Under-23 women and U-16 boys pick off strong wins

Ireland’s Under-23 women and Under-16 boys both enjoyed strong wins on Tuesday afternoon as they got the best of Canada and England, respectively, in their Six Nations tournaments.

The women saw off the Canadians 2-0 with Jess McMaster finishing off a quality move from Serena Barr who drove to the baseline to set her up.

Hannah McLoughlin then finished off a penalty corner after half-time, a result which sees Ireland bounce back after losses to India and the Netherlands. They play Great Britain on Wednesday.

For the boys, they had put it up to the Dutch in game one and showed buckets of character to beat England 4-3 at the Mardyke.

Troy Chambers opened the scoring in the first minute before Tom Moorehouse levelled. Chambers and Evan Jennings extended the lead out to 3-1 before England fought back again but Chamber nailed his hat trick with two minutes to go to make the game safe.

Next on their agenda is a date with Spain on Wednesday afternoon as do their female Under-16 counterparts.

The Under-18 Euros also gets back into gear after a rest day with the girls looking to draw or better against England to reach the semi-finals in Santander. The boys will hope to bounce back after two losses when they face Belgium in their last pool game.

Women’s Under-23 Six Nations (Antwerp)
Tuesday: Ireland 2 (J McMaster, H McLoughlin) Canada 0
Wednesday: Ireland v Great Britain, 12pm

Men’s Under-23 Five Nations (Antwerp):
Wednesday: Ireland v Great Britain, 1.30pm

Girls European Under-18 Championship (Santander):
Wednesday: Ireland v England, 2.45pm

Boys European Under-18 Championship (Santander):
Wednesday: Ireland v Belgium, 12pm

Under-16s Six Nations (The Mardyke, Cork)
Tuesday: Ireland 4 (T Chambers 3, E Jennings) England 3 (T Moorehouse 2, E Robson)
Wednesday: Ireland v Spain, 3pm

Girls Under-16 Six Nations (The Mardyke, Cork)
Wednesday: Ireland v Spain, 1pm

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