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2019-20 Campbell College Belfast Royal Belfast Academical Institution Schools Schools Medallion Shield

Medallion Shield. Campbell College 20 Royal Belfast Academical Institution 15

[pullquote]Report and photo credit John McMurtry and Bob Given Photography[/pullquote] It was another classic schools game at Ravenhill as Campbell College and RBAI went head to head in the final of the Medallion Shield on Tuesday afternoon.  Campbell came out top by 20 – 15 but a second half revival from Inst had the crowd on […]

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2019-20 Belfast Royal Academy Campbell College Belfast Schools Schools Medallion Shield

Medallion Shield. BRA 5 CCB 31 (Semi Final)

[pullquote]Report, images and interview by Richard Owens. [/pullquote] Bar the temperature you could be forgiven for thinking you’d pitched up at the Sydney Mardi Gras as thumping beats, coloured smoke stacks, sparkling sunshine and a exuberant crowd welcomed the teams onto the pristine surface at Osborne Park. Campbell college progressed to the final of the Medallion […]

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2019-20 Royal Belfast Academical Institution Royal School Armagh Schools Schools Medallion Shield

Medallion Shield. RBAI 12 RSA 7 (Semi Final)

Royal Belfast Academical Institution came out on top in a hard fought Medallion Shield semi final against Royal School Armagh at Wallace High School on Saturday morning.  The game kicked up in cold but sunny conditions with Armagh applying the early pressure, however Inst looked dangerous on the counter.  Indeed it was Inst who were […]

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2019-20 Belfast Royal Academy Schools Schools Medallion Shield Wallace High School

Medallion Shield. Belfast Royal Academy 3 Wallace High 3

BRA and Wallace High batted out a draw in the Medallion Shield quarter final at a wet and windy Roughfort on Saturday morning.  Not much to report on this one. BRA started strongly and Wallace worked their way back into the game towards the end of the first half.  Wallace High look to break out […]

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2019-20 Campbell College Belfast Schools Schools Medallion Shield Sullivan Upper School

Medallion Shield. Campbell College 18 Sullivan Upper 10

[pullquote]Report and pictures courtesy of Richard Owens.[/pullquote] Another weekend schools fixture, another storm brewing and given the historic rivalry between these two neighbouring teams a large crowd gathered at Sullivan School to see this quarter final medallion shield battle. Campbell kicked off into the strong wind just about making the 10 m line and there […]

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2019-20 Bangor Grammar Royal Belfast Academical Institution Schools Schools Medallion Shield

Medallion Shield. RBAI 36 Bangor Grammar 5

[pullquote]Report and images courtesy of Bob Given Photography [/pullquote] Despite dire predictions of the weather that Storm Denis might bring, it was overcast and dry, mostly, and a southerly breeze blew across the pitch for yesterday’s Medallion Shield Quarter Final at Osborne, between RBAI and Bangor Grammar School. After a tentative start ‘Inst’ settled first […]

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2019-20 Ballyclare High School Ballymena Academy Schools Schools Medallion Shield

Medallion Shield. Belfast High 0 Ballymena Academy 41

Ballymena Academy overcame stiff resistance from Belfast High School on Saturday morning to record a – 41 win in the Medallion shield. Belfast High applied the early pressure but Ballymena broke out towards the end of the first quarter for Marshall Robinson to score under the posts for Alex McBurney to convert. Marshall Robinson crosses […]

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2019-20 Methodist College Belfast Schools Schools Medallion Shield Sullivan Upper School

Medallion Shield. Sullivan Upper 17 Methodist College 12

[pullquote]Report and pictures Bob Given Photography[/pullquote] Though it was mild, a strong blustery wind, which blew straight down the pitch, was the main influencing factor in Saturday’s Medallion Shield tie, between Sullivan Upper School and Methodist College, played in Hollywood. Playing into the wind Methody secured possession and, with a series of short forward bursts, camped […]

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2019-20 Ballyclare High School Schools Schools Medallion Shield Sullivan Upper School

Medallion Shield. Ballyclare High 17 Sullivan Upper 24

Sullivan Upper battled through to the next round of the Medallion Shield with a hard fought win at Ballyclare High. The visitors edged the game thanks to the prolific boot of out half Max Shannon who was able to keep the visitors in the right half of the park most often. The defences edged the […]

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2019-20 Bangor Grammar Dalriada School Schools Schools Medallion Shield

Medallion Shield. Bangor Grammar 33 Dalriada 0

[pullquote]Report and pictures courtesy of Bob Given Photography [/pullquote] The sun shone and it was a balmy 2C for the visit of Dalriada to Bangor for this Danske Bank Medallion Shield tie. Both defences were on top in the first half for a game played predominantly between the ’22s’. The cold meant that handing was […]

