Danske Bank Ulster Schools’ Round Up Saturday 12th October 2019

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Danske Bank Ulster Schools’ Round Up Saturday 12th October 2019

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There was one midweek fixture played in the lead up to an almost full list of fixtures played on Friday 11th and Saturday 12th October.
On Wednesday 9th October Campbell College, Belfast travelled to Dublin 4 where they met the Blackrock College 1stxv. The Blackrock College team won the game by 46-14 with the Campbell College team scoring a try in each half. Jack Boal scored a first half try and Archie Gillies scored their second half try. Dara Gaskin successfully converted both tries from the touchline.
On Friday 11th October Limavady Grammar School hosted Strabane Academy in a game that saw both teams play extended squads. The Limavady Grammar School team recorded a comprehensive victory with players such as Xavier McCann, Lewis Baldrick, Matthew Brown, Euan McLaughlin, Joshua Howe, Jamie Clements, Hayden Mullan and Dylan McAuley impressing with their performances.
The Strabane Academy team were committed throughout the game with players such as Adam McKittrick, Mark Millar, Tom Harpur, Reuben Orr and Eoin McSorley impressing with their performances.
On Saturday 12th October the “Match of the Day” was played at Ballymena Academy when the Methodist College, Belfast team took part in the annual Allen Young Memorial Cup game against the Ballymena Academy team. This highly competitive game was played in a tremendously spirited manner between two of the outstanding schoolboy teams currently playing in Ulster. The Ballymena Academy team won the game, which was played in front of a large crowd, by 22-14. Included in the crowd were the Ulster Rugby Academy Manager, Kieran Campbell, as well as the former Ballymena Academy, King’s Scholar’s RFC, Ballymena RFC, Ulster and Ireland centre, and immediate Past President of the IRFU, Ian McIlrath.
The Ballymena Academy team took an 8-0 lead early in the game with a Tyler McNeill penalty and an unconverted try from Andrew Donald. The Methodist College team responded with tries from Zach Porter and Andrew McNamee, both of which were converted by Callum Davidson, to take a 14-8 lead.
After this it was the Ballymena Academy team that controlled the game. Joe Mawhinney ran in for a try, which was converted by Tyler McNeill, to give his team a 15-14 lead. The Ballymena Academy victory was then sealed when Josh Drain showed great skill, pace and determination to finish his run off with an outstanding try. The Tyler McNeill conversion secured the 22-14 victory for the Ballymena Academy team.
Following the game Bob Young, on behalf of the Young Family, presented the Allen Young Cup to the captain of the Ballymena Academy team, Matthew Corr.
Banbridge Academy played Lurgan College in a game the Lurgan College team won by 26-7. The Lurgan College team had taken a 14-0 lead into the break through tries from Luke Forsyth and Josh Woods, both of which were converted by Harry Bird.
Early in the second half, the impressive Banbridge Academy scrum half, Harry Patterson, combined with Peter Coughlin to send Peter in for a try. The Jonny Martin conversion reduced the Lurgan College lead to 14-7. Then an excellent off-load from Ben Marsden sent Harry Bird in for an unconverted try to increase the Lurgan College lead to 19-7. In the closing stages of the game Ben Marsden secured the 26-7 win for the Lurgan College team with a “pick and go” try which was converted by Harry Bird.
Bangor Grammar School hosted their near neighbours from Sullivan Upper School and their hard work in the course of the game was rewarded with a 33-19 victory. Jack Nesbitt, Robbie Winters, Angus Christie, Alistair McConnell and Cameron Stewart each scored a try from the Bangor Grammar school team with Angus adding four conversions..
The Sullivan Upper points came through tries from Conor Law, Rory Carson and Hugo Cleere. Zac Moraghan was successful with three of his conversion kicks.
Campbell College, Belfast played Dalriada School in a game the Campbell College team won by 43-14. Cameron Hillis, with two, Khabir Dill, Danny Williamson, Jack Boal and Henry Auchmuty were the Campbell College try scorers to which Dara Gaskin added one penalty kick as well as five successful conversions.
The Dalriada School points came through tries from James McCormick and Jack Kirk both of which were converted by Aaron Gervais.
Dromore High School hosted a Royal Belfast Academical Institution “Select” xv in a game the Royal Belfast Academical Institution team won by 22-7.
The Dromore High School points came from an Adam Whitten try which was converted by Luke Allison.
Enniskillen Royal Grammar School played the Rainey Endowed School team in a 3×20 minute training session scenario. Following their big win against Banbridge Academy a week ago, when players such as Stephen Balfour, Stuart Brown, Calum Smyton, Matthew Bothwell, David Stinson and Eddie Keyes all featured in the points scoring stakes, it was more of the same today.
Sam Balfour, Matthew Wilson, Sam Milligan, Albert Gourley, Robbie Mills and Jason Bothwell all scored tries to which Eddie Keyes and George Foster added the conversions.
Foyle and Londonderry College travelled to play Carrickfergus Grammar School in a game the Foyle College team won by 40-6. The Foyle and Londonderry College points were scored through tries from Craig Doherty, who touched down twice, Brendan Higgins, Matthew Gallagher, Eddie Campbell and Finn McDonnell. Callum Gillen was successful with five of his conversion kicks.
Grosvenor Grammar School played Friends’ School, Lisburn in a game the Friends’ School, Lisburn team won by 61-0. The Friends’ School team took a 26-0 lead into the half time break with tries from David Scott, Reece Malone, and two from Fergus McEwen. Reece was successful with three of his conversion kicks.
The Friends’ School team continued to control both territory and possession in the course of the second half. Fergus McEwen completing his hat trick of tries, for the second game in succession, Max Gillespie, Reece Malone, Kyle Gormley and Jack Harte each scored a second half try, to which Reece Malone added five successful conversions, to secure the 61-0 victory for the Friends’ School, Lisburn team.
Larne Grammar School played a Campbell College, Belfast “Select” xv and won the game by 19-7. Jack Withers, Jack Moore and Callum Adair scored the Larne Grammar School tries to which Euen Glenn added two conversions.
Stand out players for the Larne Grammar School team in this competitive game included Caelen Carson, Glenn Carson and Robin Wynn.
Royal School, Dungannon played Omagh Academy at the newly refurbished Campsie Playing Fields and, at the end of an entertaining game, it was the Royal, School, Dungannon team that came away with a well-deserved 38-19 victory.
The Omagh Academy team, for whom Reece Braden, David Braden, Jamie Matthews and Matthew Keyes were the standout players, scored their points through a try from Jack Moore and Rory Ritchie, who touched down for two tries. Jake Reid converted two of the tries.
Jonny McCammond ran in for a hat trick of tries for the visitors with Joshua Clarke, James Girvan and Jack Girvan touching down for one try apiece. Jack Girvan was successful with four of his conversion kicks.
Wallace High School hosted Belfast Royal Academy in a game the Wallace High School team won by 38-7.
Reuben Crothers scored two tries for the Wallace High School team with Scott Wilson, Ethan Dunbar, Harry McMeekin, and Jamie McNeight each scoring one try.Harvey Patterson kicked four successful conversions.
The Belfast Royal Academy points came from an Ollie Parkes try which was converted by Ryan Jameson.