Mick McKinnon will hope to lead the Leinster U-16s to their ninth interprovincial title at this level but will face tough opponents all weekend with Connacht and Ulster probably the front runners in Kilkenny over the weekend.
Holders Connacht go into the tournament with a number of the U-18 side that lost out on goal-difference including skipper Freddie Timmins and Dora Gorman while Ulster can never be discounted.
The Leinster side draws five players apiece from Old Alex and Railway while there are four Hermes players – including Laura Pinder, sister of Gillian – as they go in search of their first title since 2005.
Leinster:Rachel Barnett (GK)(Holy Faith Clontarf/Clontarf), Leigh Porter (GK)(Alexandra College/Old Alex), Sophie Nolan (Muckross Park/Muckross), Juliette King-Hall (Newpark/Hermes), Orla Patton (Loreto Abbey, Dalkey/Hermes), Jenny Maguire (Mount Anville/Railway), Laura Pinder (St Andrews/Hermes), Orla Macken (Rathdown/Railway), Lisa McCarthy (Capt)(Mount Anville/Railway), Sophie Marshall (St Andrews/Hermes), Anna May Whelan (Wesley/Old Alex) Ailish Naughton (Holy Child Killiney/Railway), Aisling Naughton (V Capt)(Mount Anville/Corinthian), Nicola Taylor (Mount Temple/Clontarf), Emily Beatty (V Capt)(Alexandra College/Old Alex), Kate Lloyd (Loreto Abbey, Dalkey/Railway), Sarah Robinson (Wesley/Old Alex), Anna Roopnarinesingh (Alexandra College/Old Alex)
Coach: Mick McKinnon
Manager: Carol McGowan
Asst Coach: Sarah Scott
Saturday: 9.30am South East v Connacht; 11am Ulster v Munster; 12.30pm South East v Leinster; 2pm Munster v Connacht; 3.30pm Leinster v Ulster
Sunday: 9.30am Leinster v Munster; 11am Connacht v Ulster; 12.30pm South East v Munster; 2pm Leinster v Connacht; 3.30pm South East v Ulster