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Ulster Schools' Cup
Ulster Branch of IRFU.png
Logo of the Ulster Branch of the Irish Rugby Football Union
Sport Rugby Union
Founded 1876
No. of teams 33 (season 2017–18)
Venue(s) Kingspan Stadium (final)
Most recent
champion(s)
Campbell College
Most titles Methodist College Belfast
(35 outright, 2 shared)
TV partner(s) BBC (final)
Related
competitions
Medallion Shield
Official website Ulster Rugby
Danske Bank Schools Cup
Notes
Also includes subsidiary competitions - Schools' Shield, Schools' Bowl and Schools' Trophy

The Ulster Schools' Challenge Cup is an annual competition involving schools affiliated to the Ulster Branch of the Irish Rugby Football Union. The Schools' Cup has the distinction of being the world's second-oldest rugby competition, having been competed for every year since 1876.[1] The trophy itself is a three-handled silver cup with a plinth mounted on a large shield.

Methodist College Belfast have won the most titles with 37 wins – 35 outright wins and 2 shared. The current champions are Campbell College having defeated Royal School, Armagh 19–13 in the 2018 final.[2]

Format[edit]

The Schools' Cup was reformatted in 2003/04. Previously teams defeated in the first round would enter the Subsidiary Shield competition, teams losing in later rounds would find their season over. All entrants, except those who drew byes, entered in the first round of the competition. It was felt that this could lead to significant mismatches. The reformatting sought to avoid this and to extend the amount of meaningful rugby played by school teams.

The first round was changed to act as a qualifying stage for weaker teams and first round losers entered a new Schools' Trophy competition.

The bulk of the teams entered the competition in the second round where they were joined by the first-round qualifiers. Teams losing at this stage are entered into another new competition, the Schools' Bowl.

In the third round, four seeded teams entered the fray. Third-round losers entered the Subsidiary Shield, renamed the Schools' Shield. The Subsidiary Shield was first introduced in 1971. It did not have its own trophy until 1980 when the Headmaster of Grosvenor High School and then Ulster Branch President Ken Reid presented the Grosvenor Shield.

The remaining teams contest for the Schools' Cup proper, the semi-finals and final of which are played at Kingspan Stadium (formerly known as Ravenhill), the Ulster Branch HQ and home of the Ulster side.

The competition format was changed again in 2005/06. The first round was a round-robin competition involving three teams. The winner from this joined eleven other teams in the second round. The six winners from the second round joined ten more teams in the third round; the second round losers competed for the Schools' Trophy.

The eight third-round winners proceeded to the fourth round where they were joined by eight seeded teams. The third-round losers competed for the Schools' Bowl. The fourth round proceeded as per the old third round.

The increased number of competitions means that schools which are very unlikely to win the main competition have more competitive rugby and an opportunity to win a trophy.

History[edit]

The first winners in 1876 were the Royal School, Armagh. When the Cup no longer had room to record the winners on it, the Cup was mounted on a wooden shield to which plaques were attached. In the centenary year of the competition after the 1976 final, the governors of Methodist College presented a new shield, as the original had no more room to record the winners. The Royal School won in 1977, thus claiming the place at the top of the new shield. The first wooden shield is on exhibit at the Ulster Branch offices at the Kingspan Stadium.

The first final to be played at Ravenhill (renamed Kingspan Stadium in 2014) was in 1924. Before that, finals were played at the Royal Ulster Agricultural Society grounds at Balmoral, the Ulster Sports Club grounds at Cross Parade in Belfast, and one final was played at the Linfield Football Club ground at Windsor Park.[3]

A total of seventeen schools have won the trophy at least once.

Although not widely known outside of Northern Ireland, the Schools' Cup is important within Ulster rugby. With no school 1st XV league, the Schools' Cup is the only competitive rugby played by the senior school teams.

The St. Patrick's Day final is televised live on BBC Northern Ireland, complete with half-time punditry and post-match interviews.

List of finals[edit]

Note: Prior to 1942 drawn finals were always replayed. In 1942 it was decided if the final was drawn, a replay would only take place if both schools agreed. It has since become the rule that replays are never held and the trophy is automatically shared. Shares occurred in 1942, 1953, 1954, 1960, 1962, 1963, 1964 & 1996.

