SCHOOLS CUP 2013

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Re: SCHOOLS CUP 2013

Post by Beattiespastie » Wed Mar 06, 2013 9:29 pm

Oh...alright then..MCB win .....not by much though!

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Post by ruckover » Wed Mar 06, 2013 9:35 pm

This sounds like it's going to be the first Schools' Cup final I want to go to in a while and I'm going to be in London while it's on :banghead:
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Re: SCHOOLS CUP 2013

Post by Beattiespastie » Wed Mar 06, 2013 9:47 pm

Its going to be a great final as both sides have great pace all over the pitch and are happy to play open running rugby. There should be a great turnout and it was great to see Paddy McCallister,Adam Macklin, Nick Williams, Jared Payne, Chris Henry, Michael Heaney, Micheal Allen amongst other Ulster lads at the game today.

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Re: SCHOOLS CUP 2013

Post by pwrmoore » Wed Mar 06, 2013 11:27 pm

Beattiespastie wrote:The best team.
Shame your methody education didn't teach you the correct use of the comparative and the absolute BP.

I predict that the BETTER team will win! ;)
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Re: SCHOOLS CUP 2013

Post by handoff » Wed Mar 06, 2013 11:44 pm

RBAI to win by 2 points in a very tight and exciting game. Methody's pack is very big but their backs did not look as all that impressive today. INST will be that pumped up for it that the pack size will not matter and if they play to their potential they will surprise methody with their back 3 in attack, Campbell is electric and Jones has scored in every cup game so far. With Fraser wright with a brilliant rugby mind solid at 15. And the likes of beanstalk fryers to come off the bench if he is fully fit in time. so the INST team looks very good and i am backing them to win in front of an amazing sea of black and yellow support!

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Re: SCHOOLS CUP 2013

Post by Koonak » Thu Mar 07, 2013 12:19 am

Beattiespastie wrote:Outstanding performance by Methody...Jim Gallagher at 8 was an inspiration..hard as nails and great ball carrier. Three cup games down with only 3 points conceded along the way and that's the key...defence and workrate. Armagh battled hard but they came up against one of the best Methody sides in recent years. RBAI are a good side so it will be a great final.
Referee to your liking today haha! Methody have it in the bag - they won it when they put CCB out. RBAI have suffered heavy defeats this season. 1-15 mcb outstanding (well except for one for personal reasons of complete arrogance !!)- they will match today's margin I think. Would loveto see RBAI snatch it though

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Re: SCHOOLS CUP 2013

Post by Beattiespastie » Thu Mar 07, 2013 7:43 am

MCB backs were quiet at times but a 29 point haul says it all......but for a bit of white line fever it could have been more. Methodys pack always front up and they will be in top form in the final. RBAI are a good side but MCB are a great side....when our backs fire on all cylinders they take some stopping.

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Post by cheese » Thu Mar 07, 2013 12:30 pm

The MCB backs tore the game to shreds. The Centres always broke through the Armagh defence and the fullback looked dangerous until he got injured. The player for me was the No 10. he was always taking the ball to the line.
CCB destroyed inst by over 50 points earlier in the season and had Ballyclare been able to convert one of their many chances they would have been in the final. I fear for this Inst team. However it’s all about who can handle the occasion best.

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Post by dublane » Thu Mar 07, 2013 1:04 pm

Was also impressed by Methody yesterday, particularly with thompson in the lineout and gallagher in the loose. Mckee was a constant threat and added a bit of physicality to quite a light backline. Bingham at 10 was tidy with ball in hand and kept them moving, although they got too narrow at times, his goalkicking was not a strong point yesterday. MCB had pacey outside backs and Colhoun showed a clean pair of heels for his score.

Armagh were really up against it all game. I thought Morton worked hard to the end.

Should be a good final, could be a year early for inst, expect sullivan to feature next year.

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Post by RuPi » Thu Mar 07, 2013 2:43 pm

I felt Methody tried to play through the defence too much yesterday and when they went wide they where dangerous but too often a bit more subtelty and a play out the back to a second line of attack would have caused Armagh an awful lot of trouble. It is a very good MCB team with a number of players there who could have good senior rugby careers.

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Post by Bopeep » Fri Mar 08, 2013 1:28 pm

cheese wrote:The MCB backs tore the game to shreds. The Centres always broke through the Armagh defence and the fullback looked dangerous until he got injured. The player for me was the No 10. he was always taking the ball to the line.
CCB destroyed inst by over 50 points earlier in the season and had Ballyclare been able to convert one of their many chances they would have been in the final. I fear for this Inst team. However it’s all about who can handle the occasion best.
Yes that's when CCB played Inst 3rds due to injuries, remind me again who is in the final not CCB games during the season count for nothing

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Re: SCHOOLS CUP 2013

Post by Setanta » Fri Mar 08, 2013 1:37 pm

The best team - is that George's, Rory's, Simon's, Neill's or Methody?

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Post by jamsodonnell » Thu Mar 14, 2013 7:48 pm

For all you anoraks out there. I see from last year's programme, the Cup was not completed in 1911. Anybody know why ?

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Re: SCHOOLS CUP 2013

Post by Rooster » Thu Mar 14, 2013 8:56 pm

jamsodonnell wrote:For all you anoraks out there. I see from last year's programme, the Cup was not completed in 1911. Anybody know why ?
Was a question cables tried to answer at one stage and it stumped him then it was answered

Re: 2011 SCHOOLS CUP

Postby weejack48 » Wed Mar 09, 2011 10:09 am
That was over a huge disagreement over venues for matches. The right to host the game was more a 'gentleman's agreement' in those days - the draw did not decide the home team. In that particular instance the argument started over the CAI v MCB tie - if I remember correctly MCB had not played at home in the cup for about 5 years and thought they deserved a home tie. Things then escalated with virtually all the entrants falling out - CCB and Portora had a similar barny. The local press was full of 'warring' letters for weeks and before it could be resolved the time available to play the competition had gone. In the end only a couple of ties were actually played that year.

A similar problem befell the Towns Cup in 1900 & 01, with Dungannon & City of Derry the clubs at war.
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Re: SCHOOLS CUP 2013

Post by jamsodonnell » Thu Mar 14, 2013 10:41 pm

Thanks Rooster. Very interesting. Next question who were Derry Academy, defeated finalists in 1882 and 1896, both times beaten by MCB ? Since Foyle lost in 1884, it wasnt them. Finally, defeated finalists in 1887 were Galway Academy. Enlighten me somebody please.

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