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.
The Irish women’s and men’s masters have put out the call for anyone interested in taking part in this year’s interprovincial series to come along to training sessions this Sunday as they build toward the tournament on April 17 to 19
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.