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Kingspan goes wild for Schools Cups RBAI v Campbell clash

By Angela Rainey

Published 18/03/2016

PACEMAKER BELFAST 17/03/2016 Ulster Schools Cup Final. RBAI V Cambell College at Kingspan Stadium. Pictured are RBAI celebrating their win
during todays game at Kingspan Stadium in Belfast. Picture Mark Marlow/Pacemaker press
PACEMAKER BELFAST 17/03/2016 Ulster Schools Cup Final. RBAI V Cambell College at Kingspan Stadium. Pictured are RBAI celebrating their win during todays game at Kingspan Stadium in Belfast. Picture Mark Marlow/Pacemaker press
Danske Bank Schools' Cup Final - RBAI v Campbell Collage, Kingspan Stadium, Belfast. Matt Mackey - Presseye.com
Out of reach: James Hume runs in to score the match winning try for RBAI
Campbell College players feel the anguish
James Hume
Picture credit © Matt Mackey - Presseye.com Belfast - Northern Ireland -17th March 2016 Danske Bank Schools' Cup Final - RBAI v Campbell Collage, Kingspan Stadium, Belfast. RBAI captain Conor Field celebrates along with his team mates after winning the Danske Bank schools cup 2016.
Picture credit © Matt Mackey - Presseye.com Belfast - Northern Ireland -17th March 2016 Danske Bank Schools' Cup Final - RBAI v Campbell Collage, Kingspan Stadium, Belfast. RBAI captain Conor Field celebrates Danske Bank CEO Kevin Kingston and his wife Deborah after winning the Danske Bank schools cup 2016.
PACEMAKER BELFAST 17/03/2016 Ulster Schools Cup Final. RBAI V Cambell College at Kingspan Stadium. Pictured is RBAI's Harry Gallagher during todays game at Kingspan Stadium in Belfast. Picture Mark Marlow/Pacemaker press
Picture credit © Matt Mackey - Presseye.com Belfast - Northern Ireland -17th March 2016 Danske Bank Schools' Cup Final - RBAI v Campbell Collage, Kingspan Stadium, Belfast. RBAI captain Conor Field celebrates Danske Bank CEO Kevin Kingston after winning the Danske Bank schools cup 2016.
PACEMAKER BELFAST 17/03/2016 Ulster Schools Cup Final. RBAI V Cambell College at Kingspan Stadium. Pictured are RBAI celebrating their win during todays game at Kingspan Stadium in Belfast. Picture Mark Marlow/Pacemaker press
@Press Eye Ltd Northern Ireland- 17th March 2016 Mandatory Credit -Brian Little/Presseye RBAI players are surrounded by their fans after a 13-3 victory against Campbell College during St Patrick's Day Danske Bank Schools'Cup Final at Kingspan Stadium. Picture by Brian Little/Presseye
PACEMAKER BELFAST 17/03/2016 Ulster Schools Cup Final. RBAI V Cambell College at Kingspan Stadium. Pictured are RBAI celebrating their win during todays game at Kingspan Stadium in Belfast. Picture Mark Marlow/Pacemaker press
@Press Eye Ltd Northern Ireland- 17th March 2016 Mandatory Credit -Brian Little/Presseye RBAI captain Conor Field lifts the trophy after a 13-3 victory against Campbell College during St Patrick's Day Danske Bank Schools'Cup Final at Kingspan Stadium. Picture by Brian Little/Presseye
@Press Eye Ltd Northern Ireland- 17th March 2016 Mandatory Credit -Brian Little/Presseye RBAI captain Conor Field lifts the trophy after a 13-3 victory against Campbell College during St Patrick's Day Danske Bank Schools'Cup Final at Kingspan Stadium. Picture by Brian Little/Presseye
Danske Bank Schools' Cup Final - RBAI v Campbell Collage, Kingspan Stadium, Belfast. Matt Mackey - Presseye.com
RBAI Neil Saulters and Charles Cloke tackle Campbell College Tom O'Toole during St Patrick's Day Danske Bank Schools'Cup Final at Kingspan Stadium. Picture by Brian Little/Presseye
Danske Bank Schools' Cup Final - RBAI v Campbell Collage, Kingspan Stadium, Belfast. Matt Mackey - Presseye.com
RBAI Ben McGavock and Campbell College Patrick Beverland during St Patrick's Day Danske Bank Schools'Cup Final at Kingspan Stadium. Picture by Brian Little/Presseye
RBAI Ben McGavock and Campbell College Jamie Macartney during St Patrick's Day Danske Bank Schools'Cup Final at Kingspan Stadium. Picture by Brian Little/Presseye
