Limerick sides face make-or-break Munster Schools Cup fixtures

Colm Kinsella, Rugby Correspondent


Colm Kinsella, Rugby Correspondent


Limerick sides face make-or-break Munster Schools Cup fixtures

The knock-out action in the Clayton Hotels Munster Schools Senior and Junior Cups continues this week

IT’S make-or-break for five more Limerick teams in this season’s Clayton Hotels Munster Schools Senior and Junior Cups this week as the competitions reach the knock-out stages.

The play-off games in the Senior and Junior Cups feature teams which tasted defeat in last week’s first round games. 

Highlights of this week’s knock-out fixtures include the meeting of St Munchin’s College and Ardscoil Ris in a Senior Cup play-off game at UL 4G rugby pitch this, Wednesday, January 24, at 2.30pm.

On Thursday, January 25, also in the Senior Cup, Castletroy College face a winner-take-all play-off against Rockwell College at Clanwilliam FC, 2.30pm.

There are also two more Limerick teams involved in the Junior Cup play-offs this Wednesday.

The all-Limerick meeting of Glenstal Abbey and St Clement’s College goes ahead at UL 4G on Wednesday, January 24 at 1pm, the fixture forms the first half of a double heather with the Senior Cup derby clash of Ardscoil Ris and St Munchin’s.

Meanwhile, Ardscoil Ris’ Junior Cup campaign ended this Tuesday following their heavy defeat to PBC, of Cork, at Musgrave Park.

The winners of the play-off games advance to the quarter-finals of the Cups, while the losers bow out for another year.

In the Senior Cup, Ardscoil Ris lost their opening fixture against a clinical CBC side 34-7 at Lansdowne in Cork on Wednesday last.

Wednesday’s opponents, St Munchin’s College face a six-day turnaround between fixtures following their two point, 7-5, defeat to Bandon on Thursday last.

On Thursday, Castletroy College will be looking to get their Senior Cup campaign back on track when travelling to Tipp Town to face Rockwell following their defeat to PBC. 

Meanwhile, the Clayton Hotel Munster Schools Junior Cup quarter-final draws will take place on Wednesday, January 24 at UL Pavilion, following the St Munchin’s College v Ardscoil Rís Senior Cup fixture.

The Clayton Hotel Munster Schools Senior Cup quarter-final draws will take place on Thursday, January 25 at Clanwilliam FC, following the Rockwell College v Castletroy College Senior Cup fixture.

Munster Schools Cups second round play-off games:

Junior Cup Play-Off Draw

Glenstal Abbey v St Clement’s College, Wednesday, January 24, UL 4G, 1pm 

Senior Cup Play-Off Draw 

St Munchin’s College v Ardscoil Rís, Wednesday, January 24, UL 4G, 2.30pm 

Rockwell College v Castletroy College, Thursday, January 25, Clanwilliam FC, 2.30pm 

Bye – St Clement’s College