Leinster schools hurling squad lists and fixtures: St Kieran’s look to defend their title
Dublin north and Dublin south schools to contest in group team competition final
St Kieran’s are the reigning Dr Croke Cup champions. Photograph: Inpho
Leinster post-primary senior hurling Championship
Name of school: Colaiste Eoin
Coaches: Cathal Pleimeann, Proinsias de Poire and Aodán de Paor
Captain: Jack Lehart, Fergal de Fuitleigh
How school performed in last year’s championship: Reached the quarterfinals last year.
Squad(with an * beside who played last year): É Mac Giobúin, J Lahert*, C Mac Niocláis, C Ó Ceallaigh*, S Mac Giobúin, D Maas*, P Ó hEithir, C Ó Duibhir, S Ó Duibhir*, F de Fuitleigh*, M de Róiste, F Tucker, S Ó Mathúna, S Mac Dáibhéid, M Ó Cróinín*, C Ó Floinn, P Ó Buachalla, E Mac Giolla Phádraig*, P Ó Broin, B Ó Bruadair*, M Ó Treasaigh*, C Ó Sé, J Ó hAirtnéide, D de Poire*, C Mac Dáibhéid, D Ó Floinn, F Ó Drisceoil, T Mac Eochaidh, F Ó Tighearnaigh, R Ó Gallachóir.
Prospects/county players: Dara de Poire and Jack Lehart have been involved with various Dublin underage teams.
Name of school: Kilkenny CBS
Coaches: PJ McCormack, Alan Healy and Paul O’Donoghue
Captain: Conor Doheny and Marc Drennan
How school performed in last year’s championship: First round exit
Squad(with an * beside who played last year): D Dunne, C Flynn, E Kelly, S Nolan, P Collins, E Byrne, B Gaffney, J Molloy, M Doyle, S Boyd, S Bolger*, J Campion, R Crotty*, K Ryan*, B O’Neill, N Brassil, T Wallace, S Mahony*, C Kavanagh*, B Sheehan*, L Dunphy, C Doheny*, J Leahy, R Buckley, R O’Driscoll, C Fitzpatrick*, M Drennan*, J Manogue, J McEvoy*, C Drennan, C Heary.
Prospects/county players: John McEvoy, Marc Drennan, Conor Doheny, Liam Dunphy, Bill Sheehan and Shane Mahony were all on last year’s Kilkenny minor panel.
Name of school: Good Counsel
Coaches: Declan Wall, Pauric Cullen, PJ Walsh
Captain: Eoin Higgins
How school performed in last year’s championship: Beaten by St Kieran’s College who eventually went on to win the All-Ireland.
Squad(with an * beside who played last year): C O’Connor, J Walsh, A Walsh, B Wickham, D Lyons, E Coakley, J Myler, JP Furlong, L O’Shea, R Gill, R Mc Grath, R Higgins, S Wall, J Cullen, S Lannigan, M Ryan, E Porter, R Higgins, A Mansfield, A Winters, C O Connor*, D Bolger, D Croke, D Maher, D McGahan, E Higgins, G Connolly, I Carty*, J Ryan, L Stafford, M O Neill, M Dwyer, P Walsh, R Walsh, T Doyle, R Waters, J Sutton, T Coady, J Byrne, J Byrne Doyle, R Hennessey, S Doyle.
Prospects/county players: Cathal O’Connor, Andrew Walsh, Darragh Lyons, Emmett Coakley, Sam Wall and Eoin Porter are all Wexford minors. 11 players are also on the school’s football panel.
Name of school: St. Peter’s Wexford
Coaches: Rory Jacob, Sean Foley, Brian Coughlin and Joe Kearns
Captain: Darren Byrne
How school performed in last year’s championship: Lost Leinster final to St Kieran’s, and lost All-Ireland semi-final to Thurles CBS by three points.
Squad(with an * beside who played last year): D Byrne*, C Firman*, C Murphy*, N Nimmo*, F O’Driscoll*, A O’Neill*, J Pettit*, R White*, S Banville, M Codd*, G Dempsey*, J Devereux, R Devereux*, R Dunne*, K Firman, C Hearne*, J Henebery, F Hynes, C Joyce, B Maddock, D Nimmo*, E O’Callaghan, B O’Connor*, R O’Connor*, F O’Crualaoich, E O’Leary, C Parker, C Quirke, C Ryan, Q Saunders*, J Stafford*, D Whelan*.
Prospects/county players: Darren Byrne, Conor Firman and Ciaran Murphy are among 15 players with county experience on the squad.
Name of school: St. Kieran’s College, Kilkenny
Coaches: Liam Smith (manager), Ken Maher, Michael Walsh
Captain: Tommy Walsh
How school performed in last year’s championship: Leinster and All-Ireland champions 2015
Squad(with an * beside who played last year): C Brennan, G Brennan, P Brennan, C Byrne, S Carey, E Carroll, M Cody*, J Connolly*, V Costello, B Crowdle, J Cuddihy, J Cullen, E Delaney, N Delaney, E Fennelly, O Gough, D Jordan, M Kenny, M Keoghan, R Kerwick, B Kirwan, B Lawler, E Moylan, J Mullally, A Mullen*, D Mullen, P Mullen, A Nolan, E O’Shea, D Phelan, J Phelan, C Prendeville, T Ronan, W Spencer, T Walsh*.
Prospects/county players: Tommy Walsh is in his third year with the Kilkenny minors, Colum Prendeville is an Irish International Basketball player and Sean Carey is an All-Ireland winning handballer and the son of DJ Carey.
