Ulster’s junior sides claimed an interpro double in dramatic fashion with their men coming back from 3-0 down against Leinster to nick a vital draw while the women prevailed on goal difference.
The destination of the schoolboys inteprovincial titles remains up in the air – albeit largely in Ulster’s hands – as the competition was unable to be completed due to widespread frost across the northern province this weekend.
Leinster Under-18 coach Michael Styles can draw on the services of seven of the St Andrew’s team that helped their school win the All-Ireland Schoolboys Championships before the mid-term break; boys interpro preview
Head coach Sarah Scott and her team made it an incredible fifth underage girls interprovincial title as the Under-18 blues won out at Garryduff this weekend; Ulster Under-16s, meanwhile, claimed the younger age group
Leinster’ Under-18 and Under-16 girls will look to end Ulster’s reign as interprovincial champions in Garryduff, Cork this weekend and coach Sarah Scott says her U-18 side are in good shape for the competition.
The Irish Under-18s may have won the tournament but Leinster, as the top placed province, retained the silverware from the Under-21 interpros as the best placed of the three competing regions.
Ellen Curran’s bolt from the blue saw Leinster claim the women’s Under-21 interprovincial championship as they took the laurels in Donabate with a 2-1 win over Ulster.
Jason Klinkradt has been forced into two late changes to the men’s Leinster Under-21 panel that will take on the interprovincial championships this weekend at Portrane’s Donabate Community Centre home.
Chris Tyrrell has selected a youthful Leinster Under-21 women’s side for this weekend’s Under-21 interprovincial championships which marks the first act in the 2016/17 season
The Leinster Hockey U17 Development girls squad arrived home from Holland this week having placed third in the HOD International Easter Hockey Tournament.
Two goals from Ben Campbell saw Leinster win the men’s Under-21 interpros last Sunday in Santry as they claimed the laurels via a 2-0 success against Munster.
Leinster’s Under-21 women claimed the interprovincial title with an unbeaten run over the last two weekends to land the trophy at the Merrion Fleet Arena in Rathdown.
Ulster claimed both the Under-18 and Under-16 boys interprovincial titles over the weekend, both recording unbeaten runs over the course of their respective tournaments at Garryduff.
All-Ireland Schoolboys finalists Wesley College contribute a massive eight players to the Leinster Under-18 representative panel for the interprovincials which get under way this afernoon.
Leinster’s Under-16s won the Junior Girls Interprovincial title for the third successive year whil the Under-18s were only denied from doubling up on goal difference by Ulster at Grange Road.
Leinster’s Under-18 and 16s begin their interprovincial campaigns this afternoon at Grange Road, playing out their respective tournaments across the weekend looking to claim the annual titles
The Leinster juniors landed the men’s interprovincial title with something to spare as victories in the first three ties saw them over the line with a game in the tank.
Iain Walker is an eye-catching inclusion in the Leinster men’s junior interprovincial panel as the international goalkeeper is set to leave the pads at home and play outfield for the blues as the annual competition takes place in Garryduff.
Ulster took the title in the O-40s section of the women’s masters Interpros held at Lisnagarvey over the weekend with Leinster landing the O-45s crown.
Leinster’s men’s Over-40s were crowned masters inteprovincial winners for a fourth successive season but they were made work hard for their success.