Rockwell begin title charge

Rockwell open their Avonmore Milk Munster Schools Senior Cup title defence against Glenstal in Tipperary today (Clanwilliam Park, 3pm).

The champions are led by Seán McCarthy — a powerful second-row forward and nephew of Munster legend Mick Galwey - having suffered a broken arm in the semi-final defeat of CBC.

Although without the injured second-row Neville Flynn and back-row Aaron Sweeney, Rockwell can still call upon seven of last season’s final 22.

Glenstal go into the game under a cloud following the sudden death of team manager Brother Matthew Corkery last week.

Out-half Luke Bradley will be a key figure while Waterford minor hurler Ian Kenny is a centre to be reckoned with. He along with flankers Ian McCarthy and Tom Ryan have been honoured by Munster schools.

ROCKWELL: D Johnston; A Lynch, R Jermyn, C Kiely, S McMahon; A Moynihan, D McGagh; J McCarthy, D Mulcahy, J Maxwell, S McCarthy (c), D Foley, J Feehan, S Dwyer, A Butler.

Replacements: S McCarthy, R Lyons, W O’Dwyer, C Ryan, A Sutcliffe, A Barron, S O’Donoghue, R Maher.

GLENSTAL: S Gleeson (c); E Hurley, A Boland, I Kenny, R Shanahan; L Bradley, A Devereux; D Higgins, C McCarthy, K Grennan, K Lynch, M O’Riordan, I McCarthy, R Dooley, T Ryan.

Replacements from R O’Hara, J Ryan, C Hughes, B Dunne, K O’Keeffe, H Connors, J Igoe, C McDonagh, J Hanley, J Neville.

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