The Leinster Hockey U17 Development girls squad arrived home from Holland this week having placed third in the HOD International Easter Hockey Tournament.
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.
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.
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.
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