CASTLETROY College will be looking to build on their 2013 Munster Schools Junior Cup success in the latest running of the Senior Cup. Castletroy will be seeking to add to their previous Senior Cup victory of 2008.
COACHING TEAM: Richard Feeney (Head Coach), Martin Burke (Backs), John Staunton (Forwards), Ross Martin (Assistant), Conor Gallagher(Assistant).
Strength & Conditioning: Brendan Colleran, Paul Harnam, John O’Neill, Devon Frawley
LAST CUP SUCCESS: 2008
LAST SEASON: Beaten 8-23 by eventual winners Crescent College at the semi-final stage after earlier wins over Rockwell and Glenstal
SQUAD: Joey Conway*, Charlie Moloney, Mark Bromell, David Kennedy, Conor Myers*, Michael Griffin, Mark O’Mara*, Darragh O’Neill, Sean English, Eoin Hourigan, Sean Fitspatrick, Mike Finucane, Evan Slattery, Niall O’Shea, Domhnall Dooley, Ronan Murphy*, David Rowsome*, Kieran McGurk, Stephen Atkinson, Ross Kennedy, Shane Morgan, Patrick Tuite, Jayme Heuston, Colum Carroll, Ronan McDonnell, David Garry, Sean McBrearty*, Shane Hogan, David Madden, Muiris Rowsome, Rory Hannon, Tom Ryan, Daniel Brazil
CAPTAIN: Ronan Murphy
REPRESENTATIVE PLAYERS: Ronan Murphy (Munster U-19s), Mark O’Mara (Munster Schools), David Rowsome (Munster Schools), Joey Conway (Munster Schools)
STAR MAN: Captain Ronan Murphy represented Munster at U-19 level this season. The promsing Murphy played at numbers six and eight on last year’s Senior Cup side.
ANY OTHER BUSINESS: Hooker Mark O’Mara is a nephew of former Munster and Ireland prop Peter Clohessy. O’Mara played for Munster Schools and is on the Irish Schools panel.
PROSPECTS: They open their campaign against pre-Cup second favourites Glenstal. Castletroy are backboned by players who won the 2013 Junior Cup. Their impressive back-row of David Rowsome, Ronan Murphy and Niall O’Shea is a formidable unit, while centre Ronan Mc Donnell is a very classy player. The front row of Conway, O’Mara Myers is a formidable unit. Glenstal may be favourites, but Castletroy could spring a surprise.