Ulster’s Under-18s and Leinster’s Under-16s took the provincial laurels at Stormont as they both won their Sunday games, getting the result they needed to see off their rivals.
Leinster Under-18 girls head coach Sarah Scott is hoping she can continue to work the oracle with the schoolgirls selection as she bids to lead the blues to another interprovincial crown under her tenure.
O’Grady whips in crucial late goal as Leinster edge out Ulster U-18s; northern province wins Under-16 titleSeptember 24, 2017 | 963 views |
Ben O’Grady’s drag-flick four minutes from full-time earned Leinster’s Under-18s a dramatic schoolboys interprovincial title at Grange Road, whipping home for a crucial fourth goal in a 4-1 win over Munster.
Following last year’s deep November frost, the schoolboy interpros move to the much earlier September spot this weekend at Grange Road, starting on Friday afternoon.
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 Leinster Hockey U17 Development girls squad arrived home from Holland this week having placed third in the HOD International Easter Hockey Tournament.
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.
Leinster’s U-18 boys claimed the interprovincial championships for the fourth successive year courtesy of their 2-0 win over Ulster this evening at Grange Road; at Under-16 level, the roles were reversed with Ulster winning the tie on goal difference
Ulster remain in the ascendancy in both of the boys interprovincial tournaments but Leinster’s wins over Munster means they remain in contention at both levels.
Ulster are in the box seat after day one of the schoolboys interprovincial championships at Grange Road following opening day wins over Leinster at both U-18 and U-16 level.
Leinster’s U-18 boys are going for a fourth successive interprovincial crown but know that Ulster, in particular, provide a formidable road-block and probably hold the pre-competition’s favourite’s tag.