Key

(R) Replay
* Trophy shared
dagger After extra time
Ulster Schools' Cup Winners
Year Winners Score Runners-up Venue
1876 The Royal School, Armagh 3–0 Royal Belfast Academical Institution RUAS Grounds
1877 The Royal School, Armagh 15–0 Methodist College Belfast RUAS Grounds
1878 Methodist College Belfast 8–0 Royal School Dungannon RUAS Grounds
1879 The Royal School, Armagh 6–0 Methodist College Belfast RUAS Grounds
1880 The Royal School, Armagh 3–0 Methodist College Belfast RUAS Grounds
1881 The Royal School, Armagh 6–0 Royal Belfast Academical Institution RUAS Grounds
1882 Methodist College Belfast 3–0 Derry Academy RUAS Grounds
1883 The Royal School, Armagh 8–0 Royal Belfast Academical Institution RUAS Grounds
1884 Coleraine Academical Institution 3–0 Foyle College RUAS Grounds
1885 The Royal School, Armagh 5–0 Methodist College Belfast RUAS Grounds
1886 Coleraine Academical Institution 5–0 dagger Royal Belfast Academical Institution RUAS Grounds
1887 Coleraine Academical Institution 11–0 Galway Grammar School RUAS Grounds
1888 Royal Belfast Academical Institution 3–0 Coleraine Academical Institution RUAS Grounds
1889 Methodist College Belfast 3–0 Coleraine Academical Institution RUAS Grounds
1890 Royal Belfast Academical Institution 16–0 Coleraine Academical Institution RUAS Grounds
1891 Methodist College Belfast 3–0 Coleraine Academical Institution RUAS Grounds
1892 Methodist College Belfast 8–0 Coleraine Academical Institution RUAS Grounds
1893 Methodist College Belfast 3–0 Coleraine Academical Institution RUAS Grounds
1894 Coleraine Academical Institution 3–0 Methodist College Belfast RUAS Grounds
1895 Royal Belfast Academical Institution 6–5 Coleraine Academical Institution RUAS Grounds
1896 Methodist College Belfast 5–3 Derry Academy RUAS Grounds
1897 Coleraine Academical Institution 6–0 Methodist College Belfast RUAS Grounds
1898 Campbell College 7–0 Coleraine Academical Institution RUAS Grounds
1899 Methodist College Belfast 21–0 Portora Royal School RUAS Grounds
1900 Foyle College 3–3 dagger Methodist College Belfast RUAS Grounds
1900 (R) Foyle College 6–0 dagger Methodist College Belfast RUAS Grounds
1901 Methodist College Belfast 6–3 Coleraine Academical Institution Ulster Sports Ground[4]
1902 Methodist College Belfast 38–0 Portora Royal School RUAS Grounds
1903 Royal Belfast Academical Institution 28–0 The Royal School, Armagh RUAS Grounds
1904 Methodist College Belfast 11–0 Portora Royal School RUAS Grounds
1905 Portora Royal School 16–5 Methodist College Belfast RUAS Grounds
1906 Portora Royal School 8–5 Foyle College RUAS Grounds
1907 Royal School Dungannon 5–0 Royal Belfast Academical Institution RUAS Grounds
1908 Portora Royal School 52–0 Coleraine Academical Institution RUAS Grounds
1909 Portora Royal School 42–0 Coleraine Academical Institution RUAS Grounds
1910 Campbell College 7–0 Coleraine Academical Institution RUAS Grounds
1911 Competition not finished
1912 Royal Belfast Academical Institution 11–3 Methodist College Belfast RUAS Grounds
1913 Campbell College 10–3 Foyle College RUAS Grounds
1914 Methodist College Belfast 13–0 Foyle College RUAS Grounds
1915 Foyle College 5–3 The Royal School, Armagh RUAS Grounds
1916 Royal Belfast Academical Institution 3–0 Campbell College RUAS Grounds
1917 Campbell College 9–3 Royal Belfast Academical Institution RUAS Grounds
1918 Royal Belfast Academical Institution 24–5 Royal School Dungannon RUAS Grounds
1919 Royal Belfast Academical Institution 8–0 Campbell College RUAS Grounds
1920 Coleraine Academical Institution 3–0 Campbell College RUAS Grounds
1921 Campbell College 8–0 Coleraine Academical Institution RUAS Grounds
1922 Campbell College 10–0 Royal Belfast Academical Institution Windsor Park
1923 Campbell College 23–0 Portora Royal School RUAS Grounds
1924 Campbell College 16–3 Ballymena Academy Ravenhill Stadium
1925 Coleraine Academical Institution 13–3 Methodist College Belfast Ravenhill Stadium
