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Holders retain title with clean sweep

Ulster retained their Under-21 inter-provincial title in superb fashion in Dublin yesterday when they defeated Leinster 2-0 to clinch the trophy.

The holders went into the game needing only a draw to take the honours but they went one better after Ards striker Chloe Brown got both the goals. It took Ulster's tally to 16 without reply in their three games.

"It was a great overall team display and it was very satisfying to score that amount of goals and keep a clean sheet as well." said coach Ali McNeill.

"In addition we conceded only two penalty corners in the three games and the defence was outstanding."

Ulster went in front in the 26th minute as Brown sent a drag flick into the net after Mullan had forced a penalty corner.

Leinster had Ulster on the back foot for a spell in the second half but Mullan and Brown combined well at another set piece in the 65th minute to make it 2-0.

Lucy McKee hit a treble in Friday night's 8-0 win over Connacht while Mullan (2), Brown, Robyn Chambers, Serena Barr and McKee scored in Saturday's 6-0 victory over Munster.

At domestic level, Armagh were relegated from the Premier League after losing 3-0 to Harlequins at Ardmore on Saturday.

Leaders Ards moved four points clear of Pegasus after a 4-1 win over Lisnagarvey and Ulster Elks beat Randalstown 2-1

Under-21 inter-pros: Friday: Connacht 0 Ulster 8; Leinster 3 Munster 1; Saturday: Ulster 6 Munster 0; Connacht 0 Leinster 7; Sunday: Munster 2 Connacht 1; Leinster 0 Ulster 2.

Final placings: 1 Ulster 9pts; 2 Leinster 6; 3 Munster 3; 4 Connacht 0.

Senior One results: Cookstown 4 Ballyclare 2, Larne 2 North Down 2, Omagh 3 Ballymena 1, Portadown 3 Banbridge 2, Victorians 1 Civil Service 2.

Belfast Telegraph