The prevailing weather conditions all but wiped out the Ulster Schools’ Rugby programme on Saturday 19th January.
One game which did escape from the poor conditions took place at the College Hill venue when the Royal School, Armagh 2ndxv played Omagh Academy 2ndxv in the Danske Bank Ulster Schools’ 2ndxv competition.
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The Royal School, Armagh team won the game by 27-0 but had to work hard against a very spirited and determined Omagh Academy team for their victory. The home team had a 17-0 half time lead with tries from Michael Thompson and Luke Crozier. Gerard Treanor weighed in with two conversions as well as a first half penalty.
The second half saw the Omagh team come back strongly but the RS Armagh defence was able to cope with the Omagh attacks. The Armagh team ran in two second half tries through Jack Sleator and Matthew McSorley. It was the RS Armagh back division that won the game for their team with their incisive lines of running and ability to move the ball well despite in very cold conditions. Outhalf, Kyle Faloon, playing for the first time in this position, displayed great game management skills throughout the game. He impressed greatly with the maturity of his performance.
The Danske Bank Ulster Schools’ Medallion Shield 2nd Round games have all been completed. The results were as follows:-
Banbridge Academy 17 – 24 Larne Grammar School.
Wellington College 10 – 15 Portadown College
Friends’ School, Lisburn 8 – 18 Belfast High School.
Grosvenor Grammar School 14 – 12 Dalriada
Omagh Academy 65 – 0 Downshire School
Portora Royal School 10 – 5 Lurgan College
Carrickfergus Grammar School 14 – 13 Royal School, Dungannon
The draw for the Danske Bank Medallion Shield 3rd Round is:-
Rainey Endowed School v Royal School, Armagh
Down High School v Larne Grammar School
Ballyclare High School v Carrickfergus Grammar
Belfast High School v Bangor Grammar School
Omagh Academy v Dromore High School
Belfast Royal Academy v Limavady Grammar Sch
Portora Royal School v Grosvenor Grammar Sch
Portadown College v Sperrin Integrated Coll
The draw for the 1st Round of the Danske Bank Ulster Schools’ Medallion Trophy is:-
Antrim Grammar v Royal School, Dungannon
Lurgan College v Cambridge House
Foyle & Londonderry College v Banbridge Academy
Strabane Academy v Dalriada
1. Ballyclare Secondary
2. Wellington College
3. Friends’ School, Lisburn
4. Downshire School
The draw for the Danske Bank Ulster Schools’ 3rdxv Cup 2nd Round is:-
1. Ballyclare High School 3rd XV v RBAI 3rd XV
2. Ballymena Academy 3rd XV` v Campbell College 3rd XV
3. Coleraine Inst. 3rd XV v Bangor 3rd XV/ Grosvenor 3rd XV
4. RBAI 4th XV v Armagh 3rd XV/ Campbell Coll 4thXV 5. St. Columb’s 1st XV/ Ballymena Ac 4th XV v Wallace High Sch 3rdXV
6. MCB 3rd XV v BRA 3rd XV
7. Foyle & Londonderry 3rd XV v Down High School 3rd XV
8. MCB 4th XV v RBAI 5th XV
The draw for the Danske Bank Ulster Schools’ 3rdxv Plate is :-
1. Bangor 3rd XV/ Grosvenor 3rd XV v St. Columbs 1st XV/ Ballymena 4th XV
2. Ashfield Boys 1st XV v Rainey Endowed 3rd XV
3. Boys Model 1st XV v Strabane Grammar 1st XV
BYE – Ballyclare High School 4th XV
BYE – Armagh 3rd XV/ Campbell College 4th XV
BYE – Armagh 4th XV
BYE – Limavady Grammar 3rd XV
BYE – Sullivan Upper 3rd XV