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Mowi Scotland Shinty Squad Announced

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The Camanachd Association is delighted to announce 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.

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:

Squad:

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

Steven MacKenzie, President of the Camanachd Association, expressed his enthusiasm, saying:

“We are thrilled to bring back the MOWI Shinty/Hurling International match after the break, and we can’t wait to witness the exciting rivalry between Scotland and Ireland once again.

“This event showcases the great level of talent in both sports and celebrates the rich cultural ties that unite our nations.

“We are sure that the squad selected will do the sport, and indeed the nation proud come 21st October.  

Ian Roberts, Mowi Communications Director said:

“As a proud sponsor of shinty, we are thrilled to witness the return of the Mowi Shinty Hurling International game between Scotland and Ireland.

“This rivalry embodies the spirit of camaraderie and competition, showcasing the deep-rooted connection between the two nations through these native sports.

“Everyone at Mowi wishes Garry and the rest of the Scotland squad all the best come October 21st.”

Larry McCarthy, GAA President, said:

“On behalf of the Gaelic Athletic Association I welcome the resumption of our collaboration with our friends, and neighbours and sporting cousins in Alba agus An Cumann Camanachd to stage the Ireland-Scotland Hurling-Shinty international.

“This match is an opportunity to celebrate our ties and the cultural links between our proud peoples – chief among which are the games of hurling and shinty which share a common ancestor.”

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