Danske Bank Schools' Cup Final - RBAI v Campbell Collage, Kingspan Stadium, Belfast. Matt Mackey - Presseye.com
Danske Bank Schools' Cup Final - RBAI v Campbell Collage, Kingspan Stadium, Belfast. Matt Mackey - Presseye.com
RBAI Neil Saulters and Michael Lowry tackle Campbell College Tom O'Toole during St Patrick's Day Danske Bank Schools'Cup Final at Kingspan Stadium. Picture by Brian Little/Presseye
Danske Bank Schools' Cup Final - RBAI v Campbell Collage, Kingspan Stadium, Belfast. Matt Mackey - Presseye.com
Danske Bank Schools' Cup Final - RBAI v Campbell Collage, Kingspan Stadium, Belfast. Matt Mackey - Presseye.com
Danske Bank Schools' Cup Final - RBAI v Campbell Collage, Kingspan Stadium, Belfast. Matt Mackey - Presseye.com
Danske Bank Schools' Cup Final - RBAI v Campbell Collage, Kingspan Stadium, Belfast. Matt Mackey - Presseye.com
Danske Bank Schools' Cup Final - RBAI v Campbell Collage, Kingspan Stadium, Belfast. Matt Mackey - Presseye.com
Danske Bank Schools' Cup Final - RBAI v Campbell Collage, Kingspan Stadium, Belfast. Matt Mackey - Presseye.com
Danske Bank Schools' Cup Final - RBAI v Campbell Collage, Kingspan Stadium, Belfast. Matt Mackey - Presseye.com
Danske Bank Schools' Cup Final - RBAI v Campbell Collage, Kingspan Stadium, Belfast. Matt Mackey - Presseye.com
Danske Bank Schools' Cup Final - RBAI v Campbell Collage, Kingspan Stadium, Belfast. Matt Mackey - Presseye.com
Danske Bank Schools' Cup Final - RBAI v Campbell Collage, Kingspan Stadium, Belfast. Matt Mackey - Presseye.com
Danske Bank Schools' Cup Final - RBAI v Campbell Collage, Kingspan Stadium, Belfast. Matt Mackey - Presseye.com
Danske Bank Schools' Cup Final - RBAI v Campbell Collage, Kingspan Stadium, Belfast. Matt Mackey - Presseye.com
Danske Bank Schools' Cup Final - RBAI v Campbell Collage, Kingspan Stadium, Belfast. Matt Mackey - Presseye.com
Danske Bank Schools' Cup Final - RBAI v Campbell Collage, Kingspan Stadium, Belfast. Matt Mackey - Presseye.com
Danske Bank Schools' Cup Final - RBAI v Campbell Collage, Kingspan Stadium, Belfast. Matt Mackey - Presseye.com
Danske Bank Schools' Cup Final - RBAI v Campbell Collage, Kingspan Stadium, Belfast. Matt Mackey - Presseye.com
Danske Bank Schools' Cup Final - RBAI v Campbell Collage, Kingspan Stadium, Belfast. Matt Mackey - Presseye.com
RBAI arrive for the match against Campbell College during St Patrick's Day Danske Bank Schools'Cup Final at Kingspan Stadium. Picture by Brian Little/Presseye
Danske Bank promotional staff attending RBAI and Campbell College during St Patrick's Day Danske Bank Schools'Cup Final at Kingspan Stadium. Picture by Brian Little/Presseye
Campbell College arrive for the match against RBAI during St Patrick's Day Danske Bank Schools'Cup Final at Kingspan Stadium. Picture by Brian Little/Presseye
RBAI fan Katie McCammon supporting her side against Campbell College during St Patrick's Day Danske Bank Schools'Cup Final at Kingspan Stadium. Picture by Brian Little/Presseye
RBAI fans Ellen Robinson and Lauren Thompson supporting their side against Campbell College during St Patrick's Day Danske Bank Schools'Cup Final at Kingspan Stadium. Picture by Brian Little/Presseye
RBAI fans (l-r) Anna Lavery,Anna Hill, Rachel McMurray and Katie McCammon against Campbell College during St Patrick's Day Danske Bank Schools'Cup Final at Kingspan Stadium. Picture by Brian Little/Presseye
Jimmy Robinson and Grandson James aged 9 from Loughbrickland watching RBAI and Campbell College during St Patrick's Day Danske Bank Schools'Cup Final at Kingspan Stadium. Picture by Brian Little/Presseye
RBAI and Campbell College fans (L-R) Nicky McILwaine, Nianh Lemon andAlanna McHugh during St Patrick's Day Danske Bank Schools'Cup Final at Kingspan Stadium. Picture by Brian Little/Presseye
Campbell College fans supporting their side against RBAI during St Patrick's Day Danske Bank Schools'Cup Final at Kingspan Stadium. Picture by Brian Little/Presseye
Danske Bank Schools' Cup Final - RBAI v Campbell Collage, Kingspan Stadium, Belfast. Matt Mackey - Presseye.com

