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Rock And Cluxton Set New Dublin Records In Victory Over Meath

Rock And Cluxton Set New Dublin Records In Victory Over Meath

Dean Rock became Dublin's all-time top scorer on Saturday night while Stephen Cluxton is now the county's longest serving player.

Rock scored 1-8 in his side's Allianz Football League win against Meath at Parnell Park, overtaking Jimmy Keaveney's 30-402 at the top of the scorer's list.

A goal in the fifth minute saw the Ballymun player move to number one.

"I can thank Paddy Small for that one," the 30-year-old Rock, who made his inter-county debut in 2012, told eir Sport.

"He anticipated the short kickout really well and just flicked it to me. It was an empty goal. If I was missing that one, I'd be disappointed.

"It's a huge achievement, a nice achievement for my family and club. It's something you'll look back on when your career is over. I'm thankful to get the opportunity tonight thanks to Paddy and the lads winning a couple of frees for me."

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Now in his 20th season between the posts for the Dubs, Stephen Cluxton takes over from Johnny McDonnell as their longest-serving player.

McDonnell was also a goalkeeper and played for Dublin between July 1919 and May 1938.

Photos by Brendan Moran/Sportsfile

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