Ireland Squad for Hurling/Shinty International announced

October 31, 2019

Shinty Internationals 2019

Hurlers from 17 different counties will represent Ireland this weekend in the annual Hurling Shinty International clash. The Irish squad have home advantage this year with the games taking place at the National Games Development Centre in Abbottstown on Saturday, November 2nd. The Senior match will take place at 2pm.

Tipperary’s Willlie Maher and Kilkenny’s Conor Phelan will be taking the reins of the Irish team again, hoping to bounce back from their narrow two point loss to the Scottish contingent last year.

The squad will be captained by Donegal’s Champion 15 Team nominee, Danny Cullen, following his participation for the county in the Christy Ring Cup this year. Fellow 2018 squad member, Tyrone’s Damien Casey, also made the cut for the second year in a row.

Willie Dunphy of Laois and Joey Boyle of Westmeath are also part of the team, both after fiery campaigns throughout the Joe McDonagh Competition.

International matches between Hurling and Shinty teams have taken place since 1896, Scotland being the more victorious team for the majority of the games.

An U21 Hurling Shinty International will also take place at 12pm, with Kerry’s hitman Shane Conway at the helm.   

The team squads are listed below.

Hurling Shinty International - Ireland Senior Team

1 Brian Tracey, Carlow

2 Mikey Boyle, Kerry

3 Joey Boyle, Westmeath

4 Damian Casey, Tyrone

5 Danny Cullen, Donegal

6 Mark Delaney, Kildare

7 Paul Divilly, Kildare

8 Michael Doyle, Carlow

9 Willie Dunphy, Laois

10 Cillian Egan, Roscommon

11 Alan Grant, Derry

12 Damien Healy, Meath

13 Cillian Kiely, Offaly

14 Shane McGovern, Westmeath

15 Ryan Mullaney, Laois

16 Shane Nolan, Kerry

17 Gerard O'Kelly-Lynch, Sligo

18 Keith Raymond, Sligo

19 Caolan Taggart, Down

20 Seán Whelan, Carlow

Team Managers: Willie Maher, Tipperary & Conor Phelan, Kilkenny 

Hurling Shinty International - Ireland U21 Team

1 Damien Jordan, Carlow

2 Ciarán Burke, Offaly

3 Donal Burke, Dublin

4 Shane Conway, Kerry

5 James Dolan, Kildare

6 Joey Keenaghan, Offaly

7 Mark Kehoe, Tipperary

8 James Keyes, Laois

9 Conor Langton, Offaly

10 Tony Lawlor, Carlow

11 Fionan Mackessy, Kerry

12 Barry Mahony, Kerry

13 Ruairi McCrickard, Down

14 Eoin Molloy, Wexford

15 Darren Morrissey, Galway

16 Chris Nolan, Carlow

17 Tomas O'Connor, Kerry

18 Diarmuid Ryan, Clare

19 Brian Ryan, Limerick

20 Ciaran Whelan, Carlow

Team Managers: Willie Cleary, Wexford & Gavin Keary, Galway.

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