The annual St Patrick's Day pilgrimage to the Kingspan stadium saw thousands of rugby fans go wild as RBAI lifted the Schools' Cup for the second year in a row.

A 7,000-strong crowd descended on the Belfast stadium for a match that ended with a 13-3 Inst win over Campbell College Belfast.

As the trophy was held aloft, the crowd - many with painted faces and others with banging drums - erupted in a huge cheer for the young Inst players.

Adding their voices were former pupils of the school and self-dubbed "armchair rugby idiot" Des Thompson and friend Gil Grummitt, whose father John Halliday was a former RBAI principal.

"We're here to see Inst win," said former vet Mr Thompson (77), who played for the school from 1954 to 1956 as a flanker.

Despite being beaten in that final by Campbell, Mr Grummitt exacted revenge as a prop-forward in 1957 when he was part of the winning Inst team against Methodist College.

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Retired Mr Grummitt (76), from Holywood, added: "It's all about the winning and we are here to see Inst win. At that age, it's the taking part that counts also, playing in front of thousands. It's a great atmosphere and great experience."

De La Salle celebrate their win. PressEye Tony Hendron.
De La Salle celebrate their win. PressEye Tony Hendron.
The Belfast and District Secondary Schools' FA, Danske Bank Senior Cup Final. New Grosvenor Stadium, Ballyskeagh. 17th March 2016 De La Salle College v St Malachy's College. Danske Bank best fan award winner, Xaiver Losco (3), second from right, pictured with from left, Meagan Green, Peter Hunniford, Danske Bank, Ryan Cavanagh, cousin, and Victoria Withers. Photo by TONY HENDRON/PRESSEYE.COM
St Malachy's Padraig Slane. Presseye
De La Salle College v St Malachy's College. St Malachy's fans from left, Eimear O'Dare and daughter Cara Douglas (11 months), Brendan Gilvary and Bruno McBride. Photo by TONY HENDRON/PRESSEYE.COM
De La Salle's Donal Rocks celebrates after scoring to make it 1-0 Photo by TONY HENDRON/PRESSEYE.COM
De La Salle's Donal Rocks celebrates after scoring to make it 1-0. Photo by TONY HENDRON/PRESSEYE.COM
St Malachy's fans from left, Eimear O'Dare and daughter Cara Douglas (11 months), Brendan Gilvary and Bruno McBride. Photo by TONY HENDRON/PRESSEYE.COM
De La Salle's Donal Rocks celebrates after scoring to make it 1-0. Photo by TONY HENDRON/PRESSEYE.COM
De La Salle's Donal Rocks celebrates after scoring to make it 1-0. Photo by TONY HENDRON/PRESSEYE.COM
The Belfast and District Secondary Schools' FA, Danske Bank Senior Cup Final. St Malachy's fan, Caoimhe Evans and Son Oisin (1). Photo by TONY HENDRON/PRESSEYE.COM
The Belfast and District Secondary Schools' FA, Danske Bank Senior Cup Final. Young fans at the game from left, Katie Fulton (9), Jennah Fulton (10) and Christopher Fulton (13). Tony Hendron Presseye
De La Salle's Donal Rocks celebrates after scoring to make it 1-0. Photo by TONY HENDRON/PRESSEYE.COM
De La Salle's Declan Dunne and St Malachy's Ethan McErlean. Photo by TONY HENDRON/PRESSEYE.COM
De La Salle's Declan Dunne celebrates after scoring to make it 2-0. Photo by TONY HENDRON/PRESSEYE.COM
De La Salle's Donal Rocks celebrates after scoring to make it 1-0. Photo by TONY HENDRON/PRESSEYE.COM
De La Salle's Donal Rocks celebrates after scoring to make it 1-0. Photo by TONY HENDRON/PRESSEYE.COM
