Ulster U16 and U18 boys hoping to add to Interpro Titles

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This Sunday sees the conclusion of the boys U16 and U18 Interpro competitions, where Ulster will take on Leinster in both games hoping to add to the girls’ success on Sunday past. Both games are taking place in Rathdown, with the U16s starting at 2pm and the U18s at 4pm.

The U16 boys are led by George Palmer and are undefeated thus far, with two victories over Munster and a win v Leinster under their belts. It will be a tough encounter on Sunday, and George is looking forward to the game:

‘We have had 3 good wins so far and will be looking to finish our tournament strong. Leinster have some really good players, but so do we, we know it will be a tough game but one we are looking forward to. Being captain of the team has been an amazing experience so far.’

Coach Jordan Robinson knows it won’t be an easy task:

‘Leinster will be a great game for us, and we are looking forward to the challenge. The boys have trained really well in preparation, they are a fantastic group with real depth and quality, so I am hoping that shows come Sunday. We have used 25 boys in our tournament so far, and each one has deserved their place and pushed each other on to perform.’

Ulster U16 boys squad list

Tom Archbold Friends’ Lisnagarvey HC
Harvey Begg Wallace HS Lisnagarvey HC
Ethan Clotworthy Ballyclare HS Mossley HC
Denver Golbey Banbridge Academy Banbridge HC
Jj Holley Bangor Grammar Bangor HC
Michael Hollway RBAI Instonians HC
Ben Law Campbell College Bangor HC
Matthew McAreavey RBAI Instonians HC
Adam McKee Banbridge Academy Banbridge HC
Matthew McLearnon Wallace HS Lisnagarvey HC
Sam McMillan Bangor Grammar Bangor HC
William McMullan Wallace HS Lisnagarvey HC
James McQuitty Portadown College Portadown HC
Lukas Moles Banbridge Academy Banbridge HC
Josh Osborne Banbridge Academy Portadown HC
George Palmer RBAI Instonians HC
Milo Thompson Wallace HS Lisnagarvey HC
Ben Thompson Banbridge Academy Portadown HC

 

Reserves:

Iain Cruickshank Cookstown HS Cookstown HC
Connor Johnston Wallace HS South Antrim HC
Oliver Tumilty Wallace HS Lisnagarvey HC

 

 

Staff:

Co- Head Coaches: Shirley McCay and Jordan Robinson

Assistant Coaches: Nathan Donald, Jack Kyle

Goalkeeper coach: Philip Reaney

Manager: Hannah Walker

The U18 boys have had a similar rich vein of form, winning their opening 3 games comfortably. They will be missing the services of Louis Rowe and Sam Anderson through injury, but have strength in their squad ahead of Sunday’s final game.

Captain Charlie Rowe is grateful for the opportunity to play in the big games:

‘It’s been a great year for us so far and we are thankful we are able to play a game like this with everything that’s happened over the last couple of years. we have a really strong team and hope to be crowned interpro champions come Sunday.’

Co-head coach Paddy Grimes:

‘The match present a great opportunity for the players and us as coaches to pick up some silverware after a long period without any intperprovincial competition so we are looking forward to the challenge and hopefully a good performance come Sunday.’

Ulster U18 boys squad list

Max Anderson Cookstown HS Cookstown HC
James Clarke Methody Annadale HC
Mackenzie Connor Friends’ Lisnagarvey HC
Ewan Cruickshank Cookstown HS Cookstown HC
Mark Cuddy Cookstown HS Cookstown HC
Tommy Dobson Banbridge Academy Portadown HC
James Evans Banbridge Academy Banbridge HC
Scott Hosick Friends’ Lisnagarvey HC
Allen Lyons RBAI Annadale HC
Patrick McElhinney Methody Annadale HC
Matthew McKee Banbridge Academy Banbridge HC
Daniel Murray Wallace HS Lisnagarvey HC
Ben Pollock Banbridge Academy Banbridge HC
Charlie Rowe Banbridge Academy Banbridge HC
Jamie Spratt Regent House North Down HC
Matthew Stevenson Banbridge Academy Portadown HC
Callum Ullah RBAI Instonians HC
Paddy Watson Wallace HS Lisnagarvey HC

 

Reserves

Harry Archbold Friends’ Lisnagarvey HC
Josh Brownlee Banbridge Academy Banbridge HC
Hugo Cleary-McGuffin Cookstown HS Cookstown HC

 

Staff:

Co- Head Coaches: Stephen Cuddy and Patrick Grimes

Assistant Coaches: Harry Templeton

Goalkeeper coach: Tim Hogg

To see the full programme and match day squads click the link below:

https://www.flipsnack.com/leinsterhockey/2021-22-hockey-ireland-mens-interpros-2022-04-10-lei-vs-uls/full-view.html

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