TWO Limerick Colleges play crucial Dr Harty Cup games this Wednesday.
Fresh from a charity visit to India by some members of their Dr Harty Cup panel, Ardscoil Ris can build momentum towards securing a quarter-final place this Wednesday.
Five members of the panel - Cian Lynch, Cian O’Brien, Jack English, Sean Moriarty and Colin Crehan - spent the recent mid-term break on the charity trip.
This Wednesday the five and their team-mates in the North Circular Road secondary school travel to Cahir in south Tipperary to play St Colman’s College, Fermoy at 1.30.
As a result of a walkover from the now withdrawn Kerry Colleges, and a postponement due to weather, this Wednesday’s game will only be the second outing of the season for Ardscoil Ris in the Munster senior A colleges championship.
They beat Castletroy College easily in that outing.
The two Limerick city schools were drawn together in a six-team group.
However, due to the withdrawal of the Kerry side, Castletroy have a bye this week.
Since the defeat to Ardscoil Ris, Castletroy bounced back to draw with Clonmel CBS.
Today’s game for Ardscoil Ris, will see them play a St Colman’s team that have two wins, one draw and one defeat to date.
Ardscoil Ris are heavily backboned by players from Na Piarsaigh this season.
There are a record four Limerick teams taking part in the Dr Harty Cup this year.
Doon CBS also have a bye in this round. To-date they have played three games and are in a good position with two wins and one defeat.
They will play St Flannan’s of Ennis in their final group game at the end of this month.
St Flannans play St Caimin’s of Shannon this Wednesday at 1.30.
The fourth Limerick side is the newly created amalgamation, West Limerick Colleges.
They travel to Mallow to play Blackwater, at 1.00, in a top of the table clash. Blackwater have two wins from two starts, while West Limerick have a draw and a win to their credit. West Limerick will be playing Charleville CBS in their final game. This Wednesday, in Martinstown at 1.30, Charleville CBS play Abbey CBS of Tipperary Town.
West Limerick are an amalgamation of Hazelwood College in Dromcollogher, Colaiste na Trocaire in Rathkeale and Desmond College in Newcastle West.
After this Wednesday, the next round of fixtures will be in late November. There are also a number of rescheduled games to take place before January’s quarter-final line-up is complete.
Wednesday November 14
Ardscoil Ris v St Colmans, Fermoy in Cahir at 1.30pm,
Abbey CBS, Tipperary v Charleville CBS in Martinstown at 1.30pm,
Blackwater v West Limerick Schools in Mallow at 1.00pm,
Bandon v Thurles CBS in Fermoy at 1.30pm,
Nenagh CBS v Colaiste Chríost Ri in Charleville at 1.30pm,
St Flannans, Ennis v St. Caimins, Shannon in Clarecastle at 1.30pm.