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Iomain is a Gaelic word, meaning "driving", and is traditionally used in Scotland to refer to Shinty and Irish dialect to Hurling. Since October 2014, however, it refers to a hybrid game formed from shinty and hurling. It is argued that it might replace composite rules shinty–hurling in Scotland-Ireland internationals. Unlike composite rules, it will use a single type of stick for both sides,[1][2] and also one goal design.

Iomain was played at Croke Park in a demonstration game.[3]

It is also similar to the ground hurling that was once prevalent in Ireland, but has been superseded by the aerial variety.


  1. ^ "Shinty to make history with new game called iomain". 24 October 2013. 
  2. ^ "Hybrid of Scots Shinty and Irish Hurling created". The Scotsman. 24 October 2013. 
  3. ^ "Scots seek victory in Ireland". Strathspey and Badenoch Herald. 21 October 2013.