GLENSTAL Abbey are renowned for punching above their weight in the Munster Schools Senior Cup despite their relatively small playing numbers. The Murroe side begin their campaign against Ardscoil Ris on Thursday, January 30.
Coaching team: Head: Aiden McNulty, Asst Coach: Felix Ross, Team manager: Sean Skehan.
Last cup success: None
Last season:Beaten by CBC in the quarter-finals
Squad: Bernard Cosgrove, Gearoid Fitzpatrick*, Joe Hartnett, Ian Molloy, John Healy (Capt), John Murphy, Neilus Mulvihill, Eoin Ryan*, Alex Donohoe, George O’Hara, Matthew Ryan, Ben Clancy, David Quane, William McGann, Rory Hogan*, Ryan Johnston, David Kenny, Max Ryan*, James McCarthy, Jamie McAleese, Tim Costigan, Michael Boland, Cal Og Healy*, Jack Stafford, Colm Hogan, Robert Fleming, Sean O’Sullivan, Killian Glynn, Michael Sweetman.
Captain: John Healy
Representative players: John Healy, Eoin Ryan (both Munster), Tim Costigan (Connacht)
Star man: Team captain John Healy, who can play either hooker or prop, is a natural leader in the front row. He boasts the experience of being involved in Glenstal’s Senior Cup side also
Any other business: Glenstal won four of their nine friendlies in the lead up to the Cup, with their wins including an away victory over Crescent College Comprehensive.
Prospects: Glenstal Abbey are renowned for boxing above their weight in the Munster Schools Senior Cup, given their limited playing numbers. Will look to their represengtative players, hooker/prop John Healy, who is also their captain, second row Eoin Ryan and out-half/centre Tim Costigan to inspire them. Face a fancied Ardscoil Ris first up at Rosbrien.