TWO of the traditional heavyweights of Munster Schools Senior Cup go head-to-head in a marquee preliminary round tie today at St Maryâ€™s RFC, Corbally
This game is a repeat of their 2012 semi-final clash which St Munchinâ€™s College won 17-13.
St Munchinâ€™s team captain Lee Nicholas (pictured) is one of 13 survivors from last yearâ€™s squad which suffered a heart-breaking one-point final defeat to Rockwell College. Five players, Edward Oâ€™Keeffe, Luke Oâ€™Halloran, Shane Airey, James Clancy and Nicholas played in that Thomond Park decider. Twelve members of the squad have played for Munster under-age sides this season, including Ben Kilkenny, nephew of Keith Wood, while Dan Goggin lined out for Munster and Ireland at U-19 level. PBC, who boast former Munster start Mick Oâ€™Driscoll in their backroom team, have 9 representative players, including Paul Kiernan, son of former Dolphin and Ireland centre, Michael.
Verdict: St Munchinâ€™s College