Belfast Telegraph

Grosvenor are determined to retain their crown

By Adam McKendry

Grosvenor Grammar will be looking to make it back-to-back Schools' Cup successes when they take on St Columb's in the final today (kick-off 11am).

The two schools meet at Seaview for the showpiece, which is being held on St Patrick's Day for the first time.

The defending champions are favourites to take home their second title in as many years after their straightforward 7-2 victory over RBAI in the semi-finals.

Grosvenor coach Darren Tomkins commented: "We are delighted to have reached the final of the Danske Bank Schools' Cup for a second consecutive season and are extremely eager to defend our trophy.

"Our boys have excelled throughout the competition with their hard work, commitment and positive attitude."

Derry-based St Columb's made it to today's decider with a 4-1 win over Edmund Rice College in the final four and will be eager to cause an upset.

"We expect the Danske Bank Schools' Cup final to be a tough game," St Columb's coach James Green said.

"We challenged this group from the start of the season to reach the first final to be played on St Patrick's Day and to play a great brand of stylish football.

"We have done both of those things and now the players and staff can't wait for the game."

Admission to the game is £2 for adults and £1 for children, with the game also live on the Irish FA's YouTube channel.

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