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:
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.”