Girls’ Tag Rugby - Ulster Schools’ Cup Regional Finals

Congratulations to Grosvenor’s girls’ rugby team which secured a place in the Ulster Schools’ Cup Final following victory in the regional finals, held at Ballymena R.F.C. on Tuesday 12th March.

At the regional tournament they performed convincingly in their section, winning all of their matches against Antrim Grammar, Aquinas Grammar, Rainey Endowed and Wellington College.

As winners of their section they then progressed to face Section Two runner-up Hunterhouse College in the semi-finals, where they  played their best rugby to date and came out convincing winners by five scores to two.

This set up a much-anticipated final against Aquinas Grammar, who they had already played and defeated in their section. The team, who at this stage had played a total of five matches and endured rain, sleet, snow and freezing conditions, were highly motivated for the final. As reigning champions they were determined to get to the final of the competition at Ravenhill for a second successive year. Aquinas, however, upped their game and made the girls work really hard for their victory. A super try sealed the victory for Grosvenor (1-0) to the delight of their two coaches, Mrs Karen Kirk and Stuart Smyth.

Congratulations to the girls, captained by Beth Dawson, and good luck for Ravenhill on Tuesday 26th March, when kick off will take place at 1.00pm against last year’s beaten finallists, Enniskillen Collegiate.

All support is welcome.

Grosvenor's victorious squad, pictured with Ulster and Ireland star Paddy Wallace, following their success at the Ulster School's Regional Finals in Ballymena