U12 & U13 meet the Barbarians

 

The U12 and U13 teams were invited to a closed training session of the world-famous Barbarian RFC. The Barbarians were in Balfast to play Ulster Rugby and our squads got to watch the session close-up and then got the chance to meet the players and get photos and autographs of some of the superstars of world rugby.

Filed under: Under 12, Under 13

Fixtures List 2017-18

                                              Banbridge Academy Rugby Fixtures 2017-2018
1st XV 2nd XV 3rd XV Med XV U14 XV U13 XV U12 XV
September
SAT 2 Grosvenor Tournament
SAT 9 Portadown (A)/Dromore Dromore High (H) Dromore High (H) Dromore High (H)
Mon 11 R. S. Armagh (H)
Tue 12 R. S. Armagh (H)
Wed 13 R. S. Armagh (A) R. S. Armagh (A) R. S. Armagh (A)
Thur 14 R. S. Armagh (A)
Fri 15
SAT 16 Sullivan Upper (A) Sullivan Upper (A) Sullivan Upper (A) Sullivan Upper (H) Sullivan Upper (H) Sullivan Upper (H)
Mon 18
Tue 19
Wed 20
Thur 21 Clounagh J.H. (A) Clounagh J.H. (A)
Fri 22
SAT 23 Omagh Academy (H) Omagh Academy (H) Omagh Academy (H) Omagh Academy (A) Omagh Academy (A) Omagh Academy (A)
Mon 25
Tue 26
Wed 27
Thur 28
Fri 29
SAT 30 Enniskillen R.G.S. (A) Enniskillen R.G.S. (A) Enniskillen R.G.S. (A) Enniskillen R.G.S. (H) Enniskillen R.G.S. (H) Enniskillen R.G.S. (H)
October
Mon 2
Tue 3
Wed 4 Lurgan College (H)
Thur 5
Fri 6
SAT 7 Lurgan College (H) Lurgan College (H) Lurgan College (H)
Mon 9 Lurgan Junior High (H)
Tue 10
Wed 11 C.U.S. (A) C.U.S. (A) C.U.S. (A)
Thur 12 Lurgan Junior High (A)
Fri 13
SAT 14 Bangor Grammar (H) Bangor Grammar (H) Bangor Grammar (A) Bangor Grammar (A) Bangor Grammar (A)
Mon 16
Tue 17
Wed 18
Thur 19
Fri 20
SAT 21 Coleraine Grammer (A) Coleraine Grammer (A) Coleraine Grammer (A) Coleraine Grammer (H) Coleraine Grammer (H) Coleraine Grammer (H)
Mon 23
Tue 24
Wed 25
Thur 26
Fri 27 Prize Day Prize Day Prize Day Prize Day Prize Day Prize Day Prize Day
SAT 28 Carrick Grammar (H) Carrick Grammar (H) Carrick Grammar (A) Carrick Grammar (A)
Mon 30       H       H       H       H       H       H       H
Tue 31 A   T A   T A   T A   T A   T A   T A   T
L   E L   E L   E L   E L   E L   E L   E
November F   R F   R F   R F   R F   R F   R F   R
Wed 1     M     M     M     M     M     M     M
Thur 2
Fri 3
SAT 4
Mon 6
Tue 7
Wed 8
Thur 9
Fri 10
SAT 11 AQE Belfast High (H) Belfast High (H) Belfast High (A) Belfast High (A) Belfast High (A)
Mon 13
Tue 14
Wed 15 2nd XV Cup
Thur 16
Fri 17
SAT 18 Wellington College (A) Wellington College (A) Wellington College (H) Wellington College (H) Wellington College (H)
Mon 20
Tue 21 Portadown College (H)
Wed 22 Portadown College (H) Portadown College (H) 3rd XV Cup
Thur 23
Fri 24
SAT 25 AQE Grosvenor Grammar (A) Grosvenor Grammar (A) Grosvenor Grammar (H) Grosvenor Grammar (H) Grosvenor Grammar (H)
Mon 27
Tue 28
Wed 29 R.S. Dungannon (H)
Thur 30
December
Fri 1
SAT 2 AQE R. S. Dungannon (H) R. S. Dungannon (H) R. S. Dungannon (A) R. S. Dungannon (A) R. S. Dungannon (A)
Mon 4
Tue 5
Wed 6
Thur 7
Fri 8
