With Round 3 taking place this weekend all sides have now entered the Cup; of course, a few have now already exited as well after this morning! The Cup fixtures produced the following results:

1stXV Cup, Round 3
Ballyclare HS icon Ballyclare HS 11-15 Bangor GS Bangor GS icon

Ballymena Academy icon Ballymena Academy 12-3 Wallace HS Wallace HS icon
Down HS icon Down HS 7-13 BRA BRA icon
Foyle College icon Foyle College 12-33 Dalriada Dalriada icon
Friends' SL icon Friends’ SL 7-49 Campbell College Campbell College icon
Methodist College icon Methodist College 17-0 Rainey ES Rainey ES icon
RBAI icon RBAI 25-3 Coleraine GS Coleraine AI icon
Regent House icon Regent House 0-14 Sullivan Upper Sullivan Upper icon

A number of well contested games then among those results with special mention going to Bangor GS and BRA who both upset the form-book to eliminate their respective seeded opponents. The draw took place at Ballyclare shortly after the late RBAI v Coleraine GS result came in and has produced the following match-ups for the quarterfinal stage of the Cup and Plate competitions:

1stXV Cup, Quarterfinals
Ballymena Academy icon Ballymena Academy v BRA BRA icon
Campbell College icon Campbell College v Methodist College Methodist College icon
Dalriada icon Dalriada v Bangor GS Bangor GS icon

RBAI icon RBAI v Sullivan Upper Sullivan Upper icon

1stXV Plate, Quarterfinals
Down HS icon Down HS v Ballyclare HS Ballyclare HS icon
Foyle College icon Foyle College v Coleraine GS Coleraine AI icon
Rainey ES icon Rainey ES v Regent House Regent House icon
Wallace HS icon 
Wallace HS v Friends’ SL Friends' SL icon

So once again Campbell College will face Methody in the QFs of the Cup while the remaining unseeded sides are drawn away from home.
Of course there were also Bowl and Trophy matches taking place this morning with the six games finishing as follows:

1stXV Bowl, Quarterfinals
Limavady GS icon Limavady GS 7-24 Omagh Academy Omagh Academy icon

Portadown College icon Portadown College 3-3 Grosvenor GS Grosvenor GS icon
Portora RS icon Portora RS 31-0 Antrim GS Antrim GS icon
RS Armagh icon RS Armagh 14-7 RS Dungannon RS Dungannon icon

1stXV Trophy, Semifinals
Banbridge Academy icon Banbridge Academy 27-10 Cambridge House Cambridge House icon

Belfast HS icon Belfast HS 13-7 Larne GS Larne GS icon

So we now have our first final of the year which will be a fixture between Banbridge Academy and Belfast HS in order to decide who lifts the 1stXV Trophy. The draw for the Bowl was also made at Ballyclare with the following outcome:

1stXV Bowl, Semifinals
Omagh Academy icon Omagh Academy v 
Portadown College Portadown College icon/Grosvenor GS Grosvenor GS icon
Portora RS icon Portora RS v RS Armagh RS Armagh icon

The draw for the quarterfinals of the Medallion Shield and Plate competitions has been made, as well as draws for semifinals of the Bowl and Trophy competitions:

Medallion Shield, Quarterfinals
Ballyclare HS v RBAI
BRA/RS Dungannon v Coleraine GS

Omagh Academy v Wallace HS
Portadown College/Methodist College v RS Armagh

Medallion Plate, Quarterfinals
BRA/RS Dungannon v Limavady GS
Campbell College v Rainey ES

Portadown College/Methodist College v Friends’ SL
Sullivan Upper v Banbridge Academy

Medallion Bowl, Semifinals
Larne GS/Dalriada v Regent House
Portora RS/Dromore HS v Bangor GS

Medallion Trophy, Semifinals
Foyle College v Carrickfergus GS/ Belfast HS
Grosvenor GS/Carrickfergus College v Cambridge House/Lurgan College

These fixtures are due to be played on, or before, Saturday 13th February.

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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