Hurling-Shinty Scotland v Ireland 18 October 2014


International Rules

International Rules, also known as Compromise Rules is a term for a number of related sports combining the rules of GAA sports with similar sports from around the World. There is International Rules Football, played between Ireland and Australia, Hurling-Shinty, played between Ireland and Scotland, Handball-Pelota, which is Ireland v Basque Country, as well as Rounders-Baseball and Rounders-Softball (Irish teams v American, Canadian and Britsh teams), Hurlacrosse (Hurling-Lacrosse – Ireland v Iroquois Nationals), and Poc Fada Golf (A Golf Course where players use a Hurl/Hurley to hit the ball into the hole)

Hurling-Shinty Internationals

Featured Image Credits: [1] INVERNESS CITY, SCOTLAND – 18 OCTOBER 2014: This is a scene from within the International Shinty-Hurling match between Scotland and Eire at Bught Park, Inverness, Scotland on 18 October, 2014. By JASPERIMAGE / [Internet] Available from: [Accessed and Edited by Enda Mulcahy for Eirball 31 October 2022]


Featured Image Credit: [1] New York, USA – May 31, 2019: Daytime image of the Brooklyn Bridge Park Pier 2 handball courts By Alexandre Tziripouloff [Internet] Available from: [Accessed 2 June 2021]


[2] Pexels Pixabay green ball on sand [Internet] Available from: [Accessed 31 October 2022]

Hurlacrosse Internationals

Poc Fada Golf

Tallaght Rules Basketball-Futsal

Scottish Shinty

Featured Image Picture Credit: INVERNESS CITY, SCOTLAND – 18 OCTOBER 2014: This is a scene from within the International Shinty-Hurling match between Scotland and Eire at Bught Park, Inverness, Scotland on 18 October, 2014. By JASPERIMAGE / [Internet] Available from: [Accessed 2 June 2021]

Shinty is Gaelic Scotland’s traditional version of Hurling. It is one of the forgotten Gaelic, Celtic or Atlantic Games like Basque Pelota and Welsh Baseball, played mostly in Gaelic parts of Scotland like the Highlands and Islands. The game is very similar to Hurling, with a curved stick used to hit a ball through a goal, except there is no point-over-the-bar and less play in the air. The game is 12-a-side as opposed to Hurling’s 15-a-side. The Shinty National League Division 1 was the Second Level of Men’s Shinty from 2004 to 2007. Incuded here is Manx Cammag. See also International Rules:

Shinty in Ireland

Camanachd Association National Leagues

Camanachd Association Cups

Women’s Camanachd Association

Scottish Universities Shinty

Camanachd Association North Region

Camanachd Association South Region

Shinty Teams

Manx Cammag

Manx Cammag is an uncodified versions of Shinty or Hurling played in the small Gaelic Celtic Island country of the Isle of Man (Ellan Vannin in Manx Gaelic)

Cornish Hurling

Every Shrove Tuesday in St. Columb’s, Cornwall, the game of Hurling is played between ‘Town’ and ‘Country’. The night before resembles a ghost town as all the shops are boarded up and shuttered before the game is played the next day. There are no limits to the numbers of players in the game, with each player playing for either the ‘Town’ or ‘Country’. The game kicks off with the words “Town and Country do your best. but in this parish I must rest.”.

Traditionally, the game was played between the men of St. Columb, but is now played by the children. [3] The Game can last a few minutes or it can last hours depending on how quickly the winning team can get the ball to the goal. The winning player who carries the ball to the goal has the option of keeping the ball and paying for a new one by a local craftsman. The ball is constructed traditionally, out of silver with an applewood core, taken from a local orchard.

References: [1] BBC Cornwall (2003) Hurling at St. columb in the 21st Century [Internet] Available from; [Accessed 7 March 2018]

[3] St. Ives Web Community TV (2013) The St. Ives Feast and the Silver Ball [Internet] Available from: [Accessed 13 June 2019]