Monday 11 December 2017

Bartlett brilliant as Scots secure title

Scotland 3-15 Ireland 2-8

Scotland's Kevin Bartlett excelled from placed balls
Scotland's Kevin Bartlett excelled from placed balls Newsdesk Newsdesk

Scotland failed to trail as they registered an easy 10-point win over Ireland in Saturday's Senior Shinty-Hurling International at Bught Park, Inverness.

Kevin Bartlett excelled from placed balls, and a hat-trick of first-half goals proved key for Ronald Ross's charges, with Glen MacKintosh, Liam MacDonald, and Fraser Heath on target.

Laois's Zane Keenan kept Ireland in touch, but the hosts led by 3-13 to 0-4 at the break.

Ireland turned the tables on the restart, with Kerry's Shane Nolan netting two goals as the visitors outscored Scotland by 2-4 to 0-2, but it wasn't enough.

SCORERS - Scotland: K Bartlett 0-12 ; L MacDonald 1-1; G MacKintosh 1-0; F Heath 1-0; Steven MacDonald 0-2. Ireland: S Nolan 2-0; Z Keenan 0-8.

SCOTLAND - Stuart MacDonald, Steven MacDonald, F MacRae, C Miller, R Kennedy, L Bain, J Barr, G Irvine, R MacDonald, K Bartlett, G MacKintosh, F Heath, S Nicolson. Subs: C Cormack, L MacDonald, D Cameron, Z Ferguson, N Reid, P MacArthur, S MacKintosh.

IRELAND - E Reilly; M Burke, B Deay, P Divilly, D Healy, G Johnson, Z Keenan, P Maher, D McInerney, D McNicholas, B Murphy, S Nolan, E Price, M Whelan. Subs: S Maloney, N Ó Muineacháin, J Toher, P Coady.

REF - Evan MacRae (Scotland).

Cóilín Duffy  Snr Shinty-Hurling international

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