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THE TEAMS

1 Charlie Clegg 2 Chris Brett 3 Matthew Kennedy 4 Luke Dornan 5 Darren Kelly 6 Karl Lamont 7 Jack Campton 8 Gareth Irvine 9 Craig Harper 10 Daniel Kennedy 11 Phil Harper 12 Stuart McCloskey 13 Michael Aspley 14 Matthew Hamilton 15 Mark Armstrong Substitutes 16 Michael Weir 17 Matthew Stockton 18 Ross Kennedy 19 Max Montgomery 20 Ryan Wilson 21 Chris Walton 22 James Leary Coaches: Mr Kennedy Jason Morgan

UNFORTUNATELY THE WALLACE TEAM LIST WAS UNAVAILABLE AT THE TIME OF PRINTING

Referee: Teddy Sloan

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Substitutes 16 17 18 19 20 21 22

1st XV SCHOOLS’ SHIELD - SEMI FINAL REPLAY 12 / 03 / 2011 BALLYMACORMICK 10:45AM

BANGOR GRAMMAR SCHOOL WALLACE HIGH SCHOOL

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DK’S VIEWS

FIXTURES AND RESULTS

MR KENNEDY

Bangor Grammar School wishes to offer a warm welcome to all of the staff, pupils and supporters of Wallace High School, Lisburn. We hope that the game is closely matched, exciting and that the best team wins.

SCHOOLS’ CUP: SEMI FINAL RESULTS IN BRIEF COLERAINE INSTITUTE

8—20

R.B.A.I.

BALLYCLARE HIGH SCHOOL

8—42

CAMPBELL COLLEGE

SCHOOLS’ SHIELD: SEMI FINAL RESULTS IN BRIEF DALRIADA SCHOOL

6—26

BALLYMENA ACADEMY

WALLACE HIGH SCHOOL

21 * 21

BANGOR GRAMMAR.

*MATCH REPLAYED TODAY

Enjoy the game, DK

SCHOOLS’ BOWL: FINAL FRIENDS LISBURN

11—14

RAINEY ENDOWED SCHOOL

SCHOOLS’ PLATE: FINAL THE CHARITY— “RUN FOR NICK”

PORTORA ROYAL SCHOOL

Run for Nick , was a campaign initiated by Business Studies teacher Mr Sinclair, upon discovering that his son was autistic. In order to raise money required for specialist treatment, he decided to (along with 6 other members of staff) run the Ulster Way. Gryphiti is proud to support this charity. To date, the money raised exceeds £1,600 which will pay for 10 months of treatment for Nick. Mr Sinclair wishes to thank anybody who has contributed to the cause.

ADVERTISEMENT—WORLD CHALLENGE TUCK SHOP

OMAGH ACADEMY

RECENT SCHOOLS RESULTS SATURDAY 5TH MARCH

MONDAY 7TH MARCH

BGS YR 8 A 0-24 METHODIST COLLEGE

BGS U13 A 7-10 SULLIVAN UPPER SCHOOL

BGS YR 8 B 0-24 METHODIST COLLEGE

BGS U13 B 12-12 SULLIVAN UPPER SCHOOL

BGS U13 A 31-0 KILLICOMAINE

THURSDAY 10TH MARCH

BGS U14 A 25-31 KILLICOMAINE

BGS U14 A WERE INVOLVED IN A SMALL TOURNAMENT HOSTED BY R.B.A.I. THEY GOT TO THE SEMI FINAL BY BEATING REGENT, HOWEVER THEY WERE EVENTUALLY KNOCKED OUT BY BELFAST ROYAL ACADEMY.

BGS U14 B 24-0 METHODIST COLLEGE BGS 1ST XV 21-21 WALLACE HIGH SCHOOL

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GALLERY KEN BEST

BGS 1st XV VS WALLACE

CAPTAIN’S COLUMN DARREN KELLY

Once again id like to thank you for your great support today and all year. Last week was a very exciting rugby match and expect the same again this morning. Hopefully we can come out on the right side of the result and give everyone a trip to Ravenhill. Darren

EDITORIAL SIMON HULL—EDITOR

After a thrilling, and nail-biting match last Saturday, the BGS 1st XV now play Wallace High in a replay at home. The stakes could not be much higher. With a place against Ballymena at Ravenhill at stake, both teams will be hungry to win. Last weeks game was very evenly matched, and with five minutes left on the clock, either team could well have won. As it so happened, the match was drawn. In my opinion this was the fairest result based on how both teams performed. If the last tie was anything to go by, today’s game promises to be a real cracker. Good luck to all involved, and may the best team win! Feel free to contact me at shull365@bgs.bangor.ni.sch.uk with your say on all things rugby.

