Inst make it three in a row
RBAI 12 Methodist College 8
Inst recorded a hat-trick of Ulster Schools Cup wins for the first time in 70 years with a narrow victory at Kingspan Stadium.
Inst took the lead on 15 minutes when scrum-half Rhys O'Donnell dived over in the corner, with James Hume adding the conversion. Then second row David McCann went over from a rolling maul.
Methody came back, and a penalty just before half-time led to a lineout from which Chris Larmour dived over.
Inst lost captain and out-half Michael Lowry, playing in his third final, to a knee injury following a try-saving tackle. Paul Kerr added a penalty for Methody, who dominated the closing stages but couldn't get over the line.
RBAI - C Reid, N Saulters, M Nelson, D Wallace, D McCann, P Finegan, Y Omar, C Cloke, R O'Donnell, M Lowry (C), N Armstrong, D Lyttle, J Hume, Z Davidson, J Finnegan. Reps: C McCormick, P McLernon, E Sloan, B Gribben, E Field, A Adair, R McIlveen, S Fryers .
Methodist College - D Morelli, J Trainor, B Crangle, J Bingham, H Gibbons, C Kelly, M Loane (c), T Gallagher, J Jordan, T Armstrong, C Larmour, P Kerr, J McConnell, E McIlroy, K Doherty. Reps: C Conn, E Gentry, C Fletcher, K McNaboe, C Kelly, M Neill, L Millar, L Lowry.
Ref - O Quinn