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Schools' Cup Rugby final: Inst ace McNamara aims to fulfil a long-held dream at Kingspan clash with Wallace High

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Jake wood on the drum

Jake wood on the drum

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Robert, Alyssa and Lorraine Jebb

Robert, Alyssa and Lorraine Jebb

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Pictured is Richard Gill as they left the ground following the schools cup final

Pictured is Richard Gill as they left the ground following the schools cup final

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17th March 2015   ?William Cherry/Presseye

RBAI?s Michael Lowry with Wallace High School?s Graham Malley during the Danske Bank Ulster Schools? Cup final at the Kingspan Stadium.

17th March 2015 ?William Cherry/Presseye RBAI?s Michael Lowry with Wallace High School?s Graham Malley during the Danske Bank Ulster Schools? Cup final at the Kingspan Stadium.

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17th March 2015   ??William Cherry/Presseye

Fans cheer on their team at the Danske Bank Ulster Schools?? Cup final at Kingspan Stadium.

17th March 2015 ??William Cherry/Presseye Fans cheer on their team at the Danske Bank Ulster Schools?? Cup final at Kingspan Stadium.

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Wallace High Schools Max Trouton scoring a try against RABI during the Danske Bank Ulster Schools' Cup final at the Kingspan Stadium.

Wallace High Schools Max Trouton scoring a try against RABI during the Danske Bank Ulster Schools' Cup final at the Kingspan Stadium.

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17th March 2015   ?William Cherry/Presseye

RBAI?s Lewis McNamara scoring a try against Wallace High School during the Danske Bank Ulster Schools? Cup final at the Kingspan Stadium.

17th March 2015 ?William Cherry/Presseye RBAI?s Lewis McNamara scoring a try against Wallace High School during the Danske Bank Ulster Schools? Cup final at the Kingspan Stadium.

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17th March 2015   ??William Cherry/Presseye

Fans cheer on their team at the Danske Bank Ulster Schools?? Cup final at Kingspan Stadium.

17th March 2015 ??William Cherry/Presseye Fans cheer on their team at the Danske Bank Ulster Schools?? Cup final at Kingspan Stadium.

??William Cherry / Presseye

17th March 2015   ?William Cherry/Presseye

RBAI?s James Hume with Wallace High School?s Andrew Cardosi during the Danske Bank Ulster Schools? Cup final at the Kingspan Stadium.

17th March 2015 ?William Cherry/Presseye RBAI?s James Hume with Wallace High School?s Andrew Cardosi during the Danske Bank Ulster Schools? Cup final at the Kingspan Stadium.

?William Cherry / Presseye

17th March 2015   ??William Cherry/Presseye

Fans cheer on their team at the Danske Bank Ulster Schools?? Cup final at Kingspan Stadium.

17th March 2015 ??William Cherry/Presseye Fans cheer on their team at the Danske Bank Ulster Schools?? Cup final at Kingspan Stadium.

??William Cherry / Presseye

17th March 2015   ?William Cherry/Presseye

RBAI?s Jack Conlin with Wallace High School?s Connor Guiney and Andrew Cardosi during the Danske Bank Ulster Schools? Cup final at the Kingspan Stadium.

17th March 2015 ?William Cherry/Presseye RBAI?s Jack Conlin with Wallace High School?s Connor Guiney and Andrew Cardosi during the Danske Bank Ulster Schools? Cup final at the Kingspan Stadium.

?William Cherry / Presseye

17th March 2015   ??William Cherry/Presseye

Fans cheer on their team at the Danske Bank Ulster Schools?? Cup final at Kingspan Stadium.

17th March 2015 ??William Cherry/Presseye Fans cheer on their team at the Danske Bank Ulster Schools?? Cup final at Kingspan Stadium.

??William Cherry / Presseye

17th March 2015   ??William Cherry/Presseye

Fans cheer on their team at the Danske Bank Ulster Schools?? Cup final at Kingspan Stadium.

