Mowi Scotland Shinty Squad Announced

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 Gary 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.”