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Grosvenor retain Danske Bank Schools Cup

A gritty display saw Grosvenor Grammar retain the Danske Bank Northern Ireland Schools’ Cup today.

The east Belfast school’s direct approach proved more effective as they secured a 3-1 victory after extra-time over St Columb’s College at Seaview.

Their opponents from Derry-Londonderry enjoyed the bulk of the possession, and produced some scintillating football at times, but the Grosvenor attacking force of Stuart Nelson, Conor Kernohan and Josh Kelly ultimately made the difference.

The Grosvenor back four also played their part in the cup success, especially centre backs Lewis Cunningham and Daniel Larmour, who produced a series of fine tackles to repel the St Columb’s attack.

Afterwards Grosvenor head coach Darren Tomkins was full of praise for his side.

“St Columb’s were a very good side. We stuck at it well though and had good discipline and a good shape. We worked hard and the boys deserve an awful lot of credit. We are absolutely delighted to have won two in a row,” he said. The first chance of the U18 final fell to Grosvenor’s Josh Kelly, who headed narrowly wide from a corner.

Then St Columb’s midfielder Jack Malone curled a shot just wide in the 6th minute, while lively St Columb’s striker Matty Doherty’s shot from distance soared over the bar.The St Columb’s midfield trio of Seamus Quinn, Malone and Nathan McEneff, along with Doherty and rampaging full-back Matthew Kirk, were imposing themselves on the game at this stage with some neat inter-play.

On 30 minutes impressive St Columb’s centre back Conal Fagan shot just over from the edge of the area and minutes later St Columb’s keeper Gareth Muldoon made a comfortable save from a Kelly snapshot. Then Kirk found himself clear in the box for St Columb’s but he shot over the top and on the stroke of half-time Grosvenor midfielder Kurtis Elliott scooped an effort over the bar.On 50 minutes the deadlock was broken. Kelly fed Nelson down the right and his deflected shot eventually fell into the path of Kernohan, who nodded home from close range.

The Derry side were level four minutes later, however. Doherty produced a superb defence-splitting pass to Joe McCartie who was upended by Grosvenor keeper Tim Larmour inside the penalty area as he raced towards goal. And Doherty stepped up to coolly slot home the spot kick.On 63 minutes Grosvenor’s Kernohan produced a great delivery from a free-kick which defender Larmour headed inches wide.

With six minutes of normal time remaining Muldoon had to be at his sharpest to deny Grosvenor captain Nelson. Kernohan produced an incisive pass to send Nelson clear but Muldoon raced off his line to smother his effort.

In added time St Columb’s forced a series of corners. The Grosvenor defence stood firm, although St Columb’s sub Ciaran Deery had a half-chance which he scooped over the bar.The Kelly-Kernohan-Nelson combo really came to the fore in extra time. In the first 10-minute period Kernohan picked out Kelly inside the box but he headed straight at the keeper.

That could have been a costly miss but Kelly made amends five minutes into the second period of extra time. Kernohan won the ball in midfield and slipped in Matt Tumilson who in turn found Kelly. The striker then evaded a challenge and rounded the St Columb’s keeper before neatly finishing from 10 yards to make it 2-1.

Three minutes later, and with just two minutes to go, Grosvenor made sure of victory. Kernohan, who was voted man of the match, produced another neat pass, this time to Nelson and the captain raced through to fire the ball past the onrushing Muldoon into the bottom corner of the net.