SAT 9 B.R.A. (A) B.R.A. (A) B.R.A. (A) Med Shield – 2nd Rd B.R.A. (H) B.R.A. (H)
Mon 11 House Rugby
Tue 12 House Rugby
Wed 13 House Rugby House Rugby House Rugby
Thur 14 House Rugby
Fri 15 House Rugby
SAT 16 Clounagh J.H. (H) Clounagh J.H. (H)
Mon 18
Tue 19 1/2 Day 1/2 Day 1/2 Day 1/2 Day 1/2 Day 1/2 Day 1/2 Day
1st XV 2nd XV 3rd XV Med XV U14 XV U13 XV U12 XV
Wed 20 C C C C C C C
Thur 21 Lurgan College (A) Lurgan College (A) H Lurgan College (A) H H H
Fri 22 R R R R R R R
SAT 23
Mon 25 I I I I I I I
Tue 26 S S S S S S S
Wed 27 T T T T T T T
Thur 28 M M M M M M M
Fri 29 Rainey Endowed (A) Rainey Endowed (A) A Rainey Endowed (A) A A A
SAT 30
S S S S S S S
January
Mon 1
Tue 2 day in lieu day in lieu day in lieu day in lieu day in lieu day in lieu day in lieu
Wed 3
Thur 4
Fri 5
SAT 6 2nd Rd Cup Down High/Bangor (A) Down High/Bangor (A)
Mon 8
Tue 9
Wed 10 2nd XV Cup
Thur 11
Fri 12
SAT 13 R. S. Dungannon (A) R. S. Dungannon (A) R. S. Dungannon (A) Shield 3rd Rd R. S. Dungannon (H) R. S. Dungannon (H)
Mon 15 E E E E E E E
Tue 16 X X X X X X X
Wed 17 A A 3rd XV Cup A A A A
Thur 18 M M M M M M M
Fri 19 S S S S S S S
SAT 20 Cup 3rd Rd/Omagh (A) Omagh Academy (A) Omagh Academy (H) Omagh Academy (H) Omagh Academy (H)
Mon 22 E E E E
Tue 23 X X X X
Wed 24 A A A A
Thur 25 M M M M Wallace High (H) Wallace High (H) Wallace High (H)
Fri 26 S S S S
SAT 27 Friends School (H) Friends School (H) Friends School (A) Friends School (A) Friends School (A)
Mon 29 Open Night 1/2 Day Open Night 1/2 Day Open Night 1/2 Day Open Night 1/2 Day Open Night 1/2 Day Open Night 1/2 Day Open Night 1/2 Day
Tue 30
Wed 31
February
Thur 1
Fri 2
SAT 3 CUP 4th Round Killicomaine J.H. (H) Killicomaine J.H. (H)
Mon 5
Tue 6
Wed 7
Thur 8
Fri 9
SAT 10
Mon 12 Training Day Training Day Training Day Training Day Training Day Training Day Training Day
Tue 13 Training Day Training Day Training Day Training Day Training Day Training Day Training Day
Wed 14 day in lieu day in lieu day in lieu day in lieu day in lieu day in lieu day in lieu
Thur 15 Half Term Half Term Half Term Half Term Half Term Half Term Half Term
Fri 16 Half Term Half Term Half Term Half Term Half Term Half Term Half Term
SAT 17 CUP 1/4 finals
Mon 19
Tue 20
Wed 21
Thur 22
Fri 23
SAT 24
Mon 26 R. S. Armagh (A)
Tue 27 R. S. Armagh (A)
Wed 28
March
Thur 1 R. S. Armagh (H)
Fri 2 R. S. Armagh (H)
SAT 3
Mon 5 Dromore High (H) Cup
Tue 6 Dromore High (H) Cup
Wed 7
Thur 8 Dromore High (A) Cup
Fri 9 Dromore (A) Cup
SAT 10
Mon 12
Tue 13
Wed 14
Thur 15
Fri 16
SAT 17
Mon 19 St Patricks Day St Patricks Day St Patricks Day St Patricks Day St Patricks Day St Patricks Day St Patricks Day
Tue 20
Wed 21
Thur 22
Fri 23
SAT 24 Sevens Compitition Sevens Compitition
Mon 26 Easter Easter Easter Easter Easter Easter Easter
Tue 27 Easter Easter Easter Easter Easter Easter Easter
Wed 28 Easter Easter Easter Easter Easter Easter Easter
Thu 29 Easter Easter Easter Easter Easter Easter Easter
Fri 30 Easter Easter Easter Easter Easter Easter Easter
Filed under: Fixtures, Medallion, Senior, Under 12, Under 13, Under 14

