Roscommon’s Cillian Egan and Shane McGovern of Westmeath have both been named in the 20-man Irish panel for 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 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 defeat 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.
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
Team Managers: Willie Maher, Tipperary & Conor Phelan, Kilkenny
Hurling Shinty International – Ireland U21 Team
Team Managers: Willie Cleary, Wexford & Gavin Keary, Galway.