Camanachd Association Announces the Highly Anticipated Return of MOWI Shinty/Hurling International Match: Scotland vs. Ireland

The Camanachd Association is delighted to announce the much-awaited return of the MOWI Shinty/Hurling International match, which will see Scotland take on Ireland in a composite rules game for the first time since 2019. This exhilarating event is set to be held in Ireland, promising an unforgettable display of sporting prowess and camaraderie between the two nations.

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.

Date and Selection:

The game will take place on Saturday 21st October in Páirc Esler, Newry before the Down Intermediate Hurling Final. Hurling/Shinty at 3pm, Intermediate Final at 5pm

Scotland Manager, Garry Reid, will select a squad to travel to Newry in the coming days and will do so in consultation with a number of Managers across the sport. The Scotland squad will be named on Monday 25th September with a training session to take place at the start of October. Reid, who has been successful in his two previous matches against Ireland will also name his backroom staff in the coming weeks.

Steven MacKenzie, Camanachd Association President

“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 look forward to unveiling the squad and sharing further details about the game in the coming weeks.”

Ian Roberts, Mowi Communications Director

“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

“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.”

Derek Keir, Camanachd Association CEO

“The Camanachd Association remains committed to promoting and developing shinty, and this international match stands as a testament to the association’s dedication to fostering camaraderie and excellence within the sport.”

More information about the MOWI Shinty/Hurling International match, including team selections, event updates will be released in due course. Stay tuned to our official website and social media channels for the latest news and announcements.

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