Third Round Fixtures
Published 12/01/2009 | 00:11
The top tie in the third round of the Northern Bank Schools' Cup will be the meeting of Armagh Royal and Sullivan Upper.
Armagh were recently well beaten by Methody but will be hard to overcome on their own ground even though the Holywood side are young but experienced,
Cambridge House have already defeated Limavady Grammar at home and could well repeat the performance.
The Ballymena team have experienced Stephen Mulholland and Roger McBurney in their line up but Limavady also have good players in Roger Bell, Shane Toner and Johnny O'Hara.
Dungannon Royal have had a home victory over Portora Royal and will have gained some confidence, while home advantage could be all between Foyle/Londonderry College and Dalriada.
Bangor Grammar will be wary of travelling to Wellington College while Grosvenor Grammar will be thankful that they face Ballyclare High at Castlereagh.
The third round ties to be played on January 24 are:- Wellington Col. v Bangor Grammar, Grosvenor Grammar v Ballyclare High, Omagh Academy or Rainey End. v Banbridge Academy, Portadown Col. v Larne Grammar, Cambridge Hse. v Limavady Grammar, Dungannon Royal v Portora Royal, Armagh Royal v Sullivan Upper, Foyle/Londonderry Col v Dalriada.
The ‘seeded' teams do not enter the Schools' Cup draw until the fourth round. They are:- Methodist College (holders), R.B.A.I., Coleraine Inst., Belfast Royal Academy, Regent House., Wallace High, Campbell College and Ballymena Academy.
The draw for the Schools' Trophy to be played on January 24 is: Belfast High v Carrick Grammar, Down High v Friends', Antrim Grammar v Strabane Grammar, Lurgan Col. v Omagh Acad or Rainey.