Leinster’s U-16s did the necessary against Munster on Sunday morning to guarantee retention of the interprovincial title at the first attempt – given two games to procure the three points necessary for victory.
Three Rock striker Shane Madeley – son of former Irish international Robin – bagged both of the goals in a 2-0 in what was becoming an increasingly fruitful weekend for him personally.
It left Leinster and Ulster to play out a dead rubber, one which the northern side won well, taking a 3-1 win.
Ulster’s U-18s, however, completed the formalities of the third day of the Interprovincial tournament on Sunday with a lively 4-3 win over Leinster to complete a clean sweep in the tournament.
Banbridge’s Stephen Dowds netted twice with Peter Purcell and Thomas Welshman getting the others while Kyle Good got his second and third goals of the competition.
The northerners, though, were the class act of the tournament, managing to play together and grind out the one-goal margins on each occasion.