Hockey Ireland Inter Provincial Series 2023 Women
Results from fixtures October 29:
Leinster South 1-2 Muster (Loreto Kilkenny)
Leinster 0-0 Ulster (Dundalk GS)
(Leinster win penalty shootout)
Leinster South 2-2 Muster (Loreto Kilkenny)
(Munster win penalty shootout)
Leinster 0-1 Ulster (Dundalk GS)
Leinster South hosted Munster in Loreto Kilkenny for their final league game which was effectively a 3rd/4th place playoff. In an exciting game Munster won out 2-1 against a spirited Leinster South team
Munster took the lead in the 1st quarter with a goal scored by Anna Rose Benson. Rowan Alice Murphy levelled the scores in the 3rd quarter before Ada Ryan took the lead back with a goal from open play
Leinster played Ulster in Dundalk Grammar School. This was the first time an interprovincial game was played in Dundalk and both teams and supporters were appreciative of the facilities and the fantastic new pitch. It was a close contest which needed a penalty shoot-out competition to decide the outcome. Both teams will face each other again to determine the inter-pro champion for 2023. That game will be played in UCD 12th November at 13:30 (Tickets on sale from today).
Leinster South and Munster played an end-to-end exciting match in Loreto Kilkenny for their final league game with Munster coming away as the winners following a penalty shoot-out. Leinster South had taken the lead in Q1 with the goal scored by Amy Handcock from open play. They carried that lead all the way to the final quarter when Munster’s Katie Toomey struck the equaliser. Leinster South scrambled ahead again with 9 minutes to go. Sarah Sheehan scoring from open play. Three minutes later Munster’s vice-captain , Aoife Kavanagh levelled the game to force the penalty shoot-out. Munster took the spoils and ended their season in 3rd place.
Leinster played Ulster in Dundalk Grammar School. In a very high paced game Ulster were the eventual winners. Both teams traded chances with the lone goal being put away by Kia McCartney from the penalty spot. Ulster will now go into the final against Leinster feeling that they have the upper hand.
That game will be played in UCD on 12th November at 15:45 (Tickets on sale today). Get your tickets HERE