LHA Junior sides all in order for interpros

The LHA’s three provinicial sides for the upcoming junior interprovincials have been announced this week with the Leinster men’s side set to travel following a late appeal for coaching staff.

Initially, volunteers were not forthcoming for the representative side but Niall Denham, an experienced operator in tournaments with underage Leinster sides, along with manager Ronan Hickey stepped up to the mark.

Bray man Sean Brennan in action for the Leinster junior side last season Pic: Adrian Boehm

Bray man Sean Brennan in action for the Leinster junior side last season Pic: Adrian Boehm

They have selected a side with experience from last year’s tournament including Bray’s Cian Hussey and Sean Brennan, Pembroke’s Iain Styles and John Elliott and TRR’s Ben Epstein among those who have lined out before while Clontarf, Kilkenny, Trinity, Railway Union and Avoca all have representatives.

The Leinster women’s panel has a distinct Rathfarnham look to it with Grange Road sides Three Rock Ladies and Loreto supplying five of the side each while Corinthian have two players – Ita McMahon and Ally Benn.

The South East features five Bray players who ply their trade in women’s division three while Genesis player Mary Kavanagh was a division two player.

The tournament runs on the weekend of May 2 to 4 in Cork C of I’s home in Garryduff.

Leinster Women’s Juniors: Barbara Snow (GK, Three Rock Rovers), Ruth Murphy (GK, Loreto), Sarah Mooney (Loreto), Aileen Kealy (Monkstown), Samantha Speidel (Bray), Eilis Smith (Monkstown), Susan Prenderville (Pembroke Wanderers), Sinead Holden (Three Rock Rovers), Julie Garvey (Three Rock Rovers), Ita McMahon (Corinthian), Meabh Holden (Three Rock Rovers), Ally Benn (Corinthian), Roisin Ryan (Loreto), Elaine Thompson (Pembroke Wanderers), Aideen McGuinness (Loreto), Phoebe Lyons (Loreto), Alana McArdle (YMCA), Isabelle Hoyne (Three Rock Rovers)
Coach: Gavin Coyne; Asst Coach: Ben Leahy; Manager: Sarah Williams

South East Women’s Junior Interprovincials: Josephine Delahoyde (Gorey); Katie Burgess, Serena Rush, Rachel Maguire, Cheryl O’Toole, Charlotte Carney (Bray); Lisa Barry, Ruth Bowe, Joanne Grant, Ciara O’Leary (Wexford); Laura Widger, Barbara Johnson, Stacey Browne, Karen Harris (Waterford); Louise Sheil (Newbridge); Aoife McCarthy (Railway Union); Mary Kavanagh (Genesis); Erica Porter (Rathgar).
Coach: Cathal O’Suilleabhain; Asst Coach: Donal Doyle; Manager: Gayle Porter

Leinster Men’s Junior Interprovincials: Chris Doyle, Cian Hussey, Sean Brennan (Bray); Brian Cleary, Iain Styles, John Elliot (Pembroke Wanderers); Ryan Hohn, Andrew Gaw, Michael Styles (Monkstown); Aran Rooney (Dublin University); Eamonn Walsh, Stuart Bradley (Kilkenny); Simon Pearson, Chris Reilly, Roger Gonzales (Railway Union); Cain Cooney (Clontarf); Jonathan Elmes (Avoca); Ben Epstein (Three Rock Rovers).
Coach: Niall Denham, Asst Coach: Ronan Hickey; Manager: Erika Hinkson

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