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Fans are a class act as Northern Ireland schools do battle in three finals

 

19th March 2017 - Picture by Matt Mackey / Press Eye. Danske Bank Schools' Cup Final: Royal School Armagh v Campbell College at the Kingspan Stadium, Belfast.
Campbell College's John McKee celebrates with his team after winning the Danske Bank Schools' Cup
19th March 2017 - Picture by Matt Mackey / Press Eye. Danske Bank Schools' Cup Final: Royal School Armagh v Campbell College at the Kingspan Stadium, Belfast. Campbell College's John McKee celebrates with his team after winning the Danske Bank Schools' Cup
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 19th March 2018 Danske Bank Ulster Schools' Cup Final 2018 Campbell College fans pictured at Kingspan Stadium ahead of the Danske Bank Ulster Schools' Cup Final 2018. Good luck to @DBSchoolsCup Photo by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye.
19th March 2017 - Picture by Matt Mackey / Press Eye. Danske Bank Schools' Cup Final: Royal School Armagh v Campbell College at the Kingspan Stadium, Belfast. Campbell College's John McKee celebrates with his team after winning the Danske Bank Schools' Cup
19th March 2017 - Picture by Matt Mackey / Press Eye. Danske Bank Schools' Cup Final: Royal School Armagh v Campbell College at the Kingspan Stadium, Belfast. Campbell College's John McKee celebrates with his team after winning the Danske Bank Schools' Cup
19th March 2017 - Picture by Stephen Hamilton / Press Eye. Danske Bank Schools' Cup Final: Campbell college v Royal School Armagh at the Kingspan Stadium, Belfast. Campbells John McKee pictured lifting the Shield
19th March 2017 - Picture by Matt Mackey / Press Eye. Danske Bank Schools' Cup Final: Royal School Armagh v Campbell College at the Kingspan Stadium, Belfast. Campbell College's Dara Gaskin scores
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 19th March 2018 Danske Bank Ulster Schools' Cup Final 2018 Royal School Armagh fans pictured at Kingspan Stadium ahead of the Danske Bank Ulster Schools' Cup Final 2018. Good luck to @DBSchoolsCup Photo by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye.
19th March 2017 - Picture by Matt Mackey / Press Eye. Danske Bank Schools' Cup Final: Royal School Armagh v Campbell College at the Kingspan Stadium, Belfast. Campbell College's Dara Gaskin scores
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 19th March 2018 Danske Bank Ulster Schools' Cup Final 2018 Royal School Armagh fans pictured at Kingspan Stadium ahead of the Danske Bank Ulster Schools' Cup Final 2018. Good luck to @DBSchoolsCup Photo by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye.
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 19th March 2018 Danske Bank Ulster Schools' Cup Final 2018 Royal School Armagh fans pictured at Kingspan Stadium ahead of the Danske Bank Ulster Schools' Cup Final 2018. Good luck to @DBSchoolsCup Photo by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye.
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 19th March 2018 Danske Bank Ulster Schools' Cup Final 2018 Campbell College fans pictured at Kingspan Stadium ahead of the Danske Bank Ulster Schools' Cup Final 2018. Good luck to @DBSchoolsCup Photo by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye.
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 19th March 2018 Danske Bank Ulster Schools' Cup Final 2018 Campbell College fans pictured at Kingspan Stadium ahead of the Danske Bank Ulster Schools' Cup Final 2018. Good luck to @DBSchoolsCup Photo by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye.
19th March 2017 - Picture by Stephen Hamilton / Press Eye. Danske Bank Schools' Cup Final: Campbell college v Royal School Armagh at the Kingspan Stadium, Belfast. Campbells Michael Campbell races home for a try
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 19th March 2018 Danske Bank Ulster Schools' Cup Final 2018 Campbell College fans pictured at Kingspan Stadium ahead of the Danske Bank Ulster Schools' Cup Final 2018. Good luck to @DBSchoolsCup Photo by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye.
19th March 2017 - Picture by Stephen Hamilton / Press Eye. Danske Bank Schools' Cup Final: Campbell college v Royal School Armagh at the Kingspan Stadium, Belfast. Campbells Michael Campbell races home for a try
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 19th March 2018 Danske Bank Ulster Schools' Cup Final 2018 Campbell College fans pictured at Kingspan Stadium ahead of the Danske Bank Ulster Schools' Cup Final 2018. Good luck to @DBSchoolsCup Photo by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye.
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 19th March 2018 Danske Bank Ulster Schools' Cup Final 2018 Royal School Armagh fans pictured at Kingspan Stadium ahead of the Danske Bank Ulster Schools' Cup Final 2018. Good luck to @DBSchoolsCup Photo by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye.
