Leinster have taken the initiative in both the U-18 and U-16 boy’s interprovincial tournaments, both getting wins over Munster to lead the pack after day one.
The underage interprovincials has trimmed men’s Leinster division one to just four games but, after a pivotal double weekend, plenty more swings of fortune could yet be played out.
Leinster’s U-18s will look to mainly to the All-Ireland Schoolboy’s winning St Andrew’s side at this year’s interprovincials as eight of that team make up Gareth Borland’s panel.
Ulster once again dominated the girls interpros at Grange Road as they edged out Leinster at both U-18 and U-16 level.
Ulster and Leinster look set to contest the major laurels on day two of the shcoolgirl’s interprovincials as both provinces picked up a pair of wins each at both U-18 and U-16 level; all men’s division one and two and women’s div one results included
Hermes look set to be the central protagonists in a trimmed down Leinster women’s league division one weekend as they feature in two of the three games to go ahead while the schoolgirls interpros are also in full flow
A symmetrical link guides Sarah Scott’s Leinster U-16 side as they look to go back-to-back in the interprovincial competition for the first time since 1996.
Alexandra College pushed their early claims as one of the major contenders for the Senior Schoolgirl’s Premier League as they opened up with a 2-0 victory over Wesley College; Leinster U-18 girls panel named
Germany’s U-18 girls proved too strong for their Irish counterparts this week, sweeping their four-game series in Belfield.
Ireland’s men and women completed the Junior Celtic Cup double with a day to spare as they added victories over Scotland to go with Friday’s 2-0 wins over Wales in Wrexham.
Following an impressive series win over England A over the weekend, Irish sights turn to the U-21s as Brendon Carolan has named a strong selection for the men’s Celtic Cup campaign in Wrexham.
Ireland’s U-16s stepped up their respective boys and girls preparations for the European championships this weekend with a three-game series against Austria; video and photo links included
The inaugural men’s Masters Interpro series took place at Lisnagrvey’s Comber Road last weekend with the competition format seeing teams at O-40s and O-45s compete in a five team competition.
The Ulster Over-40s claimed a three-team, women’s masters Interprovincial tournament at Lisnagarvey last weekend.
Leinster retained both the men’s and women’s U-21 inteprovincial titles at Garryduff with victories over Ulster on day three of the competition.
Leinster remain in the hunt for both the U-21 titles as both the men and women picked up 2-1 wins over Munster on day two in Garryduff, keeping retention hopes alive.
Birthday girl Rebecca Barry gave a present to all of Munster as her pinpoint short corner strike helped the province to a 1-0 win over Ulster at the U21 Interpros in Garryduff, Cork on day one of the U-21 interprovincials
The U-21 interpros return this weekend after a season’s hiatus, serving as a primary selection competition for the Irish panel’s European campaign this summer as the IHA will field a national side for the first time since 2004.
Comber Road will host the 2012 men’s and women’s Celtic Cups; Leinster U-21 men’s and women’s panels announced for next week’s interprovincial series; Armagh on the look-out for new ladies head coach
The Leinster Hockey Association has confirmed Rory O’Donoghue as the men’s U-21 interprovincial coach while Chris Tyrell and Keith Crawford will take on the women’s reins.