ODM Munster Senior Challenge Cup Draw
1st July 2009 By Munster Rugby
The draw for the ODM Munster Senior Cup was made in the offices of the sponsors ODM Accountants in Bandon on Tuesday evening.
This is the fifth year that the Bandon firm has sponsored this prestigious competition. The draw was be made by Declan Madden, President Munster Branch IRFU and Dan Murphy, Partner ODM Accountants and it produced some interesting ties.
Of the eight first round ties there is only one all First Division clash when Garryowen host Dolphin. The winners of this tie will face the winners of the Clonakilty Shannon tie.
Holders Cork Constitution begin their defence with a trip to Musgrave Park to face Sunday’s Well, with the winners at home to either Thomond or Highfield.
Last season’s beaten finalists Old Crescent must face U.L. Bohemian in the opening round with either Midleton or U.C.C. awaiting the winners in the quarter final.
Cashel the only Junior side in the draw will have home advantage against Nenagh Ormond in an all Tipperary tie. Cashel who reached the semi final of this competition a few years ago will fancy their chances of advancing and a meeting against either Bruff or Young Munster in the quarter final.
Commenting at this seasons draw Dan Murphy stated "ODM Accountants, North Main Street, Bandon are delighted to continue or sponsorship of the sponsorship of the Munster Senior Challenge Cup, we believe the values of the competition are aligned to those of our organisation – A professional approach, team effort, high level performance and relationship building. We wish all the clubs throughout Munster the best of Luck in this year’s competition, we are sure that as in previous years there will be plenty of high quality and entertaining rugby".
First Round to be played week ending 12th September
A) U.L. Bohemian v Old Crescent
B) Midleton v U.C.C.
C) Garryowen v Dolphin
D) Clonakilty v Shannon
E) Cashel v Nenagh Ormond
F) Thomond v Highfield
G) Sunday’s Well v Cork Constitution
H) Bruff v Young Munster
Second Round to be played week ending 19th September
I) H v E
J) B v A
K) C v D
L) G v F
Semi Finals to be played week ending 29th November
M) L v I
N) J v K
Final to be played week ending 2nd January 2010.