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Five Lovat players receive Scotland call-up for shinty hurling international


By Will Clark


Lovat will have five players in the Scotland squad for the shinty hurling international against Ireland next month.

Fraser Heath (left) has been called up to the Scotland squad. Picture: Neil Paterson
Fraser Heath (left) has been called up to the Scotland squad. Picture: Neil Paterson

Goalkeeper Stuart MacDonald, defender Daniel Lovat, midfielders Craig Mainland and Fraser Heath and Greg Matheson have been named in the squad which will play in Dublin on Saturday, November 2.

Scotland defeated Ireland 14-12 at Bught Park in Inverness in the international 12 months ago.

Scotland manager Garry Reid said he has selected a squad which he expects can retain their title.

“We have a selected a squad that have all had previous experience at under-21 or senior level and who on top of looking sharp and committed at International sessions have demonstrated through the season attributes that have made them stand out at club level.

"We are under no illusion that the squad will face an extremely tough test, with the fixture returning to Irish soil and an Ireland team under the guidance of a coaching team who are very experienced, it is clear that we will have to be at our very best in order to compete.”

Scotland squad

Goalkeeper

Stuart MacDonald (Lovat)

Defenders

Rory Kennedy (Newtonmore)

Steven MacDonald (Newtonmore)

Robert Mabon (Kingussie)

Andy MacKintosh (Newtonmore)

Andrew King (Kyles Athletic)

Daniel Grieve (Lovat)

Blair Morrison (Caberfeidh)

Finlay MacRae (Kinlochshiel)

Midfield

Donald Nixon (Kinlochshiel)

Craig Mainland (Lovat)

Fraser Heath (Lovat)

Michael Russell (Newtonmore)

Forwards

Kevin Bartlett (Caberfeidh)

Greg Matheson (Lovat)

Roddy McDonald (Kyles Athletic)

Craig Morrison (Caberfeidh)

Andrew MacCuish (Oban Camanachd)

Daniel Cameron (Oban Camanachd)

Savio Genini (Kingussie)



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