Danske Bank Ulster Schools’ Girls Senior Cup Final Preview

Danske Bank Ulster Schools’ Girls Senior Cup Final Preview

Enniskillen Royal Grammar School are set to take on Erne Integrated College in the 2020 Danske Bank Ulster Schools’ Girls Senior Cup final on Wednesday 11 March at Kingspan Stadium (kick-off 12 noon).

Many of the girls playing against each other are team-mates at Enniskillen RFC, so the final serves to be a highly competitive game.

The Danske Bank Ulster Schools’ Girls Senior Cup final will take on the format of X7s rugby, which is a faster-paced game played seven-a-side over four periods of seven minutes each on a half-size pitch.

With both schools in a period of transition, Erne Integrated College and Enniskillen Royal Grammar School have been involved in numerous tag and contact participation events this season to develop their game.

Enniskillen Royal Grammar School have two players who have represented Ulster at U18 level; captain India Daley who scored three tries in last year’s final against Loreto Secondary School, and Lucy Thompson.

Likewise, Erne Integrated College also have two players who have been part of the Ulster U18 setup; their co-captains Sophie Barrett and Moya Hill.

Aside from Erne Integrated College and Enniskillen Royal Grammar School, Antrim Grammar, Aquinas Gramar School, Belfast Met (U18s), Fivemiletown College, Kilkeel High School, Our Lady & St. Patrick’s, Knock , Royal School Armagh, St Columbanus, St Killian’s, and Wellington College currently have girls’ teams playing contact rugby, demonstrating the excellent area of growth in the girls’ game.

Teams

Enniskillen Royal Grammar School

Sarah Mullan, Jodie Browne, Katie Elliott, Catherine Graham, Ellen Bloomfield, India Daley (Capt.), Lucy Thompson, Alex Carson, Lea Williamson, Erin Brown, Millie Cannings, Alice Parkinson.

Erne Integrated College

Cora Balfour, Sarah Balfour, Sophie Barrett (Co-Capt.), Amy Elder, Moya Hill (Co-Capt.), Kelly Quinn, Ciara Woods, Eve Elder, Tori Robinson, Naoise Whitely, Toni Whitely, Alex McKinney.