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2019-20 Connacht U18 Girls Interprovincials Provincial Rugby Youth Ulster U18 Girls

Interprovincial: U18 sides up for Ulster v Connacht

The teams have been announced for the U18 Women’s Interprovincial match between Ulster and Connacht which takes place tomorrow afternoon at Queen’s Sport Arena. Kick off 13:00.

With both sides likely to face each other in a fortnights time, in the knockout semi finals, it’ll be interesting to see how this one plays out. Poor planning for these early round games means that both these sides continue to miss key players to the Sevens programme. It’s a real pity and a huge backward step for the underage club game.

Ulster have made only one change as Zara Flack (Enniskillen) opts to return to XV’s rugby after being held back for an Ireland 7s camp last week. Connacht, on the other hand, have made a dramatic nine changes to the side that beat Munster last week.

You would think that with such limited XV’s experience, and only really one evening session this week, that nine changes would be hard to absorb, for the visiting side, and Ulster go into this one as clear favourites.

However, the key game will be in a fortnights time and I expect both teams will keep their powder dry, to an extent, in this one.

Current Standings

TEAMPLWPDBPPTS
Leinster U182247210
Ulster U1821(13)15
Connacht U1821(19)04
Munster U1820(15)11

Teams

Ulster U18Connacht U18
Farrah McCloskey15Hannah Gullane (C)
Sophie Kinghan14Avril Deely
Zara Flack13Fodhla Ni Bhraonain
Moya Hill12Maeve Muldoon
Emma Ryan11Alana Roche
Toni Macartney10Caoimhe Geraghty
Sarah Shrestha9Aisling Browne
Ella Garland1Mary McLoughlin
Aoife Cahill2Molly Ager
Ava Fannin (C)3Aimee Kelly
Kim Johnston4Mollie Starr
Taryn Schutzler5Faith Oviawe
Rachel McGee6Katelyn Bourke
Erin Carson7Hannah Johnston
Sophie Barrett8Leah Hogarty
   
Cara O’Neill16Emily Gavin
Hannah Cooney17Zara Grehan
Delyth Cook18Aisling Hahessy
S.Cassdiy Campbell19Hannah Coen
Jennifer Collins20Rachel Larkin
Lauren Kilfedder21Olivia Haverty
Lucy Thompson22Meghan Walsh
Jana McQuillan23Katie Hogan

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