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
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.
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
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
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
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 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.