-grandfather, grandfather and granduncle all worked as groundsmen at Croke Park, while his father, Barney Rock, is an All-Ireland medal winner with Dublin. Dean himself has been a member of the Dublin Senior Team since 2013. Obviously, football is in his blood, and he has represented Dublin at all grades, Minor, Junior, U21 and Senior. He is a noted free taker and scored the winning point from a free in the 2017 All-Ireland Senior Football Championship Final!
He came to prominence at juvenile and underage levels with the Ballymun Kirkham’s GAA Club, and progressed to the senior team in 2008, winning one Leinster medal and one county senior championship medal with the club.
Making his debut with the Dublin Senior Team in 2013, he has won six All-Ireland medals, beginning with his first title in 2013 and followed by five successive championships from 2015 to 2019. He has also won six Leinster medals and five National League medals. In 2016 he finished the season as top scorer of the All-Ireland Senior Football Championship. In 2019 he became the second highest scorer ever in Dublin football.
He also has won two GAA All Star awards, in 2016 and 2017.