2015 Interprovincial U18 & U16 Hockey Series Dublin from October 2015

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Many congratulations to all six of our Rainey Ulster Hockey players who headed off to Dublin on Friday to take part in the U16 & U18 Interprovincial Hockey Series.
Ulster U16 Team – Erin Anderson -Vice Captain, Alex Burns, Ellie Montgomery and Betty Scott.
Ulster U18 Team- Rachel Burns and Lauren Mulholland.

The girls were fantastic representatives for the Rainey, in Dublin, and all gave their utmost for Ulster. There were many favorably comments from their coaches and  supporters on how well they conducted themselves. They certainly helped to put Rainey on the map in Dublin!

In both age groups this proved to be an extremely close competition fought out between the five provinces.

The Ulster U16 Team had a very tough draw, being the only team to have to play two matches on Sunday against two excellent teams. The girls performed really well but unfortunately it was just one goal late on Sunday afternoon that separated Ulster from the final winning team of Leinster. Many congratulations to Alex, Betty and Ellie on first caps and Erin on second!!
The Ulster U18 Team had a lot to prove this time around as they had come 3rd in the competition as U16’s in Cork.  The girls didn’t disappoint winning all their matches, with 3 goals from Rachel Burns and one from Lauren Mulholland, to help them  to reach the final yesterday against Leinster. This was a fantastic game of hockey of an exceptionally high standard for schoolgirls with a 2-2 draw ensuring that Ulster U18’s were the outright Interprovincial winners! Huge congratulations girls!
Really well done to all our Rainey girls this was a very tough weekend of hockey played at the highest school girl level.