Leinster were forced to share the spoils in a tepid tournament opener at the Interpros in Grange Road tonight. In a game of few chances, the Southern side had the more clear-cut opportunities in the closing stages and claim the win.
The sides went in at the break at one each after penalty corner strikes from Pembroke’s Elaine Brommell for Munster and Jean McDonnell for the Eastern province.
The second half saw Linda O’Neill driving the Blues forward from midfield in a game with high technical skills level but little overall team cohesion.
Munster’s two best chances fell to Jennifer O’Leary down the left wing but she was unable to get a convincing shot on Emma Grey or take the option to set up Cathy Kenefick in the centre. As it was, neither side did enough to claim the win.
Other result: Ulster 2 (Nicky McCaughren, Susie Martin) Connacht 0