CASTLETROY College claimed the Munster Schools Junior Cup title for the second time in their history when defeating Crescent College in last March’s final.
Castletroy begin the defence of their title against St Munchin’s College on Thursday, February 6.
Coaching team: James Collins, David Loughrey, Damien Gavin and Tom Cregan.
Last cup success: Current holders
Last season: Defeated Crescent College in last season’s final to claim the Cup for a second time.
Squad: Bryan Sheehan, Sean Fitzpatrick, Barry Richardson, Jack English, Niall Loughran, Dara Neville, Sean Malone, Brian Nash, Matthew Hartigan, Luca Ridder*, Daniel O’ Brien Christie, Sean English*, Darragh O’ Neill, Mark Bromell, Daniel Egan, Darragh Gibbons, Muiris Rowsome, Eoghan Carew*, Shane Mullins, Shane Morgan, Rory Hannon, Aaron Kennedy, Barry Coughlan, Jack Minihan, Adam Myers, Conor Lyons, Finn Hourigan, Darragh McCrann, Conor Crowe.
Star man: Darragh O’Neill. Highly experienced at this level having started the 2013 final and scored a try in Castletroy’s victory.
Any other business: Luca Ridder, Sean English and Eoghan Carew were also members of Castletroy’s Junior Cup winning squad of last March.
Prospects: Buoyed by their thrilling success of last season, Castletroy College will be confident of mounting a strong defence of their title. The Newtown school boast three ‘survivors’ from that side which defeated Crescent College in last March’s final. Castletroy begin the defence of their title against the winners of the qualifer clash of St Munchin’s College and Bandon Grammar School.