Schools are set for a right Royal occasion
The draw for the second round of the 2011 Northern Bank Ulster Schools' Cup has given two Royal schools home ties.
Royal School Dungannon and Portora Royal School host Antrim Grammar School and Larne Grammar School respectively on Saturday, January 8.
The reward for Wellington College, who booked the final place in the competition having come through preliminary qualifying, is a trip to Portadown College.
Tyrone Howe of the sponsors, Northern Bank, and John Wilson, chairman of the Ulster Schools' Committee made the draw yesterday at Ravenhill.
The full round two line-up is Royal School Dungannon v Antrim Grammar School; Carrick Grammar School v Belfast High School; Portadown College v Wellington College; Portora Royal School v Larne Grammar School; Cambridge House School v Grosvenor Grammar School; Omagh Academy v Rainey Endowed School.
The eight round two winners will be joined by Regent House, Friends School, Down High School, Foyle & Londonderry College, Limavady Grammar School, Dalriada, Banbridge Academy, Sullivan Upper School and Bangor Grammar School in the third round, to be played on Saturday, January 22.
The eight seeded teams — holders Ballymena Academy, Methodist College, BRA, RBAI, Wallace High School, Royal School Armagh, Ballyclare High School and Campbell College, will join the winners of those ties in round four of competition, scheduled to be played on Saturday, February 5.
Quarter-finals: February 19
Semi-finals: February 28 and March 2