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Scotland Defeat Ireland In Annual Hurling/Shinty Fixture

Ireland’s selection of hurlers came up short against Scotland’s shinty players on Saturday afternoon in Inverness. 

The Scots won out on a scoreline of 2-12 to 0-15 in the annual hurling/shinty fixture.

It was those two goals which proved crucial to the outcome at Bught Park, with just three points separating the sides at the end of the game.

Kevin Bartlett did the majority of the damage for Scotland, finishing up with an impressive tally of 1-09 while Roddy McDonald helped himself to the second of those goals in the second half.

Check out footage of the brave McDonald’s decisive goal:


Cork’s Conor Lehane was the visitors scorer-in-chief, landing four points across the 80 minutes while Wexford’s Lee Chin and Tipperary’s John McGrath totalled 0-03 each. Ireland finished up with a disappointing wide tally of 19 and will be left to rue missed opportunities.

The Scottish goalkeeper Stuart McDonald made this outstanding save in the last minute of the game to deny the Irish selection a draw:

While many of Ireland’s top hurlers are still involved with their club sides and are therefore unable to commit to the national side for this international fixture, it was also noteworthy that there was no players involved from either of the All-Ireland finalists, Galway and Waterford.

The full Ireland squad in full was as follows:

1 Enda Rowland (Laois)
2 James Barry (Tipperary)
3 Chris Bonus (Kildare)
4 Lee Chin (Wexford)
5 Paul Coady (Carlow)
6 Ben Conroy (Laois)
7 Alan Cox (Westmeath)
8 James Doyle (Carlow)
9 Tommy Doyle (captain) (Westmeath)
10 Alan Grant (Derry)
11 Damien Healy (Meath)
12 Ross King (Laois)
13 Conor Lehane (Cork)
14 John McGrath (Tipperary)
15 John McManus (Down)
16 Mark Moloney (Kildare)
17 Andy O’Brien (Wicklow)
18 James O’Connor (Kerry)
19 David Reidy (Kildare)
20 Denis Stapleton (Kildare)

In the under-21 game which was a curtain-raiser to the senior fixture, Ireland ran out winners.


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Author: The PA Team

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