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‘We’re capable of going all the way’

Thursday, 16 February 2017

‘We’re capable of going all the way’ thumbnailBallymena Academy rugby squad with John Andrews, Gavin Murray and Stephen Black, Academy Principal. Academy take on Wallace High on Saturday in the quarter-final of the Schools’ Cup. Gb0535R

JOHN Andrews has a message for Wallace High School - "We are capable of going all the way this year!"
And to take the next step in achieving this the Ballymena Academy head coach knows his side will have to see off the Lisburn school in this Saturday's Danske Bank Ulster Schools' Cup quarter final.
Andrews is confident he has a strong side capable of doing just that.
But he is quick to point out everyone must be at their best to send Wallace High crashing.
“Wallace are a good side, one of the top four," coach Andrews told Guardian Sport.
The sides have clashed already this season - just after Christmas, with victory going to Academy.
The Ballymena side won 19-14 - "We know a bit about them. They are very well organised and will certainly be up for the challenge," he said.
It is seven years since Ballymena Academy lost won the Schools' Cup.
Back in 2010 they beat BRA 10-7 at the then Ravenhill.
Andrews says he has a strong side which includes Ulster and Irish Schools'players and an Irish Under-19 player.
Meanwhile, in their previous Schools' Cup round Ballymena Academy made the trip up the A26 to take on Ballymoney side Dalriada.
At half time Academy were 19-14 in front.
*Read the full story in this week's Ballymena Guardian.

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