The early forties saw the club again in decline with emigration the key factor and also transport problems to matches was a major difficulty. However this was to be short lived and in 1946 after a special meeting the club got a new "lease of life". The club at this time was ably assisted by John McQuaid, Dungannon who was Tyrone County Secretary 1944-49 and he was described as a great friend of the club.

The full committee elected was:

The club was very well organised at this time playing in the East Tyrone Junior League and in this era matches were played on Jack McAleers field on the Sandholes Road, John Mallons at Tullydonnell and then the club returned to play in Sloans garden. The 1946 Junior Championship saw Rock narrowly defeated by Washingbay at the third attempt and off the field, Irish Dancing and a Drama Society were started and used to raise funds for the club. Famous names that played for Rock St Patrick's in this era were: Paddy Comac, Francie Hayden, Jim Gillen, Leo Mackle, Packie Ward, Jack Campbell, John McGeough (capt), Dermot McLernon, BJ Skeffington, Charlie O'Neill, John O'Neill, Packie Anderson, Charles McKenna, Peter Toner, Johnny Nugent, Sean McElhatton, Frank Skeffington, Willie Gourley, Peter and Leo Fox, JJ Corr, Fr Peter Hughes, Fr Malachy Coyle, Frank Mulgrew, Paddy Mullan, Paddy and Jim Sloan, Joe and Packie Mills, Jim Loughran, Peter McLernon (junior) and Charlie Rafferty. In 1947 Fr Peter Hughes was appointed curate in the Rock and a great boost to the club was when he was to act as Chairman of the Tyrone County Board. During this time Tyrone Minors were to win their first All-Ireland Minor title in 1947 and again in 1948. He also refereed a minor game in the polo grounds at New York before the 1947 All-Ireland Senior Football Final between Cavan and Kerry.


Rock St Patrick's became very strong through the 1950's with a very capable team that always give a good account of itself. The team at that time was ably assisted by a hard working committee which comprised:

The team played in the East Tyrone Junior League but most success was achieved at tournaments that were very popular at this time. Many times they were to defeat great Senior sides of that era particularly in the mid fifties they beat the very successful Donaghmore and Pomeroy sides in tournament finals. Towards the end of the fifties Rock St Patrick's were to benefit from the disbandment from the nearby Moveagh team, when they gained such players as, John Paddy and Frankie Mullan, John, Dessie and Dermot Gourley, Dan Quinn, Sean Heagney and the Bloomers.