Ulster U21 girls hockey team are denied inter-pro title by late show
Ulster's U21 girls had to settle for silver in the opening inter-provincial tournament of the season after hosts Leinster denied them late on in the final game staged at Donabate
They went into the title decider needing only a point to claim the trophy but went down 2-1 in a close game.
They were just eight minutes away from securing the result they needed but, seconds after Erin Getty had equalised Leinster's first-half opener, the hosts grabbed the winner to retain the title.
"It was a frustrating loss in a match where we dominated play and possession but we weren't clinical enough in either circle," said Ulster's assistant coach Michelle Harvey.
Meanwhile the boys came a disappointing third in their series after losing 4-3 to the Irish U18s on Saturday and drawing 2-2 with Leinster yesterday.
It looked promising after Friday evening's 2-1 win over Munster but despite goals from Rowan Poots, Daniel Nelson and Luke Witherow against the Irish U18s, they went down by the odd goal in seven.
Yesterday Steven Arbuthnot's boys came from two down to force a draw with the hosts, their goals coming from a Ryan Getty and Daniel Nelson.
That meant the U18 boys finished top with six points, one ahead of Leinster, two ahead of Ulster and five ahead of Munster.