NI Small Schools U13 Cup

First Round           
St. Colman's (Ballynahinch) v W St. Mary's (Irvinestown) St. Colmcille's (Crossgar) 1-7 Fivemiletown
St. Patrick's (Dungiven) 0-8 Devenish College Newry High School 3-0 Castlederg
Aughnacloy College 4-0 Newtownhamilton      
Corpus Christi          
St. Patrick's (Lisburn)          
Quarter Finals;          
 Fivemiletown (p) 1-1 Devenish College St. Colman's (Ballynahinch)  6-3 Rathfriland
St. Patrick's (Lisburn) 1-0 Newry High School Corpus Christi 6-0 Aughnacloy College
 Semi Final           
St Patricks (Lisburn)   Fivemiletown  Corpus Christi   St Colman's (Ballynahinch)
St Colmans  2-1 St Patricks (Lisburn)      

NI Small Schools U15 Cup

First Round           
Dominican College v W St Mary's (Irvinestown) St Colmcille's Wv Fivemiletown
Corpus Christi 1-2 St. Patrick's (Lisburn) St. Joesph's (Donaghmore) 3-1 St. Colman's (Ballynahinch)
St. Patrick's (Dungiven) 0-6 Castlederg Aughnacloy 0-3 St. Patrick's (Ballymena)
Newry High School 6-0 Newtownhamilton      
Quarter Finals          
St. Patrick's (Ballymena) 0-5 St. Joesph's (Donaghmore)  St. Patrick's (Lisburn) 1-2  Castlederg
Fivemiletown (P) 1-1 Rathfriland Dominican College  0-1 Newry High School 
Semi final           
Newry High School   Castlederg  Fivemiletown    St Josephs (Donaghmore)
Newry High School 0-2 St Josephs (Donaghmore)      

Northern Ireland U16 Plate

Quarter Final           
VENUE Mallusk PF           
Abbey Community College  5v1 Strabane Academy  Dromore High  4v2 Edmund Rice College 
Ashfield  4v1 St. Colm's (Draperstown) Foyle College  v Wllington College (Eliminated)
Second Round           
Lisneal College 0-2 Dromore High  St Colm's (Draperstown) 2-1 St Pius X (Maghrafelt)
Colaiste Feirste  2-4 Edmund Rice College Strabane Academy   St Colms(Twinbrook) WITHDREW
Campbell College 1-1 Foyle College (Foyle win 4-5 on Penalties) Fort Hill 0-4 Abbey Community College 
Oakgrove College 2-5 Wellington College Methodist College 3-10 Ashfield
First Round           
Foyle College 3-3 Breda Academy  Ballymena Academy  0-6 St Pius X (Magherafelt)
Abbey Community College    Ashfield  Campbell College   Colaiste Feirste
Edmund Rice College    Fort hill  Methodist College   Oakgrove College
St Colm's (Draperstown)   Wellington College      

Northern Ireland U18 Plate

SERC (Lisburn) v NRC (Colraine)        
Semi Final            
SERC (Lisburn)  1v0 Rainey Endowed Bangor Academy v NRC (Colraine)  
Quarter Final             
NRC (Coleraine)  5v1 Corpus Christi OR SRC Newry  Rainey Endowed  4v2 St. Colmans (Ballynahinch)   
De La Salle (Belfast)  3v6 Bangor Academy  Aquinas  0v2 SERC (Lisburn)   
 NRC Colraine  5v1  Corpus Cristie  Rainey Endowed  4v2  St Colman's (Ballynahinch)  
 Second Round            

St. Joseph's (Enniskillen)

Rainey Endowed



Rainey Endowed

St Joesph's

 Corpus Christi 7v1 SRC (Newry)  
Slemish College 2v3 Bangor Academy St. Colman's (Ballynahinch)




Ballymenaa Academy OR Bangor Grammar  
Aquinas 2v0 Dromore High NRC (Coleraine) 7v0 St. Patrick's College (Ballymena)  
Methodist College 3v9 SERC (Lisburn)  De La Salle (Belfast) OR St. Patrick's College (Dungannon) 4v1 Oakgrove College  
First Round             
Omagh Academy  1v1 St Colman's (Ballynahinch) Carrick College 1v1 Rainey Endowed  
SERC (Lisburn) 2v1 Colaiste Feirste Slemish College 5v0 St Colm's (Draperstown)  
St Patrick's (Lisburn) 1v1 Dromore High  De La Salle (Belfast) v BYE  
Belfast Royal Academy  2v4 Bangor Academy St Colm's (Twinbrook) 0v1 Corpus Christi  
Oakgrove College 5v2 Hazelwood  Aquinas 3v0 Cullybackey College  
NRC (Coleraine)    BYE St Joseph's (Enniskillen) 5v2 Castlederg  
Ballymena Academy v Bangor Grammar (Withdrew)    