Rugby Club Awards Ceremony

Ulster Rugby stars Andrew Warwick and Jonathan Simpson were the special guests at Banbridge Academy’s annual rugby awards ceremony held in school last week. Prop Andrew Warwick is an integral part of the Ulster set up having played some 70 times over the past four seasons. He is a dynamic ball carrier who scrimmaging is improving with every game he plays and the Academy were delighted to welcome such a high profile guest to their awards. Jonathan Simpson, a Banbridge Academy former pupil, has been involved with Ulster for three seasons now and finally made his break-through playing four times for the province this season before a neck injury has curtailed his participation. While at the Academy Simpson represented both Ulster and Ireland Schools while playing for the school 1st XV.  The Academy were delighted to welcome back on of their finest, and most successful, past players.

 

Warwick and Simpson presented trophies to captains, players of the year and most improved players and also took the chance to say a few words of encouragement to the boys. They commended the players on their hard work throughout the season and congratulated them on another fine year in terms of results and performances. He also commented on the commitment of the coaching staff, namely the school staff of Brian Leslie, Tim Baxter, Jonny Erskine, Chris Beacom, Brian O’Shaughnessy & Alan Harvey and the outside coaches Roy Stevenson, Andrew Craig, Michael Ross, Stevie Reddick, Matthew Bell & Mike Bentley and paid tribute to their hard work in coaching, refereeing and organisation of teams.

 

While there were no trophies this year it was still a successful season in terms of playing numbers with six teams playing each Saturday and two Under 12 teams playing each Friday. Academy rugby continues to improve and with the strong support of the headmaster Mr McLoughlin and the Board of Governors led by Mr Mark Orr the future is bright for this thriving area of school life.

 

A full breakdown of the individual award winners is below:

                                   


U12 ‘A’ XV          

Player of Year:     Peter McGrath

Ethan Todd

Jack Jasztal

Callum Toal

 

U12 ‘B’ XV

Player of Year:     Isaac Tugwell

Isaac Waddington

 

U13 ‘A’ XV          

Captain:                 Ben Bradshaw

Player of Year:     Marcus McNeill

Most Improved:   Matthew Daly

 

U14 ‘A’ XV          

Captain:                 Niall Malcolmson

Player of Year:     Dovydas Luitvinas

Most Improved:   Marc Murphy

 

Medallion XV      

Captain:                 Adam Hanna

Player of Year:     Adam Hanna

Most Improved:    Scott Russell

 

 

3rd XV                    

Captain:                 Ryan Armstrong

Player of Year:     Clyde Scott

Most Improved:   Charlie Millsop

 

2nd XV                    

Captain:                 Scott Buchannon

Player of Year:     Jordan Poots

Most Improved:   Stuart Totten

 

1st XV                     

Captain:                 Toby Baxter

Top Try Scorer:  Robbie Mathers

Try of the year:    Jack Dolaghan

Overall P.O.Y.:    Jonathan McIntosh

U6 P.O.Y. :            Jonathan McIntosh

L6 P.O.Y.:             Chrisy Patterson

Yr 12 P.O.Y.:        Andrew Denver

Most Improved:   Robert Ashfield

Clubman:              Jack Dolaghan

 

Team of the year

U13 XV

Filed under: Uncategorized

Medallion fall at Semi Hurdle

Commiserations to our Medallion XV lost 12-0 to BRA in the semi-final of the Medallion Plate on Sat 25th Feb.

