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Ulster Grammar School Swimming Champions

Our Intermediate swimming team, Lily McGuire, Sasha Mckeown, Emma Montgomery and Amy Montgomery were crowned Ulster Grammar Schools’ Champions for 2019, after coming out on top from a playing strong field of 76 Grammar schools from across Ulster.

 Sasha picked up 2 individual golds, Emma one gold and Lily a silver. The team went on to take gold in both the medley and freestyle relays.

Posted on March 14, 2019 and filed under Sport, Success.

Taekwondo success!

Many congratulations to Aimee Devine (Year 9) and Carly Davison (Year 11) on their continued success in Taekwondo. 

At the recent Irish Championships, Aimee was awarded 2 gold medals and 1 silver medal, and Carly attained 3 bronze medals. Both girls displayed not only admirable dedication in this competition but also the skills required for further success in future contests. 

It is wonderful to see both pupils achieving so highly in such a competitive field.

Posted on November 16, 2018 and filed under Sport.

Ulster Water Polo team at the Irish Interprovincial Tournament

VCB girls, Team Captain Meabh McGurk (Diamonds Waterpolo Club), Tegan McGurk and Ciara Mc Kee (Cathal Brugha) represented the Ulster water polo team in the Irish interprovincial tournament that was held at the Bangor Aurora on the 2nd and 3rd of November.

The girls won gold after defeating Scotland and Leinster in the play offs.

Ulster won the U15 girls tournament while Leinster won the Under 15 boys and both under U17 boys and girls tournaments.

Congratulations to Meabh, Tegan and Ciara on your achievement!

Posted on November 15, 2018 and filed under Sport.

Ulster Schools Swimming Championships

At the Ulster Schools Championships our VCB Senior swimming relay won both the medley and freestyle relay-Ulster schools champions for 2018. Both Emma Montgomery and Scarlett Armstrong won individual medals.

Sasha McKeown, Amy Montgomery, Emma Montgomery and Scarlett Armstrong

Sasha McKeown, Amy Montgomery, Emma Montgomery and Scarlett Armstrong

Emma Montgomery and Scarlett Armstrong

Emma Montgomery and Scarlett Armstrong

Posted on November 13, 2018 and filed under Sport.

VCB Black Belt

Carly Davison 11SMY has achieved the extraordinary level of Black Belt in the ancient Korean martial art of Tae Kwondo. All the training under the instruction of Master Duffy paid off in early October when Carly successfully graded for her black belt in front of a prestigious panel of judges in Falkirk, Scotland. 

She had to prove herself at Poomsae (patterns), Kyrougi (sparring), Power test (breaking boards) and a written theory exam.  She passed her grading under the highest grading panel in the UK - grandmaster Tong Wong Shin (9th) Dan, grandmaster David Bailey (8th) Dan and masters Johnston and Culbert (7th) Dan.  Grandmaster Shin is British Referee director and two times world champion. 

Next step 2nd Dan!

Congratulations, Carly.

Posted on October 23, 2018 and filed under Sport.

Victoria College Belfast U13 Camógs

The Victoria College Belfast U13 camógs were recently invited by Belfast City Council to play a series of games against local schools including Aquinas Grammar School and Our Lady's and St. Patrick's Knock, to mark the opening of the new floodlit facilities at Cherryvale on the Ravenhill road. Led by captain Anna McCardin, the girls enjoyed being hosted by the Lord Mayor of Belfast and the opportunity to use the skills they have been developing in weekly training.

Posted on October 19, 2018 and filed under Sport.

Hockey news

Georgia Ross played played for Ulster U18s in Dublin last weekend for the Interprovincial Tournament.

Ulster came second to Leinster in a very tight final game to decide overall winners, which went to penalty runs. After 5 penalty runs each, the result was 2-2 and went to sudden death but Leinster were able to convert. Tough finish for the Ulster girls who denominated the matches throughout the whole tournament.

Georgia also competed with the team at the UK games in Loughborough late August where the Ulster u18s won the tournament

Congratulations to Georgia on her outstanding achievement!

Posted on October 2, 2018 and filed under Sport.