Friends fly the flag for Ulster in All-Ireland series
Friends are the only Ulster school to reach today's Subway All-Ireland Schoolboy Championship semi-finals in Cork.
The Lisburn lads beat Villiers 3-0 and followed it up with a 1-1 draw against Ashton yesterday to finish top of Pool D.
There was no luck for the seven other Ulster schools, with Wesley College, St Andrew's and High School all qualifying.
Banbridge Academy's hopes ended after their single goal defeat against Wesley, as did Wallace High's after 1-1 draws with both Kilkenny and High School, while Sullivan lost to both Newtown and St Andrew's.
The final will be at Garryduff this afternoon (2.30pm).
Pool A: King's Hosp. 0 Banbridge 2; Wesley 4 Bangor GS 0; Banbridge 0 Wesley 1; King's Hosp. 1 Bangor 2. Pool B: Newtown 2 Sullivan 1; St Andrew's 6 Campbell Coll. 1; Newtown 2 Campbell 2; St Andrew's 2 Sullivan 1. Pool C: Wallace 1 Kilkenny 1; High School 8 Royal & Prior 1; Wallace 1 High School 1; Kilkenny 1 Royal & Prior 2. Pool D: Ashton 1 RBAI 0; Villiers 0 Friends 3; Ashton 1 Friends 1; Villiers 1 RBAI 0