Only three survivors from last year's Ireland hurling-shinty international squad as 13 counties represented. 2 years ago

Only three survivors from last year's Ireland hurling-shinty international squad as 13 counties represented.

Only three players survive from last years Ireland squad selected to play in the annual hurling shinty international game with Scotland this Saturday.

Ireland's management team, made up of Tipperary's Willie Maher and Kilkenny man Conor Phelan have also included 13 different counties in their final squad for the trip to Bught Park, the home of shinty.

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Tommy Doyle of Westmeath, Laois goalkeeper Enda Rowland and Damien Healy from Meath are the only three to have made the cut following last year's three point defeat to the Scots.

It is an amazing feat having 13 different counties teams represented. However, the downside to this is that many of those counties are not competing in the All-Ireland senior hurling championship year in year out.

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Clare defender David McInerney, Tipperary forward Jason Forde and Waterford's Stephen Roche are the only players competing in the top-tier of inter-county hurling which may prove troublesome for Ireland.

The squad is captained by Carlow player and Joe McDonagh cup winner, David English.

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The first hurling-shinty crossover took place in 1896 and has been a long-standing tradition ever since.

We wish the Ireland squad the best of luck as they travel to Scotland in search of victory this weekend.

Hurling Shinty International 2018

Ireland v Scotland, Bught Park, Inverness, Scotland, 2pm.

Ireland Senior Men’s Team

1. Enda Rowland (Laois)

2. Brian Byrne (Kildare)

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3. Damian Casey (Tyrone)

4. John Casey (Longford)

5. Darragh Clinton (Westmeath)

6. Noel Connors (Waterford)

7. Danny Cullen (Donegal)

8. Tommy Doyle (Westmeath)

9. Darragh Egerton (Westmeath)

10. David English (Carlow) CAPTAIN

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11. Jason Forde (Tipperary)

12. Damien Healy (Meath)

13. Gerard O’Kelly Lynch (Sligo)

14. Gavin McGowan (Meath)

15. Dave McInerney (Clare)

16. Bryan Murphy (Kerry)

17. John Michael Nolan (Carlow)

18. Stephen Roche (Waterford)

19. James Toher (Meath)

20. Sean Weir (Kerry)

Team Managers:

Willie Maher (Tipperary) & Conor Phelan (Kilkenny)