Leinster schoolboys opening games frozen out

Schoolboy’s Interprovincials – day one
Leinster’s Under-16 and Under-18 sides have a packed schedule ahead after both their games against Ulster on day one of the schoolboy interpros were frozen out at Mossley this evening.

Ulster U-16s celebrate a last gasp winner over Munster Pic: Andrew McKibbin

Ulster U-16s celebrate a last gasp winner over Munster Pic: Andrew McKibbin

It means they will have to play four games in two days after the rescheduling of the tournament with the Under-16 games moving to Jordanstown.

Ulster U-16s celebrate a last gasp winner over Munster Pic: Andrew McKibbin[/caption]In the two games completed, Ulster came out by the narrowest of margins against Munster. At U-16 level, it was 3-2 with Ulster winning it in a dramatic finale.

Matthew Lee put Munster up inside nine minutes only for Luke Witherow to equalise by half-time. A Ben Wallace rocket put the northern province back in front but they were pegged back with four minutes to go by and Andrew Tutty drag-flick. But Andrew O’Hare won it from another corner, a straight strike with precious little time left.

The Under-18 tie was equally fraught down the closing stretch. Matthew Sullivan and Chris Heath put the hosts 2-0 before Simon Wolfe scored a classy effort to bring it back to a one-goal deficit at the break.

They subsequently had a wealth of chances to tie up the game in the closing phases, Colin Kingston hitting the post, Julian Dale clipping into the outside netting while Wolfe drew a top stop from James Milliken in the last ten minutes.

Munster's Simon Wolfe netted for his U-18 side against Ulster Pic: Andrew McKibbin

Munster’s Simon Wolfe netted for his U-18 side against Ulster Pic: Andrew McKibbin

Schoolboys Interpros
Under-16:
Ulster 3 (Andrew O’Hare, Luke Witherow, Ben Wallace) Munster 2 (Matthew Lee, Andrew Tutty);
Under-18: Ulster 2 (Matthew Lee) Munster 1 (Simon Wolfe)

Updated schedule
Under-16
Saturday (Jordanstown):
Munster vs Leinster, 9.45am; Ulster vs Munster, 1.15pm; Ulster vs Leinster, 4.45pm
Sunday (Mossley): Leinster v Munster, 9am; Leinster v Ulster, 1pm

Under-18s
Saturday (Mossley):
Munster vs Leinster, 10am; Ulster vs Munster, 1.30pm; Ulster vs Leinster, 5pm
Sunday (Mossley): Leinster v Munster, 11am; Leinster v Ulster, 3pm

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