NENAGH CBS enjoy a rare opportunity to make colleges hurling history on Sunday afternoon when they face Coláiste na Déise in a potentially historic Dr Harty Cup final at Leahy Park, Cashel (throw-in 2.30pm).
Nenagh have never claimed the prestigious provincial college’s title and despite the fact that the game clashes directly with Tipperary’s opening National Hurling League clash against Kilkenny in Nowlan Park a huge crowd is expected for such a novel final.
Four Tipperary schools - namely Thurles CBS (seven-time champions and who last claimed the Harty Cup on behalf of Tipperary in 2009), Our Lady’s Templemore (one title), Abbey CBS (one title) and Rockwell College (five titles) - have won the prestigious Harty Cup while the provincial title has evaded Nenagh CBS on three notable occasions.
Nenagh CBS lost the decider to St Flannan’s in 1990 while an Andrew O’Shaughnessy-inspired St Colman’s, Fermoy dashed the north Tipperary school’s dreams in both 1996 and 1997.
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