Enniskillen Royal Grammar School make their entrance into the Danske Bank Schools’ Cup this Saturday when they host Ballymena Academy at Castle Lane.
Having been put through their paces by head coach Rhys Botha, the squad are in good shape going into the game and Botha is hoping for a big performance from his players as they look to make it through to the next round of the competition.
“If we can play the way we have over the last few months and not let them intimidate us then I am looking forward to a great performance from all the boys,” said Botha.
And the coach feels that his players are ready to go.
“Preparations have gone very well.  The weather has played its part but everyone is fit and looking forward to Saturday.”
He knows though that ERGS are going to have to be right on top of their game if they are to come through against a strong Ballymena outfit.
“Ballymena are one of the top teams in Ulster at the moment so they will be physically big and well drilled and if we are going to compete then the boys are going to have to bring their ‘A’ game on Saturday,” he stressed.
Botha states that they are not looking any further than this Saturday’s game but knows that the incentive is a place in the last eight of the competition.
“As always the hopes are to win your match on Saturday regardless of what round you’re in. 
“The boys have worked very hard, and although Ballymena are going to be tough they know that a quarter final spot is up for grabs,” he explained.
ERGS have a good blend of youth and experience in their ranks and Botha believes that the players who have joined the squad this year have all slotted in seamlessly.
“We have a good mix of experience and youth in our team.  We have only lost about 4 or 5 from last year’s team but the boys that have joined the senior squad this year have slotted in brilliantly,” said Botha.
And he hopes that his side can make home advantage count and is expecting a large home support to cheer the team on on Saturday morning.
“Home advantage is very important, especially when you have to come up here to Fermanagh.  
“The home crowd advantage is huge and we encourage everyone to come out and support the boys on Saturday,” he concluded.

Danske Bank Schools’ Cup
Saturday February 3
Enniskillen Royal GS v Ballymena Academy
at Castle Lane (10.30am)