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Crucial Harty Cup tie for Limerick school

26 May 2012; A general view of a Limerick flag fluttering in the breeze before the game. 2012 TG4/O'Neills Ladies All-Star Tour Exhibition Game, 2010 All Stars v 2011 All Stars, Centennial Park, Toronto, Canada. Picture credit: Brendan Moran / SPORTSFILE

26 May 2012; A general view of a Limerick flag fluttering in the breeze before the game. 2012 TG4/O'Neills Ladies All-Star Tour Exhibition Game, 2010 All Stars v 2011 All Stars, Centennial Park, Toronto, Canada. Picture credit: Brendan Moran / SPORTSFILE

CASTLETROY College can qualify for the quarter-finals of the Dr Harty Cup with victory in their final group game this Wednesday afternoon.

The Limerick city secondary school travel to Cashel to play De La Salle in a winners-take-all encounter, which has a 2.00 start

Victory for Castletroy would ensure Limerick have a record three teams in the quarter-finals of the Munster senior A colleges hurling championship.

Already Ardscoil Ris and Doon CBS have booked their place in the last eight, along with Our Lady’s Templemore, Thurles CBS, Dungarvan and Blackwater.

In just their second season in the top hurling competition, Castletroy are bidding to reach successive quarter-finals.

Last year they lost out to city rivals Ardscoil Ris at the quarter-final stage.

Again in round one this season, Castletroy failed to the cross-city rivals.

But they regrouped with to beat St Colmans of Fermoy and draw with Clonmel CBS to put themselves in position to reach another knockout phase.

However, they face a De La Salle side that have only suffered one defeat - last week’s single point defeat to table-toppers Ardscoil Ris.

Castletroy College are managed by teachers Trevor Griffin and Declan Fitzgerald.

They are backboned by players from the Monaleen and Ahane GAA clubs.

Key to their success will be Michael Breen, Paddy and Tom Morrissey, Stephen Power and Andrew La Touche Cosgrave.

CASTLETROY COLLEGE PANEL - Edward Doyle, Simon Griffin, Cian O’Dywer, Pat O’Kane, Andrew La Touche Cosgrave, Lorcan Lyons, Ronan Murphy, John Nicholas, Cian O’Brien, Jamie Porter, Daniel Power, Sean Power, (all Monaleen), Evan Enright, Killian Enright, John Fox, Mark Kennedy, Paddy Morrissey, Tom Morrissey, Ciaran O’Mara, Stephen Power, Aidan Walsh (all Ahane), David Garry, Ronan Butler, Barry Nash (all South Liberties), Dara Kennedy (MurroeBoher), Conor Lenihan (Mungret), John Stack (Ballybricken-Bohermore), Jack Banks (Old Christians), Michael Breen and Aidan Hanley (both Ballina).

 

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