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2019-20 Carrickfergus Grammar School Our Lady and St Pats Schools Schools Bowl

Ulster Schools Rugby. Our Lady and St Pats 31 Carrick Grammar 0 (Schools Bowl)

[pullquote]Report and pictures from Bob Given Photography[/pullquote] It was dank and overcast, then came the torrential rain, for yesterday morning’s final Danske Bank Schools’ Bowl League game, played at Shaw’s Bridge. Overhead and underfoot conditions made any attempt at a running game perilous. Carrick started the game on the front foot and it was against […]

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2018-19 Carrickfergus Grammar School Down High School Schools Schools Cup

Schools Cup: Carrick Grammar 3 Down High 55 (R2)

Carrick kicked off with a strong wind behind them and for the first 10 minutes were the dominant team. This was the start they would have hoped for with Carrick’s excellent number 10 bossing the game and soon their pressure was rewarded with a penalty, expertly converted in the difficult breeze by the out half. […]

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2018-19 Antrim Grammar School Carrickfergus Grammar School Schools Schools Cup

Schools Cup: Antrim Grammar 10 Carrick Grammar 22

Carrickfergus Grammar are through to the second round of the Danske Bank Schools’ Cup after coming out on top at a wet and windy Antrim Grammar. The hosts took the lead through a terrific individual score from Ross MacKay, which was converted by Callum Hull. Hull knocked over a long range penalty to give Antrim […]

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2018-19 Carrickfergus Grammar School Larne Grammar School Schools

Schools: Larne Grammar 36 Carrick Grammar 0

With the draw being made for the 1st and 2nd Rounds of the Ulster Schools Cup I decided to take the opportunity to view Carrickfergus, who face Antrim Grammar in Rd. 1, on their trip to Larne Grammar, who face Limavady Grammar in Rd. 2. The first half was a cagey affair as defences dominated. […]

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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 […]

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2017-18 Carrickfergus Grammar School Schools Schools Cup Strabane Academy Strabane Grammar

Schools Cup: Carrick Grammar 14 Strabane Academy 12

I really enjoy the opening round matches of the Danske Bank Schools Cup. Yes there are mistakes, and yes some of skills could do with a bit of a polish, and yes some of the coaches are overexcitable but to me it’s good old fashioned rugby full of over ambition and honest endeavour. The match […]

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2017-18 Carrickfergus Grammar School Larne Grammar School Match Reports Schools

Schools: Larne Grammar 29 Carrick Grammar 14

Larne Grammar entertained near neighbours Carrick Grammar at their Lower Cairncastle Road playing fields on a damp and drizzly Friday afternoon. The home side recorded a 29 -14 win in an entertaining game which saw six tries scored. Lee McKee started and ended the scoring with a brace of tries for Larne with Jack Withers […]

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2016-17 Cambridge House School Carrickfergus Grammar School Larne Grammar School Schools Cup Strabane Academy Strabane Grammar

Schools: Dansk Bank Schools Cup Round 1 Wrap

Saturday marked the start of the Danske Bank Schools Cup with the two Round 1 matches taking place. In our first match Strabane Academy entertained Carrick Grammar and, my old school, the mighty Larne Grammar made the short jaunt to Cambridge House, Ballymena.  Strabane  Academy 17 Carrick Grammar 0 Strabane were under pressure for most […]