A record four Limerick Colleges will set out on the Dr Harty Cup trail next week.
For the first time a West Limerick College amalgamation team will take part in the Munster senior A colleges hurling championship. Rathkeale’s Colaiste na Trocaire, Dromcollogher’s Hazelwood College and Newcastle West’s Desmond College have combined for the team.
On top of the four local schools, Charleville CBS and Abbey CBS from Tipperary Town will also have Limerick club players in their panels.
In total almost 30 clubs will have players playing Harty Cup hurling in 2012/13, which can only be good news for newly appointed Limerick minor hurling manager, Brian Ryan.
The prestigious championship commences next Wednesday.
Twenty one schools are to take part - an increase of five. There are four groups with the top two qualifying for the knockout stages.
St Fintans CBS of Doon step up to the Harty Cup grade this season after a hugely successful run at ‘B’ level last season. They are managed by teachers Justin Daly, Denis Leonard and Diarmuid Carr. They Doon play Waterford Colleges in Golden on Wednesday, September 26.
Castletroy College will look to build on last season’s inaugural season in the top flight. The majority of the side beaten in the quarter-final by Ardscoil Ris are again underage. They are managed by teachers Trevor Griffin and Declan Fitzgerald. Their first game will be on October 3 against city rivals Ardscoil.
Ardscoil Ris will look to regain their crown and are managed by Niall Crowe and Victor Leydon. They are due to play Clonmel in their opening game but no fixture has been confirmed yet.
West Limerick schools, with teacher Mike McMahon at the helm, will make their debut in Kilmallock at 1.00 on Wednesday when they play Abbey CBS of Tipperary Town.
The Tipp Town side are managed by Galbally/Garryspillane pair John Kiely and Kieran Hickey as well as Damien O’Brien.
They include Pallasgreen brothers Darragh and Brian Fanning, Eoin McNamara (Doon) and Galbally/Garryspillane duo David Cussen and John Kearns.
Group A - DLS Waterford, Castletroy College, Ardscoil Ris, Clonmel CBS, St Colmans, Kerry Colleges.
Group B - Blackwater College, Our Ladys Templemore, West Limerick College, Abbey CBS, Charleville CBS .
Group C - Nenagh CBS, Midleton CBS, Colaiste Chriost R, Hamilton High School, Thurles CBS.
Group D - Waterford Colleges, Doon CBS, Gael Colaiste Mhuire, St Flannans, St Caimins.
HARTY CUP SQUADS
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 (Murroe-Boher), Conor Lenihan (Mungret), John Stack (Ballybricken-Bohermore), Jack Banks (Old Christians), Michael Breen and Aidan Hanley (both Ballina).
ST FINTANS CBS DOON
Pat Ryan, Stephen Ryan, Dean Coleman, Shane O’Connell, Richie English, Thomas Hayes, Fiachra O’Grady, Pat Cummins, Dylan O’Dwyer, Darragh O’Donovan, Jack Cummins, Brian McPartland, Raymond Ryan, Tadhg Wheelan, Cian McNamara, Barry Murphy (all Doon), Adam Coleman, Anthony Foley, David Lonergan, Joe Lonergan, Ger Sheehan, Sean McMahon (all Cappamore), Colin Ryan, Brian McCarthy, Patrick Delaney, Darren Cosgrave (all Pallasgreen), David Orr, Kevin Stapelton, David Buckley, Eanna Heffernan (all Cappawhite), Shane Stapelton (Sean Treacys), Bernard Kennedy (Caherline), Mike Fox (Eire Og Annacarty), Mike Dee (Murroe-Boher)
Colaiste Na Trocaire, Rathkeale: David Lynch, Brian Hannon, Stephen Casey, Mark Mullane (all Croagh-Kilfinny), Jack Cagney, Damien O’Donovan, Eoin Casey, David Condron, Cathal O’Keeffe (all Granagh-Ballingarry), Andrew Scully (Askeaton-Ballysteen), Darren Jones, Eoin O’Donnell, Emmet Walsh (all St Marys-Sean Finns); Hazelwood College, Dromcollogher: Billy Donegan, Darragh Hanigan (both Milford), Sean Flanagan, Seamus Flanagan, Jamie Butler (all Feohanagh-Castlemahon), Eric O’Connor (Newtownshandrum), Peter Mulcahy (Killeedy), Damien Lacey, Declan Stack, Paddy Loran, Stephen Ahern (all Dromcollogher-Broadford), Sean Fehin, Shane O’Callaghan (Freemount), Darragh Kiely (Feenagh-Kilmeedy), Diarmuid Buckley (Dromina), John Walsh (Castletown-Ballyagran), James Kelly (Liscarrol); Desmond College, Newcastle West: Kieran Herlihy, Stephen Brosnan (both Monegea), Eoin Hurley, Brian Hurley, Conor Barry (all Newcastle West), Kieran Brouder, Michael Sexton (both Templeglantine).
Gordon Brown, Jack Ryan, Evan O’Brien, Mark Buckley, Michael Casey, Lee Coughlan, Kieran Daly, David Dempsey, Michael Foley, Ronan Lynch, William O’Donoghue, Josh O’Halloran (all Na Piarsaigh), Eoghan Costelloe, Jack English, Killian Hannon, Adam O’Brien, Oisin Heffernan (all Adare), Andrew Carroll, Keith Cawley, Aaron Guillane, Cian Lynch (all Patrickswell), Niall Mulcahy, Cian O’Brien (both Mungret), Eoin Quilty, Enda Meaney (both South Liberties), Ronan Broderick, Colin Crehan (both O’Callaghans Mills), Aaron Gaule (Cratloe), Sean Moriarty, Micheal O’Loughlin (both Clonlara), Cian McCarthy (Parteeen), Michael Collins, Barry Fitzpatrick, Ian Galvin, Fionn Larkin, Kevin McGlennon, Paul McNamara, Michael O’Neill, Alex Potter.