Byes   Methodist College St Patrick's College (Ballymena)  

SRC (Newry)


Northern Ireland Schools Cup U16


St Columb's College 3-1 St Patrick's Belfast         
Semi Final             
Portadown College  3v1 St Columb's College   O.L & St Patrick's  1v2 St Patrick's College (Belfast) 
Quarter Final             
Portadown College  2-1 De La Salle (Belfast)    Holy Cross (Strabane)   4-5 St. Patrick's (Belfast)
VENUE Solitude             

St. Columb's College 

 3v1 Larne High    O.L. & St. Patricks   4v3 Bangor Academy 

VENUE Moyola Park 

      VENUE Seaview     
Fourth Round   U16       U16  
St Patrick's GS (Downpatrick) 1-4 Holy Cross Strabane    De La Salle (Belfast) 7v3 St. Louis (Ballymena) OR Glengormley
Larne High 3-1 St. Malachy's College   St. Patrick's (Belfast) 1v0 St. Mary's CBGS 
O.L. & St. Patrick's  4v0 Grosvenor   St. Pat's & St. Bridgid's (Claudy) 1-2  Portadown College
Lismore  2v3 Bangor Academy   Ballyclare Secondary 1v5 St. Columb's College
Third Round             
Ballyclare Secondary  7-0  Omagh Academy    Lismore  3-1 Rainey Endowed
De La Salle (Downpatrick) 1-3 Holy Cross (Strabane)   Grosvenor  2-1  Lagan College 
St. Louis (Ballymena) 3-0 Glengormley   St. Patrick's GS (Downpatrick)  1-0 Rathmore
St. Malachy's 5-2 Dunclug   O.L & St. Patrick's  6-3  RBAI
St. Mary's CBGS v Carrick Grammar    St. Patrick's (Belfast)  - w Laurelhill 
Model 2-4 St. Columb's   St. Joseph's College (Belfast) 0-4 St. Pat's & St. Brigid's (Claudy)
CBS (Glen Road) 0-7 Portadown College   Bangor Academy  3-2  St. Joseph's (Londonderry)
Larne High  4-2 Christian Brothers GS (Omagh)        
Second Round             
Edmund Rice College  1-4 De La Salle (Belfast)   Dunclug  5-1 Strabane Academy 
Omagh Academy  vW Corpus Christi    Carrick Grammar  4-1 Lisneal College 
Lismore  1-0 Ashfield    St Patrick's (Belfast) 4-2  Abbey Community College
CBS (Glen Road)  2-0 Lumen Christi College    Larne High  5-1 Cambridge House 
Lagan College  vW St Malachy's (Castlewellan)    Glengormley  6-0 Oakgrove College 
St Brigid's College Derry  v Laurelhill    St Colm's (Twinbrook) 1-2 RBAI 
Christian Brothers GS (Omagh) 6-1 Colaiste Feirste    Fivemiletown  2-6 Rainey Endowed 
St Malachy's  2-2 Dromore High   Breda Academy  1-4 Rathmore 
First Round             
Larne High  4~3  Foyle College   St Colman's (Ballynahinch) 0~1 Glengormley
Nendrum College  2~2 RBAI (Win on pens)   Lisneal College 2~0 Wellington College
Lismore 5~0 Campbell College   Ballymena Academy  2~4 Corpus Christi
St Patricks (Ballymena)  0~10 Cambridge House   Fort Hill v Abbey Community College
St Malachy's College  1~0 Banbridge Academy   Methodist College  0~1 Breda Academy 
Lagan College v Carrick College (withdrawn)   Ashfield  2~0 St Pius X (Magherafelt)
Rathmore 5~0 St Patrick's (Lisburn)   St Colms (Draperstown) 0~2 Rainey Endowed
Carrick Grammar   Christian Brothers GS (Omagh)   De La Salle (Belfast)   Dunclug
Fivemiletown   Lumen Christi College        
Omagh Academy    St Colms (Twinbrook)   St Patrick's (Belfast)   CBS (Glen Road)
Colaiste Feirste   Dromore High   Edmund Rice College   Laurel Hill
Oakgrove College   St Brigid's (Londondery)   St Malachy's (Castlewellan)   Strabane Academy 
SEEDED (16)            
Ballyclare Secondary   Craigavon Seniour High   Grosvenor   Model
Portadown College   St Josephs College (Belfast)   St Louis (Ballymena)   St Pats & St Brigids 
BYES into THIRD ROUND            
Bangor Academy   De La Salle (Downpatrick)   Holy Cross (Strabane)   O.L. & St Patricks 
St Columbs College   St Josephs (Londonderry)   St Marys CBGS   St Patricks GS (Downpatrick)