De La Salle's Declan Dunne and St Malachy's Ethan McErlean. Photo by TONY HENDRON/PRESSEYE.COM
The Belfast and District Secondary Schools' FA, Danske Bank Senior Cup Final. De La Salle fans during the final. Presseye Tony Hendron.
De La Salle's Declan Dunne celebrates after scoring to make it 2-0. Photo by TONY HENDRON/PRESSEYE.COM
Danske Bank best fan award winner, Xaiver Losco (3), second from right, pictured with from left, Meagan Green, Peter Hunniford, Danske Bank, Ryan Cavanagh, cousin, and Victoria Withers. Photo by TONY HENDRON/PRESSEYE.COM
De La Salle College v St Malachy's College. De La Salle's Declan Dunne celebrates after scoring to make it 2-0 Photo by TONY HENDRON/PRESSEYE.COM
De La Salle College v St Malachy's College. De La Salle's Noel Healey and St Malachy's Paddy Ross. Photo by TONY HENDRON/PRESSEYE.COM
De La Salle's Noel Healey and St Malachy's Paddy Ross. Photo by TONY HENDRON/PRESSEYE.COM
The Belfast and District Secondary Schools' FA, Danske Bank Senior Cup Final. New Grosvenor Stadium, Ballyskeagh. 17th March 2016 De La Salle College v St Malachy's College. De La Salle's Donal Rocks celebrates after scoring to make it 1-0 Photo by TONY HENDRON/PRESSEYE.COM
The Belfast and District Secondary Schools' FA, Danske Bank Senior Cup Final. New Grosvenor Stadium, Ballyskeagh. 17th March 2016 De La Salle College v St Malachy's College. De La Salle's Donal Rocks celebrates after scoring to make it 1-0 Photo by TONY HENDRON/PRESSEYE.COM
The Belfast and District Secondary Schools' FA, Danske Bank Senior Cup Final. New Grosvenor Stadium, Ballyskeagh. 17th March 2016 De La Salle College v St Malachy's College. De La Salle's Donal Rocks celebrates after scoring to make it 1-0 Photo by TONY HENDRON/PRESSEYE.COM
The Belfast and District Secondary Schools' FA, Danske Bank Senior Cup Final. New Grosvenor Stadium, Ballyskeagh. 17th March 2016 De La Salle College v St Malachy's College. De La Salle's Donal Rocks celebrates after scoring to make it 1-0 Photo by TONY HENDRON/PRESSEYE.COM
The Belfast and District Secondary Schools' FA, Danske Bank Senior Cup Final. New Grosvenor Stadium, Ballyskeagh. 17th March 2016 De La Salle College v St Malachy's College. De La Salle's Declan Dunne and St Malachy's Ethan McErlean Photo by TONY HENDRON/PRESSEYE.COM
The Belfast and District Secondary Schools' FA, Danske Bank Senior Cup Final. New Grosvenor Stadium, Ballyskeagh. 17th March 2016 De La Salle College v St Malachy's College. De La Salle's Donal Rocks celebrates after scoring to make it 1-0 Photo by TONY HENDRON/PRESSEYE.COM
The Belfast and District Secondary Schools' FA, Danske Bank Senior Cup Final. New Grosvenor Stadium, Ballyskeagh. 17th March 2016 De La Salle College v St Malachy's College. De La Salle's Declan Dunne celebrates after scoring to make it 2-0 Photo by TONY HENDRON/PRESSEYE.COM
The Belfast and District Secondary Schools' FA, Danske Bank Senior Cup Final. New Grosvenor Stadium, Ballyskeagh. 17th March 2016 De La Salle College v St Malachy's College. De La Salle's Donal Rocks celebrates after scoring to make it 1-0 Photo by TONY HENDRON/PRESSEYE.COM
The Belfast and District Secondary Schools' FA, Danske Bank Senior Cup Final. New Grosvenor Stadium, Ballyskeagh. 17th March 2016 De La Salle College v St Malachy's College. St Malachy's fans from left, Declan, Niall and Kevin O'Hare, Anya Connor and Paula O'Hare. Photo by TONY HENDRON/PRESSEYE.COM
