Three players to watch
Ruled out of last season's cup through injury but the talented hooker is now nearing a return to full fitness. A natural-born leader, O'Halloran will captain this year's team.
A powerful, ball carrying back-row, Kilkenny represented Munster U-19s against an Australian Schools side recently. Was a key figure in last season's senior team and is also part of Tipperary's minor football squad.
Spent his transition year in New Zealand and was involved with a schools rugby academy programme. Meyer was the starting hooker last year but will be shifted to his preferred tighthead prop position for this year's campaign.