Friday 20 April 2018

Dooley bags hat-trick as ruthless Ireland show Scottish visitors little hospitality

Ireland 8-11 (51) Scotland 4-3 (23)
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Gerry Quinn

Ireland recorded an easy win over their Celtic counterparts in the second international at Cusack Park, Ennis.

Whereas the Irish had a six-point win in Inverness a week earlier, a whopping 28 points separated the sides at the whistle in this hybrid-rules fixture.

Goals (worth five points each) from Shane Dooley (a hat-trick), Brendan Murtagh and Patrick Maher, saw Ireland race into a 5-3 to 0-1 lead by the 20th minute. The Scottish outfit trailed by 5-6 to 1-2 at the break, with Finlay MacRae providing their only goal, and in a one-sided affair, the Irish added three second-half goals through Brian McFall, Murtagh once more and Tipperary's Seamus Callanan.

Scorers -- Ireland: S Dooley 3-3, B Murtagh 2-3, S Callanan 1-4, B McFall 1-1, P Maher 0-1. Scotland: K Bartlett 2-2, K MacRae 1-1, F MacRae 1-0.

Ireland -- B Rochford (Kerry), J Clarke (Westmeath), C Clifford, (Armagh), S Clynch (Meath), S Dooley (Offaly), S Kavanagh (Carlow), S Fennell (Louth), S Callanan (Tipperary), P Maher (Tipperary), N McManus (Antrim), B McFall (Antrim), T Murnane (Kerry), B Murtagh (Westmeath), D O'Connell (Kerry), E Price (Capt.) (Westmeath), P Reidy (Kildare), D Shaw (Carlow), T Walsh (Kilkenny), E Reilly (Laois).

Scotland -- S Mackintosh, N Campbell (Capt), J Barr, D Irvine, D Cameron, N MacDonald, F MacRae, N MacPhee, S Nicholson, J Stewart, K MacRae, K Bartlett, L Munro, C Cruden, M MacDonald, D Smart, D Howie, Steven MacDonald, Stewart MacDonald.

Ref -- E Hassan (Derry)

Irish Independent

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