Limerick’s Ardscoil Ris in Dean Ryan final

Jerome O’Connell

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Jerome O’Connell

Ardscoil R�s selector Niall Moran
ARDSCOIL Ris bid add another Munster top flight hurling championship to their roll of honour in this Saturday’s Munster U-16 1/2 hurling final.

ARDSCOIL Ris bid add another Munster top flight hurling championship to their roll of honour in this Saturday’s Munster U-16 1/2 hurling final.

The Dean Ryan final takes place in Cashel at 1.30 against Midleton CBS of Cork.

The city side won this competition in 2008.

That win over St Flannan’s was their first ever title at the top level in Munster colleges hurling and a first Dean Ryan title for Limerick since Limerick CBS in 1968.

Saturday will be Ardscoil’s third Dean Ryan final - they lost to Flannan’s in 2005.

The north Circular Road secondary school are managed by teachers Niall Moran and Fergal Lyons.

They have joint-captains - Nathan Fox (Parteen) and Peter Casey (Na Piarsaigh).

Key to the aspirations of Ardscoil Ris will be centre back Oisin Bernard of Adare, Conor Fitzgerald (Claughaun), John Flynn (Patrickswell), Paraic O’Loughlin (Clonlara) and Na Piarsaigh’s Conor Houlihan and Peter Casey.

In their semi-final, Ardscoil Ris needed extra time to beat Our Lady’s Templemore, 4-15 to 1-16.

PANEL: Seán Mullane & Rory Duff (both Mungret); Conor Fitzgerald & Gerard Kearns (both Claughaun); Seán Hogan, Ciarán Cable, Oisín Bernard, Mark Connolly (all Adare); Nathan Fox (Parteen); John Flynn (Patrickswell); Peter Casey, Conor Houlihan, Conor Boylan, Eoghan Foley, Marcus McMenemy, Jerome Boylan, Ian Considine, Joe Gleeson, Donál O’Connaill, Gearoid Synott, William Henn, Jamie Wilson, Seán McKeogh, Evan Gilvarry (all Na Piarsaigh); Eoghan Godfrey (Ballybrown), John Noonan & Michael Scallon (both South Liberties); Jack McInerney, Jeff Ryan, Gordon O’Neill, Michael Danagher, Darragh Cunningham (all Cratloe); David Fitzgerald, Cian Moriarty, Kevin Madden, Paraic O’Loughlin (all Clonlara); Michael Gorman (Newport), Oisin Fitzpatrick (Sixmilebridge), Seán Phelan & Eoin Powell (both Broadford), Killian Gavin (Dromin-Athlaca), Daire O’Driscoll (Bruree).