Belfast Telegraph

Saturday 20 September 2014

Ireland outclass Scots

Ireland cruised to victory over Scotland in the Hurling-Shinty international

A goal rush helped Ireland brush aside Scotland's challenge in the Hurling-Shinty international at Cusack Park in Mullingar.

The home side ran out winners by 8-11 to 4-3 to comfortably take the Test series.

Scotland started brightly with a Kevin Bartlett point in the opening minute, but they were soon reeling as Ireland went on the rampage.

Patrick Maher, Shane Dooley (2) and Brendan Murtagh all hit the net in quick succession, before Dooley competed his hat-trick midway through the first half.

Finlay MacRae pulled back a Scottish goal, but they trailed by 5-6 to 1-2 at the interval.

The goal blitz continued after the break, with Barry McFall and Murtagh on target, but Scotland also got in for further goals through Bartlett, who netted twice.

Callanan was on target again as Ireland cruised the closing stages to a comfortable series triumph.

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