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BGS—IN DEPTH

Name:

Bangor Grammar School

Founded:

1856

Motto:

Justitiae Tenax (Justice is Tenacious)

Principal:

Mr S. Connolly

School Colours:

Blue and Yellow

Notable Past Pupils: 

Roger Clegg Former Ulster and Ireland International tighthead prop.

Mark McCall Former Irish International and Ulster manager. Current Director of Rugby at Saracens.

Kenny Hooks Former Ulster and Ireland International.

Bryn Cunningham Recently retired Ulster Rugby Fullback

Subsidiary Shield Victories:

2 (1 shared)

Runners Up:

1

Total Final Appearances:

3

Last Championship:

1989

FACTFILE

ON THE SIDELINES

Jacob Onyekwelu—Knee Ligament Damage / Fractured Tibia: “Hyper extension of the knee caused damaged to cruciate ligament and a fracture to the tibia. 6-8 weeks on sidelines from date of injury.” Johnny Gordon—Broken Tibia: “I fractured my tibia in 3 places because of contact from another tibia. 6 weeks in a full leg cast and hopefully only 2 more in a half leg cast. so far healing very well!” Nico España—Ankle Ligament Damage “My Nalvicular bone [at top of foot] was very slightly dislodged but within the course of about 2-4 weeks maximum it will fall back into place” JASONS SCHOOLS’ CUP PREDICTIONS … THE FINAL CAMBELL COLLEGE 24 VS 15 ROYAL BELFAST ACADEMICAL INSTITUTION: “ Campbell in my opinion have one hand on the cup already. They are the best 1st XV team I have seen this year. If they play the game the way they can, I believe they will be too strong for R.B.A.I. However, if ’Inst.’ play smart Rugby in the Campbell half, they may be able to capitalise on this and come away with an unlikely victory. ”

FIVE MINUTES WITH… KARL LAMONT

2011 Schools’ Cup Campaign: (3rd Round) B.G.S. 32—12 Friends’ (4th Round) B.G.S. 8—24 B.R.A. 2011 Schools’ Shield Campaign: (QF) BGS 29—10 Grosvenor (SF) Wallace 21—21 B.G.S. -4-

1. Have you any plans to continue playing rugby after you leave school? “Yes of course! That and intense gym work. Especially biceps.

out memory would be the 3-3 draw in the 1/4 final of the Medallion Shield. It could have been described as a clash of the titans on top of Mount Olympus.”

2. What

has been your 3. Are you happy with your stand out memory of BGS own performances this rugby so far? “My standyear? “My performances -9-

earlier in the year weren’t great, however I now feel I have stepped up a gear. A bit of Va Va Voom is in order. Onwards to victory!”


FACTFILE

THE OPPOSITION—WALLACE HIGH SCHOOL

JASON MORGAN

Jason Morgan (BGS Rugby Coach) casts his watchful eye over the 1st XV including a player profile, a guide to rugby terminology and also his Schools’ Cup predictions. RUGBY TERMINOLOGY DEFINED… RUCKS A ruck forms when a player who has the ball is tackled by an opposition player and is brought to ground. As soon as there is one player from each team over the ball or tackled players a ruck forms, you mustn’t use your hands in a ruck so getting there before the other team gives you an advantage in that you may have an opportunity to steal the possession from the opposite team. PLAYER PROFILE… MATTHEW KENNEDY Name: Matthew Kennedy Comment: Position: Tighthead Prop Weight: 14 Stone Age:

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Height: 6’0” Number:3 (Shirt no. 24)

This year has been very successful for Matty. He has worked hard on and off the pitch and his enthusiasm and commitment are unwavering. He has completed and beaten some of the top talent in Ulster Schools’ Rugby. He has provided a very solid foundation at tighthead for us and his work rate around the field has improved. Matty was very unlucky to be red carded in the dying minutes against Friends. He has an impeccable disciplinary record, and it was a shame that he was unable to play against BRA.

