His Dublin teammates are not the only ones grateful that Dean Rock stepped up to the mark this year. In addition to his All-Ireland winning free kick against Mayo, Rock gave a virtuoso performance - bar his knowledge about French football - on RTÉ's Know The Score.
In the rapid fire round, Shane Byrne and Kevin Doyle were rendered purposeless by Rock who answered all nine questions - he got seven right.
Though, it felt like he chose not to answer the final question out of pure embarrassment rather than lack of knowledge.
The show will air on Friday, December 29th at 6.30pm on RTÉ One.