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Jamie Heaslip and Cian Healy made the draws for the 2017 Leinster Schools Cup this evening

The first round draws for the Vinnie Murray, Father Godrey and Junior Cups were also conducted at the House of Lords.

LEINSTER SENIOR SCHOOLS Cup champions Belvedere will open the defence of their crown against St Andrew’s College when the 2017 competition gets underway in January.

Belvedere players celebrate with the cup Source: Gary Carr/INPHO

Jamie Heaslip and Cian Healy were on hand this evening to make the draw for the first round ties at the House of Lords on College Green.

Belvo’s quest for back-to-back titles will face a stiff opening test against Andrew’s, with the Booterstown school enjoying a resurgence in recent years.

Last year’s beaten finalists Roscrea will go head-to-head with one of the qualifers from the Vinnie Murray Cup while the meeting of St Mary’s College and Newbridge College promises to be one of the ties of the round.

Blackrock College’s pursuit of a record 69th title begins against The King’s Hospital with two-time winners St Michael’s set to come up against St Gerard’s.

A special mention for St Fintan’s High School of Fingal, who will compete at this level for the first time in 2017. They’ll face 2011 winners Clongwoes Wood in the first round.

In the Junior Cup, the standout tie of the first round sees defending champions Blackrock meet 2015 runners-up Terenure College.

A view of the Bank of Ireland Leinster Schools Senior Cup Source: Ryan Byrne/INPHO

Vinnie Murray Cup first round draw:

  • Ardee Community School v Wilson’s Hospital School
  • Skerries Community College v Good Counsel College
  • St Conleth’s College v Catholic University College
  • The High School v Wesley College
  • De la Salle College Churchtown v Gormanstown College
  • Presentation College Bray v CBC Monkstown

Junior Cup first round draw:

  • St Gerard’s School v Gonzaga College
  • CBC Monkstown v Kilkenny College
  • Blackrock College v Terenure College
  • Cistercian College Roscrea v Clongowes Wood
  • Belvedere College v Fr Godrey Cup qualifier 2
  • Fr Godrey Cup qualifier 1 v St Andrew’s College
  • St Michae’s College v Castleknock College
  • Newbridge College v St Mary’s College

Fr Godrey Cup first round draw:

  • Newpark Comprehensive v Templeogue College
  • Ashbourne Community School v Wesley College
  • Catholic University School v St Patrick’s Classical School
  • Wilson’s Hospital v The High School
  • Tullow Community School v Scoil Chonglais
  • Good Counsel College v Temple Carrig School
  • The King’s Hospital School v St Mary’s Diocesan School
  • Presentation College Bray v Mount Temple Comprehensive

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