2019-20 Ballyclare High School Friends School Lisburn Schools Schools Cup

Schools Cup. Friends School 24 Ballyclare High 22 (Replay)

Friends and Ballyclare gave us another good old fashioned cup tie on Wednesday morning in Lisburn with Friends inching through to the quarter finals of the Schools Cup following a 24 – 22 win in a game that was a credit to both sides. This one could have went either way at the death, but […]

2019-20 Ballyclare High School Friends School Lisburn Schools Schools Cup

Schools Cup. Ballyclare High 17 Friends School 17

[pullquote]Report and picture credit – Davie Hayes Photography[/pullquote] Friends School Lisburn travelled to Ballyclare in the fourth round of the Ulster Schools Cup for a hard fought 17 all draw in tough and windy conditions. Ballyclare started off strong, and early missed penalty from both sides saw no scores in the opening few minutes. Ballyclare had the […]

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 […]

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 […]

2019-20 Ballyclare High School Schools Schools Friendly

Irish Schools Rugby. Ballyclare High 21 St Gerards, Bray 36

[pullquote]Report and pictures by Bob Given Photography[/pullquote] St Gerard’s travelled from County Wicklow this morning to play Ballyclare High School in a schools’ friendly at Rashee Road. Despite travelling over 140 miles for the game St Gerard’s hit the ground running scoring 5 tries, 2 converted, in a dominant first half display. St Gerard’s, Bray, dominated […]

2019-20 Ballyclare High School Lurgan College Schools Schools Bowl

Ulster Schools Group C Ballyclare High 24 Lurgan College 0

The final round of the Ulster Schools Group Stages compete on Saturday morning with Ballyclare High School getting the result they needed to progress to the 3rd Round Draw after Omagh Academy did them a favour by recording a 7 – 0 win against Cambridge House earlier in the week.  The result leaves Group C […]

2019-20 Ballyclare High School Omagh Academy Schools Schools Cup

Schools Cup: Ballyclare High 36 Omagh Academy 17 (Group C)

Ballyclare High had to dig deep to overcome stiff resistance from Omagh Academy in their opening Group C Schools Cup match on Saturday morning. The High school started strongly and within five minutes Jack Gamble powered over out wide to finish under the post for Mark Jackson to convert. Omagh responded well but they were […]

2019-20 Ballyclare High School Larne Grammar School Schools Schools Friendly

Schools: Larne Grammar 0 Ballyclare High 29

Larne Grammar entertained Ballyclare High at their Upper Cairncastle Playing Fields on Saturday morning with the visitors running out 0 – 29 winners in a well contested match.  Unfortunately, with the kick off earlier than posted I arrived towards the end of the first half with Ballyclare leading 15 – 0 thanks to a brace […]

2019-20 Ballyclare High School Belfast Royal Academy Schools Schools Friendly

Schools: Ballyclare High 52 Belfast Royal Academy 17

Ballyclare High School and Belfast Royal Academy served up an entertaining match at the High School grounds on Saturday morning with Ballyclare running out 52 – 17 winners. The match was very competitive for the first 50 minutes with Ballyclare pulling away over the last twenty to put some icing on the score line. Ballyclare […]

2018-19 Ballyclare High School Schools Schools Cup Strabane Academy Strabane Grammar

Schools Cup: Belfast High 45 Strabane Academy 12 (R2)

Belfast High School entertained Strabane Academy in this Danske bank Ulster Schools Cup Second Round match on Saturday morning. The game rattled along at a good pace in a fairly even first half. However it was Belfast High that managed to capitalise on their chances with two tries giving them a 12 – 0 lead […]

Ballyclare High School Cambridge House School Schools

Schools: Ballyclare High 29 Cambridge House 19

A second half comeback by Ballyclare High secured the win in an entertaining game against Cambridge House on Saturday morning. Cambridge House worked up a 19 – 12 lead in the first half with tries from Rory McCandless, Josh Mark and Andrew Wilson with McCandless converting two. Ballyclare responded through Jack Gamble and Scott Martin […]