1926 Campbell College 14–14 dagger Coleraine Academical Institution Ravenhill Stadium
1926 (R) Campbell College 11–3 Coleraine Academical Institution Ravenhill Stadium
1927 Methodist College Belfast 22–9 The Royal School, Armagh Ravenhill Stadium
1928 Methodist College Belfast 24–3 Ballymena Academy Ravenhill Stadium
1929 Methodist College Belfast 18–5 Portora Royal School Ravenhill Stadium
1930 Royal Belfast Academical Institution 14–5 Methodist College Belfast Ravenhill Stadium
1931 Campbell College 12–5 Methodist College Belfast Ravenhill Stadium
1932 Campbell College 11–0 Royal Belfast Academical Institution Ravenhill Stadium
1933 Royal Belfast Academical Institution 8–0 Methodist College Belfast Ravenhill Stadium
1934 Royal Belfast Academical Institution 18–0 Lurgan College Ravenhill Stadium
1935 Royal Belfast Academical Institution 6–6 dagger Methodist College Belfast Ravenhill Stadium
1935 (R) Royal Belfast Academical Institution 14–0 Methodist College Belfast Ravenhill Stadium
1936 Methodist College Belfast 12–3 Coleraine Academical Institution Ravenhill Stadium
1937 Methodist College Belfast 5–3 Belfast Royal Academy Ravenhill Stadium
1938 Royal Belfast Academical Institution 7–6 Coleraine Academical Institution Ravenhill Stadium
1939 Coleraine Academical Institution 16–5 Methodist College Belfast Ravenhill Stadium
1940 Portora Royal School 6–3 dagger Coleraine Academical Institution Ravenhill Stadium
1941 Portora Royal School 11–3 Coleraine Academical Institution Ravenhill Stadium
1942 Portora Royal School 5–5 * Royal Belfast Academical Institution Ravenhill Stadium
1943 Royal Belfast Academical Institution 8–0 Coleraine Academical Institution Ravenhill Stadium
1944 Royal Belfast Academical Institution 10–0 Coleraine Academical Institution Ravenhill Stadium
1945 Royal Belfast Academical Institution 5–0 Methodist College Belfast Ravenhill Stadium
1946 Royal Belfast Academical Institution 8–3 Methodist College Belfast Ravenhill Stadium
1947 Royal Belfast Academical Institution 7–3 Methodist College Belfast Ravenhill Stadium
1948 Royal Belfast Academical Institution 0–0 dagger Campbell College Ravenhill Stadium
1948 (R) Royal Belfast Academical Institution 11–3 Campbell College Ravenhill Stadium
1949 Methodist College Belfast 12–3 Royal Belfast Academical Institution Ravenhill Stadium
1950 Campbell College 5–0 Royal Belfast Academical Institution Ravenhill Stadium
1951 Royal Belfast Academical Institution 6–0 Campbell College Ravenhill Stadium
1952 Methodist College Belfast 15–0 Campbell College Ravenhill Stadium
1953 Campbell College 0–0 * Methodist College Belfast Ravenhill Stadium
1954 Campbell College 10–10 * Royal Belfast Academical Institution Ravenhill Stadium
1955 Campbell College 6–5 Methodist College Belfast Ravenhill Stadium
1956 Campbell College 6–3 Methodist College Belfast Ravenhill Stadium
1957 Royal Belfast Academical Institution 5–3 Methodist College Belfast Ravenhill Stadium
1958 Annadale Grammar School 5–0 Campbell College Ravenhill Stadium
1959 Royal Belfast Academical Institution 8–0 Royal School Dungannon Ravenhill Stadium
1960 Campbell College 0–0 * Royal Belfast Academical Institution Ravenhill Stadium
1961 Campbell College 16–6 Royal Belfast Academical Institution Ravenhill Stadium
1962 Belfast Royal Academy 6–6 * Royal Belfast Academical Institution Ravenhill Stadium
1963 Belfast Royal Academy 8–8 * Rainey Endowed School Ravenhill Stadium
1964 Belfast Royal Academy 0–0 * Campbell College Ravenhill Stadium
1965 Campbell College 14–0 Rainey Endowed School Ravenhill Stadium
1966 Campbell College 3–0 Coleraine Academical Institution Ravenhill Stadium
1967 Rainey Endowed School 9–6 Methodist College Belfast Ravenhill Stadium
1968 Campbell College 13–0 Belfast Royal Academy Ravenhill Stadium
1969 Bangor Grammar School 6–3 Campbell College Ravenhill Stadium
1970 Royal Belfast Academical Institution 11–3 Rainey Endowed School Ravenhill Stadium
