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Jason Morgan keen to clinch inter-pro crown in style


Determined: Ulster Junior coach Jason Morgan

Determined: Ulster Junior coach Jason Morgan

Determined: Ulster Junior coach Jason Morgan

The Junior inter-provincial title looks like a formality for Ulster but coach Jason Morgan will not be satisfied with anything other than a win against Leinster at Ashbourne tomorrow afternoon.

At present Ulster have nine points from their two games while Connacht and Munster each have four and Leinster two.

Even if Ulster were to lose then either Munster or Connacht would not only need to gain five points but also win by a significant margin as Ulster's points difference is plus 43 while the other provinces are all minus.

Morgan knows that Leinster are in the unexpected position of having lost their first two games so will be determined to finish with a win.

"I feel they will be much stronger this time but if we play as well as in the first two games, I would expect a clean sweep," he said. "I have tried to keep the same team together and there is only one change with David Sharkey returning to the bench after injury in place of Eugene McKenna."

Ulster came close to lifting the title last season but it has been a barren 10 years since their last championship victory and with his commitment and determination, Morgan will fully deserve the success.

The final of the Harden Cup between Ballynahinch III and Dromore II, meanwhile, will be contested at Banbridge while Ballynahinch VII and Cookstown meet in the Ravenhill Cup final in Portadown.

Belfast Telegraph