MHS Team by Team Guide: Munster Senior Cup

Via Munster Haka Schools


 

Ardscoil Ris

The lads at ASR have plenty of reason to have dreams of Senior Cup success as they bring an experienced and quality side of players to this years competition. Not many are better than them so if they ‘want it more’ in the final weeks, then anything is possible.

Rating: 8/10

Captain: Peader Collins

Star Man: Pa Ryan

Opening Game: St Munchins

Predicted Finish: Semi-final

Bandon Grammar

The cup experience will inject energy, excitement and enthusiasm into this well coached Bandon outfit meaning that only a combination of nerves and inexperience could see them fail to match the stronger sides. A dark horse.

Rating: 7/10

Captain: Gavin Coombes

Star Man: Gavin Coombes

Opening Game: Rockwell

Predicted Finish: Quarter Final

Castletroy College:

City Cup Champions and red hot favourites. The whole school should be rubbing their hands together because this bunch of lads looks to be a golden generation as the Limerick school’s  history in the tournament goes.

Rating: 9/10

Captain: Niall O’Shea

Star Man: Alan Fitzgerald

Opening Game: Glenstal

Predicted Finish: Champions

CBC

A significantly physical but ambitious side who can switch styles to win out a game in their time of need. CBC are the perfect cup material this year but we just fear that capturing the title is one step too far.

Rating: 9/10

Captain: Daire Feeney

Star Man: Alex McHenry

Opening Game: Crescent

Predicted Finish: Runners-up

Clements

It could be a campaign to forget for Clements as the standards of schools looks set to be higher than in recent seasons and they of course face top dogs PBC in the first round. Nonetheless, the lads will relish the opportunity to try and cause an upset and the experience can only set up rugby at SCC for a brighter future.

Rating: 5/10

Captain: Nathan Clancy

Star Man: Jordan Higgins

Opening Game: PBC

Predicted Finish: 2nd Round

Crescent College

Comp have their stars around the park so if they can connect the forwards with the backs and create space out wide for the likes of Nash then they could go far. If this happens then they pose an incredibly dangerous threat and can put sides to the sword.  If not however then they will become strikingly average.

Rating: 8.5/10

Captain: Bailey Faloon

Star Player: Calvin Nash

Opening Game: CBC

Predicted Finish: Semi-final

Glenstal

It would be a surprise for this Glenstal team to take the top prize but in saying that they are incredibly tricky customers. What these lads have is a collective strength throughout the group and if all clicks they could take many by surprise.

Rating: 8/10

Captain: Jack Stafford

Star Player: Eoin Bergin

Opening Game: Castletroy

Predicted Finish: Quarter-Final

Munchins

Munchins have an outside chance at the cup this year meaning that anything beyond the quarterfinals would be greatly welcomed by the Corbally school this year. They have a team who have it in them to excite but not to dominate.

Rating: 7/10

Captain: Adam Moloney

Star Player: Aaron Rice

Opening Game: Ardscoil

Predicted Finish: Quarter-final

PBC

Strong and ruthless, PBC will want open their campaign with considerable aggression as they eye up a massacre of Clements in round one. Quarter finals and beyond they are truly in the mix and depending on who they draw and how they show up in the latter stages they may have a chance at getting their hands on the trophy.

Rating: 8/10

Captain: Brian O’Mahony

Star Player: Jack O’Sullivan

Opening Game: Clements

Predicted Finish: Quarter-Finals

Rockwell

Rockwell come into the cup with a solid team that are quietly going about their business. This side are well capable of causing an upset in the closing weeks if the pack can get on top and allow for a creative game-plan off ten.

Rating: 8/10

Captain: Diarmuid Barron

Star Player: Jake Flannery

Opening Game: Bandon

Predicted Finish: Quarter Finals


 

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