GLENSTAL Abbey open their Munster Schools Junior Cup campaign with a meeting against Rockwell College in the first round of the competition at Clanwilliam on Wednesday, February 5.
Coaching team: Head Coach: Chris Delooze; Assistant Coach: Simon Malone; Team Manager: Paul Huntly
Last cup success: None
Last season: Lost out at the quarter-final stage 15-23 to Crescent College Comprehensive
Squad: Charles Gavin*, George Downing, Ben Healy, Johnny Williams*, Paddy Molony, Shane O’Connor, William Murray*, Mark Fleming, Ben Moloney, Darren Halpenny, Sean Hammond, James Flynn, Henry Downing, Ronan Quinn, Thanade McCoole, Tim Molony, Rory Clarke, Shane Butler, Declan Floyd, William McAleese, Eamonn Daly, Eoin Bergin, Mark O’Farrell, Ronan McDermott, Daniel O’Donovan, James Fitzgerald, Andrew Hogan.
Captain: Charles Gavin
Star man: Charles Gavin. The team captain is equally adept playing in the centre or the wing.
Any other business: Glenstal have seven squad members from 2013 available again this term, including captain Gavin, back row forwards Johnny Williams and William Murray, front rows Henry Downing and Eoin Bergin, second row Rory Clarke and centre Declan Floyd.
Prospects: Boosted by the presence of seven members of last season’s squad, Glenstal Abbey will be hopeful of making a big impression in this year’s Junior Cup competition. Captained by the promising Charles Gavin, Glenstal open their campaign against Rockwell College in Clanwilliam on Wednesday, February 5. The winner will have ‘home’ advantange for the start of the knock-out stages of the competition.