Dr Harty Cup

Thurles CBS launch Dr Harty Cup campaign with a trip to Clonmel

Brian McDonnell

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Thurles CBS launch Dr Harty Cup campaign with a trip to Clonmel

The Thurles CBS team which won the Dr Harty Cup in 2015.

Thurles CBS will launch their 2016-17 Dr Harty Cup campaign with a trip to Clonmel on Wednesday, October 12th (throw-in 1.30pm) - the CBS lads are seeking the school’s ninth provincial under-18.5A colleges title this term.

The format of the competition this year has been re-structured into a series of groups. And, Thurles CBS’ first test is against De Salle College, Waterford who won the competition in 2007 and 2008 under coach Derek McGrath. Thurles CBS last won the prestigious title in 2015 and will hope to leave their mark on this year’s competition. This year the Thurles CBS team is managed by Eamonn Buckley, Ollie Kelly and Patrick McCormack (junior).

The format of the Dr Harty Cup has been changed for the 2016-17 season - nineteen schools have been split into eight groups. Two teams will qualify from each group with every school guaranteed two matches. There are three groups of three (all play off to determine the top two placings) and the other five groups feature two teams (the result of one match here will determine the seeding).

Once the group stage has been completed the competition will be run on a knock-out basis (group winners will play second-placed teams in the round of sixteen) - the last sixteen matches are scheduled for November 30th, the quarter-finals for January 11th, semi-finals for January 28th and the Dr Harty Cup final is pencilled in for Saturday, February 18th.

On Wednesday, October 26th Thurles CBS will play their remaining group game against Gaelcholáiste Mhuire Thuaigh while Gaelcholáiste Mhuire Thuaigh will face De La Salle College, Waterford on Wednesday, November 16th.

Our Lady’s Templemore find themselves pitted against St Flannan’s in a two-team group - that clash is scheduled to take place on Wednesday, October 26th - Our Lady’s featured in the 2016 final against Limerick’s Árdscoil Rís. Our Lady’s won the coveted Munster colleges title once previously (1978).

Nenagh CBS, who have never won the Dr Harty Cup, also find themselves in a two-team group and face Abbey CBS, Tipperary on Wednesday, October 26th. Abbey CBS won the title on one previous occasion (1959).

The Our Lady's Templemore team which lost the 2016 final to Árdscoil Rís.

Dr Harty Cup Roll of Honour
St. Flannan’s, Ennis (21): 1944, 1945, 1946, 1947, 1952, 1954, 1957, 1958, 1976, 1979, 1982, 1983, 1987, 1989, 1990, 1991, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2004 & 2005
North Monastery, Cork (19): 1919, 1929, 1934, 1935, 1936, 1937, 1940, 1941, 1942, 1943, 1955, 1960, 1961, 1970, 1980, 1981, 1985, 1986 & 1994
Limerick CBS (10): 1920, 1925, 1926, 1927, 1932, 1964, 1965, 1966, 1967 & 1993
St Colman’s College, Fermoy (9): 1948, 1949, 1977, 1992, 1996, 1997, 2001, 2002 & 2003
Thurles CBS (8): 1933, 1938, 1939, 1950, 1951, 1956, 2009 & 2015
St Finbarr’s, Cork (7): 1963, 1969, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1974 & 1984
Rockwell College (5): 1918, 1923, 1924, 1930 & 1931
Árdscoil Rís, Limerick (4): 2010, 2011, 2014 & 2016
Midleton CBS (3): 1988, 1995 & 2006
De La Salle College, Waterford (2): 2007 & 2008
Coláiste na Déise, Waterford (2): 2012 & 2013
St Munchin’s, Limerick (1): 1922
Mount Sion, Waterford (1): 1953
Abbey CBS, Tipperary Town (1): 1959
Rice College, Ennis (1): 1962
Coláiste Chríost Rí, Cork (1): 1968
Coláiste Iognáid Rís, Cork (1): 1975
Templemore CBS (1): 1978