Ireland national hurling team

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Ireland
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Union Gaelic Athletic Association
Coach(es) Joe Dooley
Captain(s) Tommy Walsh
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Largest defeat
Scotland Scotland 22–11 Flag of Ireland.svg Ireland, 22 October 2007 [1]

The Ireland national hurling team, consisting solely of hurlers, is a representative team for Ireland (both Northern and Republic jurisdictions) in the sport of composite rules shinty–hurling. Few players from the highest level of hurling compete and the team is made up mostly of hurlers from competitions such as the Ring, Rackard and Meagher Cups.

At present the only team it plays is the Scotland national shinty team, on an annual basis. Ireland had a seven-year run of victories until 2004 although the next victory did not come until 2009.

Recently a women's series has been inaugurated to coincide with the men's and become an integral part of the annual series. Ireland won the first series.

2009 squad[edit]

  • Paddy Mullaney – Laois
  • John Rowney – Laois
  • Joe Bergin – Offaly
  • Shane Dooley – Offaly
  • Steve Clynch – Meath
  • Keiran Divilly – Kildare
  • David Harney – Kildare
  • Shane Kavanagh – Carlow
  • John Rogers – Carlow
  • Johnny McIntosh – Antrim
  • Paddy Richmond – Antrim
  • Tommy Walsh – Kilkenny (captain)
  • Shane O'Neill – Cork
  • Sean McCullagh – Derry
  • Paul McCormack – Armagh
  • Gareth Johnston – Down
  • John Griffin – Kerry

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