RUGBY: Danske Bank Schools’ Cup Results and Draws

DRAW MAKERS:  'Peter Hunniford from Danske Bank with Stephen Black, Headmasters Representative on the Ulster Schools' Committee

DRAW MAKERS: 'Peter Hunniford from Danske Bank with Stephen Black, Headmasters Representative on the Ulster Schools' Committee

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Carrickfergus Grammar avenged an early season defeat to Lurgan College on Saturday morning by progressing to the second round of the Danske Bank Schools’ Cup at the expenses of the Co Armagh boys.

Carrick were 22-3 home winners against Lurgan and they now face another home tie in the second round on January 24 against Belfast Royal Academy.

The draw was made by Peter Hunniford, Danske Bank Lisburn Branch, along with Stephen Black, Headmasters’ Representative on the Ulster Schools’ Committee at Friends’ School, Lisburn where the host school had lost 16-5 against Portadown College.

FIRST ROUND RESULTS

Banbridge Academy 45 Antrim GS 0

Friends’ School 5 Portadown College 16

Limavady GS 10 Wellington College 5

Regent House 13 Royal School Dungannon 7

Cambridge House 3 Grosvenor GS 25

Carrickfergus GS 22 Lurgan College 3

Foyle College 37 Larne GS 10

The seven winners were joined in the second round draw by nine further teams: Bangor GS, Belfast HS, Belfast Royal Academy, Dalriada School, Down HS, Omagh Academy, Portora Royal School, Rainey Endowed School and Royal School Armagh.

SECOND ROUND DRAW

Bangor GS v Dalriada School

Carrickfergus GS v Belfast Royal Academy

Down HS v Rainey Endowed

Regent House v Foyle College

Portadown College v Limavady GS

RS Armagh v Belfast HS

Portora RS v Banbridge Academy

Grosvenor GS v Omagh Academy

Ties to be played on Saturday, January 24

The eight winners from round 2 will be joined in the last 16 by the remaining eight ‘top’ seeded teams: Ballyclare High School, Ballymena Academy, Campbell College, Methodist College Belfast, Royal Belfast Academical Institution, Coleraine Academical Institution, Wallace High School and Sullivan Upper School.

Meanwhile, the seven defeated teams in the first round, along with Strabane Academy who lost in the premliminary round to Antrim GS, go into the Danske Bank Schools’ Trophy.

The quarter-final draw was:

Cambridge House v RS Dungannon

Lurgan College v Strabane Academy

Wellington College v Friends’ School

Antrim GS v Larne GS

Ties to be played on Saturday 24th January 2015.