17th March 2015 ??William Cherry/Presseye Fans cheer on their team at the Danske Bank Ulster Schools?? Cup final at Kingspan Stadium.

??William Cherry / Presseye

17th March 2015   ??William Cherry/Presseye

Fans cheer on their team at the Danske Bank Ulster Schools?? Cup final at Kingspan Stadium.

17th March 2015 ??William Cherry/Presseye Fans cheer on their team at the Danske Bank Ulster Schools?? Cup final at Kingspan Stadium.

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Danske Bank Ulster Schools Cup Final - RBAI v Wallace HS
Presseye Declan Roughan

(L-R) Stanley Russell, Amy Fry (Danske Bank), Rhianna Russell and  Lucy Stewart (Danske Bank) and Adam Russell,

Danske Bank Ulster Schools Cup Final - RBAI v Wallace HS Presseye Declan Roughan (L-R) Stanley Russell, Amy Fry (Danske Bank), Rhianna Russell and Lucy Stewart (Danske Bank) and Adam Russell,

Danske Bank Ulster Schools Cup Final - RBAI v Wallace HS
Presseye Declan Roughan

(L-R) Lucy Bickerstaff,  Richael Milligan, Amy Fry (Danske Bank) Sarah Barnes and Zoe Edwards

Danske Bank Ulster Schools Cup Final - RBAI v Wallace HS Presseye Declan Roughan (L-R) Lucy Bickerstaff, Richael Milligan, Amy Fry (Danske Bank) Sarah Barnes and Zoe Edwards

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Danske Bank Ulster Schools Cup final, Royal Belfast Academical Institution v Wallace High School at Kingspan Stadium.

RBAI arrive at Kingspan Stadium

17 March 2015 - Picture by Darren Kidd / Press Eye Danske Bank Ulster Schools Cup final, Royal Belfast Academical Institution v Wallace High School at Kingspan Stadium. RBAI arrive at Kingspan Stadium

17 March 2015 -   Picture by Darren Kidd / Press Eye

Danske Bank Ulster Schools Cup final, Royal Belfast Academical Institution v Wallace High School at Kingspan Stadium.

RBAI arrive at Kingspan Stadium

17 March 2015 - Picture by Darren Kidd / Press Eye Danske Bank Ulster Schools Cup final, Royal Belfast Academical Institution v Wallace High School at Kingspan Stadium. RBAI arrive at Kingspan Stadium

17 March 2015 -   Picture by Darren Kidd / Press Eye

Danske Bank Ulster Schools Cup final, Royal Belfast Academical Institution v Wallace High School at Kingspan Stadium.

RBAI arrive at Kingspan Stadium

17 March 2015 - Picture by Darren Kidd / Press Eye Danske Bank Ulster Schools Cup final, Royal Belfast Academical Institution v Wallace High School at Kingspan Stadium. RBAI arrive at Kingspan Stadium

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Wednesday 11th  March 2015 -   Picture by Darren Kidd / Press Eye.
Danske Bank Schools' Cup:
Ulster Rugby's Chris Henry with Wallace High School captain Samuel Moore

Press Release Image Wednesday 11th March 2015 - Picture by Darren Kidd / Press Eye. Danske Bank Schools' Cup: Ulster Rugby's Chris Henry with Wallace High School captain Samuel Moore

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 Danske Bank Schools' Cup:

RBAI captainLewis McNamara with Ulster's Roger Wilson and RBAI coach Daniel Soper

12 March 2015 - Picture by Darren Kidd / Press Eye Danske Bank Schools' Cup: RBAI captainLewis McNamara with Ulster's Roger Wilson and RBAI coach Daniel Soper

RBAI v Wallace

RBAI v Wallace

3 March 2015 -   Picture by Darren Kidd / Press Eye

Danske Bank Ulster Schools? Cup semi-final, Coleraine AI and RBAI at Kingspan Stadium.
Coleraine's  with RBAI's