Northern Ireland Schools Cup U18

Grosvenor Grammar  3-1 St Columb's College         
Semi Final             
Grosvenor Grammar  7-1 RBAI    Edmund Rice College  0-4 St Columb's College
Grovenor 3v1 St Columb's College        
Venue Seaview 11.00am             
Semi Finals            
Grovenor 7v2 RBAI   St Columb's College 1v0 Edmund Rice College
Quarter Finals            
Grosvenor  5v0 Ballyclare High    Ashfield  1-3 Edmund Rice College 
VENUE: Seaview        VENUE: Seaview     
Model  0-1 RBAI    St.Columb's College  2-1  O.I.. & St. Parick's 
VENUE: Solitude        VENUE: Moyola Park     
Fourth Round             
St. Patrick's Acad (Dungannon) 0-4 Model    Grosvenor 2v1 Belfast Metropolitan College
Ashfield 3v1 Portadown College   RBAI  1v0 St. Malachy's College
O.L. & St. Patrick's 3v0 Strabane Academy   St. Columb's College 1-0 Regent House
Edmund Rice College 3v0  Banbridge Academy    Ballyclare High 3v1 NWRC (Derry)
Third Round             
Ballyclare High 4-2 Laurelhill   St. Patrick's (Belfast) 2-6 Edmund Rice College
Holy Cross (Strabane) 1-3 Model   Lagan College 0-2 Strabane Academy
St. Louis (Ballymena) 0-3 Belfast Metropolitan College   St. Patrick's Acad (Dungannon) 4-3 St Pius X (Magherafelt)
Fivemiletown 1-6 Portadown College   O.L. & St. Patrick's 3-1 CBS (Glen Road)
St. Malachy's College 3-2 St. Patrick's GS (Downpatrick)   Christian Brothers GS (Omagh) 2-6 RBAI
St. Joseph's (Londonderry) v Grosvenor   NWRC (Derry) 4-2 SRC (Armagh)
St. Columb's College 2-1 St. Mary's CBGS   Banbridge Academy 3-3 St. Joseph's College (Belfast)
Enniskillen Royal GS 3-9 Ashfield        
 Second Round             
 St Joseph's (Londonderry)  vW  Glengormley    St Patrick's College (Dungannon)  0-2  Laurelhill 
 Portadown College  7-2   Bangor Academy    Hazelwood   1-3  St Patrick's GS (Downpatrick)
Bangor Grammar School 3-7 St Patrick's (Belfast)   St Patrick's College (Ballymena) 1-1 Christian Brothers GS (Omagh)
Regent House 4-1 Corpus Christi   Enniskillen Royal GS 5-0 NRC (Coleraine) 
Strabane Academy 7-3 Dromore High   Belfast Metropolitan College 7-0 Fort Hill
St Colman's (Ballynahinch) 0-6 RBAI   Methodists College  0-0 CBS (Glen Road)
Ashfield 4-1 Carrick College   De La Salle (Belfast) 3-4 Edmund Rice College
Wellington College 2-2 Fivemiletown   St Pius X (Magherafelt) 2-1 Lumen Christi College
First Round             
Bangor Grammar  2-0 De La Salle (Downpatrick)   St Patrick's (Lisburn) 1-1p Christian Brothers GS (Omagh)
CBS (Glen Road) 4-1 St Colm's (Twinbrook)   Oakgrove College 0-4 Ashfield Boys
Castlederg  1-2 Wellington College    Bangor Academy  5-3 Omagh Academy 
Slemish  1-2 Dromore High    St Joseph (Enniskillen) 3-5 De La Salle (Belfast)
Regent House  16-1 St Louises Comprehensive   St Brigid's (Londonderry) W- Enniskillen Royal GS
St Colm's (Draperstown) 0-9 Strabane Academy    St Patrick's Belfast  5-0 Belfast Royal Academy 
SRC (Newry) 1-2 NRC (Coleraine)   Aquinas  1-6 Hazelwood
SERC (Lisburn) 0-1 St Patricks College (Dungannon)   Forthill  8-1 Carrick Grammar
Corpus Christi 5-0 Cullybackey College   Ballymena Academy  0-1 Methodist College 
Edmund Rice College  2-0 Colaiste Feirste    Campbell College 2-8 St Pius X (Magerafelt)
RBAI   -W Foyle College    Abbey GS (Newry) 0-8 Carrick College 
Impact Training School W- Laurelhill    Rainey Endowed  0-8 St Joseph's (Londonderry)

