Ulster Schools are celebrating a slender 15-14 trumph over Glasgow & District Schools.
The weather may have been kind and sunny in parts of Ulster but, less than 30 miles away, driving rain put paid to any constructive rugby in Troon
Ulster started as though the contest was going to be a simple one and had a 15 points advantage in as many minutes.
Robert Lyttle kicked a penalty before a line-out close to the home line resulted in Ballyclare's Jack Magee crashing over after seven minutes.
Eight minutes later, with Ulster dictating terms, winger Conor Field rounded his opposite number and crossed for Lyttle to goal. Glasgow reduced the arrears before the interval when sustained pressure allowed winger Davy Polakajio to touch down under the posts for Josh Henderson to add the points.
The weather deteriorated after the restart with virtual horizontal rain but Ulster showed their defending qualities although they conceded a large number of penalties.
With the last play of the game Glasgow added a second try, by prop forward Adam Nicholl which was also converted.
No 8 Jack Magee, scrum half Jonathan Stewart, loose head Ben O'Reilly and winger Conor Field all showed up well.