The battle lines have been drawn in the Top Oil Corn Uí Dhuill for the Leinster GAA Schools’ Senior A Hurling Championship.
In what will be the Centenary of the first ever staging of the Corn Uí Dhuill, holders St Kieran’s College have been drawn away in an all-Kilkenny clash with Castlecomer CS.
Last year’s beaten finalists, Kilkenny CBS, have been drawn away in another difficult assignment against St Peter’s College in Wexford.
The draw was performed in the halls of reigning champions St Kieran’s College today by Kilkenny Senior Hurling manager Brian Cody – himself a Kieran’s past pupil. In the 1971/72 season Cody was a Leinster and All-Ireland schools winning captain and he won the Corn Uí Dhuill crown again in the 1972/73 season.
In a break from tradition these games will not be straight knockout. In a move designed to boost hurling development there will be a losers group for the beaten teams in these games with a chance to win their way back into the semi-finals.
The draw in full is:
Top Oil Corn Uí Dhuill Leinster Senior A
St Brendan’s, Birr v Borris VS
St Peter’s Wexford v Kilkenny CBS
Good Counsel, Wexford v Group Team Winners
Castlecomer C.S. v St Kieran’s College
Matches take place Wednesday, December 13, 2017