Carrickfergus Grammar avenged an early season defeat to Lurgan College on Saturday morning by progressing to the second round of the Danske Bank Schools’ Cup at the expenses of the Co Armagh boys.
Carrick were 22-3 home winners against Lurgan and they now face another home tie in the second round on January 24 against Belfast Royal Academy.
The draw was made by Peter Hunniford, Danske Bank Lisburn Branch, along with Stephen Black, Headmasters’ Representative on the Ulster Schools’ Committee at Friends’ School, Lisburn where the host school had lost 16-5 against Portadown College.
FIRST ROUND RESULTS
Banbridge Academy 45 Antrim GS 0
Friends’ School 5 Portadown College 16
Limavady GS 10 Wellington College 5
Regent House 13 Royal School Dungannon 7
Cambridge House 3 Grosvenor GS 25
Carrickfergus GS 22 Lurgan College 3
Foyle College 37 Larne GS 10
The seven winners were joined in the second round draw by nine further teams: Bangor GS, Belfast HS, Belfast Royal Academy, Dalriada School, Down HS, Omagh Academy, Portora Royal School, Rainey Endowed School and Royal School Armagh.
SECOND ROUND DRAW
Bangor GS v Dalriada School
Carrickfergus GS v Belfast Royal Academy
Down HS v Rainey Endowed
Regent House v Foyle College
Portadown College v Limavady GS
RS Armagh v Belfast HS
Portora RS v Banbridge Academy
Grosvenor GS v Omagh Academy
Ties to be played on Saturday, January 24
The eight winners from round 2 will be joined in the last 16 by the remaining eight ‘top’ seeded teams: Ballyclare High School, Ballymena Academy, Campbell College, Methodist College Belfast, Royal Belfast Academical Institution, Coleraine Academical Institution, Wallace High School and Sullivan Upper School.
Meanwhile, the seven defeated teams in the first round, along with Strabane Academy who lost in the premliminary round to Antrim GS, go into the Danske Bank Schools’ Trophy.
The quarter-final draw was:
Cambridge House v RS Dungannon
Lurgan College v Strabane Academy
Wellington College v Friends’ School
Antrim GS v Larne GS
Ties to be played on Saturday 24th January 2015.