Reigning Dr Harty Cup (Munster PPS U18½AHC) champions Our Lady’s Secondary School will clash with John The Baptist CS of Hospital in the quarter-finals of the current competition, writes
Last night saw the draws for the Harty and its football equivalent, the Corn Uí Mhuirí, take place at the Munster Council headquarters in Castletroy, Co. Limerick. The Templemore outfit, who won last year after losing the 2016 decider against Ardscoil Rís, were paired with John The Baptist, back in the Harty after a number of years.
Should Our Lady’s win that clash on January 10, they would face either Thurles CBS or Midleton CBS in the semis. On the other side of the draw, Ardscoil clash with Cork city school Gaelcholáiste Mhuire while there is a Cork derby between CBC and St Colman’s College of Fermoy.
The winners of the last Corn Uí Mhuirí titles could be set for a semi-final clash. Killarney’s St Brendan’s, champions for the past two years, will face Macroom’s De La Salle on January 17 and the winners of that tie meet either Pobalscoil Chorca Dhuibhne or IS Killorglin. Corca Dhuibhne won from 2011-14 inclusive and drew with Brendan’s when the sides met in the group stage.
Elsewhere, Hamilton HS of Bandon meet Ballincollig’s Coláiste Choilm while Tralee CBS, last year’s beaten finalists, clash with St Flannan’s College of Ennis.
Dr Harty Cup – quarter-finals, January 10: A) Ardscoil Rís v Gaelcholáiste Mhuire AG, B) St Colman’s College Fermoy v CBC Cork, C) Our Lady’s Secondary School Templemore v John The Baptist CS Hospital, D) Thurles CBS v Midleton CBS; Semi-finals, January 27: A v B, C v D; Final, February 17.
Corn Uí Mhuirí – quarter-finals, January 17: A) De La Salle Macroom v St Brendan’s College Killarney, B) Pobalscoil Chorca Dhuibhne v IS Killorglin, C) Hamilton HS Bandon v Coláiste Choilm Ballincollig, D) St Flannan’s College Ennis v Tralee CBS; Semi-finals, February 3: A v B, C v D; Final, February 24.