Hurlers from 17 different counties will represent Ireland this weekend in the annual Hurling Shinty International clash.
The Irish squad have home advantage this year with the games taking place at the National Games Development Centre in Abbottstown on Saturday, November 2nd. The Senior match will take place at 2pm.
Tipperary’s Willie Maher and Kilkenny’s Conor Phelan will be taking the reins of the Irish team again, hoping to bounce back from their narrow two-point loss to the Scottish contingent last year.
The squad will be captained by Donegal’s Champion 15 Team nominee, Danny Cullen, following his participation for the county in the Christy Ring Cup this year. Fellow 2018 squad member, Tyrone’s Damien Casey, also made the cut for the second year in a row.
.@officialdonegal's Danny Cullen will captain the Ireland team that plays Scotland in Saturday's Hurling-Shinty International.
— The GAA (@officialgaa) October 31, 2019
Willie Dunphy of Laois and Joey Boyle of Westmeath are also part of the team, both after impressive performances throughout the Joe McDonagh competition.
International matches between Hurling and Shinty teams have taken place since 1896 and Scotland have enjoyed the majority of success over the years.
An U21 Hurling Shinty International, managed by Willie Cleary of Wexford and Galway’s Gavin Keary, will also take place at 12pm. Kerry star Shane Conway will captain the side.
Senior Squad: Brian Tracey (Carlow), Mikey Boyle (Kerry), Joey Boyle (Westmeath), Damian Casey (Tyrone), Danny Cullen (Donegal), Mark Delaney (KIldare), Paul Divilly (Kildare), Michael Doyle (Carlow), Willie Dunphy (Laois), Cillian Egan (Roscommon), Alan Grant (Derry), Damien Healy (Meath), Cillian Kiely (Offaly), Shane McGovern (Westmeath), Ryan Mullaney (Laois), Shane Nolan (Kerry), Gerard O’Kelly-Lynch (Sligo), Keith Raymond (Sligo), Caolan Taggart (Down), Seán Whelan (Carlow).
U21 Squad: Damien Jordan (Carlow), Ciarán Burke (Offaly), Donal Burke (Dublin), Shane Conway (Kerry), James Dolan (Kildare), Joey Keenaghan (Offaly), Mark Kehoe (Tipperary), James Keyes (Laois), Conor Langton (Offaly), Tony Lawlor (Carlow), Fionan Mackessy (Kerry), Barry Mahony (Kerry), Ruairi McCrickard (Down), Eoin Molloy (Wexford), Darren Morrissey (Galway), Chris Nolan (Carlow), Tomas O’Connor (Kerry), Diarmuid Ryan (Clare), Brian Ryan (Limerick), Ciaran Whelan (Carlow).