The Ulster squad is in place for this weekend’s U15 Girls’ Interprovincial Tournament at the AUL Complex in Clonshaugh.
The three day event will see a series of six matches played with Provinces awarded two points for a win and one point for a draw. The format leaves for an exciting finale in the Sunday morning outings.
Leinster won a whooping fifth consecutive title last season which is a magnificent achievement for the province under the stewardship of Paul Howard and they’re back in search of an unprecedented six-in-a-row.
Ulster last won the tournament outright in 2010 while Munster won the following season, 2011.
Ulster will be looking to the likes of Moville CS’s Kerry Brown and Erin McLaughlin of Carndonagh CS, who were close to international selection last season.
Twins Aoife and Louise Gallinagh from Scoil Mhuire, Buncrana as well as Cate Toland of Deele College, the younger sister of Irish senior starlet Tyler Toland, are others to watch out for on the Ulster panel.
The Interprovincial series will be the first step in the process of selecting the FAI Schools International Development squad of 18 players who will compete in the Bob Docherty Cup. The 2017/18 campaign will see the Republic of Ireland Schools select travel to Belfast for this season’s Home Nations event. The International series will take place during the Easter Break from Saturday, March 24 to Monday, March 26. Prior to that the squad will take on England in the annual John Read Cup which will take place on Saturday, March 10 at Stafford Town FC.
Following the three day series in Dublin on Sunday, an extended panel will be invited back for trial on Saturday, November 25 in FAI HQ, Abbotstown.
Ulster panel: Orla Corry & Kelsey McAteer (Loreto Community School, Milford), Katelyn Doherty, Aoife Gallinagh, Louise Gallinagh & Emma Doherty (Scoil Mhuire, Buncrana), Rachel Lawne & Caoimhe Brennan (St. Columba’s College, Stranorlar), Cate Toland (Deele College, Raphoe), Shannon Cunningham & Erin Doherty (Coláiste Ailigh, Leitir Ceanainn) Lucy Jane Grant (Loreto College, Cavan), Ciara McGarvey (Pobalscoil Chloich Cheannfhaola, Falcarragh), Kerry Brown (Moville Community College), Erin McLaughlin (Carndonagh Community School), Jessica Lesse (St. Catherine’s Vocational School, Killybegs), Maria Bonner (St. Columba’s Comprehensive School, Glenties)
Management: Bridgeen Harley (St. Columba’s College, Stranorlar), Emma Duffy (Loreto Convent, Letterkenny), Karen Henry (Mulroy College, Milford)Tags: