Senior Hurling / Shinty International 2nd Test – Ireland 2-9 Scotland 1-11

Ireland defeated Scotland by 2-9 to 1-11 in the second test of a Senior Hurling / Shinty International on Saturday in Inverness, Scotland.

Ireland got the better of Scotland in the Under 21 curtain-raiser by 1-5 to 0-5.

Ireland win Hurling/Shinty series

Hurling/Shinty International Second Test

Ireland 2-9 Scotland 1-11

Ireland retained the Shinty/Hurling International series with a 2-9 to 1-11 defeat of Scotland at Bught Park, Inverness on Saturday. Leading the series by five points on aggregate after last week’s first Test in Athy, Co. Kildare, Ireland staged a late comeback, with a fortunate goal from Tipperary’s Brendan Maher late in the game sealing the victory for the visitors. Maher’s decisive goal came from a long-range shot, which evaded the Scottish goalkeeper, and dropped under the crossbar.

Ireland struggled against the wind in the first half and were 1-6 to 0-0 down at one stage, with Finlay Macrae scoring Scotland’s goal. However, that margin was down to 1-8 to 1-2 down at the break, Offaly’s Joe Bergin getting the visitors’ goal after 40 minutes and Laois man Willie Hyland hitting the target from a free. However, in tough conditions, Joe Dooley’s side ground out the victory with Ireland claiming the series for the third year running, as Kilkenny’s Michael Rice lifted the trophy afterwards.

Team News

GAA Press Release

27.10.2011

A number of changes have been to the Irish Senior Hurling / Shinty panel ahead of the second test against Scotland at Bught Park, Inverness this Saturday, October 29 at 2pm.

Due to injuries, the following players have been added to the panel:

• Rory Hanniffy (Offaly) replacing Eoin Kelly (Tipperary).

• Craig Doyle (Carlow) replacing Andy O’Brien (Wicklow).

• Paul Dermody (Kildare) replacing Paddy Mullane (Laois).

Preceding the senior match at midday, Ireland will take on Scotland in an U21 Hurling / Shinty International. TG4 will cover the senior international live from 1.55pm.

Ireland will take a five-point lead into Saturday’s second and final test after victory last weekend in Athy, Co. Kildare.