Terenure to take on Roscrea at Tallaght Stadium in new departure
In a new departure for Leinster schools rugby, the senior cup quarter-final between pre-tournament favourites Terenure College and Cistercian College, Roscrea, will take place at the Tallaght Stadium on February 19th.
The most interesting game will undoubtedly be Clongowes Wood against St Michael’s in Donnybrook on February 22nd, as it is a repeat of the 2007, 2010 and 2012 finals.
This is the first year of an open draw after each round and means one of the perennial underdogs, Newbridge or CBC Monkstown, are guaranteed a semi-final berth.
Blackrock face Kilkenny in a repeat of the 2007 fixture, when the latter belied odds of 80 to 1 to reach the last four after a dramatic replay.
(All kick-offs 4pm)
Monday, February 18th
Newbridge College v CBC, Monkstown, Donnybrook
Tuesday, February 19th
Cistercian College, Roscrea v Terenure College, Tallaght Stadium
Wednesday, February 20th
Blackrock College v Kilkenny College, Donnybrook
Friday, February 22nd
Clongowes Wood College SJ v St Michael’s College, Donnybrook
All games will be televised live on Setanta Sports.