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History

Jocks
It was a great surprise that this name has stuck. Originally having been loosely used during the 1962-1964 seasons, it was thought that it would die away as that group of players matured.
Its origin had to do with the young profile of the team and the tendency in those days to go dancing at the carnivals either after training or matches and was used as a reason in jest for some of the team’s poor performances.

However, a possibly more widely held view was that the name originated from an off the cuff made by the late Paddy Halligan, The Burren, after a team display, when he described them as only a team of ‘Jocks’.

The name has stuck and now ‘come on the Jocks’ is a familiar roar at Pairc Naomh Mairtin whenever the Mairtin’s take to the pitch.