TWO Limerick schools look to reach the final four of the Harty Cup this Wednesday.
Ardscoil Ris and Castletroy College both lost out at the semi final stage of the Munster Post Primary senior A hurling championship last year and this Wednesday (1.30) bid to return to that stage of the competition. 2014 champions Ardscoil Ris face a repeat of last year’s semi-final when they travel to Charleville to play Rochestown, who will include Patrickswell native Paul O’Reilly among their management team. In Toomevara Castletroy College play Our Ladys Templemore.
Managed by teachers Niall Moran, Fergal Lyons and Paul Flanagan, along with past pupil Barry Hennessy, Ardscoil Ris can call upon Conor Houlihan (Na Piarsaigh), Nathan Fox (Parteen), John Flynn (Patrickswell), Paraic O’Loughlin (Clonlara), Sean Hogan (Adare) and Sean Phelan (Broadford), who were all part of their winning panel two years ago. On top of that are Na Piarsaigh duo Peter Casey and Conor Boylan, Darragh Carroll (Kilteely-Dromkeen) and Brian Ryan (South Liberties).
Castletroy have teachers Peter O’Reilly and Leonard Coughlan at the helm. Key to their success will be Monaleen’s Darren Golden O’Mahony and Mark O’Dwyer, Murroe-Boher’s Aaron Kennedy and Finn Hourigan, Ahane’s Colum Carroll and Ciaran Barry and Claughaun’s Kyrin McGarry.
Elsewhere on Sunday the Limerick senior hurlers and footballers play competitive fixtures. TJ Ryan’s hurlers play Cork in Mallow in the Munster Senior Hurling League, while in the McGrath Cup the footballers play Waterford in Rathkeale’s Mick Neville Park. Limerick hurling tie with Waterford last weekend was cancelled.