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Ulster's U21 boys and girls get off to the perfect start in inter-pros

Published 10/09/2016

Lisnagarvey's Sean Murray
Lisnagarvey's Sean Murray

Lisnagarvey's Sean Murray, one of the province's rising talents, has started the new season with a bang by helping Ulster U21s to an opening win in the inter-provincials being staged in Donabate, outside Dublin.

The midfielder was on the mark as Steven Arbuthnot's boys edged out Munster 2-1 yesterday to set them up nicely for today's clash against the Irish U18s (10am) and tomorrow's crunch encounter with holders Leinster (2pm).

Raphoe's Luke Witherow was also on the mark, while Julian Dale scored for Munster.

In the other game, Leinster opened with a 3-2 win over the Irish U18s for whom Annadale's Matthew Crookshanks was on the mark.

Meanwhile, the Ulster girls also got off to a winning start with a comfortable 3-1 success over Munster.

Jessica McMaster (Queen's), Kerrie Burns (Lurgan) and Rosie Henderson (Pegasus) all found the net for Gareth Grundie's side and now they look forward to today's game against Connacht (12pm) and tomorrow's clash against hosts Leinster (4pm).

In the other game, Leinster crushed Connacht 7-0, a scoreline the Ulster girls will probably need to emulate in case goal difference comes into play in tomorrow's programme.

TODAY: U21 inter-provincials (Donabate): Men: Ulster v Irish U18s (10am); Munster v Leinster (2pm).

Women: Ulster v Connacht (12pm); Leinster v Munster (4pm).

TOMORROW: Men: Munster v Irish U18s (10am); Leinster v Ulster (2pm).

Women: Connacht v Munster (12pm); Ulster v Leinster (4pm).

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