According to the Rankings Review we did ahead of the third round there were a few schools who overperformed on match day. Down High and Rainey Endowed both beat teams ranked higher than them and Ballyclare High, Cambridge House, Bangor Grammar and Royal School Dungannon all won by considerably larger margins than their previous results would have indicated.
With all taken into consideration though Rainey Endowed’s huge win against Portadown College was comfortably the result of the round.
|Ulster Schools Cup Third Round Results|
|Belfast Royal Academy||17||3||Belfast High|
|Friends’ School||6||25||Ballyclare High|
|Lurgan College||7||34||Cambridge House|
|Omagh Academy||3||15||Down High|
|Rainey Endowed||39||0||Portadown College|
|Regent House||5||27||Bangor Grammar|
|Royal School Dungannon||38||0||Larne Grammar|
Click to view our pictures from Royal School Dungannon’s win against Larne Grammar and BRA’s win against Belfast High.
In a switch up from previous years the Fourth Round Draw was delayed until today, probably to give the UR/Danske Bank meedja gurus a clear run at it. I think it went ahead at noon this morning and with the big boys entering the competition we have the following fixtures.
|Ulster Schools Cup Fourth Round Draw|
|Ballymena Academy||–||–||Belfast Royal Academy|
|Cambridge House||–||–||Wallace High|
|Dalraida School||–||–||Methodist College|
|Enniskillen Royal Grammar||–||–||Down High|
|Rainey Endowed||–||–||Ballyclare High|
|Royal Belfast Academical Institution||–||–||Royal School Dungannon|
|Royal School Armagh||–||–||Bangor Grammar|
|Sullivan Upper||–||–||Campbell College|
There are a few interesting matches there, and as the last round showed us nothing can be taken for granted on the day. The matches are scheduled to be played on or before Saturday 9th February.
the losing sides from Saturday’s Third round matches drop into the Bowl and that draw was also made today with the following quarter finals scheduled to take place on or before Saturday 9th February.
|Ulster Schools Bowl Quarter-Finals Draw|
|Larne Grammar||–||–||Coleraine Grammar|
|Regent House||–||–||Friends School|
|Omagh Academy||–||–||Portadown College|
|Lurgan College||–||–||Belfast High|
The teams knocked out in the first two rounds continued their battle for the Schools Trophy and the five sides left standing after the Trophy Quarter-Finals will compete in the Trophy Semi-Finals as Shown below.
|Ulster Schools Trophy Semi-Finals Draw|
|Foyle College||–||–||Dromore High|
|Strabane or Wellington||–||–||Limavady Grammar|