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2019-20 Ballymena Academy Belfast Royal Academy Friends School Lisburn Larne Grammar School Methodist College Belfast Schools Schools Cup Strabane Grammar Sullivan Upper School

My Favourite Schools Cup Campaign.

We’ll be looking back of some of our favourite matches and competitions that we covered over the last ten years and we’re kicking it off with a look at our favourite Schools Cup Campaign. This season’s campaign was setting itself up as one of the best and we’ll be reviewing it later in the week, […]

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2019-20 Methodist College Belfast Schools Schools Cup Wallace High School

Schools Cup. Wallace High 22 Methodist College 17

Wallace High School will face Royal School Armagh in the Ulster Schools Cup final after seeing off a late resurgence from Methodist College in the second semi final on Wednesday afternoon at Ravenhill.  Wallace progressed by virtue of their excellent strike rate, coming away with a score nearly every time they got into the Methody […]

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2019-20 Methodist College Belfast Schools Schools Cup Sullivan Upper School

Schools Cup. Methodist College 15 Sullivan Upper 5 (Quarter Final)

[pullquote]Bob Given Photography brings us up to date on the match at Pirrie Park.[/pullquote] Sullivan traveled to meet Methody, at Pirrie Park, in Saturday morning’s Schools’ Cup Quarter Final Tie. A strong wind blowing diagonally, coupled with heavy sleet showers made for challenging conditions overhead. Sullivan kicked off into the wind and kept Methody pinned deep […]

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2019-20 Cambridge House School Methodist College Belfast Schools Schools Cup

Schools Cup. Cambridge House 0 Methodist College 32

Methodist College Belfast progressed to the quarter finals of the Ulster Schools Cup with a convincing win at Cambridge House on saturday morning.  Playing into a strong wind Cambridge House battled hard to keep the score line down throught the first half and they were largely successful restricting their visitors to a 0 – 17 […]

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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 Blackrock College Dublin Methodist College Belfast Schools Schools Friendly

Irish Schools Rugby. Methodist College 22 Blackrock College 19

Methodist College, Belfast welcomed Blackrock College, Dublin to Pirrie Park on Saturday morning for an entertaining game in difficult conditions. The visitors from Dublin dominated most of the first half as their backs made light of the conditions. A first minute penalty was missed but Rock took the lead in the first ten minutes when […]

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2019-20 Ipswich Grammar School Brisbane Methodist College Belfast Schools Schools Friendly

Ulster Schools Rugby – Methodist College 26 Ipswich Grammar School 7

Methodist College, Belfast hosted Ipswich Grammar School from Brisbane, Australia at Pirrie Park on Monday afternoon. [pullquote]Report and pictures by Bob Given Photography[/pullquote] Ipswich GS are playing a series of games as part of their European Tour which includes visits to Dublin, Belfast, Liverpool, Gloucester, London, Ypres, and Paris. Methody started the game as they […]

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2019-20 Methodist College Belfast Schools Schools Friendly Wallace High School

Ulster Schools Rugby – Methodist College 7 Wallace High School 14

[pullquote]Report and pictures Bob Given Photography Additional photos John McMurtry.[/pullquote] Methodist College will be left wondering how they lost this highly contested and sometimes tetchy schools’ friendly at their Pirrie Park fortress. Methody kick off and went straight on the attacked and were rewarded when No 8 forward Louis Montgomery scored close to the posts […]

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2019-20 Alcobendas Rugby Spain Belfast Royal Academy Blackrock College Dublin Campbell College Belfast Clongowes Wood College Coleraine Grammar School Gonzaga College Dublin Merchiston Castle School Edinburgh Methodist College Belfast Royal Belfast Academical Institution Schools St Michael's College Dublin Terenure College Dublin

Schools: CCB 125 Rugby Tournament

Campbell College Belfast held a medallion level Rugby Tournament on 18th and 19th October as part of their 125th anniversary celebrations. Ten schools sides from all over Ireland took part as well as Spanish side Alcobendas RFC and Scottish school Merchiston Castle, Edinburgh.  The twelve teams were split into four groups of three for the […]

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2019-20 Belfast Royal Academy Methodist College Belfast Schools Schools Friendly

Schools: Belfast Royal Academy 5 Methodist College Belfast 31

On Saturday Methodist College travelled to Belfast Royal Academy’s Roughfort ground for a schools’ friendly. Methodist College had the lion’s share of possession in the first quarter, but were unable to convert this into points. All that changed on 25 minutes when a break from deep allowed Alex Armstrong a 40 metre run up the […]

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2018-19 Campbell College Belfast Methodist College Belfast Schools Schools Cup

Schools Cup: Campbell College 17 Methodist College 45 (Final)

A second half blitz by Methodist College saw them record a resounding 17 – 45 win against Campbell College in the Ulster Schools Cup Final earlier this afternoon. Campbell had been bucking the predictions from our Rugby Rankings throughout their impressive Schools Cup run, but the stats hit home with a vengeance as top seeds […]