1971 Belfast Boys' Model School 14–3 Ballymena Academy Ravenhill Stadium
1972 Ballymena Academy 13–9 Belfast Royal Academy Ravenhill Stadium
1973 Ballyclare High School 13–8 Royal Belfast Academical Institution Ravenhill Stadium
1974 Methodist College Belfast 7–6 Royal Belfast Academical Institution Ravenhill Stadium
1975 Methodist College Belfast 18–7 Royal School Dungannon Ravenhill Stadium
1976 Methodist College Belfast 21–3 Campbell College Ravenhill Stadium
1977 The Royal School, Armagh 12–9 Regent House Grammar School Ravenhill Stadium
1978 Bangor Grammar School 17–9 Annadale Grammar School Ravenhill Stadium
1979 Methodist College Belfast 10–7 Bangor Grammar School Ravenhill Stadium
1980 Campbell College 3–0 Royal Belfast Academical Institution Ravenhill Stadium
1981 Ballymena Academy 12–3 Bangor Grammar School Ravenhill Stadium
1982 Rainey Endowed School 6–4 Ballymena Academy Ravenhill Stadium
1983 Grosvenor High School 10–7 Royal Belfast Academical Institution Ravenhill Stadium
1984 Methodist College Belfast 13–9 Belfast Royal Academy Ravenhill Stadium
1985 Bangor Grammar School 12–3 Omagh Academy Ravenhill Stadium
1986 Bangor Grammar School 17–4 Royal Belfast Academical Institution Ravenhill Stadium
1987 Methodist College Belfast 10–9 Bangor Grammar School Ravenhill Stadium
1988 Bangor Grammar School 13–4 Coleraine Academical Institution Ravenhill Stadium
1989 Methodist College Belfast 26–12 Wallace High School Ravenhill Stadium
1990 Methodist College Belfast 15–0 Campbell College Ravenhill Stadium
1991 Methodist College Belfast 23–7 Coleraine Academical Institution Ravenhill Stadium
1992 Coleraine Academical Institution 35–21 Methodist College Belfast Ravenhill Stadium
1993 Campbell College 46–13 Dalriada School Ravenhill Stadium
1994 Regent House Grammar School 8–3 Wallace High School Ravenhill Stadium
1995 Royal Belfast Academical Institution 18–9 Bangor Grammar School Ravenhill Stadium
1996 Methodist College Belfast 9–9 * Regent House Grammar School Ravenhill Stadium
1997 Belfast Royal Academy 12–0 Royal Belfast Academical Institution Ravenhill Stadium
1998 Royal Belfast Academical Institution 57–3 Coleraine Academical Institution Ravenhill Stadium
1999 Campbell College 18–7 Ballymena Academy Ravenhill Stadium
2000 Royal Belfast Academical Institution 24–6 Ballymena Academy Ravenhill Stadium
2001[5] Methodist College Belfast 8–6 Royal Belfast Academical Institution Ravenhill Stadium
2002[6] Campbell College 12–10 Methodist College Belfast Ravenhill Stadium
2003[7] Royal Belfast Academical Institution 23–10 Wallace High School Ravenhill Stadium
2004[8] The Royal School, Armagh 14–5 Campbell College Ravenhill Stadium
2005[9] Royal Belfast Academical Institution 12–10 Methodist College Belfast Ravenhill Stadium
2006[10] Methodist College Belfast 11–5 Campbell College Ravenhill Stadium
2007[11] Royal Belfast Academical Institution 15–0 Wallace High School Ravenhill Stadium
2008[12] Methodist College Belfast 36–0 Regent House Grammar School Ravenhill Stadium
2009[13] Methodist College Belfast 16–0 Royal Belfast Academical Institution Ravenhill Stadium
2010[14] Ballymena Academy 10–7 Belfast Royal Academy Ravenhill Stadium
2011[15] Campbell College 18–11 Royal Belfast Academical Institution Ravenhill Stadium
2012[16] Methodist College Belfast 22–6 Ballyclare High School Ravenhill Stadium
2013[17][18] Methodist College Belfast 20–5 Royal Belfast Academical Institution Ravenhill Stadium
2014[19][20] Methodist College Belfast 27–12 Sullivan Upper School Kingspan Stadium
2015[21] Royal Belfast Academical Institution 14–10 Wallace High School Kingspan Stadium
2016[22] Royal Belfast Academical Institution 13–3 Campbell College Kingspan Stadium
2017[23] Royal Belfast Academical Institution 12–8 Methodist College Belfast Kingspan Stadium
2018[24] Campbell College 19–13 The Royal School, Armagh Kingspan Stadium