The Belfast and District Secondary Schools' FA, Danske Bank Senior Cup Final. New Grosvenor Stadium, Ballyskeagh. 17th March 2016 De La Salle College v St Malachy's College. Fans young and older. Photo by TONY HENDRON/PRESSEYE.COM
The Belfast and District Secondary Schools' FA, Danske Bank Senior Cup Final. New Grosvenor Stadium, Ballyskeagh. 17th March 2016 De La Salle College v St Malachy's College. De La Salle's Donal Rocks celebrates after scoring to make it 1-0 Photo by TONY HENDRON/PRESSEYE.COM
The Belfast and District Secondary Schools' FA, Danske Bank Senior Cup Final. New Grosvenor Stadium, Ballyskeagh. 17th March 2016 De La Salle College v St Malachy's College. Fans getting excited during the match Photo by TONY HENDRON/PRESSEYE.COM
The Belfast and District Secondary Schools' FA, Danske Bank Senior Cup Final. New Grosvenor Stadium, Ballyskeagh. 17th March 2016 De La Salle College v St Malachy's College. De La Salle's Declan Dunne celebrates after scoring to make it 2-0 Photo by TONY HENDRON/PRESSEYE.COM
The Belfast and District Secondary Schools' FA, Danske Bank Senior Cup Final. New Grosvenor Stadium, Ballyskeagh. 17th March 2016 De La Salle College v St Malachy's College. St Malachy's fans from left, Declan, Niall and Kevin O'Hare, Anya Connor and Paula O'Hare. Photo by TONY HENDRON/PRESSEYE.COM
The Belfast and District Secondary Schools' FA, Danske Bank Senior Cup Final. New Grosvenor Stadium, Ballyskeagh. 17th March 2016 De La Salle College v St Malachy's College. De La Salle's Declan Dunne and St Malachy's Ethan McErlean Photo by TONY HENDRON/PRESSEYE.COM
The Belfast and District Secondary Schools' FA, Danske Bank Senior Cup Final. New Grosvenor Stadium, Ballyskeagh. 17th March 2016 De La Salle College v St Malachy's College. De La Salle's Declan Dunne celebrates after scoring to make it 2-0 Photo by TONY HENDRON/PRESSEYE.COM
The Belfast and District Secondary Schools' FA, Danske Bank Senior Cup Final. New Grosvenor Stadium, Ballyskeagh. 17th March 2016 De La Salle College v St Malachy's College. Danske Bank promotions girl, Meagan Green, with De La Salle fans from left, Dermy Heading, Conor McDonnell and Kevin McCann. Photo by TONY HENDRON/PRESSEYE.COM
The Belfast and District Secondary Schools' FA, Danske Bank Senior Cup Final. New Grosvenor Stadium, Ballyskeagh. 17th March 2016 De La Salle College v St Malachy's College. De La Salle's Noel Healey and St Malachy's Paddy Ross Photo by TONY HENDRON/PRESSEYE.COM
The Belfast and District Secondary Schools' FA, Danske Bank Senior Cup Final. New Grosvenor Stadium, Ballyskeagh. 17th March 2016 De La Salle College v St Malachy's College. Danske Bank promotions girl, Meagan Green, with De La Salle fans from left, Dermy Heading, Conor McDonnell and Kevin McCann. Photo by TONY HENDRON/PRESSEYE.COM
The Belfast and District Secondary Schools' FA, Danske Bank Senior Cup Final. New Grosvenor Stadium, Ballyskeagh. 17th March 2016 De La Salle College v St Malachy's College. De La Salle's Noel Healey and St Malachy's Paddy Ross Photo by TONY HENDRON/PRESSEYE.COM
The Belfast and District Secondary Schools' FA, Danske Bank Senior Cup Final. New Grosvenor Stadium, Ballyskeagh. 17th March 2016 De La Salle College v St Malachy's College. De La Salle's Sean Wallace and St Malachy's Eoghan O'Hare Photo by TONY HENDRON/PRESSEYE.COM
