Danske Bank Ulster Schools’ Round Up Saturday 18th December 2021

Danske Bank Ulster Schools’ Round Up Saturday 18th December 2021 On Monday 13th December the remaining games in the 2nd Round of the Danske Bank Ulster Schools’ 3rdxv Cup took […]

Danske Bank Ulster Schools’ Round Up Saturday 18th December 2021

On Monday 13th December the remaining games in the 2nd Round of the Danske Bank Ulster Schools’ 3rdxv Cup took place.
Belfast Royal Academy 3rdxv played Sullivan Upper School 3rdxv in a game the Belfast Royal Academy team won by 27-0.
Coleraine Grammar School 3rdxv played Carndonagh Community School 1stxv and, following an excellent game of schoolboy rugby, it was the Coleraine Grammar School team that emerged eventually as 34-15 winners.
Once the results of these Danske Bank Ulster Schools’ 3rdxv Cup 2nd Round games were known the draws for the 3rd Round of the Danske Bank Ulster Schools’ 3rdxv Cup and 1st Round of the Danske Bank Ulster Schools’ 3rdxv Plate took place.
The results of these draws are as follows:-
Danske Bank Ulster Schools’ 3rdxv Plate 1st Round
1/Royal School, Armagh 4thxv v Royal Belfast Academical Institution 5thxv
2/Lurgan College 3rdxv v Campbell College, Belfast 4thxv
3/Foyle and Londonderry College 3rdxv v Limavady Grammar School 3rdxv
4/Royal School, Armagh 3rdxv v Bye
5/Ballyclare High School 3rdxv v Bye
6/Wallace High School 3rdxv v Bye
7/Down High School 3rdxv v Bye
8/Campbell College, Belfast 3rdxv v Bye
These games MUST be played on/before Saturday 15th January 2022
Danske Bank Ulster Schools’ 3rdxv Cup 1/4 Final
1/Bangor Academy 1stxv v Ballymena Academy 3rdxv
2/Methodist College, Belfast 3rdxv v Belfast Royal Academy 3rdxv
3/Royal Belfast Academical Institution 4thxv v Enniskillen Royal Grammar School 3rdxv
4/Coleraine Grammar School 3rdxv v Royal Belfast Academical Institution 3rdxv
These games MUST be played on/before Saturday 15th January 2022

