The Thurles CBS team which won the Dr Harty Cup in 2015.
Thurles CBS’ last sixteen clash with Abbey CBS in the Dr Harty Cup has been re-fixed for Wednesday, December 14th in Dundrum (throw-in 1.30pm) - the original fixture was scheduled to take place in Dundrum on Thursday, December 1st, but was postponed due to a frozen pitch.
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).
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).
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 Flannen's Ennis (4-22 to 2-19).
The winner of the re-scheduled clash between Thurles CBS and Abbey CBS will join Nenagh CBS, Our Lady's Templemore, Árdscoil Rís, Christian Brothers College, De La Salle, St Colman's and CBS Midleton in the last eight.
The quarter-final draw is scheduled to take place on Thursday, December 15th - this will be an open draw with repeat pairings avoided where possible. 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.