Leinster Junior Cup
He is often called the Hook like panto villain in modern day amateur football, but John Rock may soon earn a Peter Pan nickname.
It’s not a case of rolling back the years because the veteran striker has been so consistent in recent times for Sheriff YC and seems to be on top form again this term.
The forever young front man made it eight goals in seven games this season with an impressive Leinster Junior Cup hat trick on Sunday.
Rock’s treble helped last season’s beaten finalists over come Ormonde Villa of Kilkenny to progress with ease to round two of the contest.
Captain and defender Paul Murphy got the visitors off the mark early on before fellow man at the back Joe O’Neill doubled the advantage.
Rock then made it three after he needed two attempts to finish after the visitors were awarded a peno.
The striker, who is playing in his 18th season for the Inner City side, then pushed the advantage to four before Keith Rickard made it five.
Rock rounded of the rout by securing his hat trick with a trade mark header as Sheriff progressed in the competition.
Up next for Sheriff is a FAI Junior Cup clash with Corduff on Friday.