The first test of the 2013 Senior Hurling/Shinty International Series involving Ireland and Scotland will take place this Saturday, October 26 at 4.15pm in Croke Park.
This match will be a curtain raiser to the second Irish Daily Mail International Rules test between Ireland and Australia which gets underway at 7pm.
The Hurling/Shinty series is played on a home and away basis and the return game will be played in Bught Park, Inverness on Saturday, November 2.
The Irish Hurling/Shinty senior team will be managed this year by John Meyler (Cork) and Michael Walshe (Kilkenny) once again.
Tickets, €25 for Adults and €5 for U16’s, for the upcoming doubleheader in Croke Park can be purchased online at gaa.ie/tickets,
Tickets.ie outlets and from Centra and SuperValu stores.
The Irish panel for this coming Saturday is as follows;
Senior Hurling/Shinty International Panel 2013
1. BERNARD ROCHFORD (Kerry)
2. DANNY CULLEN (Donegal)
3. PAUL DIVILLY (Kildare)
4. DAVID ENGLISH (Carlow)
5. ARRON GRAFFIN (Antrim)
6. CAHIR HEALY (Laois)
7. RICHIE HOGAN (Kilkenny)
8. GARETH JOHNSON (Down)
9. JACK KAVANAGH (Carlow)
10. BRENDAN MAHER (Tipperary)
11. PATRICK MAHER (Tipperary
12. KIERAN McKIERNAN (Armagh)
13. NEIL McMANUS (CAPT.) (Antrim)
14. DEREK McNICHOLAS (Westmeath)
15. DARRAGH O’CONNELL (Kerry)
16. EOIN REILLY (Laois)
17. SHANE O’NEILL (Cork)
18. EOIN PRICE (Westmeath)
19. CONOR WOODS (Down)