More in­jury woes for Me­gan with bro­ken hand in train­ing

Belfast Telegraph - - SPORT - BY JOHN FLACK

UL­STER’S Me­gan Frazer has been hit by more in­jury woe — the Londonderry girl has bro­ken her hand in a train­ing ac­ci­dent dur­ing Ire­land’s warm weather camp in Chile.

Frazer (right), who had been out for al­most two years with a se­ri­ous knee in­jury and then missed the World Cup fi­nal after dam­ag­ing her ham­string, will play no fur­ther part in the San­ti­ago trip after un­der­go­ing surgery.

There was bet­ter news for the Barr twins Ser­ena and Bethany who made im­pres­sive se­nior in­ter­na­tional de­buts as Ire­land drew 0-0 with Chile in the first match of the four-test se­ries.

The Lur­gan 23-year-olds were among six Ul­ster play­ers in the squad as Ire­land played their first of­fi­cial in­ter­na­tional since lift­ing the sil­ver medals at the World Cup in Au­gust.

Ire­land had the bet­ter op­por­tu­ni­ties but were un­able to cap­i­talise, Roisin Upton go­ing clos­est from a penalty cor­ner.

Mean­while, Ire­land’s Un­der 21s fin­ished their three-match se­ries against Great Bri­tain’s Un­der 23s on a suc­cess­ful note when they drew 1-1 after los­ing the first two games in Al­i­cante.

Queen’s player Erin Getty set up the equaliser for Laura Fo­ley after GB had taken an early lead.

Coach Dave Pass­more praised the con­tri­bu­tions of Ellen Reid and Getty, who were among the six Ul­ster girls in the squad. Mean­while Ards were crowned Ul­ster in­door cham­pi­ons for the eighth year in a row yes­ter­day at Queen’s

PE Cen­tre.

It was a close run thing though as they got the ver­dict over Moss­ley only on goal dif­fer­ence after com­ing from 2-0 down to draw 2-2 with the New­town­abbey side, with both teams win­ning their re­main­ing games.

Out­doors, Lur­gan stay four points clear at the top of the Ul­ster Premier League after beat­ing strug­gling Bal­ly­mena 1-0 in a dour strug­gle on Satur­day, Sarah McClure’s sec­ond minute penalty cor­ner strike prov­ing de­ci­sive.

Bal­ly­money stay sec­ond after they com­fort­ably de­feated Rainey 5-1 at the Joey Dun­lop Cen­tre to leave the Magher­afelt side an­chored to the foot of the ta­ble.

Se­nior in­ter­na­tional: Chile 0 Ire­land 0

Un­der age in­ter­na­tional: Ire­land U21 1 (L Fo­ley) Great Bri­tain Un­der 23 1.

Ul­ster Premier League: Bal­ly­mena 0 Lur­gan 1 (S McClure); Bal­ly­money 5 (J Hamil­ton, N Parke, L Mil­lar, C Knipe, K Mini­han) Rainey

1 (C Beggs); Dun­gan­non 2 (L White, K El­liott) Lis­na­gar­vey 1 (R Hous­ton)

Se­nior One: Ar­magh 1 (E Ir­win) North Down 1 (O Brown); Cas­tle 0 Col­eraine 2 (G Bradley 2); Club KV 1 (C Lit­tle) Omagh 4 (A Buchanan 2, E Shortt, L Long); Prio­r­i­ans 3 (N Lowry, S Black, J Kennedy) CI 1 (C Bed­ford); Raphoe 2 (S Bar­nett 2) Por­ta­d­own 1 (A Gor­don)

Ul­ster In­door Cham­pi­onship: Ards 3 Lis­na­gar­vey 0; North Down 1 Queen’s 0; Ards 2 Moss­ley 2; Lis­na­gar­vey 4 Queen’s 3; North Down 0 Moss­ley 4; Ards 3 Queen’s 0; Lis­na­gar­vey 5 North Down 2; Moss­ley 4 Lis­na­gar­vey 3; Ards 5 North Down 0; Queen’s 1 Moss­ley 3.

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