Sam Bothwell steps in to boost Ulster's inter-pro chances
Sam Bothwell has been selected for the Ulster senior team which will be taking part in the annual interprovincial tournament in Kilkenny at the weekend.
The 17-year-old from Hillsborough, who last played for the province two years ago, is available as he is taking a short break from his commitments on the professional tour.
The Ulster team, which will be attempting to improve on last season's third place finish in Belfast, will be coached by Sam's mother Louise Bothwell.
Polish-born Windsor player Przemek Stec, the reigning Ulster senior champion, who missed last year's tournament due to injury, returns to the team.
The only new cap is David Lloyd player Johnny Abosi, who is likely to play doubles, while brothers Alex and Gordon Watt along with Aaron Stubbs complete the men's line-up for the tournament.
The ladies team is an all under 18 outfit in the shape of Lucy Octave, sisters Annie and Caitlin McCullough, Laura Reid and Emily Beatty.