Results by school[edit]

Information as provided by Schools' Cup Final programme (various years)

Results by school
School Location Wins First final won Last final won Runners-Up Last final lost Total final appearances
Methodist College Belfast Belfast 35 1878 2014 26 2017 63
Royal Belfast Academical Institution Belfast 32 1888 2017 21 2013 57
Campbell College Belfast 24 1898 2018 13 2016 41
Coleraine Academical Institution Coleraine 9 1884 1992 24 1998 33
The Royal School, Armagh Armagh 9 1876 2004 4 2018 13
Portora Royal School Enniskillen 6 1905 1941 5 1929 12
Bangor Grammar School Bangor 5 1969 1988 4 1995 9
Ballymena Academy Ballymena 3 1972 2010 6 2000 9
Foyle College Derry 2 1900 1915 4 1914 6
Rainey Endowed School Magherafelt 2 1963 1982 2 1970 5
Belfast Royal Academy Belfast 1 1997 1997 5 2010 9
Royal School Dungannon Dungannon 1 1907 1907 4 1975 5
Regent House Grammar School Newtownards 1 1994 1994 2 2008 4
Annadale Grammar School Belfast 1 1958 1958 1 1978 2
Ballyclare High School Ballyclare 1 1973 1973 1 2012 2
Belfast Boys' Model School Belfast 1 1971 1971 0 1
Grosvenor High School Belfast 1 1983 1983 0 1
Wallace High School Lisburn 0 5 2015 5
Derry Academy Derry 0 2 1896 2
Dalriada School Ballymoney 0 1 1993 1
Galway Grammar School Galway 0 1 1887 1
Lurgan College Lurgan 0 1 1934 1
Omagh Academy Omagh 0 1 1985 1
Sullivan Upper School Holywood 0 1 2014 1

Subsidiary competitions[edit]

The Grosvenor Shield[edit]

