ARDSCOIL Ris are bidding to win the Munster Schools Junior Cup title for the first time since 2005 this season. The North Circular Road side open their campaign against local rivals Crescent College Comprehensive on Friday, February 7.
Coaching team: Francis Broderick (Coach-Manager), Ger Casey (Coach), Ger Finucane (Coach), Pat Brown (Coach), Jamie Tuohy (Medic).
Last cup success: 2005
Last season: Suffered a 7-3 defeat to Castletroy College at the semi-final stage
Squad: Nathan Breen, Stephen Cullen, Callum Nihill, Cian Murphy, Colin Madden, Colin Slater, Conor Lipper, Conor O’Brien, Conor Lipper, Craig Casey, Donal O’Connail, David Fitzgerald, Eoin Caffery, Evan Cusack, Glen Clancy, Harry Ryan, Hugh Fenton, Ian Browne, Jamie Mawhinney, Lloyd Mulcahy, Luke Clohessy, Michael O’Dwyer, Odhran Ring, Patrick Ryan, Robert Thompstone, Ronan Coffey, Shane Redmond, Aaron Walsh, Billy Aherne, Alex O’Callaghan, Jack McInerney, Michael Conneally, Jack Danagher, Gearoid Brennan, Conor Richardson, Michael O’Callaghan, Brian Noonan, Sean Burton.
Star man: Ronan Coffey. Played second-row last year as Ardscoil reached the semi-finals. His experience wil be key in the engine room.
Prospects: Ardscoil open their campaign last year’s beaten finalists Crescent College Comprehensive on the first Tuesday in February. Ardscoil have a fine record in the Junior Cup over the past record and look set to emerge as genuine contenders once again this season.