The Belfast and District Secondary Schools' FA, Danske Bank Senior Cup Final. New Grosvenor Stadium, Ballyskeagh. 17th March 2016 De La Salle College v St Malachy's College. De La Salle's Nathan Fox and St Malachy's Eoghan O'Hare Photo by TONY HENDRON/PRESSEYE.COM
The Belfast and District Secondary Schools' FA, Danske Bank Senior Cup Final. New Grosvenor Stadium, Ballyskeagh. 17th March 2016 De La Salle College v St Malachy's College. De La Salle's Sean Wallace and St Malachy's Eoghan O'Hare Photo by TONY HENDRON/PRESSEYE.COM
The Belfast and District Secondary Schools' FA, Danske Bank Senior Cup Final. New Grosvenor Stadium, Ballyskeagh. 17th March 2016 De La Salle College v St Malachy's College. De La Salle's Nathan Fox and St Malachy's Eoghan O'Hare Photo by TONY HENDRON/PRESSEYE.COM
The Belfast and District Secondary Schools' FA, Danske Bank Senior Cup Final. New Grosvenor Stadium, Ballyskeagh. 17th March 2016 De La Salle College v St Malachy's College. De La Salle's Caoimhinn McGuinness and St Malachy's Eoghan O'Hare Photo by TONY HENDRON/PRESSEYE.COM
The Belfast and District Secondary Schools' FA, Danske Bank Senior Cup Final. New Grosvenor Stadium, Ballyskeagh. 17th March 2016 De La Salle College v St Malachy's College. De La Salle's Sean Wallace and St Malachy's Eoghan O'Hare Photo by TONY HENDRON/PRESSEYE.COM
The Belfast and District Secondary Schools' FA, Danske Bank Senior Cup Final. New Grosvenor Stadium, Ballyskeagh. 17th March 2016 De La Salle College v St Malachy's College. De La Salle player Nathan Fox proudly shows off the cup to his grandparents, John and Anne Fox. Photo by TONY HENDRON/PRESSEYE.COM
The Belfast and District Secondary Schools' FA, Danske Bank Senior Cup Final. New Grosvenor Stadium, Ballyskeagh. 17th March 2016 De La Salle College v St Malachy's College. Photo by TONY HENDRON/PRESSEYE.COM
St Malachy's team receive their new Danske Bank kit from Peter Hunniford. Photo by TONY HENDRON/PRESSEYE.COM
The Belfast and District Secondary Schools' FA, Danske Bank Senior Cup Final. New Grosvenor Stadium, Ballyskeagh. 17th March 2016 De La Salle College v St Malachy's College. Photo by TONY HENDRON/PRESSEYE.COM
The Belfast and District Secondary Schools' FA, Danske Bank Senior Cup Final. New Grosvenor Stadium, Ballyskeagh. 17th March 2016 De La Salle College v St Malachy's College. The Danske Bank promotions team with the cup, from left, Stephanie McGall, Victoria Withers, Meagan Green and Adam Magee. Photo by TONY HENDRON/PRESSEYE.COM
The Belfast and District Secondary Schools' FA, Danske Bank Senior Cup Final. New Grosvenor Stadium, Ballyskeagh. 17th March 2016 De La Salle College v St Malachy's College. The Danske Bank promotions team from left, Victoria Withers, Adam Magee, Meagan green and Stephanie McGall. Photo by TONY HENDRON/PRESSEYE.COM
The Danske Bank promotions team with the cup, from left, Stephanie McGall, Victoria Withers, Meagan Green and Adam Magee. Photo by Tony Hendron Presseye.
De La Salle captain, Niall McParland proudly hoists the trophy aloft after his team's 3-1 victory over St Malachy's college. Tony Hendron Presseye.
De La Salle celebrate their win. PressEye Tony Hendron.
De La Salle celebrate their win. PressEye Tony Hendron.

