Munster Schools Senior and Junior Cup rugby draws made

Colm Kinsella, Rugby Correspondent


Colm Kinsella, Rugby Correspondent


Munster Schools Senior and Junior Cup rugby draws made

THERE is just one all-Limerick tie, following the first round draw of the Clayton Hotels Munster Schools Senior and Junior Cup competitions which was held this Wednesday in Cork.

In the only Limerick derby in the opening round, Glenstal Abbey will take on qualifiers St Clement’s College. Elsewhere, last season’s beaten Senior Cup finalists Crescent College Comprehensive face a trip to Cork to take on old rivals CBC.

2006 Senior Cup winners St Munchin’s College face an away date with Tipperary side Rockwell College, while Ardscoil Ris host PBC and Castletroy College must travel to West Cork to take on Bandon Grammar.

The first round of this season's competition kicks off on the week beginning Monday, January 16, 2017.

The new format introduced last year is to be continued this season with the one first round draw corresponding to both Senior and Junior Cup fixtures.

Five double headers will now take place that week in the Clayton Hotels Munster Schools Senior and Junior Cups.

The five winners of those ties will advance to the last-eight stage with four of those teams getting a home draw.

One of the five losing teams will be given a bye into the quarter-finals with the other four going into the play-offs to decide the remaining two quarter-finalists - the play-offs take place on the week beginning January 23.

The Senior Cup quarter-finals will take place between January 30 and Friday, February 3 with the Junior Cup quarter-finals being played the following week.

The semi-finals in both the Senior and Junior Cup will be played on the week beginning February 27.

The finals of both competitions will be held on St Patrick's Day - Friday, March 17.

MUNSTER Schools Senior and Junior Cup first round draws:

Rockwell College v St Munchin's College

Glenstal Abbey v St Clement's College

CBC v Crescent College Comprehensive

Ardscoil Rís v PBC

Bandon Grammar v Castletroy College