Ireland recorded a sixth successive Senior Hurling/Shinty Series win, while Scotland took U21 and Women’s victories at Páirc Esler on Saturday.
Westmeath’s Eoin Price was outstanding as Ireland powered to a 2-18 to 0-8 win on the night, and a 38-31 aggregate victory. Price bagged 2-5, with his goals coming in either half.
Seven days previous Scotland had led for the most part, but on Saturday it was Ireland who were dominant overall. They hit 13 first-half wides, as they led by 1-6 to 0-4 at half-time, with David McInerney, Conor Lehane and Price on target.
Scotland relied on a brace of two-pointers, with Kevin Bartlett and Fraser MacKintosh on target, and this was all they would add in the closing 40 minutes.
Antrim’s Conor McCann, Down’s Jonny McCusker, Lehane, Lorcan McLoughlin and Price were among Ireland’s second-half scorers as they powered to victory.
Scotland recorded a first ever U21 win on Irish soil, ending an eight-year unbeaten run for Ireland, following a 4-9 to 0-7 victory, while Scotland Women’s team, with Wicklow native Niamh Donnelly on board, claimed a 4-2 to 1-6 win over a Down select.
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