Dr Harty Cup

Thurles CBS drawn to face Our Lady’s Templemore in Harty Cup quarter-finals

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Thurles CBS drawn to face Our Lady’s Templemore in Harty Cup quarter-finals

Thurles CBS and Abbey CBS pictured in action at Dundrum on Wednesday.

Thurles CBS have been drawn to face Our Lady’s Templemore in the quarter-finals of the 2016-17 Dr Harty Cup while Nenagh CBS will take on De La Salle, Waterford - the draw was made on Thursday, December 15th.

The winner of the Thurles CBS v Our Lady’s Templemore clash will face the winner of the quarter-final contest between Nenagh CBS and De La Salle, Waterford at the semi-final stage.

The two remaining quarter-finals will see defending champions Árdscoil Rís, Limerick take on Midleton CBS while CBC Cork will face St Colman’s Fermoy for a place in the last four.

The quarter-finals are scheduled to take place on January 11th, semi-finals January 28th and the Dr Harty Cup final is pencilled in for Saturday, February 18th.

On Wednesday, December 14th Thurles CBS edged out Abbey CBS (0-14 to 0-9) in a bruising contest as Dundrum. On November 30th Nenagh CBS progressed to the last eight of the Dr Harty Cup, but only after a tense contest with Castletroy College (1-20 to 1-13). Meanwhile Our Lady’s Templemore signalled their intent and ability when beating Árdscoil Uí Urmaltaigh, Bandon by a whopping 42 points (6-27 to 0-3).

In the last sixteen defending champions Árdscoil Rís, Limerick saw off the challenge of Scoil na mBráithre Rathluirc (4-16 to 1-7) and they will be joined in the last eight by De La Salle College, Waterford who beat Blackwater Community School, Lismore (1-18 to 0-16). Christian Brothers College, Cork beat St Francis College, Rochestown (3-18 to 3-12) and CBS Midleton got the better of Scoil Na Trionóide Doon (1-15 to 1-12) while St. Colman's Fermoy required extra-time to beat St Flannan's Ennis (4-22 to 2-19).

The quarter-finals are scheduled to take place on January 11th, semi-finals January 28th and the Dr Harty Cup final is pencilled in for Saturday, February 18th.

Our Lady’s Templemore featured in the 2016 final, but lost out to Limerick’s Árdscoil Rís - Our Lady’s won the coveted Munster colleges title once previously (1978). Meanwhile Thurles CBS are seeking their ninth provincial under-18.5A colleges’ title this term, a title the famed secondary school last won in 2015. Nenagh CBS have never won the Dr Harty Cup while Abbey CBS, Tipperary won the title on one previous occasion (1959).