The Women’s Master Interprovincials took place in Cork on the 13th-15th May 2022. The tournament was run over two venues, Cork Harlequins and Garryduff Sports Centre, with 17 teams from Connacht, Leinster, Munster, South East and Ulster competing in the various age groups. With good weather, over 270 players took to the pitch in the O35s, O40s, O45s, O50s and O55s playing 30 games in total. Munster won the O35, O45s and O50s with Leinster taking the title in the O40s and O55s.
Women’s Masters is growing year on year with 2 new-age groups to the tournament this year, the O35s and the O55s. It was also the first year there were 2 teams from Connacht. From this group of players, they can have the opportunity to play for Ireland in the different age groups and play in Home Nations, Europeans, and World Cups.
For the players, the Interpros is a time for old friendships and rivalries, and it’s an opportunity for players who normally play against each other to play together. Each province organised their training sessions, many travelling distances to attend, showing their dedication to the sport and in return gaining much enjoyment from their Master’s experience.
Munster Masters organised a fantastic weekend and a big thank you to all the volunteers who helped at both venues. Masters Hockey is alive and kicking!