Before the hotly contested duel, Campbell vice-principal Will Keown said: "We are so proud of the boys having reached this far. They've trained really hard and bonded as a team.

"No matter the outcome, they have done the college proud."

Victoria College Sixth Year Laura Glover (18) travelled from Annahilt to back Inst.

"We're here to support our brother school and some of my friends who are playing," she said. "The atmosphere is great with everybody coming to support their team."

Perhaps the youngest fan was Jack Fletcher-Brown (4), from Dundonald, who came with dad George (24), a player for Civil Service RFC, to support Campbell.

A member of Rugby Tots in east Belfast, Jack hopes to play for Ulster and Ireland one day.

Danske Bank MacRory Cup final between St Patrick's, Maghera and St Paul's, Bessbrook at the Athletic grounds in Armagh. St Patrick's Patrick Turner in action with St Paul's Aaron Boyle
Danske Bank MacRory Cup final between St Patrick's, Maghera and St Paul's, Bessbrook at the Athletic grounds in Armagh. St Patrick's Patrick Turner in action with St Paul's Aaron Boyle
Danske Bank MacRory Cup final between St Patrick's, Maghera and St Paul's, Bessbrook at the Athletic grounds in Armagh. St Patrick's Conor Glass in action with St Paul's Aaron Boyle. Presseye
Danske Bank MacRory Cup final between St Patrick's, Maghera and St PaulÄôs, Bessbrook at the Athletic grounds in Armagh. St Patrick's Oisin McWilliams in action with St Paul's Cormac McDonnell.
Danske Bank MacRory Cup final between St Patrick's, Maghera and St Paul's, Bessbrook at the Athletic grounds in Armagh. St Patricks in action with St Paul's.
Danske Bank MacRory Cup final between St Patrick's, Maghera and St Paul's, Bessbrook at the Athletic grounds in Armagh. St Patrick's Francis Kearney in action with St Paul's Eamon McCabe
Danske Bank MacRory Cup final between St Patrick's, Maghera and St Paul's, Bessbrook at the Athletic grounds in Armagh. St Patricks Paddy Quigg fires home from close range.
Danske Bank MacRory Cup final between St Patrick's, Maghera and St Paul's, Bessbrook at the Athletic grounds in Armagh. St Patrick's captain Conor Glass pictured lifting the MacRory cup
Danske Bank MacRory Cup final between St Patrick's, Maghera and St PaulÄôs, Bessbrook at the Athletic grounds in Armagh. St Patrick's captain Conor Glass pictured lifting the MacRory cup
Danske Bank MacRory Cup final between St Patrick's, Maghera and St Paul', Bessbrook at the Athletic grounds in Armagh. St Patrick's captain Conor Glass pictured lifting the MacRory cup
Danske Bank MacRory Cup final between St Patrick's, Maghera and St Paul's, Bessbrook at the Athletic grounds in Armagh. St Patrick's captain Conor Glass pictured lifting the MacRory cup
Danske Bank MacRory Cup winners St Patrick's. Presseye
Danske Bank MacRory Cup winners St Patrick's. Presseye
Danske Bank MacRory Cup winners St Patrick's. Presseye
Danske Bank MacRory Cup winners St Patrick's. Presseye
Danske Bank MacRory Cup winners St Patrick's. Presseye
Danske Bank MacRory Cup winners St Patrick's. Presseye
Danske Bank MacRory Cup winners St Patrick's. Presseye
Danske Bank MacRory Cup winners St Patrick's. Presseye
