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Ulster Girls make history after winning first ever Inter-Pro title

By Ronnie Ingram

History was made in Dublin on Saturday when Ulster Girls won the first ever Inter-Provincial title following their comfortable 20-8 win over Munster.

In previous years these games had been played in a blitz-like format for development purposes, but in view of the growth of the female game the IRFU decided to move to a full Inter-Provincial series.

Ulster had previously defeated Leinster 10-5 and Connacht 34-5 and Munster were expected to be their toughest hurdle especially away from home, but an outstanding second half effort gave them a warranted victory.

Their captain and prop Neve Jones led by example scoring a try in each of the games with the one towards the final whistle on Saturday putting the result beyond their opponent's grasp.

After an early setback in the form of an Enya Breen penalty, Ulster led at the interval 5-3 following a Claire Boles try.

After the restart further tries were scored by Brittany Hogan and Jones for Lisa Mullen to convert one and add a penalty.

Meanwhile the Millar, McCall, Wylie Junior Cup competition has now reached the last eight stage.

Millar, McCall, Wylie Junior Cup scores: Ballymena II 17 Ballynahinch II 35, CIYMS 57 Armagh II 0, Clogher Valley 17 Ballyclare 28, Coleraine 38 Limavady 8, Cooke 15 Portadown 20, Dromore 13 Banbridge II 10, Instonians 27 Randalstown 20, Larne 18 Omagh 39

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