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Coca -Cola Munster Schools Senior Cup Semi Final
2 February 2003, 4:43 pm
The first of this year's Coca-Cola Munster Schools Senior Cup semi-finals take place next Sunday (23rd) when the holders, St Munchin's take on CBC in Musgrave Park (ko 3pm).
The first of this year's Coca-Cola Munster Schools Senior Cup semi-finals take place next Sunday (23rd) when the holders, St Munchin's take on CBC in Musgrave Park (ko 3pm). The winners of this tie will meet either PBC or Ard Scoil Ris who meet in the second semi-final, again in Musgrave Park on Sunday week (March 2nd).

On Sunday Munchin's will have it all to do against a school who last won the cup in 2000. Munchin's will be without influential centre Eric Maloney who suffered an ankle injury in the 19-8 quarter final win over Glenstal.

They include in their side this year out-half Wayne Murphy who kicked the conversion that won the title for them last year. Murphy was also injured in that game and will carry a hand injury into this game. They also have in Cathal Parkes, a player who has represented Munster and Ireland Schools but as hooker rather than the number 8 position he will occupy on Sunday.

Prop forward Daniel Keogh was a sub on the victorious team last year, Daniel is a younger brother of Stephen who captains the Ireland Under 21s this weekend in Italy.

Replacements Frankie Daly and David Gardiner will have late fitness tests before coaches John Broderick and Pat Cross will be is a position to finalise their replacement bench.

St Munchin's: P Kilcoyne; B Dalton, A Hurley, A Ajuong, M O'Donovan; W Murphy, T Cahill; D Keogh, M Kennedy, R Hogan; B Purcell, F walsh; L Mullane, A Desmond, C Parkes capt. Replacements.(from) S Malone, T Nihill, B Meade, P Fitzpatrick, T Benett, J Howard, M Mangan, G McInerney, P Twomey, F Cross, J Sherin, J Clogan, F Daly, M Ryan, D Gardiner.

CBC: M J Ahern; J O'Hanlon, J McCarthy, K Mitchell, G Blower; E Ronan, D Williams; D Hurley, J Kerins, R Hasson; R Noonan capt, E Mackey; B Holland, M Essex, J Harte. Replacements. N Finnernan, G Keane, B Shannon, A Kelly, A Ryan, B O'Keeffe, D Keohane.

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