Danske Bank Ulster Schools' U16 Cup Preview

Danske Bank Ulster Schools' U16 Cup Preview

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The Danske Bank Ulster Schools' U16 Cup returns this season, with games getting under way this weekend.

The competition was introduced last season to provide a good level of competitive rugby for the group of players who had previously missed out on the Medallion Shield due to Covid-19.

The Ulster Schools' Committee also wanted to help players transition into senior rugby by keeping them together for a period of time.

Last year's inaugural final was won by Ballymena Academy, who beat Methodist College Belfast 29-17 at Kingspan Stadium.

Dalriada won the Plate by beating Royal School Armagh 13-12, while the Bowl was shared after a 10-10 draw between Limavady Grammar and Regent House.

Danske Bank Ulster Schools' U16 Cup

The Cup section of the competition will see 8 teams take part, divided up into two groups of 4.

Group A

Ballymena Academy

Belfast Royal Academy

Royal Belfast Academinal Institution

Wallace High School

Group B

Campbell College Belfast

Methodist College Belfast

Royal School Armagh

Sullivan Upper School

Schedule

Schools will meet across 3 match days, which are scheduled to take place on or before the following dates:

Group Stage Week 1 - Sat 24 Sep

  • Ballymena Academy v Wallace HS
  • RBAI v BRA
  • Campbell College v RS Armagh
  • Methodist College v Sullivan Upper

Group Stage Week 2 - Sat 1 Oct

  • BRA v Wallace HS
  • RBAI v Ballymena Academy
  • Sullivan Upper v RS Armagh
  • Methodist College v Campbell College

Group Stage Week 3 - Sat 8 Oct

  • Ballymena Academy v BRA
  • Wallace HS v RBAI
  • Campbell College v Sullivan Upper
  • RS Armagh v Methodist College

The winners of the 2 groups will meet in the Danske Bank Ulster Schools' U16 Cup final, to be played at a neutral venue on Wednesday 19th October.

Danske Bank Ulster Schools' U16 Plate

The Plate competition will see 4 schools compete in a Group Stage format:

Ballyclare High School

Coleraine Grammar School

Rainey Endowed School

Regent House School

Schedule

Schools will meet across 3 match days, which are scheduled to take place on or before the following dates:

Group Stage Week 1 - Sat 24 Sep

  • Ballyclare HS v Coleraine Grammar School
  • Regent House School v Rainey Endowed School

Group Stage Week 2 - Sat 1 Oct

  • Coleraine Grammar School v Rainey Endowed School
  • Regent House School v Ballyclare High School

Group Stage Week 3 - Sat 8 Oct

  • Rainey Endowed School v Ballyclare High School
  • Coleraine Grammar School v Regent House

The Group winners will be presented with the Danske Bank U16 Ulster Schools’ U16 Plate.

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