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Scotland retain Shinty/Hurling title as Ireland falter


Scotland retained the  Marine Harvest shinty/hurling title as they won 2-12 to 0-15 against Ireland in Inverness.

Ireland were the first on the board as the visitors started confidently before Kevin Bartlett got Scotland on the scoreboard with a deflected point.

Ireland then scored the next three points as Scotland suffered a period where nothing would go between the posts for the hosts.

Bartlett suddenly found his form and got Scotland back to within a point of Ireland. Before capitalising on a Erie to grab the first goal of the game, as the Scots went into half-time three points up. While Ireland were left to rue their wastefulness having wasted a number of golden scoring chances.

Ireland came out in the second-half looking to get back in the game and they grabbed the first point of the half.

Lee Chin and Bartlett both added impressive scores to their sides total as the game became a close fought affair.

Just as Ireland were using the momentum to their advantage Roddy MacDonald pounced on a the Irish keeper Enda Rowland reactions to grab Scotlands second goal of the game and to put Scotland three points up.

The second goal took the wind out of Ireland’s sails and the momentum switched sides and was all with Scotland.

Ireland became sloppy in the latter stages struggling with the compromise of the rules and the fact MacDonald pulled off a great saved to deny Ireland a goal to make the last few minutes interesting.

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