Hurling-Shinty International Rules Club Internationals 1897


DateVenueHome TeamAway Team
04.1897GlasgowCowal (Glasgow)11Celtic (Dublin)2
07.1897Jones’ RoadCeltic (Dublin)0Cowal (Glasgow)2

(Cowal won 2 game series 2-0)

Reference: [1]


The first Hurling-Shinty matches were played between two club sides, Cowal of Glasgow and Celtic of Dublin [2] in 1897 with Cowal winning the two game series comfortably.

The series featured only goals, like in Shinty.



[1] Anon. (1998) “The series, the results”. Kilkenny People, Friday, March 13, 1998. pg. 42.

[2] Anon. (2000) “Shinty”. Nenagh Guardian. Saturday, October 21, 2000. pg. 18-19.

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Thanks to Conor Connolly-Mulcahy & Dara Conolly-Mulcahy

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