Hurling-Shinty International Rules | Ireland v Scotland 1988-1999


DateVenueHome TeamAway Team
1988Bught ParkScotland4Ireland6
1989Croke ParkIreland4Scotland5
1990Bught ParkScotland5Ireland3
1991Pairc an GaelIreland6Scotland6
1992Bught ParkScotland3Ireland6
1993Bught ParkScotland4Ireland2
1995Fort WilliamScotland5Ireland4
1996ClareIreland0-10 (10)Scotland3-8 (17)
1997Croke ParkIreland1-9 (12)Scotland3-8 (17)
1998Scotland0-12 (12)Ireland0-7 (7)
1999Scotland3-6 (15)Ireland2-1 (7)

Reference: [1][2][3]


The Hurling-Shinty International Series between Ireland and Scotland, which had been discontinued in 1980, was revived in 1988. The first five encounters were fairly evenly matched, and Ireland split the series 2-2 with Scotland, with one drawn match.

From then on Scotland took over, winning 6 of the next seven encounters, with one tie, despite the scoring system changing from goals only to goals (3 Points) and overs (1 point) in 1996, which should have given Ireland an advantage as the Scottish game is played mostly on the gounnd with no overs. It was said in one report in the Irish Independent in 1999, that the Irish failed to care enough. With a new millennium dawning a new approach was necessary from Ireland, it was said.


AthenryCo. Galway, Ireland
Bught ParkInverness, Highlands, Scotland
Croke ParkDublin, Ireland
Fort WilliamHighlands, Scotland
Pairc an GaelLimerick, Ireland



[1] Anon. (1998) “The series, the results”. Kilkenny People, Friday, March 13, 1998. pg. 42.

[2] Anon. (1998) “All The Results”. Kilkenny People. Friday, March 20, 1998. pg. 17.

[3] Anon. (1999) “Irish fail to care enough”. Irish Independent. Monday, March 15, 1999. Pg, 46.

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Thanks to Conor Connolly-Mulcahy & Dara Conolly-Mulcahy

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