Ireland v Scotland - Shinty International First Test

26 October 2013; Patrick Maher, Ireland, in action against Fraser MacKintosh, Scotland. Shinty International First Test, Ireland v Scotland, Croke Park, Dublin. Picture credit: Ray McManus / SPORTSFILE

Ireland claim Hurling/Shinty Series

Ireland claim Hurling/Shinty Series

Hurling/Shinty International Series Second Test: Ireland 1-15 Scotland 0-14

Ireland claimed a fourth successive Hurling/Shinty International Series with a 1-15 to 0-14 defeat of Scotland in Bught Park, Inverness on Saturday.

Having beaten the Scots by six points in the first test at Croke Park last Saturday, Ireland were already in the driving seat, and a goal from Patrick Maher eight minutes into the second half sealed the win.

However, the Scots were actually ahead by 0-11 to 0-10 at the break before Ireland came good in the second half with Laois's Cahir Healy and Kilkenny star Richie Hogan to the fore.

Ireland: E Reilly, A Graffin, J Tyrrell, B Maher, D English, C Woods, D O'Connell (0-1), E Price, C Healy (0-1), P Divilly, G Johnson (0-2), P Maher (1-0), R Hogan (0-4), N McManus (0-7). Subs: D Cullen, J Kavanagh, K McKiernan, D McNicholas, N MacAuley.

Scotland: Stuart MacDonald, N Campbell, D Irvine, J Barr, D Cameron, Steven MacDonald, J Hutchinson, S Nicolson, F MacRae, C Cormack (0-1), F MacKintosh, G MacKintosh (0-01), K Bartlett (0-12), L MacDonald. Subs: C Cruden, L Bain, K MacRae, J MacRae, S MacKintosh.