Hurling/Shinty International Senior Series 2nd leg – Ireland 8-11 Scotland 4-3

GAA Press Release


Hurling/Shinty International Series Second Test

The second test of the 2012 Hurling/Shinty International Series involving Ireland and Scotland takes place in Cusack Park, Ennis this Saturday October 27 at 2.05pm.

Ireland go into Saturday’s second test having secured a six-point, 3-10 (25) to 2-9 (19) win in last week’s first encounter in Bught Park, Inverness.

Cork’s Patrick Horgan, who was the star of the show the last day scoring 3-8 of his team’s 3-10 total, is unavailable for selection this time around and is replaced by Tipperary’s Séamus Callanan in the Ireland squad.

The brilliant attacker caused chaos in the Scottish defence throughout the contest but Callanan, an All-Ireland winner in 2010, is a more than an adequate replacement, and his eye for a goal should soften the blow of Horgan’s loss. Coverage of the game commences on TG4 from 1.30pm.

The match will be preceded by the U21 Hurling/Shinty International game which is due to be played tonight, Friday October 19 at 7.00pm under lights in St. Josephs Doora Barefield, Ennis.

These games form the centre-piece of an Irish/Scottish weekend in Ennis which will also feature a concert in the Glór, with artists such as: SlanJ from Scotland, Thrillogy (featuring Kate Purcell and fiddle players Denise Glass and Yuki Nishioka) Chris Dorney (legendary concertina player) Stephanie Keane (Irish Sean Nós Dancer) and the Coughlans. Scotland and Ireland will also promote a Youth Exchange Programme and organise music and cultural workshops over both weekends.

In addition, Uachtarán na hÉireann, Michael D. Higgins will officially open Fr. McNamara Park, now Camogie HQ for Clare with the Clare Camogie team playing their Scottish counterparts in a Camogie/Shinty International on Saturday October 27 at 11.00am.

The Irish Hurling/Shinty senior team is managed this year by John Meyler (Cork) and Michael Walshe (Kilkenny) with Gregory O’Kane (Antrim) and Jeffrey Lynskey (Galway) looking after the U21 team.

Teams were selected on the basis of two trial games and every effort is made to provide representation to developing hurling counties while also providing these players with the opportunity to play alongside a small coherent of players drawn from Tier 1 counties.

Summary of events for the weekend in Ennis

Friday, October 26

• U21 Ireland v Scotland, St. Josephs Doora Barefield, @ 7.00pm.

• Friday evening concert in the Glór.

Saturday, October 27

• At 11.00am, Clare v Scottish Camogie team at Fr. McNamara Park. Halftime interval opening of the pitch by Uachtarán na hÉireann, Michael D. Higgins

• Saturday @ 2.05pm – Ireland v Scotland men’s senior game.

For further information, please visit



Bernard Rochford Kerry

Joseph Clarke Westmeath

Ciarán Clifford Armagh

Steven Clynch Meath

Shane Dooley Offaly

Cormac Donnelly Antrim

Shane Fennell Louth

Séamus Callanan Tipperary

Neil McManus Antrim

Barry McFall Antrim

Tom Murnane Kerry

Brendan Murtagh Westmeath

Darragh O’Connell Kerry

Patrick Maher Tipperary

Eoin Price (Captain) Westmeath

Paudie Reidy Kildare

Des Shaw Carlow

Tommy Walsh Kilkenny

Ireland U21 PANEL

Ronan McAteer Monaghan

Conor Corvan Armagh

Kevin Downes Limerick

Patrick Flynn Laois

Tony Kelly Clare

Niall Kilroy Roscommon

James King Armagh

Seadna Morey Clare

Stephen Morris Meath

Conal Morgan Antrim

Shane Nolan (Captain) Kerry

Niall O’Brien Westmeath

Paul O’Grady Mayo

Morgan Quinn Leitrim

Jamie Ryan Galway

James Toher Meath

Nathan Unwin Laois

Ollie Walsh Kilkenny