Wednesday 24 January 2018

Flynn leads second-half blitz

Ireland 4-9 Scotland 2-4

U-21 SHINTY-HURLING

A quartet of second-half goals paved the way for Ireland to win their 10th U-21 international in succession in Inverness.

The sides were level at 0-4 apiece at the interval – after Ireland had led by four points – but the visitors raised the tempo on the restart.

Scotland couldn't cope with Ireland's killer goal threat.

Jason Flynn was particularly impressive, registering Ireland's first two points of the second half.

Matthew Donnelly bagged the first goal soon after, to open up a six-point lead.

Scotland edged back with a Duncan MacRae goal, but goals from Stephen McAfee, Bryan Murphy and Stephen Quirke paved the way for a comfortable victory, with Chris McGuinness and Brian Corcoran adding points late on.

Scorers – Ireland: J Flynn 0-4, S McAfee, B Murphy, S Quirke 1-1 each, M Donnelly 1-0, C McGuinness, B Corcoran 0-1 each. Scotland: D MacRae, C Stewart 1-0 each, G McKerracher, G Matheson 0-2 each.

IRELAND – P McKenna, P Boyle, J Byrne, C Clarke, P Coady, M Donnelly, D Flaherty, J Flynn, R Greville, S McAfee, C McGuinness, S Moriarty, B O'Leary, S Quirke. Interchange subs: B Corcoran, D McGorman, B Murphy, J Toher.

SCOTLAND – R Dunnings, F Heath, F MacMillen, G McKerracher, M Russell, J MacMillen, L Reid, O MacRae, G Lord, C Stewart, G Matheson, G MacMillen, J MacDonald, M MacKenzie. Interchange subs: A MacDonald, D MacRae, B Delaney, L Tawse, D Madej.

REF – E Hassan (Derry)

Irish Independent

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