Munster Schools Senior Cup - St Munchin’s

St Munchin’s were beaten in the final of last year’s Munster Senior Cup and a lot of the same players are back again for another shot at the title this time around.

St Munchin’s were beaten in the final of last year’s Munster Senior Cup and a lot of the same players are back again for another shot at the title this time around.

FIRST CUP: v PBC at 3pm in Corbally on Wednesday, January 30

COACHING TEAM: Head coach: Ger Slattery, Backs coach: Tadhg Bennett, Forwards coach: Ger Burke, Half-backs coach: Conor Gallagher; Manager: Eric Nelligan; Director of Rugby: John Broderick, Kit and supplies: Fintan Richardson.

LAST CUP SUCCESS: 2006

LAST SEASON: Beaten 6-5 in the final by Rockwell College

SQUAD: Antoine Sheehy, Alan Wallace, Ben Kilkenny, Bobby Price, David Begley, Colin Duggan, Dan Goggin, Dean Cronin, Dylan Kelly, Tom O’Dwyer, Edward O’Keeffe, Eoghan Brennan*, Gary Bateman*, Jake Elliot, Jake Healy, James Clancy*, John Sheehan, Jordan Prenderville, Keelan Stephenson, Kelton Faloon, Killian Browne, Lee Nicholas, Luke Kennedy, Luke O’Halloran, Nathan Nugent, Peter Meyer, Ryan Meagher*, Ryan Tsang*, Sean O’Dea, Shane King, Shane Airey (Vice-Captain), Shane Halpin, Shane O’Mullen*, Stephen Collins, Thomas Madden, Brendan Keogh, Shane Doona, Ben Kilkenny, Brendan Keogh, Ryan Meagher, Gary Bateman.

CAPTAIN: Lee Nicholas

STAR MAN: Dan Goggin has played at U-19 level for both Ireland and Munster

REPRESENTATIVE PLAYERS: Ben Kilkenny and Edward O’Keeffe, Ryan Tsang (Munster Schools), Luke O’Halloran (Munster and Ireland Schools), David Begley, John Sheehan, Shane Doona, Tom O’Dwyer, Brendan Keogh (Munster U-19 Development), Lee Nicholas (Munster U-19s), Shane Airey (Munster U-20 Development), Dan Goggin (Munster and Ireland U-19s)

ANY OTHER BUSINESS: Ben Kilkenny is a nephew of Munster, Ireland and Lions hooker, Keith Wood

PROSPECTS: They fell agonisingly short in last year’s final against Rockwell but a good crew of the same players are back again for another shot at glory. They play PBC in the opening round in a repeat of last year’s semi-final and a win there would give them a quarter-final against the losers of Rockwell and Crescent. Win that and it’s likely CBC would be their semi-final opponents. It’s a tough route - and they didn’t exactly set the world on fire in pre-season - but they can get back to the final again