Ardscoil Rís and Castletroy College in Harty Cup action

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The Dr Harty Cup takes centre stage this week with both Ardscoil Rís and Catletroy College in action in the competition today.

Reigning champions, Ardscoil Rís can go a long way in booking their place in the knockout stages with a victory over Nenagh in Newport at 1.30pm.

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Ardscoil started their campaign with a promising 0-18 to 1-9 victory over Cork’s
Gaelcholaiste Mhuire An Mhainistir Thuaidh in round 1.

They face Colaiste Cholmain Fermoy in a fortnight in their final group game.

The champions can call on the likes of Cathal O’Neill who was in inspired form against the Cork side notching 8 points in total, as well as Emmett McEvoy, Barry O’Connor and Colin Coughlan.

As for Castletroy, they need a win if they are to stand any chance of progression. They were well beaten by last years runners-up CBC in their opening game, losing by 27 points.

They face a Thurles side who are yet to feature in the championship

In their ranks, they have county minor stars Padraig Harnett and Diarmuid Hegarty, brother of All-Ireland winning Gearoid.

John the Baptist have a bye week on Wednesday before facing Blackwater Community School Lismore on November 21.

Wednesday 7 November

Ardscoil Rís v Nenagh CBS in Newport at 1.30pm

Castletroy College v Thurles CBS in Nenagh at 1.30pm

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