Three Limerick sides chase Munster Schools Junior Cup final spot

Colm Kinsella, Rugby Correspondent

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Three Limerick schools chase Munster Schools Junior Cup final spot

Action from the Munster Schools Junior Cup round robin fixture between St Munchin's College and Ardscoil Ris from earlier this season

THREE Limerick sides will be chasing places in this season's Clayton Hotels Munster Schools Junior Cup final when the semi-finals are staged this Wednesday, March 4.

Local rivals Árdscoil Rís and St Munchin's College will go head-to-head at Thomond Park on Wednesday afternoon at 2pm.

In the second semi-final, Crescent College Comprehensive face a trip to Musgrave Park in Cork to face CBC also on Wednesday at 2pm.

St Munchin's advanced to their semi-final meeting with Árdscoil thanks to a thrilling 10-5 quarter-final win over a fancied PBC side at the Markets Field on Tuesday last.

St Munchin's will be looking to reach the Junior Cup final for a third year in succession on Wednesday as the Corbally side won the final in 2018 and lost out to Rockwell College in last season's decider in Cork.

Opponents Árdscoil had ensured their place in the semi-finals when overcoming Rockwell College in their play-off game at Thomond Park earlier this month.

Árdscoil have won the Junior Cup on two occasions previously in 2003 and again in 2005.

Crescent College also secured their Junior Cup semi-final berth after defeating holders Rockwell College.
Crescent College have won the Junior Cup seven times.