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In pictures: Banbridge Academy and Rainey blast their way to Belfast Telegraph Schools' Cup final

Sullivan Upper 0-2 Banbridge Academy / Rainey Endowed 2-0 Friends School

Rainey lauren Mulholland (left) and Banbridge Academy's Nadia Benallal (right) helped fire their side's into the March 7 final.
Rainey lauren Mulholland (left) and Banbridge Academy's Nadia Benallal (right) helped fire their side's into the March 7 final.
Lauren Mulholland celebrates netting Rainey's opener.
Banbridge Academy's Nadia Benallal celebrates doubling her side's advantage.
Rainey Endowed celebrate at full-time.
Rainey Endowed's celebrations begin.
Sullivan Upper's Mary Smartt and Banbridge Academy's Katie McKee in action
Joy and pain: Banbridge and Sullivan players react at full-time.
Banbridge players celebrate reaching their third final in four years.
Rainey Endowed's Andrea Hegarty celebrates doubling the scores.
Rainey Endowed's Andrea Hegarty celebrates doubling the scores.
Rainey Endowed celebrate at full-time.
Rainey Endowed's Ellie Montgomery in action during the School Cup Semi-Final at Stormont on February 20th 2018 (Photo by Kevin Scott / Belfast Telegraph)
Friends' School's Katie Hamill and Rainey Endowed's Ellie Montgomery in action during the School Cup Semi-Final at Stormont on February 20th 2018 (Photo by Kevin Scott / Belfast Telegraph)
Friends' School's Cathy Fox and Rainey Endowed's Gabbi Scott in action during the School Cup Semi-Final at Stormont on February 20th 2018 (Photo by Kevin Scott / Belfast Telegraph)
Sullivan Upper's Erin Camlin and Banbridge Academy's Gemma Hassan in action during the School Cup Semi-Final at Stormont on February 21st 2018 (Photo by Kevin Scott / Belfast Telegraph)
Rainey Endowed's Alex Burns in action during the School Cup Semi-Final at Stormont on February 20th 2018 (Photo by Kevin Scott / Belfast Telegraph)
Sullivan Upper's Erin Camlin and Banbridge Academy's Gemma Hassan in action during the School Cup Semi-Final at Stormont on February 21st 2018 (Photo by Kevin Scott / Belfast Telegraph)
Sullivan Upper's Mary Smartt and Banbridge Academy's Katie McKee in action during the School Cup Semi-Final at Stormont on February 21st 2018 (Photo by Kevin Scott / Belfast Telegraph)
Sullivan Upper's Hanna Jemphrey and Banbridge Academy's Katie McKee in action during the School Cup Semi-Final at Stormont on February 21st 2018 (Photo by Kevin Scott / Belfast Telegraph)
Sullivan Upper's Erin Camlin and Banbridge Academy's Katie McKee in action during the School Cup Semi-Final at Stormont on February 21st 2018 (Photo by Kevin Scott / Belfast Telegraph)
Sullivan Upper's Lucie Moran and Banbridge Academy's Hanna Buchanan in action.
To the four: Laura McCaw of Sullivan Upper, Erin Mulholland of Rainey Endowed, Katie McKee of Banbridge Academy and Rachel Barnes of Friends School who will battle it out for a place in the Belfast Telegraph Schools’ Cup final
Sullivan Upper line up for the Belfast Telegraph Schools' Cup semi-final at Stormont.
Banbridge Academy line up for the Belfast Telegraph Schools' Cup semi-final at Stormont.
Friends' School line up for their semi-final.
Rainey Endowed line up for their semi-final

Holders Banbridge Academy are through to the final of the Belfast Telegraph Schools' Cup, where they will meet Rainey Endowed.

Bann were convincing 2-0 victors over old rivals Sullivan Upper before Rainey repeated that scoreline in their success over Friends. Have a lot at all the pictures in the gallery above.

Captain Katie McKee and Nadia Benallal were the Academy scorers while Lauren Mulholland and Andrea Hegarty later netted for Rainey.

The final will be played on Wednesday, March 7 at Playball, Stormont.

The Academy beat their Holywood adversaries at the same stage last season, on route to their first victory in the historic tournament.

And they will have a chance to retain their crown in this season's decider after Katie McKee again led them to victory. She scored amidst an inspiring display in last season's success and opened the scoring again this time round.

It was a fine conversion from a penalty corner, twirling her way past an on-rushing defender before despatching the finish.

Bann could and perhaps should have doubled the scores before the break but made amends for missed opportunities soon after the restart when Nadia Benallal ghosted her way past her marker before beating Sullivan keeper Beattie.

Meanwhile, Rainey didn't carry quite as much swagger as Bann in their semi-final success but ruthless finishing saw them through.

It was a more even game than the first semi-final but Rainey poked their noses in front 13 minutes in, Lauren Mulholland finishing well. And as Friends squandered any chances they created, Andrea Hegarty stretched to poke a finish beyond the on-rushing goalkeeper to double the lead in the second period and send Rainey into the decider.

Semi-finals as they happened:

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