Leinster edge out Munster

Hockey: Leinster denied Munster a first girls interpro title since 2002 with a mature performance in the decisive U16 clash, as the sides finished 0-0 at Lisnagarvey yesterday.

The Munster U18s, coming off a promising 2-2 draw with Leinster sought to end a drought stretching back to 1999, fell 4-1 to an Ulster side that went on to dominate the tournament on home turf, Michelle Barry’s fine second-half goal failing to spark a comeback although they tied on points with Leinster, who claimed second place on goal difference.

Meanwhile, Cork C of I are the last Munster side standing in the quarter-finals of the Irish Senior Cup after a Jack O’Mahony goal helped them scrape a 1-0 win over Rathgar.

UCC fell to a silver goal from Glenanne’s Mick McGuinness at the Mardyke, the Tallaght side winning 2-1 after Rowland Rixon-Fuller had cancelled out Shrew Power’s deft opener. Glens will now play Railway Union, who edged Mossley 4-3 thanks to Rob Abbott’s hat-trick.

Three Rock Rovers came from two behind to see off UCD 6-2, booking a last-eight tie away to Banbridge, who beat Cookstown 3-0.

Pembroke beat Instonians 6-1 with Cork man Nick Burns bagging three, setting up a tie with Monkstown, Richard Sykes cracking home four in their 5-0 success at Belfast Harlequins.

Bandon’s men notched the result of the weekend as nine different players found the target in a bizarre 11-3 win over Limerick.

Clonakilty continue to set the pace in the women’s Division 1B after routing Bruff 8-0, with challengers Cork Wanderers held to a 1-1 draw by Waterford. Ann-Marie O’Connell’s treble underpinned Blackrock’s 4-1 win over Tipperary. Clonmel and Belvedere also won big, both winning 5-0 against Dungarvan and Cobh respectively.

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