Ireland v Scotland - Shinty International First Test

26 October 2013; Patrick Maher, Ireland, in action against Steven MacDonald, Scotland. Shinty International First Test, Ireland v Scotland, Croke Park, Dublin. Picture credit: Ramsey Cardy / SPORTSFILE

Hurling/Shinty: Scotland too good in first test

Hurling/Shinty: Scotland too good in first test

Scotland enjoyed their biggest win over Ireland in eight years in Saturday's first Hurling/Shinty International test of the year.

On Saturday the Irish side managed by Jeffrey Lynskey and Gregory O'Kane went down by 3-15 to 2-8 at Bught Park in - that's a 24 points to 14 defeat.

The second test takes place before the Ireland-Australia International Rules test clash at Croke Park on November 21, when Ireland will be hoping to exact some measure of revenge.

Kevin Bartlett was the main Scottish thorn in the Irish side, scoring an impressive 0-12 for the home team.

Ireland were 3-13 to 0-4 down at the break, but two second half goals from Kerry's Shane Nolan helped to make a game of it.

Scotland: Stuart MacDonald, Steven MacDonald (0-2), F MacRae, C Miller, R Kennedy, L Bain, J Barr, G Irvine, R MacDonald, K Bartlett (0-12), G MacKintosh (1-0), F Heath (1-0), S Nicolson. Subs: C Cormack, L MacDonald (1-1), D Cameron, Z Ferguson, N Reid, P MacArthur, S MacKintosh.

Ireland: E Reilly, M Burke, B Deay, P Divilly, D Healy, G Johnson, Z Keenan (0-8), Patrick Maher, D McInerney, D McNicholas, B Murphy, S Nolan (2-0), E Price, M Whelan. Subs: S Maloney, N O Muineachain, J Toher, P Coady.

Referee: E MacRae.