Limerick Colleges meet in Harty Cup derby

Jerome O’Connell


Jerome O’Connell

LIMERICK City Dr Harty Cup bragging rights will at stake this Wednesday afternoon.

LIMERICK City Dr Harty Cup bragging rights will at stake this Wednesday afternoon.

The Gaelic Grounds hosts the October 3 all-city derby between Ardscoil Ris and Casteltroy College in the opening game for both sides in the 2012 Munster senior A colleges hurling championship.

Today’s game is a repeat of last season’s quarter-final which Ardscoil Ris won 2-15 to 1-7 in Bruff.

But last season was the inaugural appearance of Castletroy in the top grade and they were facing an Ardscoil Ris side that were chasing a hat-trick of Harty titles.

This time round, the game will certainly be closer.

Indeed, Castletroy College can call upon 12 of the team that lined out last January.

Ardscoil have just four survivors from their starting team.

Further boosting the Castletroy charge is the addition of Michael Breen.

Last Sunday the Ballina clubman lined out at full back as Tipperary were crowned All-Ireland minor hurling champions.

Castletroy College are managed by teachers Trevor Griffin and Declan Fitzgerald, while Ardscoil Ris have Niall Crowe and Victor Leydon at the helm

With the cream of underage talent on view, Limerick minor manager Brian Ryan will no doubt be in attendance.

Ardscoil Ris will look to Cian Lynch, Ronan Lynch, William O’Donoghue, David Dempsey, Andrew Carroll and Cian O’Brien.

Castletroy College will want big performances from Andrew La Touche Cosgrave, Stephen Power, Killian Enright and Edward Doyle.

Also today in the Harty Cup, West Limerick Colleges play Our Lady’s College of Templemore in their round two game.

The contest takes place in Claughaun at 1.00.

West Limerick beat Abbey CBS in round one in their debut in the competition.

In Ballygiblin, north Cork, the fourth Limerick side, Doon CBS play Gaelchol Mhuire of Cork.

Doon lost in round one, last Wednesday, to Dungarvan Colleges, who were the reigning champions.

CASTLETROY COLLEGE - 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).

ARDSCOIL RIS - 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.