3 March 2015 - Picture by Darren Kidd / Press Eye Danske Bank Ulster Schools? Cup semi-final, Coleraine AI and RBAI at Kingspan Stadium. Coleraine's with RBAI's

3 March 2015 -   Picture by Darren Kidd / Press Eye

Danske Bank Ulster Schools? Cup semi-final, Coleraine AI and RBAI at Kingspan Stadium.
Coleraine's  with RBAI's

3 March 2015 - Picture by Darren Kidd / Press Eye Danske Bank Ulster Schools? Cup semi-final, Coleraine AI and RBAI at Kingspan Stadium. Coleraine's with RBAI's

3 March 2015 -   Picture by Darren Kidd / Press Eye

Danske Bank Ulster Schools? Cup semi-final, Coleraine AI and RBAI at Kingspan Stadium.
Coleraine's  Bruce Campbell

3 March 2015 - Picture by Darren Kidd / Press Eye Danske Bank Ulster Schools? Cup semi-final, Coleraine AI and RBAI at Kingspan Stadium. Coleraine's Bruce Campbell

Danske Bank Schools Cup
Sullivan Upper School, Belfast Road, Holywood
Sullivan Upper vs Campbell College
Support for Sullivan Upper School.

Danske Bank Schools Cup Sullivan Upper School, Belfast Road, Holywood Sullivan Upper vs Campbell College Support for Sullivan Upper School.

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Armagh's James McSorley rises highest in the line out.

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©/Presseye.com - 07th February 2015. Press Eye Ltd - Northern Ireland - Danske Bank Ulster Schools Cup - Limavady Grammar School V Royal School, Armagh Armagh's James McSorley rises highest in the line out. Mandatory Credit Photo Lorcan Doherty / Presseye.com

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Partisan pupils lend their support ahead of the Danske Bank Ulster Schools’ Cup semi-final between Coleraine AI and RBAI at Kingspan Stadium yesterday afternoon

Partisan pupils lend their support ahead of the Danske Bank Ulster Schools’ Cup semi-final between Coleraine AI and RBAI at Kingspan Stadium yesterday afternoon

Supporters at the Danske Bank Ulster Schools Cup semi-final between Coleraine AI and RBAI at Kingspan Stadium

Supporters at the Danske Bank Ulster Schools Cup semi-final between Coleraine AI and RBAI at Kingspan Stadium

Supporters at the Danske Bank Ulster Schools Cup semi-final between Coleraine AI and RBAI at Kingspan Stadium

Supporters at the Danske Bank Ulster Schools Cup semi-final between Coleraine AI and RBAI at Kingspan Stadium

Supporters at the Danske Bank Ulster Schools Cup semi-final between Coleraine AI and RBAI at Kingspan Stadium

Supporters at the Danske Bank Ulster Schools Cup semi-final between Coleraine AI and RBAI at Kingspan Stadium

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Armagh's Phil Matthews and Limavady Ethan Sherrad and Luke Montgomery.

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Armagh's Jack Campbell has this clearance blocked by Limavady's Scott McLean.


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Armagh's Josh Agnew and Limavady Ethan Sherrad.

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Armagh's Michael Thompson and Limavady Gary Kee and Mark Woods.


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©/Presseye.com - 07th February 2015. Press Eye Ltd - Northern Ireland - Danske Bank Ulster Schools Cup - Limavady Grammar School V Royal School, Armagh Armagh's Michael Thompson and Limavady Gary Kee and Mark Woods. Mandatory Credit Photo Lorcan Doherty / Presseye.com

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Armagh's Michael Thompson and Limavady Gary Kee and Mark Woods.


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©/Presseye.com - 07th February 2015. Press Eye Ltd - Northern Ireland - Danske Bank Ulster Schools Cup - Limavady Grammar School V Royal School, Armagh Armagh's Michael Thompson and Limavady Gary Kee and Mark Woods. Mandatory Credit Photo Lorcan Doherty / Presseye.com

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Armagh's Michael Thompson and Limavady Gary Kee and Mark Woods.


