2011 Munster Schools Junior Cup winners Crescent College Comprehensive will be looking to go one step better than last March when the Dooradoyle side lost to Castletroy College in an exciting final.
Crescent begin their 2014 campaign against Ardscoil Ris on Tuesday, February 4.
Coaching team: Head Coach: Chris Cullinan; Assistant Coaches: Pat Rickard; Francis Brosnahan; Shane Leahy; Dave Nolan; Eoghan Cross; Brian Collins.
Last cup success: 2011
Last season: Beaten in last year’s final by Castletroy College
Squad: Brian Ryan*, Mark Shanahan, Kelvin Brosnahan, Bryan Fitzgerald, Wiktor Nowak, Matthew Hanley, Mark Fitzgerald, Sean Scanlon-Garry*, Michael Sheahan, Jack Henchy, Scott Leahy, Cillian Reynolds, Tomas Connolly, John Blake, Rory McMahon, Peter King, Conor Dennehy, Eoin O’Halloran, Karl Moloney, Tommy O’Hora, Aaron Cosgrave, Joe Gannon, Daniel Hurley, Mark Walsh, Killian O’Shaughnessy, Edwin Wixted, Niall Gannon, Sean McNamara.
STAR MAN: John Blake. One of three survivors from Crescent’s Junior Cup squad of 2013
Team captain: John Blake
Any other business: Brian Ryan, who was a member of Crescent College Junior Cup squad of 2013 is a son of Limerick minor hurling manager, Brian Ryan, while Kelvin Brosnahan is a son of former Young Munster RFC and Limerick GAA player Francis.
Prospects: The Dooradoyle side has enjoyed a hugely successful speell in the Junior Cup in recent seasons. Crescent College won the title in both 2010 and 2011 and reached the final again last year hen beaten narrowly by Castletroy College.
Crescent are able to call upon the services of three players from their 2013 Junior Cup squad, Brian Ryan, Sean Scanlon-Garry and John Blake, w ho also captains the side. Squad member Scott Leahy is a son of former Ireland ‘A’ player Shane.