Northern Ireland Schools Cup U14

OLSPCK  2-1 St Columb's College
Semi Final     
OLSPCK 4-0 St Josephs Derry 
St Columb's College    St Malachys
Quarter Final    
St Mary's CBGS Withdrew v St Joesph's (Londonderry)
St Patrick's GS (Downpatrick) 0v1 St Malachy's College
OL & St Patrick's  2v1 Carrick Grammar
Edmund Rice College  0-1 St Columb's College 
Fourth Round   U14  
St. Patrick's GS (Downpatrick) 1-0 Dromore High
Tandagree 0-2 St. Joseph's (Londonderry)
Fivemiletown  3-5 Carrick Grammar
Parkhall College   St. Malachy's College
Laurelhill 1-7 Edmund Rice College 
St. Mary's CBGS 6-4 Enniskillen Royal GS
Lagan College 0-1  St. Columb's College
St. Louis (Ballymena) 1-2 O.L. St. Patrick's
Third Round     
Ashfield  3-5 St Louis (Ballymena)
Lagan College  3-0  Ballyclare Secondary
Dromore High  1-0 Holy Cross (Strabane)
Edmund Rice College 7-1 Kilkeel
St. Joseph's (Londonderry) 3-1 St. Mary's (Magherafelt)
St. Patrick'sGS (Downpatrick) 2-1 St. Pius X (Magherafelt)
Carrick Grammar  6-4 Glengormley 
Laurelhill  2-0 Lismore
St. Malachy's College  8-1 Cambridge House
St. Malachy's (Castlewellan)  4-7 Parkhall College
Tandragee  5-2 Clounagh
Killicomaine  0-6 O.L & St. Patrick's
Rathmore  2-8 St. Mary's CBGS
Enniskillen Royal GS  4-2 Model
Bangor Academy 0-6 St. Columb's College
Fivemiletown (pens) 2-2 Oakgrove College

Northern Ireland Schools Cup U12


Holy Cross Strabane    0-1 St Columb's College  
 Semi Final     
 Holy Cross Strabane    Clounagh JHS 
 Devenish College    St Columb's College  
Quarter Final     
St Malachy's  0v2  St Columb's College
Clounagh 4v1 St Joeseph's (Londonderry)
Ashfield 1v7 Devenish
Holy Cross (Strabrane) 2v0


