THREE Limerick teams will take part in the 2013-14 Dr Harty Cup.
And, Ardscoil Ris and Castletroy College will be among the favourites from the outset next Autumn.
Both will be backboned by members of Limerick’s Munster championship winning minor panel.
The two city rivals are kept apart in the group stages, but Castletroy will face opposition from east Limerick secondary school Doon CBS.
The duo are also grouped with Thurles CBS and Cork’s Gaelcholaiste Mhuire.
Ardscoil Ris are in a difficult group. They will face Harty Cup traditionalists St Flannans of Ennis and St Colmans of Fermoy. In their group of five, they will also play De La Salle of Waterford and Hamilton High School.
There is disappointment in Limerick that there will be no amalgamations in next season’s Munster Post Primary senior A hurling championship.
West Limerick Colleges only made their debut last season and acquitted themselves well but now a new ruling that deemed them surplus to requirements.
Abbey CBS, who always carry a number of Limerick players, are one of the teams to drop out of the top flight.
Charleville CBS are in group four and will contain some Limerick club players.
In each of the four groups, the top two teams will advance to the quarter-finals.
Group 1 - Thurles CBS, Castletroy College, Doon CBS, Gaelcholaiste Mhuire, Cork.
Group 2 - Blackwater, Dungarvan, Midleton, Nenagh, Rochestown.
Group 3 - Ardscoil Ris, Hamilton HS, St Flannans, De La Salle, St Colmans
Group 4 - Templemore, Charleville, Clonmel, Youghal.