Following the Christmas break, Round 2 of the 2017 Cup competition took place over the weekend with the weather co-operating for the most part allowing teams to complete their fixtures. The results were as follows:
Dominant displays then from Friends’ SL, Dalriada and Lurgan College, although the latter two are to be expected given that both teams were playing round-one qualifiers.
There was also a great performance from Dromore HS as, in their inaugural season, they have held the more experienced team of Banbridge Academy forcing a home replay on Wednesday 11th January and giving themselves a real chance at the third round.
Limavady GS and Regent House both experienced much closer affairs away from home but hung on against Belfast HS and Foyle College respectively to make the cut.
Shortly after results were received the draw was made for R3 of the Cup and the QFs of the Trophy competitions with the following outcome:
|1stXV Trophy – QF Draw
|Antrim GS||v||Strabane GS|
|Belfast HS||v||Larne GS|
|Cambridge House||v||Dromore HS / Banbridge Academy|
|Wellington College||v||Foyle College|
Standout ties of the Cup look to be Grosvenor GS v Bangor GS and of course the Royal School head-to-head.
These fixtures are to be played on Saturday 21st January, or as close as possible, at the home venues of those teams listed on the left; for KO times and locations please contact the relevant school(s).
What do you think about this round’s results and draws? Any major surprises? Let us know in the comments below.