Crucial Harty Cup fixtures for Limerick schools

Two Limerick schools are in Harty Cup action this Wednesday as the knockout stages come into full focus.

Two Limerick schools are in Harty Cup action this Wednesday as the knockout stages come into full focus.

Clauaghaun hosts today’s Dr Harty Cup clash of Doon CBS and St Caimin’s of Shannon.

The vital clash in the Munster senior A colleges hurling championship has a 1.30 start at the Childers Road venue.

Doon CBS need to win to maintain their chances of reaching the knockout stages.

The east Limerick secondary school has played two games already with one win and one loss.

Their Shannon opponents have played just once and suffered defeat to Waterford Colleges, who also beat Doon in round one.

Doon will be backboned by a number of the local club players who claimed the Limerick premier minor hurling championship last week with a final win over Patrickswell.

Key to their success will be Dean Coleman, Darragh O’Donovan, Richie English and Pat Ryan, among others.

Today they face a Shannon side that will have teacher and Monaleen footballer Paul Kinnerk in their backroom team.

After today, Doon will have just one game remaining - against more Clare opposition, St Flannans of Ennis.

Elsewhere todayCastletroy will bid to get their campaign back on track when they play Clonmel in Golden at 1.30. Monaleen’s Andrew La Touche Cosgrave and Edward Doyle, Ahane’s Stephen Power and Killian Enright will need top performances to kick-start their year.

Meanwhile, Ardscoil Ris have been given a walkover by Kerry Colleges. They had already beaten Castletroy in the opening round.

Both Castletroy and Ardscoil Ris will have another three games to play in the group stages after today.

There is a record four Limerick colleges in this season’s Harty Cup.

West Limerick Colleges have a bye today. The newcomers have already beaten Abbey CBS and drawn with Templemore.