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.
Gareth Borland and Niall Denham announced their respective finalised Leinster schoolboys Under-18 and 16 panels earlier today for the upcoming interprovincial series that will take place in Grange Road in a fortnight’s time.
Leinster’s Under-16 girls retained the interprovincial title as they got the draw they needed to get over the line in Lisnagarvey against rivals Munster; Ulster won back the Under-18 crown with their 2-0 win over Leinster getting them the title
The Leinster U-16 are in great shape to retain the girls interprovincial title after two strong wins on middle Saturday in Lisnagarvey while their U-18 counterparts face a title showdown with their Ulster hosts on Sunday.
Leinster’s U-18s began their intepro title defence with a win and a draw to head up their section overnight, seeing off Connacht before being pegged back by Munster late on in game two; the U-16 side won out 2-1 against Connacht
Six Leinster U-18s will be aiming to make it two schoolgirl interprovincial titles in a row as Colm Blennerhassett has named a panel with plenty of know-how for this weekend’s competition in Lisnagarvey.
Three players return from last season for the Leinster Under-16 girls squad for the Interprovincials in Ulster next month with Isabelle Delamar, Sophie Roopnarinesingh and flying forward Sarah Torrans back for a second year.
Despite a condensed schedule, the Leinster U-18 boys managed to retain the interprovincial title in Mossley with two wins, a draw and a loss from their four games in two days; the U-16 title was won by Ulster with four straight wins
In a condensed interprovincial campaign, Leinster’s U-18s picked up a win and a score draw to lead the standings with a game in hand on Ulster and Munster; Ulster, though, look well set to win the U-16 title
A busy weekend lies in wait for the Leinster U-18 and U-16 boys as they have been scheduled to play four games in two days following sub-zero conditions in north Belfast
The boys underage interprovincials take place in Newtownabbey this weekend with the U-16s forced into making a change in the run up to the tournament
Following the launch to the “Save South East Hockey” online campaign, the IHA will meet with the LHA to discuss, among other issues, the permanent retention of the region’s U-18 and U-16 interpro sides
The Leinster U-16 boys are aiming to claim their fifth interprovincial title in seven years with a new look side that features just two players of the 2012 vintage
Unbeaten interpros girls record first U-18/U-16 double since 1996 with superb performances in Garryduff to break the Ulster stranglehold
Leinster enjoyed a good first day at the U-16 and U-18 inteprovincials in Garryduff, getting the better of Connacht 5-1 and 1-0 respectively
After a five-year hiatus, the Leinster Under-18 girls will hope they can end Ulster’s dominance this weekend in Garryduff; along with the Under-16s, they are in Cork for the junior interpros
Six players return for Sarah Scott’s Leinster U-16s when they travel to Cork for the interpros from October 18 to 20; the Leinster and South East panels were both named earlier this week for the event
The girls U16 and U18 interpros were last night switched from Connacht to Munster following the western province’s decision to withdraw from hosting the tournaments.
Leinster’s U-18s retained their interprovincial crown in style as they recorded a rare clean sweep at this level, winning four from four in Garryduff; at U-16 level, Ulster won back their title with an unbeaten run