LAST year’s defeated South West JAFC finalists, St Colum’s, have been drawn against St James’ in the first round of this year’s competition. Colum’s lost to Gabriel Rangers in last season’s decider but will be seen as one of the favourites to land the big prize this year.
Tadhg MacCarthaigh, semi-finalists last season, meet Ilen Rovers in the opening round, while Kilmacabea, also a semi-finalist in 2016, must take on Diarmuid Ó Mathúnas.
2016 South West junior B champions Kilbrittain take on Dohenys in the first round.
2016 Rowa Rowex JAFC
(21) St Oliver Plunkett’s v Barryroe
(22) Carbery Rangers v O’Donovan Rossa
(1) Loser of 22 v Ballinascarthy
(2) St James v St Colum’s
(3) Dohenys v Kilbrittain
(4) Kilmacabea v Diarmuid Ó Mathuna
(5) St Mary’s v Castlehaven
(6) Muintir Bhaire v Loser of 21
(7) Kilmeen v Clann na nGael
(8) Tadhg MacCarthaigh v Ilen Rovers
Round 2: 3 v 6, 1 v 7, 5 v 8, 4 v 2.