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.
Congratulations to the following players who have selected for the Leinster U-18 Camp this Thursday and Friday and trial games on Saturday morning in Park Avevnue
The Leinster men’s junior side landed second place at their Interprovincial tournament in Cork, missing out to eventual winners Ulster while the women ended up third place.
Leinster’s Over-40s men spoiled Ulster’s clean sweep hopes at the Master’s Interpros which took place in Garryduff, Cork at the weekend.
The LHA’s three provinicial sides for the upcoming junior interprovincials have been announced this week with the Leinster men’s side set to travel following a late appeal for coaching staff.
The Masters Interprovincials take place in Garryduff, Cork this weekend, involving ten men’s teams, six women’s teams and 30 matches.
Chloe Brown’s corner double saw Ulster complete the women’s and men’s interprovincial double as they retained the title with a commanding performance, landing three wins with three clean sheets to boot at Grange Road.
Ulster’s controlled Under-21 interprovincial performance means they will justifiably provide the mainstay of Johnny Caren’s Irish set-up for this week’s Four Nations series in Mossley as Ireland host Germany, England and Scotland.
Keith Crawford and Chris Tyrrell lead the Leinster U-21 women’s panel for the third time this weekend and fourth inter pro campaign in total having previously worked with the junior interpros before.
Banbridge native Peter Brown is an eye-catching name in the Leinster Under-21 panel as the Ulster man swaps white for blue for the interprovincial series that takes place in Grange Road from February 7 to 9.
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