Both Leinster and the South East’s U-18s have international experience to call upon as both provinces have named players from last summer’s European championship line-up in their panels for the upcoming interpros which take place in Garryduff from October 18-20.
For Leinster, defender Rachel Gray and midfielders Amber Gleeson and Sara Twomey, who captains the side, are back in the mix with a further four players in the Leinster side for a second successive season – Sarah Patton, Sorcha Clarke, Sara Quill and Anna Roopnarinesingh.
Beyond them, Lauren O’Leary and Hannah McKay are set to earn their first provincial caps. The former has been included in the Loreto first team squad this season while McKay has been a lively presence for Wesley’s senior team as well as breaking into the Corinthian first team last season.
South East, meanwhile, will be captained by Emma Duncan while sharp-shooter Aisling Cronin lends her international know-how to the province’s cause.
Leinster U-18 squad for Interprovincials, October 18-20, Garryduff Cork: Alannah Carragher (Ashfield College/Corinthian), Rhona Conway-Kenny (Loreto Foxrock/Hermes), Saoirse O’Donoghue (High School/Glenanne), Ailish Long (High School/Corinthian), Anna Roopnarinesingh (Alexandra College/Old Alex), Rachel Gray (Alexandra College/Old Alex), Ailbhe Marsh (Mount Anville/Corinthian), Bryony Biggam (St Gerards/Loreto), Elena Tice (St Gerards), Sally Campbell (St Andrews/Old Alex), Sara Twomey (Mount Anville/Hermes), Hannah McKay (Wesley/Corinthian), Amber Gleeson (Alexandra College/Old Alex), Sarah Patton (Loreto Dalkey/Hermes), Sara Quill (Wesley/Corinthian), Louise McCollum (Alexandra College/Old Alex), Lauren O’Leary (Rathdown/Loreto), Sorcha Clarke (Loreto Dalkey/Pembroke)
Coach: Colm Blennerhassett
Manager: Ruth McDonagh
Assistant Coach: Kate Dillon
Physio: Eimear Dolan
South East: Clodagh Cassin (Kilkenny College/Kilkenny), Aoife Prendergast (Loreto Kilkenny), Brona Cadogan (Loreto Kilkenny/Kilkenny), Anna Corcoran (Loreto Wexford), Aisling Cronin (Loreto Wexford), Rosin Dowling (Ursuline Thurles), Emma Duncan (Kilkenny College/Old Alex), Jessie Flood (FCJ Bunclody), Courtney Forbes (Kilkenny College), Sarah Lanigan (Loreto Kilkenny), Lucy Latta (Newtown), Rebecca Mahon (Kilkenny College), Lauren Minion (Kilkenny College/Kilkenny), Katie O’Connor (Loreto Wexford), Lauren Thomas (Kilkenny College/Kilkenny), Kym Thomson (Kilkenny College), Anna Walpole (Presentation/Kilkenny), Keri Willis (Kilkenny College)
Coach: Clive Kennedy
Assistant coach: Johnny Harty
Manager: Sam Willis
Physio: Claire Hickey