The Dean Ryan Cup (Under 16.5 A Hurling) competition gets underway this week with three Round 1 fixtures down for decision.
Corn an Rianaigh (16.5 A H) Round 1
Wednesday September 20th
CBS Midleton 4-14 Our Ladys Templemore 2-15 – Match Report
Ham HS Bandon 0-15 Nenagh CBS 0-4
St Flannans W/O Coláiste Iosaef, Kilmallock Snr
Thursday September 21st
Bansha 13:30 Árdscoil Rís Limerick V De La Salle College Waterford
Our Ladys Templemore v CBS Midleton
Our Ladys Templemore and CBS Midleton will meet in Clonmel Sportsfield on Wednesday at 1:30pm. In last year’s competition, both schools lost out to the eventual Dean Ryan Cup runners-up Thurles CBS – Templemore losing out by 3 points in round 1 (Match Report) while CBS Midleton proved no match for Thurles, losing out by 28 points in the semi-final (Match Report).
By coincidence, both schools lost out to Thurles CBS in last year’s Under 15 A Hurling competition also, Templemore losing by 11 points in the semi-final while CBS Midleton lost by 4 points to Thurles in the quarter-final.
Árdscoil Uí Urmaltaigh Bandon v Nenagh CBS
Árdscoil Uí Urmaltaigh Bandon take on Nenagh CBS in the other Round 1 match fixed for Wednesday, this one taking place in Fermoy at 1:30pm. Last year, Árdscoil Uí Urmaltaigh Bandon took part in the Under 16.5 B Hurling competition (Corn Sheamais Ui Dhonnchu), losing out to Doon by a point in the second round. Nenagh CBS lost in Round 1 of the Dean Ryan Cup to Ardscoil Ris Limerick by six points.
In last year’s Under 15 A Hurling competition (Corn Aodh Ui Dhudha), Nenagh CBS lost to the eventual champions Thurles CBS by 12 points in the first round. Meanwhile, Árdscoil Uí Urmaltaigh Bandon played in the Under 15 B Hurling competition and proved successful, winning the Corn Reamainn Ui hOgain Final by 3-20 to 1-12 against St. Joseph’s Tulla.
Árdscoil Rís Limerick V De La Salle College Waterford
Thursday’s game sees Ardscoil Ris Limerick taking on De La Salle Waterford at 1:30pm in Bansha. Last season, Ardscoil Ris lost out to CBS Midleton by 2-16 to 2-11 while De La Salle Waterford lost out to the eventual champions St. Colmans Fermoy by three points in the Quarter-Final.
Interestingly, these schools met in last year’s Under 15 A Hurling competition (Corn Aodh Ui Dhudha) with Ardscoil Ris Limerick securing a 2-16 to 1-13 victory over De La Salle Waterford in the Quarter-Final played at Clonmel.