Ulster U18 met Munster U18 on Saturday at MU Barnhall RFC in the final of the Girls Interprovincial Championship.

Ulster had beaten Munster in Cork earlier in the Round Robin section of the championship, but yesterday seemed overawed by the occasion.

Munster kicked off and put the ball dead. From the resultant scrum on halfway Ulster were shunted backwards and that set the scene for the game.

Munster exerted relentless pressure but the Ulster defence held firm conceding only an unconverted try in the first 20 minutes.

An interception on the halfway allowed Mya Alcorn to run in unopposed. Lucy Turkington converted to give Ulster an unlikely 7 – 5 lead.

However Munster turned the screw again and scored a converted try to lead 12 – 7 at the break.

Early in the second half Munster increased their lead with a penalty goal and, with Ulster managing only occasional forays into the Munster half, their dominance in territory and possession paid dividends, with a further 3 converted tries to leave the score 36 – 7.

After their performance the previous week in their comeback with over Connacht, Ulster Girls will be disappointed in their performance, particularly in the set piece.

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