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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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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 […]

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2018-19 Schools Schools Cup Strabane Academy Strabane Grammar Wellington College

Schools Cup: Strabane Academy 21 Wellington College 17

Strabane Academy entertained Wellington College on a wet and windy Saturday morning in the first round of the Ulster Schools Cup.  Strabane kicked off with the elements at their back and they took advantage of the strong wind to open the scoring through Reuben Orr who crossed close to the posts after a period of […]

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Schools Strabane Academy Strabane Grammar Wellington College

Schools: Wellington College 17 Strabane Academy 26

Strabane Academy fought back from a seventeen point deficit to take this game 17 – 26 on Saturday morning at the Carolan Road playing fields. Jordan Mealiff scored two tries for  Strabane with Jack Sayers and Jack Kee each scoring one try. Harry McCrossan was successful with three of his conversion kicks. The Wellington College […]

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Foyle and Londonderry College Schools Strabane Academy Strabane Grammar

Schools: Foyle College 22 Strabane Academy 0

Foyle College and Strabane Academy enjoyed an early season hit out at the college grounds on Wednesday afternoon. The match was played in heavy rain showers with local referee Glenda Mellon overseeing proceedings in a game played over three 20 minute periods. Keelin Coyle (2), Ben Galbraith and William Finley all crossed for Foyle, with […]

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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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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 […]