Shinty squads and management teams

October 27, 2009
The Camanachd Association, the governing body for Shinty, is delighted to announce that the 2009 Shinty/Hurling Internationals this season take place at Bught Park in Inverness on Saturday 31st October. The Colmcille senior game between Scotland and Ireland will throw-in at 2.10pm. The day of International fixtures will also feature Under 21s (throw-in 10.45am) and Womens Shinty/Camogie (12.15pm) matches between Scotland and Ireland squads. The event is supported by EventScotland, Homecoming Scotland, Colmcille, Deuchars and Inverness Common Good Fund. Tickets are available via The Colmcille Senior game will be shown live on BBC2 Scotland live from 2pm and highlights will be shown on TG4 later that day. The Senior, U21 and Ladies Scotland and Ireland Squads have now been confirmed and are listed below. On this year's selection Scotland manager Fraser Mackenzie commented: "We have had to make some very tough decisions in selecting this years squad, we have spent a great deal of time looking into and selecting the type of players that are suited to the shinty/hurling game. This year we have the return of key players such as Norman Campbell of Newtonmore and Ronald Ross of Kingussie that will add more experience to the team, we will have three new caps in Jamie Gannon of Skye, Paul MacArthur and David Chayne of Newtonmore. We had a fantastic result in Ireland last year and we expect a tough game this time round so we will have to make sure we are very well prepared. The Senior Ireland team will be captained by Tommy Walsh who was recently named Hurler of the Year. The Senior squads are as follows: SCOTLAND SENIOR Goalkeepers Scott MacNeil Fort William Jamie Gannon Skye Camanachd Defenders Norman Campbell Newtonmore Scott Campbell Newtonmore Ian Macdonald Bute Alan Mackenzie Lochcarron John Barr Glenurquhart Angus Mackay Lochcarron Neil Robertson Fort William Centre Niall MacPhee Fort William Finlay MacRae Kinlochshiel Paul MacArthur Newtonmore Shaun Nicolson Lochaber Forwards Ronald Ross Kingussie David Chayne Newtomore Gary Innes Fort William (Captain) Eddie Tembo Glenurquhart Hector Whitelaw Bute (Vice Captain) John Stewart Kilmallie Stand By Players Stewart Mackintosh Glenurquhart Neil Macdonald Lochaber James Hutcheson Kingussie Innes Simpson Beauly Gilleasbuig Macdonald Skye Andrew Corrigan Glenurquhart John Macdonald Fort William Aiden Macintyre Oban Camanachd Fraser MacKenzie - Lochcarron - Head Coach Charles Young - Ballachulish - Assistant Coach Drew McNeil - Fort William - Assistant coach Kenny Ross - Lochcarron - Assistant coach Neil Bowman - Inverness - Trainer Dr Helen Stewart - Lochcarron - Doctor IRELAND SENIOR Paddy Mullaney (Goalkeeper) Laois Joe Bergin Offaly Steven Clynch Meath Kieran Divilly Kildare Shane Dooley Offaly John Griffin Kerry David Harney Kildare Gareth Johnston Down Shane Kavanagh Carlow David Kirby Meath John McIntosh Antrim Paul McCormack Armagh Sean McCullagh Derry Shane O'Neill Cork Paddy Richmond Antrim John Rogers Carlow John Rowney Laois Tommy Walsh (Captain) Kilkenny Joe Dooley (Offaly) - Manager Senior Squad Kevin Ryan (Carlow) - Selector Jim McKernan (Down) - Selector Tony Spain (Kildare) - Physio Tom Higgins (Waterford) - Doctor On the Scotland Under 21s selection Head coach Donnie Martin commented: "This year's Under 21s squad is one of the strongest we have ever had. Out of the 19 players selected, 14 are currently playing with Premier League teams and 6 were involved in the recent Scottish Hydro Camanachd Cup Final." The U21s squads are as follows; SCOTLAND UNDER 21's Gavin Stobbart - Oban Camanachd Scott MacMillan - Oban Camanachd Daniel Cameron - Oban Camanachd Grant Irvine - Kyles Athletic Roddy MacDonald - Kyles Athletic Robbie MacLeod - Kyles Athletic Tom Whyte - Kyles Athletic Ali MacIntosh - GlenUrqhart