*St Flannan’s College are the reining Dr Harty Cup champions. Photograph: Gerard O’Neill
After two very disrupted seasons, one without any fixtures, the second level colleges GAA competitions are set to commence and first round games in a variety of Munster championships will be played from the beginning of November.
The Dr. Harty Cup is one of the most sought after titles in the GAA and the current holders are St. Flannan’s College, Ennis who claimed the 2019 Senior A colleges hurling title.
In the opening round this year they are set to meet Thurles CBS on November 10. St. Joseph’s Tulla are also in the race for the title and on the same day they will take on De La Salle from Waterford.
In the senior B championship St. Caimin’s Community School Shannon will take on Abbey CBS from Tipperary.
There is the possibility of an all Clare second round game in the Senior C hurling championship. St. Anne’s Killaloe play Crescent Comprehensive in the opening round with the winners going through to face Scariff Community College. Rice College Ennis will play Ennistymon CBS in the same competition.
In the Junior A hurling competition (Dean Ryan) St. Flannan’s will face Midleton CBS and the same schools will meet in the under 15 A hurling championship.
In the senior A football St. Flannan’s will take on Mercy Mounthawk from Tralee in the first round. They play St. Francis College in the junior A football while their opponents in the under 15 A football will be High School, Clonmel.
In senior C football, Rice College Ennis will play Gaelcholaistse Ciarrai while Ennistymon CBS will play Colaiste Mhuire Askeaton or Doon.
In the senior D football competition, St.Anne’s Killaloe, St. Joseph’s Spanish Point, Kilrush Community School and Mary Immaculate Lisdoonvaarna will all be chasing honours.
The senior E football competition will have Clare sides Ennis Community College, St. Patrick’s Comprehensive Shannon, St. Michael’s Kilmihil, Ennistymon Vocational School, Kilkee Community College, St John Bosco Community College Kildysart and St. Caimin’s of Shannon competing.