Fourth Round     
Lumen Christi College v Clounagh
Enniskillen Royal GS 0-1 St. Columb's College
Devenish College v CBS (Glen Road)
Omagh High 1-6 St. Joseph's (Londonderry)
Holy Cross (Strabane)  v Killicomaine
Aquinas  v O.L. & St. Patrick's
Ashfield  5-1 Lurgan Junior High
Third Round     
Ashfield  v Strabane Academy or Glengormley
Aquinas 5-1 St. Joseph's College (Belfast)
Clounagh 7-0 Dromore High
De La Salle (Belfast) 1v0 Rathmore
St. Columb's College  9-0 St. Patrick's (Lisburn)
St. Patrick's (Belfast) 1v2 Lumen Christi College 
De La Salle (Downpatrick) 1-5 CBS (Glen Road)
Holy Cross (Strabane) 5-1 St. Louis (Ballymena)
St. Joesph's (Londonderry)  3-2 St. Patrick's GS (Downpatrick)
Priory College  1-3 Omagh High 
Enniskillen Royal GS  2-0 Christian Brothers GS (Omagh)
Edmund Rice College  4-7 Lurgan Junior High 
Model  2-3 St. Malachy's College 
St. Killian's College  1-5 Killicomaine
Bangor Academy  2-3 O.L. & St. Patrick's
Lagan College  1-3 Devenish College
Second Round     
Enniskillen Royal GS


CBS (Glen road) 6v2 Oakgrove College
Strabane Academy v Glengormely (Withdrew)
St. Patrick's GS (Downpatrick) v St. Brigid's College Derry
Castlederg 0v12 Aquinas 
St. Pat's & St Brigid's(Claudy) 0v5 Priory college
St. killian's college  v Corpus Christi (Withdrew)
Lagan college  6v2 Laurelhill 
Hazelwood 0v5 Rathmore
Parkhall college  1v8 St. patrick's (Lisburn)
St malachy's (Castlewellen) 2v7 Omagh High
Larne High 1v2 St. Louis (Ballymena)
Carrick College 3v6 Devenish College
St. joseph's college (Belfast) 1v0 St. Colm's college (Twinbrook)
De LA Salle (downpatrick) 1v0 Abbey Community College
 Lumen Christi College  v BYE

Banbridge Academy 

1v0 Colaiste Feirste 
Abbey Community College v w Lismore
Dundonald 1v2 St.Louis(Ballymena)
St. Patricks (Ballymena) 0v6 Devinish College
St. Joseph's College (Belfast) 1v0 St. Colman's (Ballynahinch)
De La Salle (Downpatrick) 6v2 Breda Academy 
Carrick College  7v0 Fivemiletown
Ballyclare Secondary v Lumen Christi College
Nendrum College 0v5 St.Colm's (Twinbrook)
BYES (23)    
Aquinas    Castlederg
CBS (Glen Road)   Corpus Christi
Enniskillen Royal GS   Glengormley
Hazelwood   Lagan College
Larne High   Laurelhill
Lisneal   Oakgrove College
Omagh High   Parkhall College 
Priory College    Rthmore 
St. Brigids (Londonderry)   St.Killian's College
St. Malachy's (Castlewellan)   St.Patrick's (Lisburn)
St.Pat's & St.Brigid's (Claudy   St.Patrick's GS (Downpatrick)
Strabane Academy     
Ashfield   Bangor Academy 
Christian Brothers GS (Omagh)   Clounagh
De La Salle (Belfast)   Dromore High
Edmund Rice College    Holly Cross (Strabane)
Killicomaine    Lurgan Juinior High
Model   O.L. & St. Patrick's  
St.Columbs's College    St. Joseph's (Londonderry)
St.Malachys College    St Patrick's Belfast 
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