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MARINE HARVEST SHINTY HURLING INTERNATIONAL SQUADS ANNOUNCED

SENIOR NATIONAL SHINTY SQUADS ANNOUNCED

The Scotland Senior and U21 Shinty Squads to play their Irish Hurling counterparts in the annual Marine Harvest Shinty/Hurling International were announced today.  These matches represent a unique cross-codes celebration of two great sports and their shared history and are a highlight in the annual shinty calendar, attracting hundreds of spectators and televised live on BBC 2 in Scotland.  It is the only occasion Scotland field national Senior and U21 shinty teams.  The matches will be played at the Bught Park, Inverness on Saturday 21st October.  

 

2017 SCOTLAND SENIOR SHINTY SQUAD

Kinlochshiel are the best represented club, with five players selected for the Squad, including three MacRae brothers: Finlay, Keith and John.  The only player selected from out-with the Marine Harvest Premiership is International Talisman Kevin Bartlett who has returned to play for Caberfeidh this season. There are four players selected for the first time at this level: Andrew King, Daniel Grieve, Craig Mainland and Mike Russell.  In speaking of the squad, Scotland Manager, Ronald Ross, said, “I am very pleased with the squad we have selected for this year’s International. We have a good mixture of youth and experience and all the players have worked well throughout the preparation sessions, and I am confident we will provide a highly competitive match on home soil against the Irish.” 

The Captain for the Scotland Senior Squad will be announced next week.

 Name                               Club

Kevin Bartlett                    Caberfeidh

John Barr                          Glenurquhart

Ryan Borthwick                  Kingussie

Conor Cormack                  Kinlochshiel

Mark MacDonald                Kinlochshiel

Finlay MacRae                   Kinlochshiel

John MacRae                     Kinlochshiel

Keith MacRae                    Kinlochshiel

Grant Irvine                      Kyles Athletic

Andrew King                     Kyles Athletic

Roddy MacDonald             Kyles Athletic

Daniel Grieve                   Lovat

Stuart MacDonald             Lovat

Craig Mainland                 Lovat

Greg Matheson                 Lovat

Rory Kennedy                   Newtonmore

Steven MacDonald            Newtonmore

Glen MacKintosh              Newtonmore

Michael Russell                Newtonmore

Daniel Cameron               Oban Camanachd

MANAGEMENT

Ronald Ross                     Manager

Garry Reid                       Assistant Manager

Kevin Thain                     Forwards Coach

Neil Bowman                     Head Trainer

 

2017 SCOTLAND UNDER 21 SHINTY SQUAD

Alan MacRae, Head Coach, said: "The players have all come through a thorough selection process, which has presented us with a strong, skilful squad who will hopefully entertain and look to restore some Scottish pride after last years disappointing result. We are under no illusion that it will be a tough competitive match and both the coaching team and the players are looking forward to the challenge."  The squad contains four players from Kingussie and seven players have been selected for the 1st time at this level.

The Captain for the Scotland U21 Squad will be announced next week.

   Name                               Club

Blair Morrison                      Caberfeidh

Alexander MacMillan            Fort William

Arran MacPhee                    Fort William

Calum Shepherd                  Fort William

Nick Dalgety                       Glengarry

Lachlan Smith                     Glenurquhart

Scott MacLachlan                Inveraray

Innes Blackhall                   Kilmallie

Savio Genini                       Kingussie

Calum Grant                      Kingussie

Robert Mabon                     Kingussie

Rory MacKeachan                Kingussie

Barry MacDonald                 Lochaber

Danny Kelly                         Lovat

Iain Richardson                   Newtonmore

Craig Ritchie                      Newtonmore

Will Cowie                         Skye

John Gillies                       Skye

Ali "Cloudi" MacLeod          Skye

MANAGEMENT

Alan MacRae                     Manager

Iain McDonald                   Assistant Manager

Callum MacLeod                Assistant Manager

Davie McVey                      Head Trainer

Lorna Forsyth                    Physio

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