Academy U17s share trophy as juniors tour Scotland

Academy U17 skipper Michael McGaffin and his Friends' counterpart.
Academy U17 skipper Michael McGaffin and his Friends' counterpart.

It was a big week for the Academy’s rugby teams as the U17 XV shared the Gary Clarke Trophy with Friends after a 0-0 draw in the final.

Meanwhile, the U13 and U14 rugby teams enjoyed a successful Scottish tour.

The Academy U13s during their Scottish tour.

The Academy U13s during their Scottish tour.

They played matches against local side Lomond School and watched the Glasgow v Zebre Pro 12 game at the impressive Scotstoun Stadium.

Against Lomond, the U14s triumphed 28-7 with two tries from Robbie Mathers, one from Andrew Denver and one from Jack Dorman. Jack Carson was successful with all the conversions.

The U13s triumphed 28-21 with tries from Robbie Mathers, Jordan Poots, Cameron Martin and Adam Hanna. This time Charlie Hillis was successful with the kicks.

The Banbridge Academy U14 side line up for their game against Lomond.

The Banbridge Academy U14 side line up for their game against Lomond.