Schools Cup: Teams announced for tomorrow’s final.
RBAI and Campbell will contest the Northern Bank Schools’ Cup at Ravenhill tomorrow (Thursday 17th March) with a 3pm kick off.
Tickets will be available on the gate and price details are below;
Main Stand Block C £20
Main Stand Block A/B/D/E £15
Promenade/Terrace: £12 adults, £8 children
Ahead of the Northern Bank Ulster Schools’ Cup Final on 17th March, the captains of both teams gave their thoughts on the game.
John Creighton, Captain of Campbell College Belfast:
It’s my first experience of a St Patrick’s Day Final so I’m really looking forward to it. We know Inst are a very good side this year and have some great players.
We had really tough games against Methody but that has built up our fitness. There’s a bit of tiredness but all the knocks should be shaken off by Thursday.
Paddy Bell, Captain of Royal Belfast Academical Institution:
I’m really looking forward to the game; the Schools’ Cup Final is an amazing occasion. I played two years ago as a replacement which was a taster and I can’t wait until Thursday.
Our forwards are our strength and I think Campbell know that as well. Campbell have talented backs but you can’t use them if you don’t have the ball.
Obviously Campbell have played more games recently but I don’t think that will affect them. The three games they played against Methody were tough but we had two games against Armagh. We have done a lot of training over the last two weeks and now it’s tapering off.
Most of the school are going and I’m sure there will be a massive crowd.
RBAI: (15-9) Matthew McGuigan; Nathan Browne, Nathan Dougan, Kevin McLean, John McClure; Gareth Lawlor, Matthew Taylor (1-8) Neill Conor, Michael Mairs, Andrew Browne, Ben Alexander, Michael Kilpatrick, Patrick Bell (Captain), Zach Welshman, Patrick Anderson
Replacements: Daniel Clegg, Ross Keane, Thomas Dowling, James Martin, Andrew Roulston, Matthew Keane, Matthew Madill
Campbell: (15-9) Rory Scholes; Moss Rogers, Christopher Best, Chris Farrell, Rob Haldane; John Creighton (Captain), Glenn Bailie (1-8) Seb McBrien, Kyle Adams, Ross Taylor, Jack Crooke, Geoffrey Crooks, Mark Best, Jan-Francois Bester, Charles Gallagher
Replacements: Elliott Vollands, Calvin Jordan, Richard Greenwood, Shane Moffett, Thomas Bill, Clarke McGlade, Ben Sloan