Tim Foley lifts the cup after Cistercian College Roscrea triumphed in 2015.

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THE CISTERCIAN COLLEGE Roscrea side that claimed the Leinster senior schools rugby cup in 2015 did not lack players who made waves in GAA and that trend is continuing.

From that team Robert Wharton had won an All-Ireland minor football title with Kerry in 2014 and was part of the South Kerry setup that claimed the county senior football crown in 2015.

Roscrea native Alan Tynan played for Tipperary in the All-Ireland minor hurling and football deciders in 2015.

2015 Leinster schools rugby cup winning captain on the bench for Cork U21 footballers
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  • Robert Wharton after the 2014 All-Ireland minor final
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  • Robert Wharton with the cup after Roscrea’s 2015 triumph
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  • Alan Tynan in action for Tipperary against Kerry in 2015
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  • Alan Tynan was out-half on the victorious Roscrea team
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And now Tim Foley from that Cistercian College Roscrea side, will be part of the Cork panel for tomorrow’s EirGrid Munster U21 football semi-final against Limerick.

Bantry Blues player Foley has been named amongst the substitutes by Cork manager Sean Hayes for the game in Páirc Uí Rinn.

Foley was captain for that rugby triumph two years ago against Belvedere College, contributing eight points at the RDS in the 18-11 victory.

Tim Foley in action in the 2015 final at the RDS.

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Foley has a strong GAA background with his father Mark having won an All-Ireland senior hurling medal with Cork in 1990.

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Former Cork hurler Mark Foley.

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Foley starred in that year’s Munster final when he scored 2-7 from play against Tipperary.

Throw-in tomorrow night in Páirc Uí Rinn is 7.30pm.

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