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Double break leaves Lauren Wright in a race for fitness

Armagh's Lauren Wright is facing a struggle to get herself fit for next season after breaking BOTH wrists at an Ulster U17 training camp in Lilleshall.

Laura fell awkwardly during the third game against England and both arms are now in plaster and will be for much of the summer months.

The U17s, under the guidance of Shirley McCay, drew 0-0 with England in the first game, lost the second 2-1 and drew the third 1-1 - encouraging results for a provincial team against an international squad.

And the U17 boys, coached by Stephen Watt, also did well, drawing 3-3 with England but then losing their next two games 5-2 and 3-2, with Wallace High's Matthew Nelson top scorer with four goals.

Meanwhile, Ulster's junior men and women go to Cork for their inter-provincials this weekend.

David Menaul's lads are going for a hat-trick of titles while Louise Creighton, formerly Randalstown and now Mossley, captains the women.

Men's programme: Saturday: Leinster v Ulster (1pm); Ulster v Munster (5pm). Sunday: Ulster v Leinster (9am); Munster v Ulster (12.30pm)

Women's programme: Saturday: Leinster v Ulster (11am); Ulster v South East (3pm); Sunday: Munster v Ulster (11am).

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