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 19th March 2018 Danske Bank Ulster Schools' Cup Final 2018 Royal School Armagh fans pictured at Kingspan Stadium ahead of the Danske Bank Ulster Schools' Cup Final 2018. Good luck to @DBSchoolsCup Photo by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye.
19th March 2017 - Picture by Stephen Hamilton / Press Eye. Danske Bank Schools' Cup Final: Campbell college v Royal School Armagh at the Kingspan Stadium, Belfast. Campbells Tobi Olaniyan in action with Armaghs Jack Chapman
19th March 2017 - Picture by Stephen Hamilton / Press Eye. Danske Bank Schools' Cup Final: Campbell college v Royal School Armagh at the Kingspan Stadium, Belfast. Fans pictured before todays game
19th March 2017 - Picture by Stephen Hamilton / Press Eye. Danske Bank Schools' Cup Final: Campbell college v Royal School Armagh at the Kingspan Stadium, Belfast. Fans pictured before todays game
19th March 2017 - Picture by Stephen Hamilton / Press Eye. Danske Bank Schools' Cup Final: Campbell college v Royal School Armagh at the Kingspan Stadium, Belfast. Fans pictured before todays game
19th March 2017 - Picture by Stephen Hamilton / Press Eye. Danske Bank Schools' Cup Final: Campbell college v Royal School Armagh at the Kingspan Stadium, Belfast. Campbells Harry Jenkins in action with Armaghs Jack Chapman
19th March 2017 - Picture by Stephen Hamilton / Press Eye. Danske Bank Schools' Cup Final: Campbell college v Royal School Armagh at the Kingspan Stadium, Belfast. Fans pictured before todays game
19th March 2017 - Picture by Stephen Hamilton / Press Eye. Danske Bank Schools' Cup Final: Campbell college v Royal School Armagh at the Kingspan Stadium, Belfast. Campbells Harry Jenkins in action with Armaghs Jack Chapman
19th March 2017 - Picture by Stephen Hamilton / Press Eye. Danske Bank Schools' Cup Final: Campbell college v Royal School Armagh at the Kingspan Stadium, Belfast. Campbells Tobi Olaniyan in action with Armaghs Matthew Reaney
19th March 2017 - Picture by Stephen Hamilton / Press Eye. Danske Bank Schools' Cup Final: Campbell college v Royal School Armagh at the Kingspan Stadium, Belfast. Fans pictured before todays game
19th March 2017 - Picture by Stephen Hamilton / Press Eye. Danske Bank Schools' Cup Final: Campbell college v Royal School Armagh at the Kingspan Stadium, Belfast. Campbells Tobi Olaniyan in action with Armaghs Matthew Reaney
19th March 2017 - Picture by Stephen Hamilton / Press Eye. Danske Bank Schools' Cup Final: Campbell college v Royal School Armagh at the Kingspan Stadium, Belfast. Fans pictured before todays game
Campbell's Jack Stinson in action with Armagh's Archie McAlpine.
19th March 2017 - Picture by Stephen Hamilton / Press Eye. Danske Bank Schools' Cup Final: Campbell college v Royal School Armagh at the Kingspan Stadium, Belfast. Fans pictured before todays game
19th March 2017 - Picture by Stephen Hamilton / Press Eye. Danske Bank Schools' Cup Final: Campbell college v Royal School Armagh at the Kingspan Stadium, Belfast. Fans pictured before todays game
19th March 2017 - Picture by Stephen Hamilton / Press Eye. Danske Bank Schools' Cup Final: Campbell college v Royal School Armagh at the Kingspan Stadium, Belfast. Fans pictured before todays game
19th March 2017 - Picture by Stephen Hamilton / Press Eye. Danske Bank Schools' Cup Final: Campbell college v Royal School Armagh at the Kingspan Stadium, Belfast. Fans pictured before todays game
19th March 2017 - Picture by Stephen Hamilton / Press Eye. Danske Bank Schools' Cup Final: Campbell college v Royal School Armagh at the Kingspan Stadium, Belfast. Fans pictured before todays game
19th March 2017 - Picture by Stephen Hamilton / Press Eye. Danske Bank Schools' Cup Final: Campbell college v Royal School Armagh at the Kingspan Stadium, Belfast. Fans pictured before todays game

By David Young

Thousands of excited fans cheered themselves hoarse yesterday as their sporting heroes at three top Northern Ireland schools surged to victory in hard-fought GAA, football and rugby tournaments.

More than 5,000 fans in Armagh saw St Ronan's, Lurgan lift the coveted MacRory Cup in a nail-biting contest against St Mary's, Magherafelt.

The school - founded just three years ago - won by just two points, 1-09 to 1-07.

At the Kingspan stadium in Belfast, the city's Campbell College triumphed in the Schools Cup rugby final, beating rivals the Royal School, Armagh by 19-13.

Campbell said: "Huge congratulations to the 1st XV on their win. We are immensely proud of the squad and coaches for their achievement today. Thanks to RSA for a fantastic game of rugby, a true credit to the game!"

Across the city at Seaview the day belonged to the footballers of St Columb's College, Londonderry, who beat St Patrick's Grammar from Downpatrick 2-1 in extra time to win the Danske Bank NISFA U18 Schools Cup.

The winners received their medals from Northern Ireland international players Josh Magennis and Stuart Dallas.

St Columb's captain Nathan Harkin said: "That was one of the toughest games I've ever played in. It was just amazing - a great feeling. I'll never forget this day."

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