The Schools’ 1stXV Cup was back in action this weekend along with the start of the Trophy competition. All matches were able to be completed apart from one, with results playing out as follows:

1stXV Cup, Round 2
Ballyclare HS icon Ballyclare HS 17-12 RS Dungannon RS Dungannon icon

Bangor GS icon Bangor GS 36-13 Limavady GS Limavady GS icon
BRA icon BRA 31-14 Grosvenor GS Grosvenor GS icon
Dalriada icon Dalriada 26-14 Omagh Academy Omagh Academy icon
Foyle College icon Foyle College 20-8 Antrim GS Antrim GS icon
Portadown College icon Portadown College 11-20 Friends’ SL Friends' SL icon

Regent House icon Regent House 14-13 Portora RS Portora RS icon
RS Armagh icon RS Armagh 10-12 Rainey ES Rainey ES icon

1stXV Trophy, Quarterfinals
Belfast HS icon Belfast HS 3-0 Lurgan College Lurgan College icon
Cambridge House icon Cambridge House P-P Strabane Academy Strabane Academy icon
Carrickfergus GS icon Carrickfergus GS 13-17 Larne GS Larne GS icon
Wellington College icon Wellington College 0-5 Banbridge Academy Banbridge Academy icon

A number of very close games among those results, as well as BRA putting up good numbers against Grosvenor GS despite their average season so far; talk about peaking at the right time! After results were received the draw was made for the proceeding rounds as well as the quarterfinal stage of the Bowl competition:

1stXV Cup, Round 3
Ballyclare HS icon Ballyclare HS v Bangor GS Bangor GS icon

Ballymena Academy icon Ballymena Academy v Wallace HS Wallace HS icon
Down HS icon Down HS v BRA BRA icon
Foyle College icon Foyle College v Dalriada Dalriada icon
Friends' SL icon Friends’ SL v Campbell College Campbell College icon
Methodist College icon Methodist College v Rainey ES Rainey ES icon
RBAI icon RBAI v Coleraine GS Coleraine AI icon
Regent House icon Regent House v Sullivan Upper Sullivan Upper icon

1stXV Bowl, Quarterfinals
Limavady GS icon Limavady GS v Omagh Academy Omagh Academy icon

Portadown College icon Portadown College v Grosvenor GS Grosvenor GS icon
Portora RS icon Portora RS v Antrim GS Antrim GS icon
RS Armagh icon RS Armagh v RS Dungannon RS Dungannon icon

1stXV Trophy, Semifinals
Banbridge Academy icon Banbridge Academy v Cambridge House Cambridge House icon/Strabane Academy Strabane Academy icon

Belfast HS icon Belfast HS v Larne GS Larne GS icon

In the Cup last-16, Ballymena Academy v Wallace HS looks to be the tie of the round with the North Down match-up between Regent House and Sullivan Upper also making for interesting viewing. In the Bowl we have the clash of the Royal Schools Armagh and Dungannon while the second Trophy semifinal features an East-Antrim coastal tie as Larne GS travel to play Belfast HS.
All of these matches are due to be played on Saturday 6th February with the postponed game between Cambridge House and Strabane Academy due to be resolved on Wednesday 27th January.

The draw for Round 4 of the Medallion Shield as well as draws for the related Bowl and Trophy competitions have been made recently as follows:

Medallion Shield, Round 4
Ballyclare HS v Rainey ES
BRA v RS Dungannon
Campbell College v Wallace HS
Coleraine GS v Portora RS/Banbridge Academy
Omagh Academy v Limavady GS
Portadown College v Methodist College
RBAI v Friends’ SL
RS Armagh v Sullivan Upper School

Medallion Bowl, Round 1
Bangor GS v Down HS

Larne GS v Dalriada
Portora RS/Banbridge Academy v Dromore HS
Regent House v Ballymena Academy

Medallion Trophy, Round 2
Antrim GS/Grosvenor GS v Larne HS/Carrickfergus College

Foyle College 55-14 Wellington College
Carrickfergus GS v Belfast HS
Cambridge House v Lurgan College

Foyle College have already secured their place as Trophy semifinalists with the victory over Wellington College, but all other fixtures are due to be played on, or before, Saturday 30th January.

What do you think about this round’s results and draws? Any major surprises? Let us know in the comments below.


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