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Scotland shinty hurling international with Ireland is cancelled. Home matches traditionally held at Bught Park in Inverness

By Will Clark

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THE annual shinty/hurling international match between Scotland and Ireland will not go ahead in 2020.

The international series has been cancelled.
The international series has been cancelled.

The Camanachd Association and Gaelic Athletics Association have announced the International Series has been cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Scotland’s men’s, under-21s and women’s teams were due to face Ireland in October.

Camanachd Association chief executive officer Derek Keir said that the health and safety of players, coaches, officials and spectators were at the forefront of this decision.

He said: “The decision to cancel the shinty/hurling Internationals was not taken lightly.

However, the Camanachd Association board of directors along with the GAA in Ireland, agreed that running this year’s Internationals would just not be possible due to the implications and restrictions of COVID-19.

The Camanachd Association will continue to monitor and follow national guidance and our focus will be on providing opportunities for all communities if restrictions allow when it is safe to do so.”

Women’s Camanachd Association president Lisa MacColl, added: “Due to the impact of Covid-19, the uncertain nature of travel and unknown restart of sporting events, the Women’s Camanachd Association and Munster Camogie have taken the obvious and sensible decision to cancel the 2020 Women’s Shinty/Camogie fixture.

"We hope the wider shinty community are staying safe. We look forward to seeing you all again as soon as it is safe to do so."

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