Theis cup is played at Grosvenor Grammar School, Belfast and is yearly. The tournament is open to clubs across the UK. Below is a report on the 2010 torunament.
Its been quite a year for Grosvenor Grammar. the school moved into their new facilities in april. A 34 acre site, and new £18.5 million school! it is fantastic that the pupils now have world class facilities.
To quote the head, “Rugby football is such an integral part of this school….. the curriculum gives emphasisi to acaemic, social, aeshetic, moral and physical development and pupils are enabled to grow in self confidence throughout their years in the school.”
From what we have seen the staff and pupils are wholeheartedly embracing the potential of their new ficilities and the inaugural four Nations Graham Cup is an indication of the pride they have in their school and their deep attachment to rugby.
Named after Ian Graham, the former head of rugby at the school is the only Grosvenor Grammar School rugby coach, to date, to lead a Grosvenor side to the Schools Cup success, defeating RBAI at Ravenhill in 1983. Ian has also had a pivotal role in the development of rugby across the country, coaching Ulster schools between 1985-88 and his immense contribution to the sport was duly recognised in 2005/06 when he was appointed President of the Ulster Branch.
What a day!
Games kisked off at 10am with Grosvenor Grammar School, Altrincham Grammar School for Boys, Lomond & Helensburgh Rugby in POOL A & Banbridge academy, Larne Grammar School & St David’s College in POOL B.
10am Altrincham 0 v Grosveno 5 – Banbridge 11 v Larne 0
10.45am Grosvenor 17 v Lomond & Helensburgh 0 – Larn 7 v St David’s 0
11.30am Lomond 0 v Helensburgh 7 Altrincham 17 & St Davids 0 v Banbridge 22
12.15pm 2ndA Altrincham 19 v 2ndb Larne 12 & 3rdA st Davids 3 v 3rdB Lomond & Helensburgh 12
JOINT 1st Grosvenor & Banbridge
5th Lomond & Helensburgh
6th St David
Well done to all the teams on some fine rugby, a big thank you to the visiting teams fpor making the event possible.
We hope you enjoy the pictures of all the teams,
Click here for 192 picture slideshow with team shots and action shots of Grosvenor Grammar School, Altrincham Grammar School for Boys, Lomond & Helensburgh Rugby, Banbridge Academy, Larne Grammar School, St David’s College – pictures courtesy of David Irvine for high resolution e: email@example.com