SLIDESHOW: Clayton Hotels Munster Senior Schools Cup 2019 Preview

Colm Kinsella, Rugby Correspondent


Colm Kinsella, Rugby Correspondent


Colm Kinsella previews the Clayton Hotels Munster Senior Schools Cup which kicks off next week as five Limerick sides look to claim the prestigious prize in March. Glenstal Abbey won the Cup for the first time in 2018

The Clayton Hotels Munster Schools Senior Cup reverts to a straight knock-out format this season with the first round action kicking off next Wednesday.
2018 Junior Cup winners St Munchin's College will begin their Senior Cup campaign with a clash with Rockwell College at Musgrave Park at 12.30pm, the first leg of a couble header with Bandon GS and High School, Clonmel at 2.45pm.

St Munchin's are are joined by four other Limerick sides, holders Glenstal Abbey, Ardscoil Ris, Castletroy College and Crescent College who also join the competition at February's quarter-final stage.
Unlike recent seasons when sides had a second chance to progress if losing their opening fixture, the Senior Cup in 2019 is a knock-out competition.

Ardscoil Ris
MANAGEMENT: Robbie Bourke (Head Coach); Joey Conway (Coach), Kieran Horrigan (coach), Will Hughes (conditioner), Darragh Kennedy (physio), Enda Gavigan (manager)
squad: Rory Desmond, Stephen Clery*, Jack Barry, Kevin Danaher, Alex O'Halloran, Eoghan Collins, Alex O'Halloran, Loughlin O'Keeffe, Cian O'Reilly, Oran O'Reilly, Gearoid Power, Will O'Callaghan* (Capt), John Salmon*, Gearoid Hanrahan, Daniel Okeke*, Alex Long, Jack Ward-Murphy*, James Horrigan*, Cian Moloney*, Scott Fitzgerald, Darragh Dineen, Josh Moore, Jack Moloney, John Moloney, David O'Byrne*, Killian Dineen, Liam O'Sullivan, Oskar Czyszczon*, Ian leonard*, James White, Jack Dillon, Feidhlim Barry, Darragh McGleenon. (*Played last year)

Castletroy College
Management: Head Coach: Darragh Frawley; Assistant Coaches: Kevin Grant, Nathan Randles, Niall O’Shea, Cathal Sheridan; S&C coaches: Brendan Colleran, Hillary Kiely and Paul Harmon; Physio: Rory O’Donnell; Manager: Bernard King.
SQUAD: Andrew Shanahan, Brian Murphy, Caolan Dignam, Cian Mulkern, Cian White*, Cillian Toland*, Colm McArdle, Dave Crampton, David Mullowney, Dean McGinn*, Dylan McMahon, Eoin 0’Sullivan, Evan O’Halloran, Finn Curtin, Ronan Kiely*, Hugh Brady, James Flannery, James Lammond, Jamie McNamara, Jason Aylward*, Jason McCormack, John Moloney*, John Toland, Kieran 0’Shea* (Capt), Louis Cunneen, Mark Lyons, Michael O’Hanrahan*, Moses Adewale, Nesta Nyamakazi, Padraig Hartnett, Paddy Hoen-Quinn, Paul Brennan, Paul O’Shea, Paul Ross, Robert Magill*, Ronan Kiely, Rory Murphy, Ross O’Brien- May, Sam Den Dikken, Sam Hanrahan, Scott Kavanagh, Sean Madden*, Sean O’Shea, Sean Quirke, Stewart Bradshaw (*Played last year)

Crescent College
SQUAD: Maccon Casserly (Capt)*,
Charlie Dinneen (ViceCaptain)*, David Ahearne, Joe Rickard, Ben Carew, Barry Scott*, Jake Connolly* Cian Tuohy*, Ben Davey, Luke Burke, David Doyle, Eoin Quinn,
Timothy Duggan*, David Murphy,
Oisin Evans , Dean O'Grady, Joshua Fitzgerald*, Darragh Casserly, Ronan Gallery*, Jamie Cross, Cian Gorey, Ben O'Sullivan, Jamin Hoffman*, Ethan O'Sullivan, Colm Quilligan, Aodhan Herbert, Aaron Hughes, Jack Delaney*, Gary Kelly, Jack Madden*, Sean Malone, Cian McDonagh*, James McKeogh, Jordan Nash, Darragh O'Shea, Tony O'Sullivan* (*Played last season)
Management: Head Coach: Ed Barry; Assistant-Coach: Matt Brown; Assistant-Coach: Eugene McGovern, Assistant-Coach: Lee Nicholas; S&C: Calem McGrath.

Glenstal Abbey
MANAGEMENT: Sean Skehan (Head); Tom Hayes (Assistant); Kelvin Brown (Assistant); Ben Healy (Assistant); Felix Ross (Head of Athletic Performance); Lukasz Kirszenstein; (Head of S&C)
Brian Collins & Fabienne Green (Physios); Ben Swindlehurst (Skills)
SQUAD: John Ashe*, Emmet Aylward*, Harry Benner*,
Caolan Dooley*, Marcus Esmonde*, Eoghan Fitzgerald*, Conor Kennedy, Bríain Leonard*, Matthew Lynch, Scott MacKeown*, Daniel John O'Mahony, Niall Queally*, Tiernan Ryan, Ruairí Woodcock, Cyprien Tampé, William Twomey, Alex O'Dwyer Gough, Cian O'Farrell, Timothy Murphy, Art Keane, Donagh Hyland*, Darragh Hanly, Denis Hayes, Brian Hirooka, Cormac Frawley, Taylor Gleeson, Conor Fleming, Peter Fahy, Maxwell Downing, Daragh Butler, Matthew Cannon, Aidan Booth, Angus Robert MacDonald, Seamus Kerrisk, Iarlaith Reilly. (*Played last year)

St Munchin's College
MANAGEMENT: Head Coach and Forwards: Davie Quinlan; Assistant Coaches: Backs: Andrew O’Byrne, Skills: Stephen Chamber, Garry Quilligan; S&C David O'Halloran; Manager: Martin McMahon.
SQUAD: Aaron Deegan*, Alexander Wood, Cathal Hynes*, Conor O’Brien Comerford, Conor McInerney, Conor Nesbitt*, Conor O'Shaughnessey, Conor Sheahan, Craig Finn*, Darragh Long, Darragh McDermott, Darragh Slattery, David O'Regan, Denis Bermingham, Diarmuid DeBarra, Donnchadh O'Callaghan, Dylan Higgins, Dylan Kelly, Evan Hickey, Evan Kelly, Ewan O'Brien, Graham Kirwan, Ian Cunningham, Jack Devanney, Jamie Hamilton*, Jamie Ryan*, Jason O’Reilly, Joachim Clohessy, Joey Ryall, Johnny Kelly, Josh Egan, Josh Neill*, Kean Sheehy, Keith Hyland*, Kieran Ryan, Laurence Hogan*, Liam Neilan, Louis McCormack, Mark Crowe* (Capt), Nathan Walsh, Niall McNamara, Ronan Moloney*, Scott Quilligan, Seamus McCarthy Burbage, Sean Nestor, Sean Quigley, Tyrone O'Halloran* (*Played last year)

See next week's Limerick Leader for full preview of the 2019 Clayton Hotels Munster Schools Junior Cup.

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