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©/Presseye.com - 07th February 2015. Press Eye Ltd - Northern Ireland - Danske Bank Ulster Schools Cup - Limavady Grammar School V Royal School, Armagh Armagh's Michael Thompson and Limavady Gary Kee and Mark Woods. Mandatory Credit Photo Lorcan Doherty / Presseye.com

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Saturday 7th February 2015
Danske Bank Schools Cup
Sullivan Upper School, Belfast Road, Holywood
Sullivan Upper vs Campbell College
Campbell's Scrum Half Cameron Stewart.

Mandatory Credit - Picture by Freddie Parkinson/Press Eye Saturday 7th February 2015 Danske Bank Schools Cup Sullivan Upper School, Belfast Road, Holywood Sullivan Upper vs Campbell College Campbell's Scrum Half Cameron Stewart.

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Mandatory Credit - Picture by Freddie Parkinson/Press Eye
Saturday 7th February 2015
Danske Bank Schools Cup
Sullivan Upper School, Belfast Road, Holywood
Sullivan Upper vs Campbell College
Campbell's Patrick Beverland

Mandatory Credit - Picture by Freddie Parkinson/Press Eye Saturday 7th February 2015 Danske Bank Schools Cup Sullivan Upper School, Belfast Road, Holywood Sullivan Upper vs Campbell College Campbell's Patrick Beverland

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Mandatory Credit - Picture by Freddie Parkinson/Press Eye
Saturday 7th February 2015
Danske Bank Schools Cup
Sullivan Upper School, Belfast Road, Holywood
Sullivan Upper vs Campbell College
Campbell's Jack Howard and Sullivan's Captain Max Clarke.

Mandatory Credit - Picture by Freddie Parkinson/Press Eye Saturday 7th February 2015 Danske Bank Schools Cup Sullivan Upper School, Belfast Road, Holywood Sullivan Upper vs Campbell College Campbell's Jack Howard and Sullivan's Captain Max Clarke.

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3 March 2015 -   Picture by Darren Kidd / Press Eye

Danske Bank Ulster Schools? Cup semi-final, Coleraine AI and RBAI at Kingspan Stadium.
 RBAI go through to the final

3 March 2015 - Picture by Darren Kidd / Press Eye Danske Bank Ulster Schools? Cup semi-final, Coleraine AI and RBAI at Kingspan Stadium. RBAI go through to the final

3 March 2015 -   Picture by Darren Kidd / Press Eye

Danske Bank Ulster Schools? Cup semi-final, Coleraine AI and RBAI at Kingspan Stadium.
 RBAI captain  Lewis McNamara and try scorer Callum McLaughlin

3 March 2015 - Picture by Darren Kidd / Press Eye Danske Bank Ulster Schools? Cup semi-final, Coleraine AI and RBAI at Kingspan Stadium. RBAI captain Lewis McNamara and try scorer Callum McLaughlin

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Danske Bank Ulster Schools? Cup semi-final, Coleraine AI and RBAI at Kingspan Stadium.
 RBAI captain  Lewis McNamara

3 March 2015 - Picture by Darren Kidd / Press Eye Danske Bank Ulster Schools? Cup semi-final, Coleraine AI and RBAI at Kingspan Stadium. RBAI captain Lewis McNamara

3 March 2015 -   Picture by Darren Kidd / Press Eye

Danske Bank Ulster Schools? Cup semi-final, Coleraine AI and RBAI at Kingspan Stadium.
 RBAI go through to the final

3 March 2015 - Picture by Darren Kidd / Press Eye Danske Bank Ulster Schools? Cup semi-final, Coleraine AI and RBAI at Kingspan Stadium. RBAI go through to the final

3 March 2015 -   Picture by Darren Kidd / Press Eye

Danske Bank Ulster Schools? Cup semi-final, Coleraine AI and RBAI at Kingspan Stadium.
 RBAI captain  Lewis McNamara