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2018-19 Grosvenor Grammar School Rainey Endowed School Schools Schools Medallion Shield

Schools: Grosvenor Grammar 8 Rainey Endowed 7 (Medallion Plate Final)

It was a typical ‘Roughfort morning’, wet & cold, with a 30 mph wind blowing straight down the pitch, for the Medallion Plate Final between Grosvenor Grammar School  and Rainey Endowed School. Playing with the wind, Grosvenor launched a series of attacks, which were repulsed by a sound Rainey defence. Midway through the first half […]

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2018-19 Ballymena Academy Methodist College Belfast Schools Schools Medallion Shield

Schools: Methodist College 17 Ballymena Academy 12 (Medallion Shield Final)

Methodist College came out on top by 17 – 12 against Ballymena Academy in the Medallion Shield Final at Ravenhill yesterday afternoon. Defending champions, Ballymena Academy got off to the best of starts with second row Andrew Chesney being dragged over the line for the opening score after two minutes. Methody worked their way into […]

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2018-19 Campbell College Belfast Methodist College Belfast Schools Schools Medallion Shield

Schools: Methodist College 44 Campbell College 5 (Medallion Shield Semi Final)

Methodist College progressed to the final of the Medallion Shield with a resounding 44 – 5 win against Campbell College at CIYMS on Saturday morning. Methody racked up a 15 – 0 lead at half time, through two tries, one converted and a penalty. Unfortunately for their Belfast rivals they continued to rack up the […]

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2018-19 Ballymena Academy Schools Schools Medallion Shield Sullivan Upper School

Schools: Ballymena Academy 19 Sullivan Upper 3 (Medallion Shield Semi Final)

Ballymena Academy progressed to the final of the Medallion Shield following a 19 – 3 win against Sullivan Upper on Saturday morning at Roughfort Road. Sullivan opened the scoring, with an early penalty from Johnny Cochrane, but Ballymena hit back almost immediately with a try by the impressive Andrew Donald, a player who was to […]

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2018-19 Campbell College Belfast Royal Belfast Academical Institution Schools Schools Medallion Shield

Schools: Campbell College 15 RBAI 7 (Medallion Shield)

Campbell College progressed to the Semi Finals of the Medallion Shield following a 15 – 7 win against Royal Belfast Academical Institution on Saturday morning at Fox’s Field. In the other Medallion Shield Quarter Finals, Sullivan Upper School defeated Coleraine Grammar School by 17 – 15, Royal School, Dungannon lost 24 – 21 against Methodist College […]

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2018-19 Ballymena Academy Royal School Armagh Schools Schools Medallion Shield

Schools: Ballymena Academy 17 Royal School Armagh 0 (Medallion Shield)

Ballymena Academy entertained Royal School Armagh in the Quarter Final of the Medallion Shield on Saturday morning with the home side progressing to the Semi Finals following a 17 – 0 win. The home side crossed three times in the first half with full back Jordan Millar crossing for a brace either side of an interception […]

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2018-19 Enniskillen Royal Grammar School Larne Grammar School Schools Schools Medallion Shield

Schools: Larne Grammar 3 Enniskillen Royal Grammar 10 (Medallion Trophy)

Larne Grammar hosted Enniskillen Royal Grammar on Friday afternoon in the Semi Final of the Medallion Trophy with the visitors progressing to the final following a 3 – 10 win. Enniskillen kicked off with a strong wind at their back but despite enjoying territorial advantage for most of the first quarter they were unable to […]

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2017-18 Ballymena Academy Campbell College Belfast Schools Schools Medallion Shield

Medallion Shield: Ballymena Academy 10 Campbell College 8

Ballymena Academy picked up the Medallion Shield this afternoon at the Kingspan Stadium with a 10 – 8 win against Campbell College. Campbell opened the scoring with a successful penalty from out-half Ollie Ralston on the 5th minute. Ballymena responded at the start of the second quarter with a well taken try from No 8 Harry […]

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2017-18 Carrickfergus Grammar School Larne Grammar School Schools Schools Medallion Shield

School: Larne Grammar lift Medallion Trophy.

Larne Grammar lifted the Medallion Trophy on Saturday morning at Belfast High School following a 22 – 15 win against local rivals Carrick Grammar. Larne’s tries came from Caelan Campbell, Callum Adair (2) and Robert Moore with both Campbell and Adair prominent throughout. Larne took a 15 – 0 lead at the start of the […]