Name of school: Borris VS
Coaches: Cathal Delahunty, Maurice Buckley
Captain: Kevin McDonald
How school performed in last year’s championship: Lost the semi-final to St Peter’s
Squad(with an * beside who played last year): S Brenan*, D Coady*, J Cosgrave, T Dowling, E Fenlon*, R Gleeson*, A Hosey*, D Jordan, D Jordan, R Joyce, E Kavanagh, J Kavanagh, T Lawlor*, G Lawlor*, N Lynam*, S McDermott, K McDonald*, R McEvoy, A Nolan, C Nolan*, J Nolan, P Nolan*, J O’Neill*, D O’Toole, E Redmond*, D Sheehan, D Tobin*, C Tracey*, M Tracey, C Whelan.
Prospects/county players: Centre forward Kevin McDonald is the key man as he was for last year’s Carlow minors.
Name of school: St. Brendan’s Birr
Coaches: Aidan Treacy, David Kenny and Gary Cahill
Captain: Eoghan Cahill
How school performed in last year’s championship: Beaten in the preliminary round by St Peter’s
Squad(with an * beside who played last year): B Burke*, C Burke, P Byrne, E Cahill*, E Callaghan*, C Carroll, S Collins, R Connaughton, D Connolly, S Dooley, E Gath, M Gilligan*, M Gleeson, C Guinan, B Hoctor, J Hanlon, S Hanrahan, C Hogan, R Hogan, B Kealey, A King, S Kinsella*, W Malone*, D Miller, C Molloy*, O Murphy, K O Brien, B O’Meara, S Teehan, D Watkins*.
Prospects/county players: Conor Molly, Eoghan Cahill and Michael Gilligan were Offaly minors last year.
Name of school: Mountrath CS
Coaches: Christy Coughlan, Eddie Kirwan, Andrew Kavanagh
How school performed in last year’s championship: They won the Leinster Senior B Championship and were All-Ireland Senior B Finalists
Squad(with an * beside who played last year): Oisin Bennett*, F Williams*, K Murphy, D Connolly*, E Peters*, B Quinlan*, S Cuddy*, DJ Kelly*, M Connolly, J Cranny*, M Dowling*, D Lalor*, A Dunphy*, S Dunphy*, C Hiney*,D Breen, D Conroy*, L Cusack, S Moore*, J Walsh, L Delaney*, J Phelan, T Cuddy, C Conroy, E Gaughan, A Gaughan.
Prospects/county players: Dylan Conroy and Conor Hiney were laois minors last year, nine of the squad are current Laois minors.
Name of school: Castlecomer CS
Coaches: Pat Tynan and Peter O’Donovan
Captain: Robert Reid and Sean Buggy
How school performed in last year’s championship: First round defeat to St Peter’s
Squad(with an * beside who played last year): R Reid*, S Buggy*, D Cass*, S Feehan*, J Bergin*, B Murphy*, P O’Neill*, I Holohan, C Coady, S Dunne, J Rothwell, E O’Rourke, J Brophy, P Gunner, R Brennan, A Barry*, J Dowd*, E Regan, C Barry, A Brennan, D Farrell, C Farnan, J Brennan, J Morrissey, R Connolly, D Buggy, J Phelan.
Prospects/county players: James Bergin and Sean Buggy were on last year’s Kilkenny minor panel.
Name of school: Dublin North Schools
Coaches: Paul O’Brien (manager), Eoin Roach, Mike O’Dwyer
Captain: Daire Gray
How school performed in last year’s championship: Beaten by Dublin South in extra time of preliminary round
Squad(with an * beside who played last year): C O Sullivan*, C Currie, C Burke, C Ryan, D Gray, D Burke*, J McGuirk, C Kelly, L Finnegan*, P Feeney, S Fitzgerald*, B Dennis, C Costello, M Phelan, R Murray, F Boland, E McLoughney, E McDomhnaill, J Walsh, M O Keefe*, B McHugh, D Ryan, J Byrne, L Dumbrell, P Smyth.
Prospects/county players: Donal Burke has been a Dublin minor for the past two seasons but has been struggling with injury, while Colin Currie is an Irish international cricket player.
Name of school: Dublin South Schools
Coaches: Andrew Coffey (manager), Traloch Martin, Ryan O’Dwyer
Captain: Ciaran Dowling
How school performed in last year’s championship: Quarter final defeat to Good Counsel
Squad(with an * beside who played last year): A Mellett*, C Dowling*, C Byrne, D Ryan*, E Foley, J McVeigh*, J O Neill*, R De Felice*, A Coffey*, L Corcoran, N Bennett, B Mowlds, R Hayes, B Mannion, J Holland, T Hynes, T Lane, J McKenna, A Mitchell, D Keogh, D Croke, S Kennedy.
Prospects/county players: Ciarán Dowling, Aaron Coffey and Jack McVeigh were Dublin minors last year.
Group Team Competition Fixtures - January 23rd
Dublin South v Dublin North
Preliminary Rounds - January 23rd
a) Castlecomer CS v Mountrath CS
b) St. Brendan’s Birr v Borris VS
Quarter Finals Fixtures January 30th
1. St. Kieran’s v Winner (b)
2. St. Peter’s Wexford v Group Team Winner
3. Good Counsel v Kilkenny CBS
4. Winner (a) v Colaiste Eoin
Semi Finals Fixtures February 13th
1 v 2
3 v 4
Final - February 27th