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2019-20 Dalriada School Schools Schools Bowl Wellington College

Ulster Schools Bowl. Wellington College 17 Dalriada School 26

I went along to this Ulster Schools Bowl game at Wellington College on Saturday morning expecting a comfortable win for Dalriada. The visitors did come away with the win but, boy oh boy, Wellington made them work hard for it in an entertaining game.  Dalriada kicked off with the cold gusting breeze at their backs […]

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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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2019-20 Dalriada School Grosvenor Grammar School Schools Schools Bowl

Ulster Schools Group D Grosvenor Grammar 36 Dalriada School 5

[pullquote]Report and pictures by Bob Given Photography[/pullquote] Yesterday morning Dalriada travelled to east Belfast to play Grosvenor GS in the last round of the Schools Cup Group D Stages. Shorn of players through injury, Dalriada struggled from kick off to make inroads into Grosvenor territory and lived off scraps of possession. It was no surprise […]

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2019-20 Belfast Royal Academy Dalriada School Schools Schools Friendly

Schools: Belfast Royal Academy 46 Dalriada School 12

BRA ran out comfortable winners on Saturday morning after overcoming spirited first half resistance from Dalriada School at a damp Roughfort.  Dalriada crossed twice in the first half. The teams turned round with BRA leading by three tries to two but a second half blitz from the home side saw them pull away for a […]

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2018-19 Bangor Grammar Dalriada School Schools Schools Subsidiary Shield

Schools Subsidiary Shield: Bangor Grammar 36 Dalriada School 17

On a bright, sunny but cool morning Dalriada School travelled to Bangor Grammar for a Schools’ Subsidiary Shield Semi Final. It was nip and tuck for the first 15 minutes before Rhys Larmour broke the deadlock with a penalty goal to give Bangor a 3 – 0 lead. Dalriada responded with a well taken Nathan […]

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2017-18 Campbell College Belfast Dalriada School Schools Schools Cup

Schools Cup: Campbell College 50 Dalriada 0

A second half onslaught saw Campbell College record a 50 – 0 win against Dalriada on Saturday morning at Fox’s Field. The first half was fairly low key with Campbell’s Conor Rankin landing a penalty before converting a try by Oisin Kiernan to take the score to 10 – 0 at the break. Kiernan crossed […]

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2017-18 Dalriada School Dromore High School Match Reports Schools Schools Cup

Schools Cup: Dromore High School 11 Dalriada School 27

Dalriada came away with an 11 – 27 win in this entertaining encounter played in frosty conditions at Dromore RFC on Saturday morning. The match took a while to get up and running and it was the visitors who crossed first with Dalriada winger Peter Wright scoring an unconverted try out wide. Hooker James McCormick […]

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2015-16 Campbell College Belfast Dalriada School Reworked Posts Schools Cup

Schools Cup: Campbell 24 Dalriada 3

Campbell College progressed to the final of the Schools Cup with a 24 – 3 win against Dalriada. The St Patrick’s Day final will feature Campbell and local Belfast rivals RBAI.  Campbell took control of the game in the first half with tries from Jamie Macartney, Jack Howarth and Nicolai Koplewsky, with scrum half Malcolm Corry landing […]

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2015-16 Bangor Grammar Dalriada School Reworked Posts Schools Cup

Schools Cup: Dalriada 17 Bangor Grammar 5

Dalriada battled their way into the Schools Cup Semi Finals with a 17 – 5 win against Bangor Grammar on Saturday morning. Jack Dowey scored in the first half with Stuart Moore adding the conversion to give the home side a 7- 0 lead at the break. Bangor crossed ten minutes into the second half […]

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Dalriada School Larne Grammar School Reworked Posts Schools

Friendly: Larne Grammar 7 Dalriada 26

Larne Grammar suffered a setback after returning from their tour to Canada losing to a slick Dalriada 7 – 26 on Saturday morning at Cairncastle Road. The opening exchanges were fairly cagey with both teams testing their opponents defence. Larne’s front row of Sam McWhirter, Ryan McAllister and Marc Robinson showed well in the initial […]

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Dalriada School Foyle and Londonderry College Reworked Posts Schools

Friendly: Foyle and Londonderry 24 Dalriada 15

If ever there was a game of two halfs, this was it, as Foyle romped into a 24 – 3 half time lead only for Dalriada to stage a second half fightback. The home side held on  to win the game by 24 points to 15. Dalriada’s big pack dominated the opening minutes of the […]