Limerick sides kept apart in Harty Cup draw

Jerome O’Connell

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Jerome O’Connell

The Harty Cup quarter-final draw was made last week
LIMERICK’S two remaining schools in the Harty Cup have been kept apart in the quarter final line-up.

LIMERICK’S two remaining schools in the Harty Cup have been kept apart in the quarter final line-up.

Both Ardscoil Ris and Castletroy College will be attempting to return to the semi finals of the Munster Post Primary Schools senior A hurling championship in the January 13 quarter finals.

Ardscoil Ris face St Francis College of Rochestown. The clash is a repeat of last year’s semi final, which the Cork side won. Castletroy College will face Our Ladys, Templemore.

Ardscoil Ris are managed by teachers, Niall Moran, Paul Flanagan and Fergal Lyons and past-pupil Barry Hennessy. The 2014 champions are bidding to reach a ninth successive semi final.

Were they to reach the January 30 semi final they would play either CBC Cork or St Colmans Fermoy.

To-date Ardscoil Ris are unbeaten with group wins over De La Salle of Waterford, Midleton CBS Blackwater and Hamilton High School of Bandon. Rising star Peter Casey is still part of their team and faces a busy New Year with Na Piarsaigh preparing for a February 6 All Ireland club semi final.

Castletroy were first time semi finalists last January. Managed by teachers Leonard Coughlan and Paul O’Reilly, they would play Nenagh CBS or DLS Waterford if they return to the last four.

Castletroy beat St Flannans and High School Clonmel in their group but lost to CBC of Cork in the last round. Castletroy are backboned by players from Monaleen and Ahane.