Schools Cup’: Rainey and Sullivan finally set for battle
With the weather disrupting the Northern Bank Schools’ Cup schedule it’s catch-up time once again in Round Three.
No sooner had the Round Two schedule been brought up to date than the severe winter tightened its icy grip again.
Seven of the eight matches scheduled for last Saturday fell victim of the frost, with Bangor Grammar School beating Friends 32-12 in the only tie to have survived.
Bangor’s win confirmed their inclusion alongside the eight seeds — Methodist College, RBAI, Belfast Royal Academy, Ballymena Academy, Armagh Royal, Ballyclare High, Wallace High and Campbell College — who board the Ravenhill-bound train in Round Four.
This afternoon in Magherafelt that metaphoric locomotive leaves the figurative platform on which Rainey Endowed School and Sullivan Upper meet at 2.30.
Then Saturday hopefully will see the Round Three backlog cleared.
Ahead of that there is also Northern Bank Ulster Schools’ Trophy action with Antrim GS hosting Portora RS on Friday afternoon (2.00).
On Saturday Lurgan College play Wellington College (10.30), followed by Omagh Academy v Cambridge House at 11.00, with the winners joining Friday afternoon’s victors plus Carrick GS — beneficiaries of a bye — in the Trophy semi-finals.