Schools Hurling Alive and Well

At a time of year when the competitive GAA focus is seen to be firmly on clubs, it is worth bearing in mind that the schools competitions are also in full swing.

It’s often not a major step from school to senior hurling at club level and when Leinster GAA and Top Oil were looking for somebody to make the draw for the first round of the Top Oil Corn Uí Dhuill for the Leinster GAA Schools’ Senior A Hurling Championship this week they landed upon Brian Cody.

This will be the Centenary of the first ever staging of the Corn Uí Dhuill and the temperature was raised when Cody drew out an all Kilkenny pairing with holders St Kieran’s College drawn away in an to 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 where Cody himself went to school.

In the 1971/72 season, he was a Leinster and All-Ireland schools winning captain and he won the Corn Uí Dhuill crown again one year later.

As sponsors Top Oil will have been pleased with the level of national media coverage with Cody splashed across the media with comments on Kilkenny’s being ‘outside the top four or five counties,” and facing a massive challenge this year as well as talking about Jackie Tyrell’s book and DJ Carey stepping up as U21 Manager.

Top Oil are promoting their involvement with Leinster GAA through offering discounts on home heating oil by quoting School18 when ordering.

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