Ballyclare High School Bangor Grammar Schools

Schools: Bangor Grammar 12 Ballyclare High 7

A determined Bangor Grammar defensive display against Ballyclare High saw the home team pick up the points with a 12 – 7 win in an intense match at the Grammar School grounds on Saturday morning. Despite Ballyclare having the bulk of territory and possession it was Bangor that took a 12 – 0 lead into […]

Ballyclare High School Ballymena Academy Schools

Schools: Ballymena Academy 26 Ballyclare High 12

Ballymena Academy and Ballyclare High School enjoyed an early season run out at the Academy grounds, Ballymena, on Saturday morning. The Academy came out on top, as both sides dusted off the cobwebs in a sometimes feisty match, outscoring their opponents by four tries to two. Our photographer Ian Humes was there to catch this […]

Ballyclare High School Schools Ulster U18 Club

Schools: Ballyclare HS 32 Ulster Club U18 17

We caught up with the Ulster U18 Club side on Saturday at their game against Ballyclare High School at their Rashee Road grounds. The High School won by six tries to three but it was a useful run out for the Ulster side who improved as the game progressed. Ballyclare dominated the opening exchanges, scoring […]

Ballyclare High School Larne Grammar School Schools

Schools: Ballyclare High 21 Larne Grammar 17

Larne Grammar’s winning run came to an end with a 21 – 17 defeat by Ballyclare High on Friday afternoon at Ballyclare’s Rashee Road playing fields. The visitors appeared to have the game in the bag, with an impressive first half, but a second half comeback by the home side, coupled with the kicking of […]

Ballyclare High School Reworked Posts Royal School Dungannon Schools Cup

Schools: Ballyclare High 17 Royal School Dungannon 12

A battling display from Ballyclare ensured their progression to the third round of the Schools Cup following a 17 – 12 win against Royal School Dungannon. Due to the early kick off at Ravenhill I was only able to cover the first half and even then I missed the opening score as Dungannon’s Patrick Foster […]

Ballyclare High School Coleraine Academical Institution Reworked Posts Schools Schools Cup

Schools’ Cup: Coleraine AI 10 Ballyclare HS 9

Coleraine Academical Institution squeezed into the Schools Cup semi finals by the narrowest of margins, beating Ballyclare High 10 – 9 in a hard fought encounter at Coleraine. I’d expected a more comfortable win for the home side, who are riding high in fourth place in the FRU Schools Rankings, but they were met by […]

Ballyclare High School Campbell College Belfast Reworked Posts Schools

Schools Cup: Campbell College 42 Ballyclare High 8

With Ballyclare High sitting proudly atop the Schools Ranking League all this season it was somewhat surprising how comfortably they were swept aside by Campbell College who ran in seven tries in their 42-8 win at Ravenhill, setting up a final showdown with RBAI. The wide open spaces of the Ravenhill pitch certainly suited the […]

Ballyclare High School Reworked Posts Schools Cup Sullivan Upper School

Schools Cup: Sullivan Upper 29 Ballyclare High 37

Despite a storming second half fight back from Sullivan Upper, visitors Ballyclare High had enough in the tank to take this Northern Bank Schools Cup match by 37 points to 29 with replacement Paddy Reid claiming a vital try towards the end of the game. Sullivan started the game brightly putting the visitors under immediate […]

Ballyclare High School Reworked Posts Schools Wallace High School

Friendly: Ballyclare High 27 Wallace High 17

Ballyclare High School took their chances, in wet conditions, to win this game against a spirited Wallace High School 27 – 17. Wallace dominated large portions of this game but it was the home side, cheered on by the home crowd, that made the best of the wet conditions to win with a degree of […]

Ballyclare High School Reworked Posts Schools

Friendly: Larne Grammar 3 Ballyclare High 41

Larne Grammar went down to a heavy defeat to East Antrim rivals Ballyclare High on a bright and breezy Saturday morning at the Cairncastle Road Playing Fields. Ballyclare have certainly started the new season in fine style having already posted wins over Ballymena Academy, BRA and Methody this season and Larne Grammar were sept aside […]