Three Limerick colleges profiled as they set out on Harty Cup journey

Jerome O'Connell

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Three Limerick colleges profiled as they set out on Harty Cup journey

Castletroy College receiving new Harty Cup gear from sponsors Absolute Hotel

THREE Limerick sides set out on the Harty Cup trail this Wednesday.

All three secondary schools have been kept apart in the group phase of the 2018/19 Munster Post Primary Schools Senior A Hurling Championship.

Across Ardscoil Ris, Castletroy College and Hospital's John the Baptist Community School, there are 22 Limerick GAA clubs with players represented.

The three Limerick sides have been drawn in different groups, among the 13 sides competing.

Champions Ardscoil Ris are in the only group with four teams. The top two in each group will advance to the quarter finals of the U-19 competition.

The draws were made in June and available here.

Ardscoil Ris are managed by teachers Niall Crowe and Victor Leyden along with Ger Downes, Adrian O'Brien and Brian Culbert.

The city side will have key players in Cathal O'Neill, Emmet McEvoy, Conor Bourke, Aidan Moriarty, Barry O'Connor and Dean Kennedy.

Castletroy College are managed by teachers Liam Reale and Leonard Coughlan. Key to their season will be Diarmuid Hegarty, Ronan Lyons, Andrew Shanahan and Padraig Hartnett.

Hospital have central players in Dylan O'Shea, Michael Martin, Brian O'Grady, Kyran O'Donnell and Ryan Tobin, among others.

All three Limerick sides have round one group games this Wedneday, October 17 at 1.30 - Ardscoil Ris play Gaelcholáiste Mhuire an Mhainistir Thuaigh in Mallow; Castletry face Christian Brothers College, Cork in Kilfinane and Hospital play Our Ladys Templemore in Nenagh.

PANELS


ARDSCOIL RIS: Matthew De Courcey, Keith Dempsey, Seán Hartney, Seán Long, Emmet McEvoy, Adam McNamara, Mark O'Connor (all Na Piarsaigh); Colin Coughlan, Aidan O'Connor, Barry O’Connor, Luke O'Connor, Conor O’Neill (all Ballybrown); Seán Connolly, Michael Keane, John MacSweeney (all Adare); Cillian Archer and Chams Jagana (both Mungret St Pauls); Dean Kennedy and John Moloney (both Claughaun), Adam Murrihy (Ahane), Cathal O’Neill (Crecora-Manister), Brian Daly (Kilmallock), Shane Hannon (Patrickswell), Seán Begley, Conor Bourke, Jathan McMahon, Aidan Moriarty, Cillian O’Brien, Colm O'Meara. Tom Power (all Clonlara); Storm Devanney, Conor Flynn, Alex Frost, Leon Kelly, Seán McNamara, Evan Murphy (all Sixmilebridge); David Foley, Seán Gallagher, Luke Healy, Evan Keogh (all Cratloe).

CASTLETROY COLLEGE: Andrew Shanahan, Mark Donnellan, Aiden Carroll, Peter Donohue, Andrew Rowsome, Ronan Fox, Conor Heffernan, Peter O’Grady, Ronan Reale, Evan Power, Jack Barry, Kevin Morrissey, Padraig Hartnett, Luke O’Sullivan, Eric Stritch, Mark Hickey (all Ahane); Donnacha O’Daligh, Ronan Lyons, Paul Power, Niall McGrath, Conor Carew, Joseph Fitzgerald, Nicky O’Dwyer, Caolan Madden, Lochlainn McHale (all Monaleen); Diarmuid Hegarty (St Patricks), Ross O’Brien May (Bruff), Donal O’Mahoney (Cappamore).

HOSPITAL: Bryan Heavey, Peter Morrissey, Michael O’Donnell, Dylan O’Shea, Mark Quinlan, Ryan Tobin, Eoin O’Mahony (all Garryspillane), Alan Buckley, Ethan Dorney, Steven O’Donnell, David Cooke, Patrick Reale (all Knockainey), Darragh Curtin, Jack Franklin, Brian O’Grady (all Kilteely-Dromkeen), Darragh McNamara, Jake Kennedy, Nicholas Tierney (all Caherline), Michael Martin, Rory Hannan, Colm O’Riordan (all Ballybricken-Bohermore), Oisin O’Grady, Killian O’Shea, Killian Reale (all Hospital Herbertstown), Aidan McNamara, Kyran O’Donnell (both Pallasgreen), Patrick Byrne (Fedamore), Kevin Bonar (Bruff), Thomas McDonnell (Glenroe), Conor Burke, Darragh McAuley, Dean Heffernan, Aidan O’Heney (all Emly).