At the Friends of Dublin Hurling Celebration Night at The Red Cow Hotel on Friday November 16th Tom Rock of Kilmacud Crokes was inaugurated into the Hall of Fame. 360 guests gave Tom a standing ovation when it was announced by Master of Ceremonies Michael O’Grady. Tom, a Galway man, joined Kilmacud Crokes in 1977, was Chairman of the Hurling Committee from 1982 to 1990 and club chairman from 1990 to 2001.
When he took up the office of chairman in 1990 he worked on the development plan for the 1990’s and helped achieve the target of opening the new extension. In his playing days Tom played for Ballymacward and Pádraig Pearses of Galway. When the family moved to Ashbourne in 1974 he then played with Donoaghmore and won a Meath Senior Hurling Championship. He played inter county hurling for Meath in 1976 and 1977.
When the family moved to Templeogue in 1977. Tom captained the Kilmacud Crokes intermediate team and won both league and championship in 1982. He acted as selector with his club and Dublin u-21’s at different times. Needless to say he was overjoyed when his beloved team won the senior championship this year.
He is a worthy recipient of the Hall of Fame for 2012.