Burney Cup draw announced

Published Wednesday, 08 January 2014
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Wallace High School will face RBAI in one of the stand out ties in hockey's Burney Cup.

Burney Cup draw announced
2014 is described as being a great year for Ulster hockey. (© Getty)

Both have been paired in the second round of the competition which is now in its 94th year.

There are three first round ties - Belfast Royal Academy have been picked to play Lurgan College; Ballyclare High School will play neighbours Antrim Grammar; and Portadown College face Wellington College.

The winners of that tie will face a tough challenge in the second round where Regent House are awaiting.

Ballyclare or Antrim have also been handed a tricky draw having been drawn away to Campbell College.

Commenting on the draw, Mark Cordner, who is the chairman of the Joint School's Committee, said that this year's competition will be a great one for Ulster Hockey.

"This year's Burney Cup will be a fantastic competition as there are so many schools playing an excellent level of hockey in Ulster. I believe this year will be great for the competition."

Round 1 games are due to be played on or before the 1 February.

The second round is scheduled for the 15 February.

The full draw is as follows:

Round 1 of the Sintons at the Bridge Burney Cup:

Belfast Royal Academy v Lurgan College

Ballyclare High School v Antrim Grammar

Wellington College v Portadown College

Round 2 of the Sintons at the Bridge Burney Cup:

Belfast Royal Academy or Lurgan College v Cookstown High School

Wallace High School v RBAI

Regent House v Wellington College or Portadown College

Campbell College v Ballyclare High School or Antrim Grammar

Sullivan Upper v Banbridge Academy

Grosvenor Grammar v Methodist College

Kilkeel High School v Bangor Grammar

Friends School Lisburn v Royal & Prior, Raphoe

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