3 March 2015 - Picture by Darren Kidd / Press Eye Danske Bank Ulster Schools? Cup semi-final, Coleraine AI and RBAI at Kingspan Stadium. RBAI captain Lewis McNamara

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Danske Bank Ulster Schools? Cup semi-final, Coleraine AI and RBAI at Kingspan Stadium.
 RBAI try scorer Callum McLaughlin

3 March 2015 - Picture by Darren Kidd / Press Eye Danske Bank Ulster Schools? Cup semi-final, Coleraine AI and RBAI at Kingspan Stadium. RBAI try scorer Callum McLaughlin

Danske Bank Ulster Schools Cup semi-final, Coleraine AI and RBAI at Kingspan Stadium.

Danske Bank Ulster Schools Cup semi-final, Coleraine AI and RBAI at Kingspan Stadium.

3 March 2015 -   Picture by Darren Kidd / Press Eye

Danske Bank Ulster Schools? Cup semi-final, Coleraine AI and RBAI at Kingspan Stadium.

3 March 2015 - Picture by Darren Kidd / Press Eye Danske Bank Ulster Schools? Cup semi-final, Coleraine AI and RBAI at Kingspan Stadium.

3 March 2015 -   Picture by Darren Kidd / Press Eye

Danske Bank Ulster Schools? Cup semi-final, Coleraine AI and RBAI at Kingspan Stadium.
 RBAI's Andrew McGregor drives forward

3 March 2015 - Picture by Darren Kidd / Press Eye Danske Bank Ulster Schools? Cup semi-final, Coleraine AI and RBAI at Kingspan Stadium. RBAI's Andrew McGregor drives forward

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Danske Bank Ulster Schools? Cup semi-final, Coleraine AI and RBAI at Kingspan Stadium.
Coleraine's Mac O'Neill tackles RBAI's Connor Wallace

3 March 2015 - Picture by Darren Kidd / Press Eye Danske Bank Ulster Schools? Cup semi-final, Coleraine AI and RBAI at Kingspan Stadium. Coleraine's Mac O'Neill tackles RBAI's Connor Wallace

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Saturday 7th February 2015
Danske Bank Schools Cup
Sullivan Upper School, Belfast Road, Holywood
Sullivan Upper vs Campbell College
Sulvillan's Ryan Spence

Mandatory Credit - Picture by Freddie Parkinson/Press Eye Saturday 7th February 2015 Danske Bank Schools Cup Sullivan Upper School, Belfast Road, Holywood Sullivan Upper vs Campbell College Sulvillan's Ryan Spence

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Saturday 7th February 2015
Danske Bank Schools Cup
Sullivan Upper School, Belfast Road, Holywood
Sullivan Upper vs Campbell College
Sullivan's Connor McEvoy.

Mandatory Credit - Picture by Freddie Parkinson/Press Eye Saturday 7th February 2015 Danske Bank Schools Cup Sullivan Upper School, Belfast Road, Holywood Sullivan Upper vs Campbell College Sullivan's Connor McEvoy.

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Saturday 7th February 2015
Danske Bank Schools Cup
Sullivan Upper School, Belfast Road, Holywood
Sullivan Upper vs Campbell College
Campbell's Patrick Beverland and Sullivan's Callum Jeffery

Mandatory Credit - Picture by Freddie Parkinson/Press Eye Saturday 7th February 2015 Danske Bank Schools Cup Sullivan Upper School, Belfast Road, Holywood Sullivan Upper vs Campbell College Campbell's Patrick Beverland and Sullivan's Callum Jeffery

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Saturday 7th February 2015
Danske Bank Schools Cup
Sullivan Upper School, Belfast Road, Holywood
Sullivan Upper vs Campbell College
Suvillan's Peter Cooper

Mandatory Credit - Picture by Freddie Parkinson/Press Eye Saturday 7th February 2015 Danske Bank Schools Cup Sullivan Upper School, Belfast Road, Holywood Sullivan Upper vs Campbell College Suvillan's Peter Cooper

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Saturday 7th February 2015
Danske Bank Schools Cup
Sullivan Upper School, Belfast Road, Holywood
Sullivan Upper vs Campbell College
Suvillan's Jules Storey.

