We have a look at the results from the weekend, such as they were, plus the draws for the Cup, Trophy and Bowl.

Ulster Schools Cup

Only four of the eight scheduled fixtures were completed at the weekend due to the weather. The rearranged fixtures have all been scheduled for Wednesday, kick off times and venues as follows.

13:00 Omagh Academy v Bangor Grammar Omagh Academy
14:30 Coleraine Grammar v Friends School Coleraine Grammar
14:30 Rainey Endowed v Portadown College Rainey Endowed

Matches to be played on Wednesday 24th January 2018

13:30 Cambridge House v Regent House Ballymena RFC

Match to be played on Thursday 25th January 2018

Of the fixtures that were played, the results went as we had predicted in our Round 3 Preview as follows.

Ulster Schools Cup Results

Lurgan College 3 44 Down High
Belfast Royal Academy 19 25 Sullivan Upper
Grosvenor Grammar 7 23 Royal School Dungannon
Dromore High 11 27 Dalriada


The draw for Round 4 went ahead as planned with the following teams entering the competition – Ballyclare High School, Ballymena Academy, Campbell College, Enniskillen Royal Grammar School, Methodist College, Royal Belfast Academical Institution, Royal School Armagh and Wallace High School.

The draw is a bit messy but here it is anyway.

Schools Cup Fourth Round Draw

Enniskillen Royal Grammar School v Ballymena Academy
Omagh Academy/Bangor Grammar v Rainey Endowed/Portadown College
Royal School Dungannon v Wallace High School
Campbell College v Dalriada
Cambridge House/Regent House v Royal School Armagh
Sullivan Upper v Down High School
Royal Belfast Academical Institution v Ballyclare High School
Coleraine Grammar/Friends School v Methodist College

Matches to be played on or before Saturday 3rd February

The losing teams from the Third Round go into their own competition, namely the Ulster Schools Bowl and that draw is equally messy.

Schools Bowl Quarter Finals

Coleraine Grammar/Friends School v Dromore High
Omagh Academy/Bangor Grammar v Cambridge House/Regent House
Rainey Endowed/Portadown College v Grosvenor Grammar
Belfast Royal Academy v Lurgan College

Matches to be played on or before Saturday 3rd February

Ulster Schools Trophy

The teams beaten in Rounds 1 & 2 wnt into the Schools Trophy Draw and only one of the scheduled Quarter Finals was played at the weekend.

Belfast High School 20 11 Strabane Academy


The unfulfilled fixtures have been rearranged as follows.

14:00 Foyle College v Carrick Grammar City of Derry RFC
14:30 Limavady Grammar v Antrim Grammar Limavady Grammar

Matches to be played Wednesday 24th January 2018

10:30 Banbridge Academy v Larne Grammar Banbridge Academy 

Match to be played Saturday 27th January 2018

And finally we have –

Schools Trophy Semi Final Draw. 

Banbridge Academy/Larne Grammar v Foyle College/Carrick Grammar
Belfast High School v Limavady Grammar/Antrim Grammar

Matches to be played on or before Saturday 3rd February

All as clear as mud!  😆  😆  😐


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