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Shinty-Hurling Series To Return In October

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The GAA is has announced the return of the Shinty/ Hurling International Exhibition match, which will see Ireland take on Scotland in a composite rules game for the first time since 2019.

This event will be held at Páirc Esler in Newry on Saturday October 21. The Shinty/Hurling International Exhibition match has been a long-standing tradition, bringing together top talents from both Scotland and Ireland.

***Is anyone looking forward to this?!?

Trump2020 (Galway) - Posts: 1966 - 17/09/2023 19:36:50    2504530


I have never been able to make a game but keep an eye on it every year regardless. Amazing skill from the Scottish lads.
I'm surprised it does not get more interest than it does. It's the only time any hurlers will get to wear an Ireland shirt and that must surely be a great point of pride for the players involved.

35OLT (USA) - Posts: 76 - 17/09/2023 20:27:48    2504543


Have never been to one of these matches myself, but have watched on TG4, and would go sometime if it was somewhere relatively convenient to Wexford and I wasn't tied up in club games that day.

I think part of the reason it doesn't get more attention is that the last few Ireland teams have been made up of players from the lower tiers of the championship (i.e. Joe McDonagh Cup downwards), rather than household names from the Liam McCarthy Cup sides.

No disrespect to anybody involved, and I'm not suggesting there's anything wrong with just putting it forward as a possible reason for why there's not more interest in it.

Anyway, will watch again this year if TG4 are showing it. But I won't travel to Newry for it!

Pikeman96 (Wexford) - Posts: 1800 - 18/09/2023 09:20:36    2504570