The Irish Masters has received approval and support from the sport’s governing bodies to host an Interprovincial tournament across the various age groups playing at Masters level.
The Irish Masters are intending on running an interprovincial tournament in Ulster over the weekend of May 20 and 21, 2012 with proposed competitions for both men and women at over 40, over 45, over 50 and over 55 level.
The IHA announced on Tuesday that the senior and junior interpros will not take place in the 2011/12 hockey season
Jeremy Duncan alluded to the fact in post-tournament acceptance speech but Leinster pulled off one of the unlikeliest U-18 and U-16 Interprovincial doubles at St Andrew’s.
Ulster’s U-18s and Leinster’s U-16s took the early initiative in the schoolboy’s interpro as they ended day one with perfect records at St Andrew’s
Men’s weekend preview: Leinster’s U-18s bid to end Ulster’s three year reign as interpro champions has taken on a slightly more manageable hue as Banbridge pair Josh Moffett and Peter Brown have not been included
Six returnees are in Rory O’Donoghue’s Leinster U-18 panel who will hope to end Ulster’s three year winning streak and bring back the interprovincial title for the first time since 2008.
Gareth Borland has named a Leinster U-16 side packed with experience from the recent All-Ireland school’s championships for the upcoming interprovincial series which will be played in St Andrew’s on November 18 to 20.
Ailbhe Marsh’s goal proved the vital moment for Leinster’s U-16s as they won back the title for the first time since 2005 as they produced a brilliant second day at the interpros; the U-18s finished second with Ulster retaining the title
Ulster have taken the overnight lead in the U-18 and U-16 girl’s interprovincial tournaments, taking the early lead over Leinster as they bid to win a fourth successive title at both age groups
Kate Dillon has named a Leinster U-18 girl’s side with a smattering of division one quality for the upcoming interprovincial series in Stormont which is set for October 22 and 23.
Sarah Scott can draw on five of last year’s side for experience following the announcement of the Leinster U-16 girls team to play in the interprovincial series in Stormont on October 22 and 23.
The National Indoor Trophy will be played on closed outdoor weekends next season and is inviting entrants; Leinster U-18 girls seek applications for a new coach for 2011/12; Leinster men’s awards night on Friday night
Leinster’s seniors finished runners-up in both the men’s and women’s interprovincials last weekend at Serpentine Avenue, unable to emulate the heroics of their junior counterparts who completed a double at Grange Road.
With the introduction of the CPP this season and the changed timing of this year’s interprovincial event, like the other teams this weekend, Victor Shaw has picked a much changed Leinster women’s panel from last year.
Leinster have named a strong men’s team for the Junior interprovincial tournament this weekend as they bid to win the tournament for the fourth time in five years. All the rest of the men’s and women’s Junior selections included
Recently-crowned Leinster champions Glenanne make up the mainstays of the province’s side for this weekend’s Interprovincial tournament, set to be held in Serpentine Avenue.
Leinster head coach Keith Crawford, assisted by Chris Tyrell, have named their final squad of 18 for the upcoming Junior Interprovincials in May.
The Leinster me’s junior management team of Ian Wilkie and Nigel Kingston are seeking nominations as they begin preparations in their bid to retain the Junior Interprovincial title which take place on the weekend of May 14.
The Leinster U-18 and U-16 boy’s teams are still accepting final nominations for trials for the interprovincial tournament which takes place in autumn 2011 with a view to establishing training squads for the summer months.