Ireland v Scotland 2014
|18.10.14||Bught Park||Scotland||3-14 (23)||Ireland||2-8 (14)|
|25.10.14||Pairc Esler||Ireland||2-18 (24)||Scotland||0-8 (8)|
Ireland won series 38-31 on aggregate
18 October 2014 Scotland 3-14 (23) Ireland 2-8 (14)
25 October 2014 Ireland 2-18 (24) Scotland 0-8 (8)
|Eoin O’Reilly (Loais)||John Barr|
|Mickey Burke (Meath)||Kevin Bartlett||0-8|
|Paul Dermody (Kildare)||Conor Cormack|
|Paul Divilly (Kildare)||Callum Cruden|
|John Egan (Kerry)||Gary Innes|
|David English (Carlow)||Grant Irvine|
|Lorcán McLoughlin (Cork)||0-1||Paul MacArthur|
|Conor Lehane (Cork)||0-7||John MacDonald|
|Patrick Maher (Tipperary)||Roddy MacDonald|
|Conor McCann (Antrim)||0-1||Steven McDonald|
|Neal McAuley (Antrim)||Stuart MacDonald|
|Johnny McCusker (Down)||0-2||Lorne Mackay|
|David McInerney (Clare)||0-2||Fraser Mackintosh|
|Brian Murphy (Kerry)||Finlay Macrae|
|Shane Nolan (Kerry)||Callum Miller|
|Darragh O’Connell (Kerry)||Steven Morrisson|
|Eoin Price (Westmeath)||2-5||Louis Munro|
|Matthew Whelan (Laois)||Shaun Nicolson|
|David Kettle (Louth)|
Eoin Price of Westmeath led an Ireland comeback against Scotland in the 2nd Leg of the Hurling-Shinty International series in 2014. With Ireland 3-14 (23) points to 2-8 (14) down from the first leg, Price tallied 2-5 (11) points to lead Ireland to a 2-18 (24) to 0-8 (8) victory at Pairc Esler in Newry, Co. Down, which sealed a 38 to 31.
The important goal came in the 73rd minute of the 2nd leg, when ‘Bonnie’ Maher opened up the Scottish defense and created the chance for Price, who netted his second of the match.
The first Hurling-Shinty International Rules match was played back in 1897 in Glasgow between Cowal (Scotland) and Celtic (Dublin). 
There have been regular Internationals between Ireland and Scotland since 2000.
Shinty is very similar to Hurling and the two games would have the same Gaelic Celtic origin with Shinty most popular in Gaelic Scots part of Scotland, particularly the Highlands. The game, however, does not include over-the-bar points, only goals and there is less play in the air than in Hurling.
The scoring system is three points for a goal and one for a point (over-the-bar). In 2012 an experimental scoring system was used whereby a goal was worth 5 points. From 2000-2003 a scoring system was employed whereby a goal was worth 6 points, an ‘over’ 3 points, and a ‘behind’ (a score into posts either side of the two main posts) 1 point.
13-a-side or 14-a-side have both been employed, halfway between Hurling’s 15-a-side and Shinty’s 12-a-side. Bot teams play with their own sticks, so it is a game played with two different sets of equipment.
In 2010 the series became a home-and-away series with the aggregate score over two legs deciding the winners. During this period Ireland won from 2011-2014, though the series reverted to a single game in 2016
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 Picture Credit: INVERNESS CITY, SCOTLAND – 18 OCTOBER 2014: This is a scene from within the International Shinty-Hurling match between Scotland and Eire at Bught Park, Inverness, Scotland on 18 October, 2014. By JASPERIMAGE / shutterstock.com [Internet] Available from: https://www.shutterstock.com/image-photo/inverness-city-scotland-18-october-2014-225347293 [Accessed 2 June 2021]
Thanks to Conor McGroarty, Fiona Corrigan and Roisin NicDhonnacha.
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