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U16/U18 Girls Interpros - Roundup

Ulster were crowned Under 18 inter-provincial champions on Sunday after scoring a decisive 1-0 win over Leinster at Stormont.

Mossley's Rebecca McCullough hit the vital goal from a penalty-corner six minutes into the second-half of a tense encounter. However, the hosts defended well in the latter stages of the game which they had to win to make sure of lifting the trophy.

"All the girls showed a superb team ethic over the course of the tournament and I think we deserved to win it." said triumphant coach Robbie McMinn.

"However, we could have made it a little easier for ourselves had we not thrown away a 2-0 lead against Munster and drawn that match on Saturday. There was a bit of pressure on the girls going into the tournament because we were playing at home and after we won a medal at the UK School Games."

"But the girls responded well and they had worked very hard since we went to Lilleshall for some training matches back in June. Rebecca led by example throughout the tournament and I also thought Alex Burns was superb at the back but it was a real squad effort."

McCullough had also been on target in Saturday's 1-0 win over South East as McMinn's girls  completed the weekend with three clean sheets from their four matches.

Ulster's U-16s finished on a winning note as Alex McNeill scored a hat-trick in a 6-0 victory over Connacht yesterday but they had to settle for third place overall.

U16/U18 Girls Interprovincials


Connacht 1 Munster 4
Ulster 1 (R McCullough) Leinster 0
Munster 2 South East 1

Connacht 0 South East 4
Ulster 2 (R Houston, A Burns) Munster 2
Connacht 1 Leinster 4
Ulster 1 South East 0 

Leinster 1 South East 2
Ulster 1 (O Berry) Connacht 0 
Munster 0 Leinster 1

Final placings:

1 Ulster 10pts
2. Munster 7
3. South East 6
4. Leinster 6
5. Connacht 0 


South East 0 Munster2
Connacht 0 Ulster 6 (J McCarlie, A McNeill 3, N McIvor, E Armstrong)
Leinster 2 Munster1

Leinster 4 South East 0
Connacht 2 Munster 3
Ulster 0 Leinster 3
Connacht 1 South East 4

Ulster 0 South East 0
Connacht 0 Leinster 3
Ulster 1 (L McNeill) Munster 1 

Final placings:

1. Leinster 12pts
2. Munster 7
3. Ulster 5
4. South East 4
5. Connacht 0

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