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Name:

Wallace High School

Founded:

1880

Motto:

Esperance (Hope)

Principal:

Mrs D. O’Hare

School Colours:

Navy Blue and White

Notable Past Pupils: 

Chris Henry Back row player for Ulster Rugby Club.

Ian Whitten Current Ulster Rugby Club centre.

Nevin Spence Centre and Wing player for Ulster Rugby Club.

Neil Doak Former Irish Cricketer and Ulster and Irish International Rugby squad member.

Subsidiary Shield Victories:

1 (shared)

Runners Up:

2

Total Final Appearances:

3

Last Championship:

1986

2011 Schools’ Cup Campaign: (4th Rd) Wallace 19—20 Methody 2011 Schools’ Shield Campaign: (QF) Wallace 10—9 Down High (SF) Wallace 21—21 B.G.S. -5-


IN THE FIRST MATCH ...

IN THE FIRST MATCH...

SIMON HULL BANGOR GRAMMAR

NO NAME 1 Charlie Clegg 2 Karl Lamont 3 Matthew Kennedy 4 Luke Dornan 5 James Leary 6 Gareth Irvine 7 Ryan Wilson 8 Darren Kelly (c) 9 Craig Harper 10 Daniel Kennedy 11 Matthew Hamilton 12 Stuart McCloskey 13 Michael Aspley 14 Phillip Harper 15 Mark Armstrong Substitutes 16 Max Montgomery 17 Ross Kennedy 18 Richard Best 19 Chris Walton 20 Nico España 21 Andrew Pach 22 Matthew Stockton

Tries:

POINTS

It was a case of what might flanker was given have been for both teams at Ma- minute stint in gheralave road last Saturday. for a similar Both teams seemed to tackle.

a 10the sin-bin dangerous

cancel each other out in the early stages, and a penalty each from Stuart McCloskey (Bangor) and David Scott (Wallace) kept the scores level midway through the first half.

the two Wallace regardless. rewarded end of the Taylor and David The score 10-3 in

The biggest talking point in the game came when Wallace were reduced to 14 men. A high tackle from the Wallace no. 14 was deemed worthy of a sending off by the referee. 16

Despite man deficit, pushed on Their efforts were with a try at the first half. Chris scored the try, Scott converted. at the break was Wallace’s favour.

In the half, Bangor had Shortly after this, the Lisburn team were once again on chances. Whilst the receiving end, as their blindside the possession, unable to score. tions grew higher other Scott penalcreased the gap points. Eventualwere caught out chael Aspley sent hand in the direcWallace face. him a yellow, and the teams in players.

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Nico España Stuart McCloskey

Conversions: Stuart McCloskey(x1)

Seeing 10 points down, coaching staff

Penalties: Stuart McCloskey(x3)

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WALLACE HIGH

Tries:

Chris Taylor David Scott

had to make a change. They brought Nico España on to replace Conversions: David Scott (x1) Ryan Wilson. This was an inspired change, as shortly after his introPenalties: David Scott (x3) duction, España capped off a stunning run of play with the touch- matic last minute try, (again uncondown. McCloskey scored the con- verted). second version from the tightest of angles Despite the short time left the better and closed the score to 13-10. on the clock, Wallace had one final they had España’s joy was then say with the last kick of the game. they were short-lived, as he soon hobbled off They had earned a penalty, and if Frustrawith a twisted ankle. Scott scored, Wallace would win. when anty to

in- Three penalties thereafter levelled Even though the penalty ten things up (one for Scott and two for was right in front of the posts, the McCloskey), and the match seemed pressure got the better of the taker, as he dragged wide. Bangor to be swinging in BGS’s favour.

ly, when Mia flailing tion of a This gained levelled out terms of

A try for David Scott brought his individual points total up to 16. He failed to convert, but put his team on course for Ravenhill.

The Schools’ Shield semi finals will now conclude today with the replay, unless both teams emulate Campbell and Methody’s recent feat of two additional replays . At this stage, with two minutes left on the clock, Bangor their team had all the possession, and once the Bangor again, the extra man. McCloskey knew they equalled Scott’s total with a dra-7-

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