Results // Draw

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:

1stXV Cup – Round 2 Results
Banbridge Academy 8-8 Dromore HS
Belfast HS 16-20 Limavady GS
Foyle College 10-19 Regent House
Friends’ SL 57-7 Antrim GS
Larne GS 3-48 Dalriada
Lurgan College 39-0 Strabane Academy
Portadown College 20-0 Wellington College


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 Cup – Round 3 Draw
Dromore HS / Banbridge Academy v Enniskillen Royal
Friends’ SL v Coleraine GS
Grosvenor GS v Bangor GS
Limavady GS v Dalriada
Lurgan College v Ballyclare HS
Portadown College v BRA
Rainey ES v Regent House
RS Dungannon v RS Armagh


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.


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