Ulster High-Performance coach John Conlan hailed the talented young Ulster side after an impressive haul of ten medals from the Black Forest Cup in Villingen-Schwenningen, Germany last weekend.
Juniors Jude Gallagher (Two Castles) and Thomas Orr (Lisburn) landed gold, Kane Tucker (Holy Trinity), Colm Murphy (St George’s), John Moran (Illies GG) and Dominic Bradley (Errigal) took silver, while there was bronze for Anthony Johnston (Gleann), Eoghan Quinn (St John’s, Swatragh), Kian Bittles (Holy Trinity) and Barney Corcoran (Carrickmore).
“Dominic was in against their golden boy and we just thought he was brilliant,” said Conlan who used the six-strong squad for next month’s Commonwealth Youth Games in the Bahamas in the Black Forest.
“The competition was selected because it’s a very tough multi-nations tournament, and we wanted to have a look at where the guys were, and where they need to be in six weeks’ time, he told the Irish News.
“It was a great learning curve for the guys. I went there not even worrying about getting medals, I just wanted good performances, and as the tournament evolved the boys’ performances got better and better.
“I’m very pleased with everybody, the juniors and the youths.”