SCHOOLS’ CUP: Top seeds paired in Third Round

Robert McCullough, Head of Agri at Danske Bank, and Chris Webster, Domestic Rugby Manager at Ulster Rugby
Robert McCullough, Head of Agri at Danske Bank, and Chris Webster, Domestic Rugby Manager at Ulster Rugby

The draw for the third round of this season’s Danske Bank Ulster Schools’ Cup has pitched Methodist College, who are aiming for an historic fourth consecutive title, against an in-form Ballymena Academy side.

There is another meeting of two top seeded teams, with last year’s beaten finalists Sullivan Upper due to entertain local rivals Campbell College.

Ballyclare HS, Coleraine Academical Institution, Royal Belfast Academical Institution and Wallace HS are the other seeded teams to enter the competition at this stage.

The draw was made by Robert McCullough, Head of Agri at Danske Bank, and Chris Webster, Domestic Rugby Manager at Ulster Rugby:

THIRD ROUND DRAW:

Portora Royal School v Wallace HS

Ballymena Academy v Methodist College

Down HS v Coleraine AI

Ballyclare HS v Bangor GS

Limavady GS v Royal School Armagh

RBAI v Regent House

Sullivan Upper v Campbell College

Carrickfergus GS v Omagh Academy

Fixtures to be played on Saturday, February 7.

SECOND ROUND RESULTS

Bangor GS 26 Dalriada School 15

Carrickfergus GS 17 Belfast Royal Academy 8

Down HS 24 Rainey Endowed 5

Regent House 22 Foyle College 10

Portadown College 22 Limavady GS 30

RS Armagh 19 Belfast HS 10

Portora RS 6 Banbridge Academy 0

Grosvenor GS 5 Omagh Academy 20

Danske Bank Schools’ Bowl

Quarter-finals

Dalriada School v Grosvenor GS

Banbridge Academy v Portadown College

Foyle College v Belfast HS

Rainey Endowed v BRA

Danske Bank Schools’ Trophy

Quarter-final Results

Cambridge House 3 Royal School Dungannon 6

Lurgan College 34 Strabane Academy 0

Wellington College 10 Friends’ School 11

Antrim GS 13 Larne GS 13

Semi-final draw

Friends’ School v Lurgan College

RS Dungannon v Antrim GS / Larne GS