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Schools' Cup: Sullivan hit by serious injury to skipper Jordan in Regent House win

By Ronnie Ingram

Published 08/02/2016

Huge blow: Chris Jordan was in try scoring form at the weekend but the Sullivan skipper left the action with a broken leg
Huge blow: Chris Jordan was in try scoring form at the weekend but the Sullivan skipper left the action with a broken leg

Sullivan Upper qualified for the quarter-finals of the Schools' Cup with a 14-0 win at Regent House but the victory came at some expense as they lost the services of their captain Chris Jordan with a broken leg after 25 minutes.

The winger had already made his mark with a try which was converted by Rory Kilpatrick after 10 minutes and shortly afterwards it was 14-0.

"Our second came from a line-out inside their '22' with second row forward Jake Stevenson crashing over for Kilpatrick to add the points," said Sullivan manager Stephen Finlay.

Two late tries made Dalriada's 33-12 win over Foyle College look more convincing than it was. After four minutes the dangerous Dalriada centre Stewart Moore scored the first although the home side replied when full-back Matthew Orr converted his own score. Just before half-time prop Aaron Christie charged in from 25 metres out for Moore to convert and the Ballymoney team were 12-5 ahead.

"We managed to level six minutes into the second period when No 8 Joel Smyth kicked through a loose ball and won the touchdown for Orr to goal," said Foyle coach David Barnett.

"Then there was an injury to the referee and it looked as though the tie would be abandoned, but 10 minutes later we were up and going again. Unfortunately for us they ran in three more tries."

Dalriada coach Rab Gregg though the victory was a real team effort. "Alan Montgomery, Aaron Christie and Stewart Moore scored our last three tries with Moore converting them all," he said.

In the other tie Campbell College defeated Friends' 49-7. Their scorers were John Crowther (2), Ben Webb, William Howard,Tom O'Toole, Patrick Beverland, Michael Koplewsky, Justin Savage and Johnny Haldane, with Malcolm Corry converting two. Adam Milligan touched down for the visitors and George Pringle added the points.

Subsidiary Shield draw: Down High v Ballyclare High, Rainey End v Regent Hse, Wallace High v Friends, Foyle Col v Coleraine Acad.

Bowl results: Limavady Grammar 7 Omagh Acad 24, Portadown Col 3 Grosvenor 3, Portora 31 Antrim Grammar 0, RS Armagh 14 RS Dungannon 7. Semi-final draw: Omagh Acad v Portadown Col or Grosvenor Grammar, Portora Royal v RS Armagh.

Trophy results: Banbridge Acad 27 Cambridge Hse 11, BHS 13 Larne Grammar 7. Final: Belfast HS v Banbridge Academy.

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