On Tuesday 14th December Campbell College, Belfast played Royal School, Armagh in their 3rd Round game in the Danske Bank Ulster Schools’ 2ndxv Cup. The Campbell College, Belfast team won this encounter by 29-0.
On Wednesday 15th December four more Danske Bank Ulster Schools’ 2ndxv Cup 3rd Round games took place.
Down High School played Ballyclare High School and won the game by 26-21.
Friends’ School, Lisburn played Enniskillen Royal Grammar School in a game the Enniskillen Royal Grammar School team won by 26-5.
Rainey Endowed School played Ballymena Academy in a game that resulted in a 17-17 draw. This game will be replayed on Saturday 18th December.
Wallace High School hosted Coleraine Grammar School in a closely contested game the Wallace High School team won by 34-32.
On the same afternoon Omagh Academy 1stxv hosted Enniskillen Royal Grammar School 1stxv at the Campsie Playing Fields.
Despite being 7-3 behind at the break the Omagh Academy team went on to record a morale boosting 22-7 victory at the end of the game.
The Omagh Academy team took an early 3-0 lead through an Andrew Johnston penalty.
A Tadhg Hambly try and conversion then gave the Enniskillen RGS team a 7-3 lead and they held this lead until the interval.
The Omagh Academy team stepped their performance up in the course of the second half. An impressive team performance paved the way for Ben Henry to touch down for a hat trick of tries in the course of the second period of play. Two Andrew Johnston conversions secured the 22-7 win for the Omagh Academy team.
Bangor Grammar School hosted King’s Hospital School from Dublin in a game the King’s Hospital School team won by 22-5.
Patrick Gould scored the Bangor Grammar School try which was converted by Callum Campbell.
The King’s Hospital team had the Connacht U19 out half, Harry West, to thank for their win. This very talented young player, who has come to the attention of the management team of the Irish U19/U20 Development squad, scored two tries and added two conversions as well as one penalty. Ewan Mahood added an unconverted try to complete the scoring for the King’s Hospital School team.
Cambridge House Grammar School played Foyle and Londonderry College in a game the dominant Foyle College team won by 39-0.
The Foyle College team scored seven tries through James McKillop, who touched down twice, Chris Boyd, Andrew Chambers, Dara Herron, Josh Milling and Auryn Hunter. Two Adam Killeen conversions secured the 39-0 victory for the Foyle and Londonderry College team.
On Thursday 16th December Methodist College, Belfast played Dalriada School in their 3rd Round Danske Bank Ulster Schools’ 2ndxv Cup game. The Methodist College, Belfast team won this game by 40-0.
On Friday 17th December Coleraine Grammar School entertained Ballyclare High School in a 1stxv friendly game.
This was a very closely contested game with little separating the teams. The Coleraine Grammar School team won the game by 15-13 with the trusty boot of Rory Telfer kicking all their points with five successful penalty shots.
The Ballyclare High School team scored their points through a try from Bryn McCallan and two penalties, as well as one conversion, from Alex Darragh.
Rainey Endowed School played Sullivan Upper School and made the Sullivan Upper team work hard for their 17-10 win.
The Rainey Endowed School team scored two unconverted tries through Adam Montgomery and Harry Currie.
The Sullivan Upper School points came through tries from Rory Carson, who touched down twice, and Matthew Latimer. Harry McKeown was successful with one conversion.
Royal School, Dungannon played Down High School and got back to winning ways with a hard fought 14-12 victory.
The Royal School, Dungannon team scored two tries through their ever-impressive prop forward, Ryan Evans, and the hard-working Matthew Burrows. Jacob Clarke added the extras to both tries.
The Down High School team scored tries through Joe Dooley and Ethan Fitzsimmons with Ross Graham adding one conversion.
On Saturday 18th December the remaining Danske Bank Ulster Schools’ 2ndxv Cup 3rd Round games took place.
Ballymena Academy and Rainey Endowed School took part in the replay of their recently drawn Danske Bank Ulster Schools’ 2ndxv Cup 3rd Round game. The Ballymena Academy team won this replay game by 66-7.
Omagh Academy played Belfast Royal Academy in a game the Belfast Royal Academy team won by 33-17.
Royal Belfast Academical Institution played Sullivan Upper School and won the game by 24-19.
Three 1stxv friendly games took place on Saturday 18th December.
Larne Grammar School played Banbridge Academy in a game the Banbridge Academy team won by 40-12.
The visitors had built up a 28-0 lead by the break with tries from Ronan Quinn, Daniel Hutchinson, Conor Magee and Joel Good. Ryan Matthews was successful with all four conversions.
The Larne Grammar School team responded very positively during the second half. Their fight back was led by their very impressive No 8, Scott Alexander, whose performance paved the way for tries from Elliott Bareham and Josh Walker. One Robin Wynn conversion reduced the arrears to 28-12.
However, the Banbridge Academy team finished with a flurry of tries. Good work from their hard-working No 8, Ollie Norris, ensured that Matthew Daly touched down for a try which went unconverted. Then Ryan Matthews added the conversion to his own try to leave the final score reading Larne Grammar School 12 Banbridge Academy 40-0.
Methodist College, Belfast played Terenure College, Dublin and won the game by 38-7.
The Methody team scored six tries through Peter O’Hagan, Jonny O’Kane, Finn McAdam, Jacob Kelly, Ryan Kidd and Barry White. Ben McFarlane was successful with four of his conversion kicks.
Wallace High School hosted Royal Belfast Academical Institution in a game the Belfast Inst team won by 24-13.
The Wallace High School team had built up a 13-7 lead by the break with two unconverted tries from Cameron Doak and a penalty from Charlie Beattie.
The Royal Belfast Academical Institution points in the first half came from a Jamie Beattie try which was converted by Adam Hawthorne.
The visitors controlled most of the game in the second half. They scored three second half tries through Jamie Beattie, Bryn Ward and Rory Ellerby. One further Adam Hawthorne conversion secured the 24-13 victory for the Royal Belfast Academical Institution team.

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