The girls of Enniskillen Royal Grammar School (ERGS) will be looking to make it back-to-back Schools' Cup triumphs when they take on Assumption Girls Grammar School in the decider on Monday, March 25.

The Kingspan Stadium clash brings together the reigning champions against the newest team to reach the final and the Fermanagh school will be hoping previous experience counts on the day.

For a large number of this 14-player squad, this will be their third season in a row attending the marquee final at the home of Ulster Rugby.

Two years ago they were narrowly beaten by Erne Integrated College in an epic 9-8 final score. They did however get their names on the trophy this time last year when they defeated Royal School Armagh 10 -2 and therefore this year they take to the pitch to retain their trophy. 

Co-captain, Aimee Ross, said it was a great achievement to be back at Kingspan for a third time and said the side is looking forward to the challenge: "We definitely have big boots to fill and with that comes some pressure however our motivation and teamwork this season hasn’t wavered and we continue to keep an optimistic mindset."

Her fellow captain, Olivia Black echoed those sentiments: "It is a huge achievement getting to the final again this year but it just really shows the work and the commitment of our coaches and the whole lead-up to the final - all our blitzes and our matches we have played throughout the season- have really paid off. We brought every team to the line and we know that Assumption are going to bring us right to the line on Monday."

Olivia has played Ulster Sevens with Assumption captain Tara O'Neill and is well aware of the dangers O'Neill and her side will bring on Monday.

But she is hoping that having been there and done it before will give ERGS an advantage.

"We want to go and win it and if we play how we played all year and just play our game hopefully the scoreline will reflect that on the day.

"We have the experience of playing at Kingspan behind [and it is] maybe more to our advantage than Assumption. This is their first-ever year making it to the final.

"They will come with challenges. They’ll really test our game style."

Aimee added: "We are absolutely looking forward to putting on a show in the final against our very deserving opponents, Assumption Girls, who bring us a different challenge than previous teams with there good kicking skills and strategies.

"We have worked hard this season at ERGS to continue improving as well as fighting the battle of potential complacency, however, I believe that with the help of our dedicated coaches all season and the real hunger that every girl on our team has to win will allow us to bring home the trophy once again."

The girls have had a successful season where they have played through three Ulster Rugby run blitzes and then they qualified through the qualifying knock out tournament in Cookstown last Tuesday only conceding three tries all season.

They now face a new school on the rugby landscape with the emergence of Assumption Girls Grammar School winning through to the showpiece final for their very first time.

The Assumption GS team are captained by Ireland U18 sevens player Tara O'Neill and they are hugely excited to make it to the final for the first time. 

The ERGS girls do however know their way around the Kingspan Stadium and that will certainly help them settle in a little quicker. Despite last year's captain, Scarlett Keys and four others leaving the team for university, co -captains, Aimee Ross and Olivia Black are joined by seven other winners from last year and also five new squad members who cannot wait to get onto the Ravenhill pitch. 

The ERGS girls have played a fast and skilful style of rugby all year and this has stood them in good stead with their wingers, Anna Wilson, Freya Brennan and Madeline Hamill scoring tries from all over the pitch.

Recently selected Irish international, Leah Irwin who is part of the U18s Six nations squad and also Amy Meeke have controlled ball retention and the girls have shown superb attitudes whilst representing their school. 

The school plan a very large turnout to support their girls and they have many travelling supporters already booked onto the buses for the trip to Ravenhill. 

The Danske Bank Girls Schools Cup Final will take place on Monday March 25 at the Kingspan Stadium at 12pm and tickets are available on Ticketmaster or contacting Ulster Rugby ticket office.