Thursday 24 August 2017

Tipperary stars included in Ireland squad for hurling/shinty encounter

Gregory O’Kane of Antrim, left, and John McGrath of Tipperary, pictured at the GAA Hurling Shinty Launch at Croke Park in Dublin. Photo by Seb Daly/Sportsfile
Gregory O’Kane of Antrim, left, and John McGrath of Tipperary, pictured at the GAA Hurling Shinty Launch at Croke Park in Dublin. Photo by Seb Daly/Sportsfile

David Smith

Tipperary stars Noel and John McGrath have been included in Ireland's squad for the hurling/shinty match this weekend.

Tipp defender Michael Breen has also made the 18-man squad for the Test in Inverness on Saturday.

Kerry lead the way with four representatives, while Christy Ring Cup winners Meath have three players on the panel, including dual county star Mickey Burke.

Jeffrey Lynskey and Gregory O’ Kane are the joint managers of the Irish team, while Conor Phelan and Willie Maher manage the u21s, who will play beforehand.

The Scots will be looking for revenge at Bught Park after losing in Dublin last year.

Here is the Ireland panel in full.

Ireland:

1. Eoin Reilly, Laois (Captain)

2. Micky Boyle, Kerry

3. Michael Breen, Tipperary

4. Mickey Burke, Meath

5. Danny Cullen, Donegal

6. Paul Divilly, Kildare

7. Shane Dooley, Offaly

8. Cha Dwyer, Laois

9. Cathal Freeman, Mayo

10. Gerry Keegan, Kildare

11. Damien Healy, Meath

12. Pat Kelly, Kerry

13. John McGrath, Tipperary

14. Noel McGrath, Tipperary

15. Karl Murray, Longford

16. Brian Murphy, Kerry

17. Shane Nolan, Kerry

18. James Toher, Meath

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