As the school’s football season reaches it’s climax over the next month, these are exciting times for Regent House Football Club.
Fresh from reaching the final of the Northern Ireland U18 Plate on Friday with a 2-1 victory over Portadown College,, the 1st XI take on RBAI for a place in the semi final of the Belfast and District Schools Senior Cup. The treble dream is very much alive with the boys also top of the Grammar Schools’ League.
This week, the attention shifts to the U16 team captained by Ben Hollinger.
The U16s, featuring 3 schoolboy internationals, take on Our Lady and St Patrick’s Knock for a place in the final of the Belfast Schools Cup. The Boys Model or Edmund Rice College await the winners.
The game will take place at Knockbreda F.C. this Friday, 8th March with a 1.30pm kick off.
After beating tournament favourites Ashfield Boys 6-0, confidence is high, but the boys know the semi final will be a tough game against quality opposition. Hopefully the return to the squad of Jonah Heron, Joe Hopes and Dylan Sloan - fresh from two weeks in Spain with Northern Ireland, will bolster the squad.
The U16 team are also in the semi final of the Northern Ireland Plate after defeating Lagan College 3-0 in the quarter final.
With 5 trophies still to play for, these are indeed exciting times!