Lewis MacLennan - GlenUrqhart Owen Fraser - Newtonmore Finlay Nicolson - Lochaber Alex MacPherson - Glenorchy Duncan Rodger - Fort William Drew Howie - Fort William Stevie Morrison - Skye Camanachd Ian Nicolson - Skye Camanachd Michael Rodger - Kilmallie Mark Sproule - Locharron Kevin Bartlett - Caberfeidh Stand by players Ewen Murray - Caberfeidh Martin Stewart - Kilmallie Grant MacPherson - Glenorchy James MacPherson Scott Douglas - Strathglass John MacRae - Kinlochshiel Niel Reid - GlenUrqhart Willie Nielson - Taynuilt Donnie Martin - Skye - Head Coach Ted McDonald - Bute - Assistant Coach David Stafford - Fort William - Assistant Coach Russell Fraser - Coach IRELAND UNDER 21's Eoin Reilly (Goalkeeper) Laois Brian Aherne Kildare Ryan Bogue Fermanagh Jimmy Boyle Meath Andrew Collier Laois John Corvan Armagh Arron Graffin Antrim Conor Grogan Tyrone Eoin Madigan Mayo Robbie Jackson Westmeath Aidan Kelly Tyrone Pauric Keogh Meath Oisin McCloskey Derry Barry McFall (Captain) Antrim Neil McManus Antrim Mark Miley Roscommon Ger Murphy Meath John Prior Laois Michael Walsh (Kilkenny) - Manager U21 Squad John Meyler (Kerry) - Selector Tony Carroll (Offaly) - U21 Referee The Scotland Women's squad, who are supported by Radical Travel, are looking to make it a fourth consecutive victory over the Irish in the annual fixture. Among the notable additions to the Scottish team this year include Beth MacDonald of Glengarry, winner of the player of the match award at the Valerie Fraser Camanachd Cup Final this year, who is earning her first cap. Head coach of the Scotland team, George Hay, commented "The Scotland Women's International team have been very successful over the last few years against committed and very skilful Irish teams. We are looking forward to what we believe will be another hard fought game with hopefully a positive result for the Scottish team. Women's Shinty has improved considerably since the International series began, increasing numbers of players and the raising of skill levels have been reflected in the largest turnout for the squad trials to date." SCOTLAND WOMEN'S Elaine Cameron - Glengarry Yvonne Conaughton - Tir Conaill Harps Sarah Corrigal - Glengarry Orla Coughlan - Tir Conaill Harps Kirsty Deans - Badenoch & Strathspey Hilda Dooley - Tir Conaill Harps Katie Drain - Glasgow Mid Argyll Stephanie Dunstaffnage - Glenorchy Joanne Gillanders - Glengarry Marian Holohan - Tir Conaill Harps Beth MacDonald - Glengarry Laura MacKay - Glengarry (Captain) Fiona Mathie - Tir Conaill Harps Laura McCafferty - Glasgow Mid Argyll Kirsten Munro - Glasgow Mid Argyll Katie Myerscough - Glasgow Mid Argyll Jane Nicol - Badenoch & Strathspey Lisa Norman - Glasgow Mid Argyll Katy Smith - Forth Elaine Wink - Glengarry Reserves: Aisling Gribbon - Tir Conaill Harps Jeanette McGregor Badenoch & Strathspey George Hay - Head Coach James Perlich - Trainer IRELAND WOMEN'S Rosie Crowe - Cavan Lorraine Day - Cavan Maggie McBride - Cavan Niamh Connolly - Roscommon Ann-Marie Doran - Wicklow Karen Walsh - Wicklow Pamela Greville - Westmeath Sandra Greville - Westmeath Bernie Murray - Armagh Colette McSorley - Armagh Roisin McKenna - Monaghan Sharon McQuillan - Monaghan Valerie Crean - Carlow Margaret Coady - Carlow Roisin O'Connell - Kildare Niamh Breen - Kidare Caroline Connaughton - Roscommon Claire Curley - Roscommon Aishling Corr - Tyrone Eddie Brady - Manager Ger Moran - Manager Notes: - This year's Scotland v Ireland Shinty/Hurling Internationals take place at Bught Park in Inverness on Saturday 31st October, with the senior fixture starting at 2.10pm. Tickets are £10 for adults, £5 for concessions and entry for Under 12s is free. - The game is being broadcast live on BBC2 Scotland from 2pm. - For more information on the International fixture and the sport of Shinty, visit

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