Wallace High School won their first ever outright Subsidiary Shield with a 21-5 win over Down HS at a resplendent Kingspan Stadium on Monday.
They previously shared The Shield in 1986 with Omagh Academy, and they were led to this success by their Captain Jonny Stewart, who scored 16 points.
Following an early penalty miss from Down, Wallace were able to dominate proceedings in the first half and they took an early 3-0 lead through a Stewart penalty.
After 22 minutes, Wallace got the opening try following a powerful surge from their impressive No.8 Gary Dillon. The pack had a number of quick pick and drives before Captain Stewart found a gap in the Down defence to touch down under the posts, and successfuly kick the conversion.
Down came into the game in the final 10 minutes of the first half but were thwarted though some excellent defensive work from Matthew Miller, Nicholas Woods, Ryan Malley and Ben Parker.
Wallace, however, finished the half strongly and following a turnover at the scrum, the backs moved the ball accurately and Toby Kerr fed Kyle Hayes who picked out Jonny Hunter to finish a sweeping move. Wallace led 15-0 at the interval.
Stewart added a further penalty in the second half after 49 minutes. At this stage the game was punctuated by Wallace errors and Down got themselves on the score sheet with a try from a breakaway following a maul.
Stewart added a late penalty to take his personal tally to 16 points and seal a comprehensive victory.
WALLACE: Nicky Woods, Michael Smyth, Matthew Miller, Ben Morrison, Jack Brown, Ryan Malley, Ben Parker, Gary Dillon, Jonny Stewart (Capt), Adam Heaps, Toby Kerr, Ben Finlay, Jonny Hunter, Josh Cardosi, Kyle Hayes, James Hayes, Sam Cardosi, Nica Blaine, Neil Stewart, TL Bradley, Matthew Smyth, Tom McKendry, Jonny Warke