Mandatory Credit - Picture by Freddie Parkinson/Press Eye Saturday 7th February 2015 Danske Bank Schools Cup Sullivan Upper School, Belfast Road, Holywood Sullivan Upper vs Campbell College Suvillan's Jules Storey.

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Saturday 7th February 2015
Danske Bank Schools Cup
Sullivan Upper School, Belfast Road, Holywood
Sullivan Upper vs Campbell College
Campbell's Cashmir and Sullivan's Dillon Gilbert

Mandatory Credit - Picture by Freddie Parkinson/Press Eye Saturday 7th February 2015 Danske Bank Schools Cup Sullivan Upper School, Belfast Road, Holywood Sullivan Upper vs Campbell College Campbell's Cashmir and Sullivan's Dillon Gilbert

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Saturday 7th February 2015
Danske Bank Schools Cup
Sullivan Upper School, Belfast Road, Holywood
Sullivan Upper vs Campbell College
Suvillian's Lewis Smith.

Mandatory Credit - Picture by Freddie Parkinson/Press Eye Saturday 7th February 2015 Danske Bank Schools Cup Sullivan Upper School, Belfast Road, Holywood Sullivan Upper vs Campbell College Suvillian's Lewis Smith.

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Saturday 7th February 2015
Danske Bank Schools Cup
Sullivan Upper School, Belfast Road, Holywood
Sullivan Upper vs Campbell College
Flags are out for Campbell.

Mandatory Credit - Picture by Freddie Parkinson/Press Eye Saturday 7th February 2015 Danske Bank Schools Cup Sullivan Upper School, Belfast Road, Holywood Sullivan Upper vs Campbell College Flags are out for Campbell.

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Saturday 7th February 2015
Danske Bank Schools Cup
Sullivan Upper School, Belfast Road, Holywood
Sullivan Upper vs Campbell College
Cameron Stweart ans Sullivan's Captain Max Clarke.

Mandatory Credit - Picture by Freddie Parkinson/Press Eye Saturday 7th February 2015 Danske Bank Schools Cup Sullivan Upper School, Belfast Road, Holywood Sullivan Upper vs Campbell College Cameron Stweart ans Sullivan's Captain Max Clarke.

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Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 7 February 2015
SchoolÕs Cup 3rd Round
Portora v Wallace.

Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 7 February 2015 SchoolÕs Cup 3rd Round Portora v Wallace.

Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 7 February 2015
SchoolÕs Cup 3rd Round
Portora v Wallace.

Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 7 February 2015 SchoolÕs Cup 3rd Round Portora v Wallace.

Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 7 February 2015
SchoolÕs Cup 3rd Round
Portora v Wallace.

Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 7 February 2015 SchoolÕs Cup 3rd Round Portora v Wallace.

Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 7 February 2015
SchoolÕs Cup 3rd Round
Portora v Wallace.

Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 7 February 2015 SchoolÕs Cup 3rd Round Portora v Wallace.

Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 7 February 2015
SchoolÕs Cup 3rd Round
Portora v Wallace.

Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 7 February 2015 SchoolÕs Cup 3rd Round Portora v Wallace.

Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 7 February 2015
SchoolÕs Cup 3rd Round
Portora v Wallace.

Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 7 February 2015 SchoolÕs Cup 3rd Round Portora v Wallace.

Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 7 February 2015
SchoolÕs Cup 3rd Round
Portora v Wallace.

Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 7 February 2015 SchoolÕs Cup 3rd Round Portora v Wallace.

Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 7 February 2015
SchoolÕs Cup 3rd Round
Portora v Wallace.

Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 7 February 2015 SchoolÕs Cup 3rd Round Portora v Wallace.

Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 7 February 2015
SchoolÕs Cup 3rd Round
Portora v Wallace.

Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 7 February 2015 SchoolÕs Cup 3rd Round Portora v Wallace.

Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 7 February 2015
SchoolÕs Cup 3rd Round
Portora v Wallace.

Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 7 February 2015 SchoolÕs Cup 3rd Round Portora v Wallace.

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Armagh's Grant Hutchinson and Limavady Alan Wilson.

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Armagh's Grant Hutchinson and Limavady Darren Corrigan.

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Armagh's James Dunne n and Limavady Ethan Sherrad and Oliver Mullan.

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Armagh's Matthew McSorley releases the ball as he is challenged by Limavady's Jim McCartney.


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Jake wood on the drum

While for any normal school seven seasons without a Schools' Cup victory would hardly constitute a barren spell, RBAI will view today's final with Wallace as an opportunity to secure some overdue success.

Second only to Methody in terms of titles, they have not had their hands on the famous old trophy since a win over today's foes in 2007.

Indeed, all of the pupils in attendance at the Kingspan Stadium this afternoon know nothing of Schools' Cup glory, Inst having lost three finals in the intervening period.

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For captain Lewis McNamara, the chance to end the perceived drought is an opportunity he has dreamed of since first walking through the school's gates.

He said: "It's my life, my dream. It has been since I started. To bring the cup home with this group of boys... we just want to do everyone proud.

"It's an added incentive to bring the cup back. We haven't won it while I've been at the school. It's something that is really close to my heart, to bring it back where we think it belongs."

McNamara remembers all too well the recent setbacks and, having also heard tales of previous victories, he is determined to be writing a positive chapter in the school's storied history today.

"We've had brilliant teams, we just haven't got over the line," said the flanker who did get his hands on some silverware last year when winning the Ulster Schools' Cricket Cup.

"Losing to Methody when I was in first year, losing to Campbell in third year, Methody two years ago, and then playing in the quarter-final loss to Methody last year, they're all things that stick in your mind.

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Hands on the prize: Inst skipper Lewis McNamara (right) will hope to be lifting the Schools&rsquo;
Cup again today at the Kingspan Stadium where he will be up against Wallace captain Sam Moore

Hands on the prize: Inst skipper Lewis McNamara (right) will hope to be lifting the Schools’ Cup again today at the Kingspan Stadium where he will be up against Wallace captain Sam Moore

Hands on the prize: Inst skipper Lewis McNamara (right) will hope to be lifting the Schools’ Cup again today at the Kingspan Stadium where he will be up against Wallace captain Sam Moore

"Our strength and conditioning coach Mark McDowell is always telling us all about the 2007 final. There's other boys from that team who we've kept close to, Jamie Lusk and Josh Pentland, who have told us how brilliant it was and we just want to live through it for ourselves."

While keen to downplay his own contribution, McNamara forms part of a formidable back-row that also contains Ethan Harbinson and Mark Mairs while Michael Lowry will be relied upon to pull the strings from out-half.

If all are on form then Inst will certainly be confident but they are meeting a formidable opponent.

With a host of Ulster representative team members playing their last game for the school, Wallace were tipped by many as favourites when the season began and strengthened their case by going through the campaign unbeaten.

Inst are, though, the only side in the province to have avoided defeat against the Lisburn school this year.

Recalling the autumn draw between the pair, McNamara feels his side's performance that day augurs well.

"We came back from 17-7 down with seven minutes to play and it took character," he said. "We had a couple of players missing as well which maybe didn't matter but could have made the difference.

"We were very happy with the result, and hopefully we can go one better in the final. Since then there's been a massive improvement. We've become like a family."

That camaraderie is evident in defence and coaches Daniel Soper and Richard Hedley have led their team to the final without having conceded a try.

"It's only six points in three games and that takes character and determination," said McNamara. "Every week Mr Hedley is putting us through it. Repetition, repetition, repetition."

If it is indeed McNamara and Co who are celebrating come 4.30pm, then all those hours will surely seem like a small price to pay.

Belfast Telegraph