Subsidiary Shield 1971–2003, Schools' Shield 2004–

* Trophy shared
Year Winners Score Runners-up
1971 Royal Belfast Academical Institution 9–8 Down High School
1972 Grosvenor High School 16–9 Royal School Dungannon
1973[25] Portadown College 7–0 Belfast Boys' Model School
1974[26] Down High School 9–4 Portadown College
1975 Dalriada School 4–3 Carrickfergus Grammar School
1976[27] Ballymena Academy 9–6 Belfast Royal Academy
1977 Campbell College 4–3 Belfast Royal Academy
1978 Coleraine Academical Institution 20–0 Belfast High School
1979 Ballymena Academy 10–0 Carrickfergus Grammar School
1980 Sullivan Upper School 3–0 Down High School
1981 Belfast High School 10–6 Larne Grammar School
1982 Friends School Lisburn 12–9 Down High School
1983 Belfast Royal Academy 11–6 Wallace High School
1984 Bangor Grammar School 9–9 * Belfast High School
1985 Cambridge House Grammar School 10–3 Coleraine Academical Institution
1986[28] Omagh Academy 3–3 * Wallace High School
1987 Belfast Royal Academy 8–6 Portadown College
1988[29] Royal Belfast Academical Institution 9–7 Ballyclare High School
1989 Bangor Grammar School 9–3 Coleraine Academical Institution
1990[30] Portadown College 7–0 Rainey Endowed School
1991[31] Royal School Dungannon 10–6 Larne Grammar School
1992 Ballymena Academy 15–0 Larne Grammar School
1993[32] Coleraine Academical Institution 31–16 Ballymena Academy
1994 Omagh Academy 13–0 Campbell College
1995[33] Coleraine Academical Institution 16–11 Ballymena Academy
1996[34] Royal Belfast Academical Institution 31–15 Portadown College
1997[35] Portadown College 16–9 Ballymena Academy
1998 Rainey Endowed School 8–6 The Royal School, Armagh
1999 The Royal School, Armagh 26–3 Bangor Grammar School
2000[36] Royal School Dungannon 22–19 Portadown College
2001 Coleraine Academical Institution 28–7 Royal School Dungannon
2002 Coleraine Academical Institution 23–12 Ballyclare High School
2003[37] Coleraine Academical Institution 17–17 * Campbell College
2004[38] Methodist College Belfast 19–13 Wallace High School, Lisburn
2005 Belfast Royal Academy 16–12 Ballyclare High School
2006 Ballymena Academy 17–11 Regent House, Newtownards
2007 Ballymena Academy 32–12 Portadown College
2008[39] Royal Belfast Academical Institution 27–12 Coleraine Academical Institution
2009[40] Ballymena Academy 36–19 Coleraine Academical Institution
2010[41] The Royal School, Armagh 22–10 Campbell College
2011 Ballymena Academy 33–5 Bangor Grammar School
2012[42] The Royal School, Armagh 24–3 Limavady Grammar School
2013 Campbell College 19–5 Belfast Royal Academy
2014 Dalriada School 12–3 Ballymena Academy
2015 Ballymena Academy 20–10 Down High School
2016[43] Wallace High School 21–5 Down High School
2017 Down High School 19–13 Ballyclare High School
2018[44] Ballyclare High School 34–28 Down High School

Schools' Bowl[edit]

* Trophy shared
Year Winners Score Runners-up
2004[45] Regent House Grammar School 22–0 Dalriada School
2005 Rainey Endowed School 24–5 Carrickfergus Grammar School
2006 Foyle and Londonderry College 22–19 Limavady Grammar School
2007 Royal School Dungannon 11–11 * Sullivan Upper School
2008[46] Foyle College 39–24 Cambridge House Grammar School
2009[47] The Royal School, Armagh 17–7 Grosvenor Grammar School
2010[48] Foyle College 28–7 Grosvenor Grammar School
2011[49] Rainey Endowed School 14–11 Friends School Lisburn
2012 Sullivan Upper School 24–12 Belfast Royal Academy
2013[50] Omagh Academy 24–0 Rainey Endowed School
2014[51][52] Foyle College 11–5 Banbridge Academy
2015[53] Dalriada School 31–15 Rainey Endowed School
2016[54] Portora Royal School 20–7 Grosvenor Grammar School

Schools' Trophy[edit]

Year Winners Score Runners-up
2004[55] Lurgan College 18–8 Cambridge House Grammar School
2005 Strabane Grammar School 24–13 Lurgan College
2006 Down High School 48–5 Lurgan College
2007 Larne Grammar School 11–3 Omagh Academy
2008 Larne Grammar School 12–0 Dalriada School
2009[56] Carrickfergus Grammar School 34–26 Down High School
2010[57] Portadown College 14–15 (*) Cambridge House Grammar School
2011[58] Portora Royal School 22–5 Omagh Academy
2012[59] Omagh Academy 9–5 Larne Grammar School
2013[60] Banbridge Academy 32–0 Portora Royal School
2014[61] Royal School Dungannon 17–15 Wellington College Belfast
2015[62] Royal School Dungannon 29–10 Lurgan College
2016[63] Banbridge Academy 15–0 Belfast High School

(*) - Cambridge House fielded an ineligible player in the final and the Trophy was awarded to Portadown College[64]

See also[edit]

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