The Camanachd Association is delighted to announce that Roddy MacDonald (Kyles Athletic) will Captain the Scotland Squad for the Mowi Shinty Hurling International which is set to take place on Saturday 21st October at Páirc Esler, Newry from 3pm.
The MOWI Shinty/Hurling International match has been a long-standing tradition, bringing together top talents from both Scotland and Ireland in a thrilling showcase of shinty and hurling skills.
After an unavoidable hiatus, due to COVID-19, the forthcoming match will mark a momentous occasion for players and fans alike, reigniting the spirit of friendly competition and sporting excellence.
Roddy MacDonald, 35, has won all there is to win at senior shinty level including the Camanachd Cup, 3 Macaulay Cups and 7 Glasgow Celtic Society Cups, he has made 14 International Appearances and will Captain his country for the first time on Saturday.
Scotland Manager Garry Reid – who will be supported by assistants, Alan MacRae and Robert Geddes as well as trainer Gavin Campbell and physio Alison Thomson – selected the following 20 man squad to face off against Ireland next month:
Andrew King Kyles Athletic
Blair MacFarlane Oban Camanachd
Blair Morrison Caberfeidh
Craig Morrison Caberfeidh
Craig Ritchie Newtonmore
Daniel MacCuish Oban Camanachd
Daniel Sloss Oban Camanachd
Danny Kelly Lovat
Duncan Matheson Kinlochshiel
Finlay MacRae Kinlochshiel
Iain Robinson Newtonmore
James Falconer Kingussie
John Gillies Skye
Kevin Bartlett Caberfeidh
Robert Mabon Kingussie
Roddy MacDonald Kyles Athletic
Ruaridh Anderson Kingussie
Scott MacDonald Kyles Athletic
Steven MacDonald Newtonmore
Stuart MacDonald Lovat
Garry Reid, Scotland Manager, said:
“I am delighted that Roddy has agreed to Captain the team this year.
“Roddy has been a great ambassador for the game and has matured like a fine wine.
“It has been a great privilege for me to have been able to track his shinty career from Primary School to Internationalist and see him achieve every honour in the game.
“I have no doubt that he will lead us from the front.”
Roddy MacDonald, Scotland Captain, said:
“It is an honour to be given the opportunity to lead Scotland against Ireland this weekend.”
Roddy will be presented with the ceremonial kilt pin this Friday as the squad meet to travel to the game.