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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 Methodist College Belfast Schools Schools Cup Wallace High School

Schools Cup: Methodist College 19 Wallace High School 3 (USC SF)

Methodist College remain undefeated this season with a 19 – 3 win against Wallace High in the second semi final of the Ulster Schools Cup at Ravenhill yesterday afternoon. The Belfast side will now be making their 64th Cup Final appearance when they face Tuesday’s winner, Campbell College, in the Ulster Schools showpiece on 18th […]

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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 Methodist College Belfast Schools

Schools: MCB 31 Ulster U19 5

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2018-19 Campbell College Belfast Methodist College Belfast Schools

Schools: Campbell College 14 Methodist College 26

Campbell hosted Methody on a very dank, dark overcast afternoon at Fox’s Field on Friday. Methody were fast out of the blocks and following a sweeping move and fast recycling Chris Larmour scored in the corner in less than two minutes. Campbell responded and after a period of sustained pressure took the lead through two […]

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2018-19 Methodist College Belfast Schools Wallace High School

Schools: Methodist College 38 Wallace High 8

This match was billed as the top game in Ulster Schools Rugby as Methody (Ranked 2nd) met Wallace (Ranked 1st) at Pirrie Park, on Saturday morning. The ‘navy blue machine’ clicked! Methody’s lineout functioned perfectly, they were powerful in the scrums and they dominated loose play. It took only 10 minutes for Tom Millar to […]

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2018-19 Coleraine Academical Institution Coleraine Grammar School Methodist College Belfast Schools

Schools: Methodist College 45 Coleraine Grammar 0 (Schools)

Coleraine Grammar came up against a determined Methodist College on Saturday morning at Pirrie Park with the home team recording a 45 – 0 win. This match pitched 19th placed Coleraine against 2nd placed Methody according to the latest Rugby Rankings. A stubborn Coleraine defence held Methody at for 15 minutes, before Chris Larmour crashed […]

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2018-19 Methodist College Belfast Schools Sullivan Upper School

Schools: Methodist College 52 Sullivan Upper 3

Methodist College produced a substantial victory against Sullivan Upper School on Saturday morning at Pirrie Park. Sullivan took the lead through a Conor McKee penalty but that was it for the visitors as Methody ran in eight tries without response in their 52 – 3 win. Kevin McNaboe, Ethan McIlroy (2), Thomas Armstrong (2), Adam […]

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2018-19 Ballymena Academy Belfast Royal Academy Belvedere College Dublin Blackrock College Dublin Campbell College Belfast CBC Cork Clongowes Wood College Crescent College Limerick Glenstal Abbey Murroe Methodist College Belfast Mount St Mary's Sheffield Rockwell College Cashel Schools St Michael's College Dublin Wallace High School

Schools: Day 2 of the Methodist College 150 Tournament.

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2018-19 Ballymena Academy Belfast Royal Academy Belvedere College Dublin Blackrock College Dublin Campbell College Belfast CBC Cork Clongowes Wood College Crescent College Limerick Glenstal Abbey Murroe Methodist College Belfast Mount St Mary's Sheffield Rockwell College Cashel Schools St Michael's College Dublin Wallace High School

Schools: Day 1 of the Methodist College 150 Tournament.

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2018-19 Ballymena Academy Belfast Royal Academy Belvedere College Dublin Blackrock College Dublin Campbell College Belfast CBC Cork Clongowes Wood College Crescent College Limerick Glenstal Abbey Murroe Methodist College Belfast Mount St Mary's Sheffield Rockwell College Cashel Schools St Michael's College Dublin Wallace High School

Schools: Methodist College 150 Anniversary Tournament.

On Friday 19 and Saturday 20th October Methodist College Belfast will host a 16 team schools rugby tournament at Pirrie Park as part of the College’s 150th year anniversary celebrations. The tournament will feature top schools sides from Ulster, Leinster and Munster with English side Mount St Mary’s and Welsh side Cymoedd College also taking […]

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2018-19 Methodist College Belfast Royal Belfast Academical Institution Schools

Schools: Royal Belfast Academical Institution 10 Methodist College 19

It was a war of attrition in the trenches today, with Methody’s superb defence, ultimately, the deciding factor in a thrilling game. Weather conditions were always going to decide how the game was played. After a cagey start MCB took the lead midway through the 1st half with a Ben Gourley try converted by Ethan […]

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2018-19 Ballymena Academy Methodist College Belfast Schools

Schools: Methodist College 54 Ballymena Academy 8

It took less than 90 seconds for the ‘navy blue machine’ to click into action at Pirrie Park on Saturday morning with a converted try against a very young Ballymena Academy team. A further converted try followed and Ballymena responded with a penalty goal. Ballymena had parity in the line out but were out scrummed, […]