Saturday 22 July 2017

Fagan flyer sets tone for Ireland

Ireland 5-10 Scotland 1-3

All-Star nominee Austin Gleeson, from Waterford, impressed against the Scots
All-Star nominee Austin Gleeson, from Waterford, impressed against the Scots

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Ireland stormed to a first U-21 Shinty-Hurling success since 2013 with a 19-point win at Bught Park, Inverness on Saturday.

Laois's PJ Scully and All-Star nominee Austin Gleeson from Waterford, along with Kildare goalkeeper Paddy McKenna, impressed.

A first-minute goal from Meath's Jack Fagan set the tone with Laois's Ben Conroy also netting. Jack MacDonald claimed Scotland's first point in the 24th minute, before John MacNulty followed up with a goal. A brace of Scully goals helped Ireland to a 4-3 to 1-1 interval lead.

Carlow's James Doyle netted after the break, with Kildare's Gerry Keegan lifting silverware.

Scorers - Ireland: PJ Scully 2-2; A Gleeson 0-5; J Fagan 1-0; B Conroy 1-0; J Doyle 1-0; C Dunford 0-1; G Keegan 0-1; P Lucid 0-1. Scotland: J MacNulty 1-0; G McKerracher 0-2; J MacDonald 0-1.

IRELAND - P McKenna; B Conroy, M Breen, K Carmody, J Fagan, T Gallagher, A Gleeson, M Kavanagh, G Keegan, P Lucid, C Dunford, PJ Scully, C Stapleton, J Regan. Subs: R Branagan, M Dudley, S Gallen, J Doyle.

SCOTLAND - I MacLeod; D Madej, M MacKenzie, B Morrison, G McKerracher; C Keith, I MacDonald, C Morrison, J Murchison, C Anderson, L MacNicol, C Stewart, R MacGregor, J MacNulty. Subs: D Nixon, J Fraser, E Campbell, O Macrae, J MacDonald.

REF- Sean Cleere (Kilkenny)

U-21 Shinty-Hurling international

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