Holders Thomond face Garryowen in Limerick Charity Cup

Colm Kinsella

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Colm Kinsella

Thomond players and supporters celebrate their Limerick Charity Cup success last season
HOLDERS Thomond will begin the defence of their Limerick Charity Cup title with an away quarter-final clash against Garryowen at Dooradoyle in late August.

HOLDERS Thomond will begin the defence of their Limerick Charity Cup title with an away quarter-final clash against Garryowen at Dooradoyle in late August.

Thomond were awarded the Limerick Charity Cup last season when Garryowen insisted they were unable to field a team on the date the decider was scheduled to take place.

The remaining quarter-finals for next season’s Charity Cup competition will see Shannon host Old Crescent at Coonagh, while UL-Bohemian will have home advantage for their last eight tie with Bruff. In the remaining quarter-final, All-Ireland League Division 1A semi-finalists Young Munster will travel to Nenagh Ormond.

Quarter-finals will take place on the week beginning Monday, August 24.

The draw has also been made for the semi-finals of the 2015-2016 Limerick Charity Cup. Should holders Thomond defeat Garryowen they will face the winners of the Shannon v Old Crescent quarter-final tie. Both Shannon and Old Crescent reached the semi-final stage of the Charity Cup last autumn, with Shannon going down 21-3 to Garryowen and Old Crescent losing out 27-14 to Thomond.

The second semi-final in the 2015-2016 Limerick Charity Cup will see the winners of the Young Munster v Nenagh quarter-final clash taking on the victors of the UL-Bohs v Bruff clash.