Medallion Shield: Royal School Armagh 19 Wallace High 7 Quarter Final

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The Royal School Armagh progress to the semi final of the Schools Cup after a hard fought win against Wallace High in difficult conditions on Saturday morning.

The Royal School Armagh welcomed Wallace High School to College Hill on a wet and windy Saturday morning for a Medallion Shield Quarter Final tie.

Wallace High had the wind at their back for the first half and they were intent on racking up a big score before changing ends.

However, their hosts had other ideas and the visitors were restricted to a converted try, from prop Rio McDonagh, for their efforts.

Wallace High’s Rio McDonagh makes a charge for the line for the opening try.

The task for Wallace became even harder when Armagh worked their way upfield, and into the wind, for Cameron Dale to claim a vital try after a period of pressure on the Wallace line. Given the conditions a 5 – 7 lead for Wallace at half time didn’t look as though it would be enough.

Cameron Dale returns to the half way line after bagging The Royal School Armagh’s first half try.

Armagh started the second half with the lions share of territory and possession and an early score from, Armagh captain, Thomas Dougan and expertly converted by Evan Hughes moved the scoreboard along to 12 – 7 after about 10 minutes in to the second half.

he Royal School Armagh’s captain Thomas Dougan dives for the line for a second half score.

Wallace upped their game and spent a prolonged period in the Armagh half but the home side held strong and turned the screw in the last 10 minutes with Dale going over for his second and Armagh’s third to wrap up the game. Out half Hughes added the extras to give a final score of Royal School Armagh 19 Wallace High School 7.

The Royal School Armagh scorers Evan Hughes, Thomas Dougan and Cameron Dale after the match.

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