Filed under: Medallion

1st XV lose out in Trophy Final

Academy 1st XV lose out in Schools Trophy Final

 

Banbridge Academy 1st XV lost 15-11 to Foyle College in the final of the Schools Trophy played at Royal School, Dungannon on Wednesday 22nd February.

It was a keenly contested game, played out in front of a sizable crowd, but despite leading for three quarters of the game the Academy were unable to hold out in the second half and the Londonderry school claimed the spoils.

Playing with the wind in the first half the Academy were first on the scoreboard when Out Half Tom Flanagan slotted a tenth minute penalty. Further pressure from the Academy yielded a great team score by Prop John Wilson after 20 minutes. Flanagan was wide with the difficult conversion. On thirty minutes Foyle took full advantage of a rare foray into the Academy half and scored following a maul in the corner. This conversion was also wide. The Academy responded well and with the last kick of the half Flanagan slotted a second penalty to leave the score 11-5 at half time in the Academy’s favour.

With the strong wind now at their backs Foyle came out firing after the interval and only valiant defence repelled them in the opening exchanges. On fifty five minutes, after some good midfield play from the Academy, a loose ball was hacked on twice by Foyle and their player won the foot race and dotted down the bouncing ball. This score was converted and moved Foyle into a 12-11 lead. They followed this up with a penalty on sixty minutes to stretch out to 15-11. The Academy responded bravely after this and applied their first real pressure of the half in the last ten minutes but the Foyle defence held firm and their players were understandably ecstatic when the final whistle sounded.

While it was not the victorious ending to the  season the Academy had hoped for they can take some crumb of comfort from their excellent performance on the day and after what has been a hugely difficult season they should be proud of their efforts in reaching the final.

Filed under: Senior

U12 Mini Blitz

Well done to the U12 players involved in the mini-blitz today at the Academy with Friends & Wellington College.
1 win, 1 loss & 1 draw!

Filed under: Under 12

Medallion success in Bowl Quarter Final

Congratulations to the Medallion XV on a fantastic 19-12 win in the last play of the game v Dalriada in the Bowl Quarter Final!!!

Filed under: Medallion

U13 v Dungannon

u13 lost 19-17 to RSD.

Filed under: Under 13

Killicomaine results

Junior results v Killicomaine:

U13s won 15-7
U14s lost 20-12

Filed under: Under 13, Under 14

1st XV reach Trophy final

Banbridge Academy’s 1st XV progressed to the final of the Danske Bank Schools Trophy with a fine 10 – 5 win over Antrim Grammar School in a hard fought semi-final on Saturday. The Academy started the game well and always looked the more likely to score first and after 13 minutes Centre Ross Cartmill crashed through from a set piece and stepped the last defender to score under the posts. Outhalf Tom Flanagan slotted the conversion. The Academy were in the ascendancy for the rest of the first half but were unable to extend their lead until the 33rd minute when Flanagan converted a penalty. The halftime score was 10-0 In the second half, playing into the slight breeze, the Academy found themselves under a bit of pressure. Their defence however was resolute and despite Antrim’s best effort’s they were unable to cross the line until the final minute of the game when they drove over it in the corner. The conversion attempt was unsuccessful and the Academy were able to play out final two minutes of the game in the Antrim half. The Banbridge men deserved their win as they were the better team on the day but it was a close game with little between the two teams. It was a good team performance but mention must go to flanker Jonathan Macintosh who had a great game in both attack and defence.

The Academy now play in the final of the schools trophy for the second year in a row where their opponents will be for Foyle College from Londonderry and the game will take place on Wednesday, 22 February at Royal School Dungannon with a 2:30 PM kick-off

Filed under: Senior