Munster Schools Senior and Junior Cup first round draw made

Colm Kinsella, Rugby Correspondent at Thomond Park

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Munster Schools Senior and Junior Cup first round draw made

The Clayton Hotels Munster Schools Senior Cup

THE draws for the opening round of the Clayton Hotels Munster Schools Senior and Junior Cups were made at Thomond Park on Wednesday evening.

In the first first round ties, Ardscoil Ris face a trip to Cork to take on CBC, while St Munchin’s College return to West Cork to renew rivalry with Bandon Grammar School.

Elsewhere in the opening round, Castletroy College also face a trip to Leeside to take on PBC, while St Clement’s College, should they overcome their qualifier fixture with Colaiste Pobail Bheanntrai, will meet local rivals Crescent College Comprehensive. Last season’s beaten finalists Glenstal Abbey Rugby will face Rockwell College in the last of the firs round games.

The first round ties are due to be played week commencing January 15.

The quaifiers featuring the Senior and Junior Cup sides from Coláiste Pobail Bheanntraí and St Clement’s face off next Tuesday, December 5 at 2.30pm with the venues to be announced shortly.

The winners of the senior tie will progress into the first round proper of the Clayton Hotels Munster Schools Senior Cup.

The victors at junior level will face Crescent College in the first round, while the losing side will play Ardscoil for the final place in the first round.

The draw for both the Clayton Hotels Munster Schools Senior and Junior Cup is the same.

Five double headers will now take place the week commencing January 15 in the Clayton Hotels Munster Schools Senior and Junior Cups.

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 22.

The Junior Cup quarter-finals will take place between January 29 and February 2, with the Senior Cup quarter-finals being played the following week.

The semi-finals of the Junior Cup will be played on the week beginning February 19 and the Senior Cup on the week beginning February 26.

The final of the Junior Cup take place on the week beginning March 5 with the Senior Cup final on Sunday, March 18.

Clayton Hotels Munster Schools Senior & Junior Cup first round draw:

CBC v Ardscoil Rís/Junior Qualifier

Bandon Grammar v St Munchin's College

PBC v Castletroy College

St Clement's College/Coláiste Pobail Bheanntraí v Crescent College Comprehensive

Glenstal Abbey v Rockwell College