Interprovincial’s kick off the 2022-23 season with a flurry of goals

The 2022-23 season started off strongly as the first round of the Interprovincial competitions took place on Sunday 4th September. Sunday morning saw Leinster and Connacht teams travel to Mullingar where their U16, U18 and U21 teams came head to head. A little further south saw Munster welcome the Leinster South U16 and U18 teams to the UCC Hockey Pitch.

At Under-16 level Leinster made a flying start to a 7-0 win over Connacht. Sarah Byrne and Hollia Quinn picking up a couple of goals each while the Connacht defense fought hard to try to repel the Leinster forwards. Leinster South also started their campaign strongly with a 3-0 win over Munster.

At Under-18 level Leinster again pushed Connacht hard to win the match 5-1 with 2 goals coming from Milla Fulton and Connacht’s consolation goal coming from a short corner with Meabh McLoughlin finding the net. Munster started their season with a win against Leinster South finding the backboard with a penalty corner set piece slotted past the keeper by Emer Conroy.

Moving up to the Under-21 competition Leinster completed their three wins with a 1-0 win over Connacht with Orla O’Brien scoring the goal in the second quarter and neither team finding the net for the remainder of the match but not for lack of trying.

Next weekend see’s the boys side of the Interpros starting up with Leinster facing Munster in Newtown School Waterford. The girls will be back on the pitch on 2nd October with Leinster v Munster and Connacht v Ulster.

Women (Sunday, September 4)
Under 16 – Leinster 7 (Isobel Field, Sarah Byrne 2, Hollai Quinn 2, Lauryn Barry, Eleanor Selby) Connacht 0; Munster 0 Leinster South 3 (Charlotte Foley , Zoe Poole, Tara Clarke)
Under 18 – Leinster 5 (Millie Jerman, Annabel Squires, Sophie English, Milla Fulton 2) Connacht 1 (Meabh McLoughlin)
Under 21 – Leinster 1 (Orla O’Brien) Connacht 0