Danske Bank MacRory Cup winners St Patrick's. Presseye
Danske Bank MacRory Cup winners St Patrick's. Presseye
Danske Bank MacRory Cup final between St Patrick's, Maghera and St Paul's, Bessbrook at the Athletic grounds in Armagh. Presseye.
Danske Bank MacRory Cup final between St Patrick's, Maghera and St Paul's, Bessbrook at the Athletic grounds in Armagh. Presseye
Danske Bank MacRory Cup final between St Patrick's, Maghera and St PaulÄôs, Bessbrook at the Athletic grounds in Armagh. Presseye
Danske Bank MacRory Cup final between St Patrick's, Maghera and St PaulÄôs, Bessbrook at the Athletic grounds in Armagh. Presseye.
Danske Bank MacRory Cup final between St Patrick's, Maghera and St PaulÄôs, Bessbrook at the Athletic grounds in Armagh. Presseye
Danske Bank MacRory Cup final between St Patrick's, Maghera and St PaulÄôs, Bessbrook at the Athletic grounds in Armagh. Presseye
Danske Bank MacRory Cup final between St Patrick's, Maghera and St Paul's, Bessbrook at the Athletic grounds in Armagh. Presseye
Danske Bank MacRory Cup final between St Patrick's, Maghera and St Paul's, Bessbrook at the Athletic grounds in Armagh. Presseye
Danske Bank MacRory Cup final between St Patrick's, Maghera and St PaulÄôs, Bessbrook at the Athletic grounds in Armagh. Presseye.
Danske Bank MacRory Cup final between St Patrick's, Maghera and St PaulÄôs, Bessbrook at the Athletic grounds in Armagh. Presseye.
Danske Bank MacRory Cup final between St Patrick's, Maghera and St PaulÄôs, Bessbrook at the Athletic grounds in Armagh. Presseye.
Danske Bank MacRory Cup final between St Patrick's, Maghera and St PaulÄôs, Bessbrook at the Athletic grounds in Armagh. Presseye.
Danske Bank MacRory Cup final between St Patrick's, Maghera and St Paul's, Bessbrook at the Athletic grounds in Armagh. Presseye.
Danske Bank MacRory Cup final between St Patrick's, Maghera and St PaulÄôs, Bessbrook at the Athletic grounds in Armagh. Presseye.
Danske Bank MacRory Cup final between St Patrick's, Maghera and St Paul's, Bessbrook at the Athletic grounds in Armagh. Presseye.
Danske Bank MacRory Cup final between St Patrick's, Maghera and St Paul's, Bessbrook at the Athletic grounds in Armagh. Presseye.
Danske Bank MacRory Cup final between St Patrick's, Maghera and St Paul's, Bessbrook at the Athletic grounds in Armagh. Presseye.
Danske Bank MacRory Cup final between St Patrick's, Maghera and St Paul's, Bessbrook at the Athletic grounds in Armagh. Pressye

Mr Brown said: "It was a tough match and well-played by both of the sides."

Judith McBride made the journey with her family from Lisburn. Sons Sam (7) and Daniel (5), both pupils at Inchmarlo, donned their kits in support of Inst. "It's not like football, everybody comes together to support their teams and it's very family orientated - it's a fantastic day," she said.

And it wasn't the only St Patrick's Day final taking place as St Patrick's, Maghera, enjoyed a 5-7 to 1-9 win over St Paul's Bessbrook, in the MacRory Cup final.

Meanwhile, De La Salle's footballers were crowned Senior Cup champions for a record ninth time with a 3-1 win against St Malachy's College.

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