THE fixture details for the five double-headers in the first round of the Clayton Hotels Munster Schools Senior and Junior Cup competitions have been announced this Tuesday.
The opening round fixtures, which will feature six Limerick schools, are spread over three days, from Tuesday, January 17, 2017 to Thursday, January 19
Clayton Hotels Munster Schools Senior and Junior Cup First Round Fixtures
Tuesday, January 17
Glenstal Abbey v St. Clement's College, Rosbrien (Old Crescent RFC), 1pm (Junior Cup) & 2:30pm (Senior Cup)
Wednesday, January 18
Christian Brothers College v Crescent College Comprehensive, Irish Independent Park, 1pm (Junior Cup) & 2:30pm (Senior Cup)
Rockwell College v St. Munchin's College, Clanwilliam Park (Clanwilliam FC), 1pm (Junior Cup) & 2:30pm (Senior Cup)
Ardscoil Rís v Presentation Brothers College, Dooradoyle (Garryowen FC), 2pm (Junior Cup) & 3:30pm (Senior Cup)
Thursday, January 19
Bandon Grammar v Castletroy College, Bandon RFC, 1pm (Junior Cup) & 2:30pm (Senior Cup)
(The second round draw of the competitions will take place following the Bandon Grammar v Castletroy College fixture)
The new format introduced last year will be continued this season with one draw corresponding to both Senior and Junior Cup fixtures.
The five winners of the first round 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 Monday, 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 Monday, February 27.
The finals of both competitions will be held on St Patrick's Day - Friday, March 17.
First round and quarter-finals: €5 Adult, €4 Juvenile (Gate), €3 Juvenile (Schools). Semi-final: €8 Adult, €5 Juvenile (Gate), €4 (Schools). Final: €10 Adult, €5 Juvenile (No School Rate)