4 Laois players have made the Ireland hurling squad named yesterday for the upcoming Hurling/ Shinty international against Scotland on Saturday, 21st October at Páirc Esler in Newry.
A media event with players from both teams will take place next week.
There are 14 counties in total represented.
The 4 Laois Players named in the squad are:
Enda Rowland (Abbeyleix St.Lazarians)
Ryan Mullaney (Castletown)
Paddy Purcell (Rathdowney-Errill)
Stephen ‘Picky’ Maher (Clough-Ballacolla)
After an unavoidable hiatus due to COVID-19, the match will mark a momentous occasion for players as they return to the hybrid game for the first time since 2019.
The Ireland squad will be captained by Antrim and Cushendall star Neil McManus after his successful participation for the county in the Liam MacCarthy Cup this year.
Poc Fada star Cillian Kiely (Offaly), Ryan Mullaney (Laois) and Caolan Taggart (Down) were all previously involved in 2019, while Fionan Mackessy (Kerry) was part of the U21 panel in 2019.
The team is being managed by Damien Coleman from Galway, with an experienced backroom team of Kieran Kingston (Cork), Terence ‘Sambo’ McNaughton (Antrim) and Michael Kavanagh (Kilkenny).
“We are delighted with our progress; we have a strong panel assembled for the Hurling-Shinty International with representation from 14 counties. It’s vital that we as an Association maintain our traditions, and this event affords hurlers from all tiers the opportunity to play together. The players are all looking forward, as are all our management team to October 21st when we welcome the Scotland team to Páirc Esler,” said manager Damien Coleman.
The Hurling/ Shinty international featuring Ireland against Scotland is on Saturday, 21st October at 2.45pm in Páirc Esler in Newry.
The game will be shown live on the official TG4 YouTube channel.
Hurling Shinty International – Ireland Senior Team:
Niall Arthur, Iniskeen Grattans – Monaghan
Mickey Joe Egan, St Dominic’s – Roscommon
David Fitzgerald, Inagh-Kilnamona – Clare
Peter Duggan, Clooney-Quin – Clare
Andrew Gilsenan-Kavanagh, Barndarrig – Wicklow
Cillian Kiely, Kilcormac-Killoughey – Offaly
Eoghan Cahill, Birr – Offaly
Fionan Mackessy, St Brendan’s – Kerry
Luca McCusker, Maguiresbridge – Fermanagh
Neil McManus, Ruairí Óg, Cushendall – Antrim
Chris Nolan, Mount Leinster Rangers – Carlow
Ryan Mullaney, Castletown – Laois
Stephen Maher, Clough-Ballacolla – Laois
Paddy Purcell, Rathdowney-Errill – Laois
Enda Rowland, Abbeyleix – Laois
Caolan Taggart, Portaferry – Down
Padraig Walsh, Tullaroan – Kilkenny
Ger Millerick, Father O’Neill’s – Cork
Rob Downey, Glen Rovers – Cork
Tom Monaghan, Craughwell – Galway
Credit: GAA (gaa.ie)By Laois PRO Fri 6th Oct