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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 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 Campbell College Belfast Schools Schools Medallion Shield Sullivan Upper School

Medallion Shield. Campbell College 18 Sullivan Upper 10

[pullquote]Report and pictures courtesy of Richard Owens.[/pullquote] Another weekend schools fixture, another storm brewing and given the historic rivalry between these two neighbouring teams a large crowd gathered at Sullivan School to see this quarter final medallion shield battle. Campbell kicked off into the strong wind just about making the 10 m line and there […]

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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 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 […]

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2019-20 Grosvenor Grammar School Schools Schools Cup Sullivan Upper School

Schools Cup: Sullivan Upper 40 Grosvenor Grammar 0

[pullquote]Report and images by Richard Owens[/pullquote] There was a sizeable crowd in Holywood for this Group D Schools Cup clash between Sullivan and Grosvenor and with the weather finally dry there was an expectant air of some running rugby amongst the supporters in both camps. Grosvenor kicked off and there were some early forward tussles […]

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2018-19 Bangor Grammar Schools Schools Subsidiary Shield Sullivan Upper School

Schools: Sullivan Upper 27 Bangor Grammar 5 (Subsidiary Shield Final)

Sullivan Upper picked up the last Ulster Schools trophy of the season with a 27 – 5 win against Bangor Grammar yesterday afternoon at the Queen’s University Sports Arena. Ollie Faith, Ben Holley, Conor McKee and Shay Storey all crossed for Sullivan with McKee adding a penalty and two conversions. Robbie Grant replied for Bangor […]

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2018-19 Royal School Dungannon Schools Schools Subsidiary Shield Sullivan Upper School

Schools Subsidiary Shield: Sullivan Upper 33 Royal School Dungannon 13

Royal School Dungannon will be wondering how they lost this game so convincingly. They enjoyed the bulk of territory and possession throughout this game but they lacked the clinical finishing power of their rivals who scored in practically every visit into their opponents territory. Sullivan Upper school raced to a 19 – 3 lead at […]

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2018-19 Ballymena Academy Schools Schools Medallion Shield Sullivan Upper School

Schools: Ballymena Academy 19 Sullivan Upper 3 (Medallion Shield Semi Final)

Ballymena Academy progressed to the final of the Medallion Shield following a 19 – 3 win against Sullivan Upper on Saturday morning at Roughfort Road. Sullivan opened the scoring, with an early penalty from Johnny Cochrane, but Ballymena hit back almost immediately with a try by the impressive Andrew Donald, a player who was to […]

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2018-19 Campbell College Belfast Schools Schools Cup Sullivan Upper School

Schools Cup: Sullivan Upper 13 Campbell College 19

Campbell College tore up the form book with the Ulster Schools Cup holders coming out of a run of five defeats to beat Sullivan Upper 19 – 13 in the 4th Round of the Schools Cup on Saturday morning at Sullivan. With high flying Sullivan tipped as 15 points favourite for this one Campbell knew […]

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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 CBC Monkstown Schools St Mary's College Dublin Sullivan Upper School The Kings Hospital School Wesley College Dublin

Schools: Rugby Rising Final Day

We caught up with Sullivan Upper School and Royal School Armagh on their final day at Rugby Rising in Donnybrook on Friday. Rugby rising is an All Ireland festival of schools rugby organised by Tommy Bowe and Louis Ludik which featured six boys schools teams and two girls sides, the latter playing a featured game on […]

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2015-16 Royal Belfast Academical Institution Schools Cup Sullivan Upper School

Schools’ Cup: RBAI 38 Sullivan Upper 0

1st Half // 2nd Half // Gallery Most competitive fixtures on Saturday were just that: close fought encounters decided within the last 10 minutes; unfortunately this Cup quarterfinal was not one of them as an in-form RBAI and under-performing Sullivan made for a one-sided affair. Sullivan actually started the brighter of the two sides, keeping […]

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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 […]

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Belfast High School Reworked Posts Schools Sullivan Upper School

Schools Cup: Belfast High 16 Sullivan Upper 27.

Belfast High’s cup run came to an end at the hands of a powerful Sullivan Upper with the Holywood side scoring four tries in their 16 -27 win on Saturday morning. The home side enjoyed a bright start to this fourth round fixture putting Sullivan under pressure for large periods of the opening quarter. Two […]

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Rainey Endowed School Reworked Posts Schools Sullivan Upper School

Schools Cup: Rainey Endowed 7 Sullivan Upper 10.

Sullivan Upper goes into the hat for Saturday’s Schools Cup Round 4 draw after staging a second half comeback at Rainey Endowed. A Ross Adair penalty in the final quarter was the difference between the two teams as Sullivan sneaked ahead to win 7 – 10. The match was a tense, scrappy affair with both […]