Hurling-Shinty Internationals Ireland v Scotland 1972-1979

GAA Crest
GAA Crest [Reference: 1]


DateVenueHome TeamAway Team
??.08.72InvernessScotland4-5 (17)Ireland6-4 (22)
19.05.73Croke ParkIreland2-16 (22)Scotland2-7 (13)
??.??.74InvernessScotland1-6 (9)Ireland3-8 (17)
07.08.76GlasgowScotland5Ireland5 aet
28.05.77Athletic GroundsIreland5Scotland1
01.07.78Fort WilliamScotland3Ireland7
12.07.79Douglas, IOMIreland7Scotland3
Hurling-Shinty Internationals Ireland v Scotland 1972-1979 [Reference: 1]


The Hurling-Shinty International Series, first played in 1897, was revived in 1972 for the first time since the Tailteann Games of 1932. The Compromise Rules of the Tailteann Games were used with the first three games goals (3 Points) and Overs (1 Point), Ireland winning all three, having the advantage that there are no overs in Shinty and the Scottish game is largely played on the ground. The 1975 contest was cancelled and the series came back in 1976 as a goals-only contest with Ireland winning three of the matches, and one ending in a draw after extra-time. The series was discontinued from 1980-1987.

About Hurling-Shinty International Rules

Hurling-Shinty International Rules, also known as Compromise Rules, is a game featuring as its name suggests a compromise between the two codes of Gaelic Hurling: Irish Hurling (15-a-side and Points over the bar as well as goals) and Scottish Shinty (12-a-side, Goals only). currently the sport is 14-a-side with both goals and points over tha bar counting, although in the past 13-a-side has been used, as well numerous scoring systems, such as Goals-and-points, Goals-only, Goals-and-Points-with-a-double-score-for-a-Scottish-Shinty-Point (Shinty is played on the ground, giving Hurling, which is played through the air an advantage in points); and Goals-Points-And-Behinds (worth 6 points, 3 Points and 1 Point respectively as opposed to 3 points for a goal an one for a point usually).There is also a Camogie-Shinty version of the game for Women.


Athletic GroundsCork, Ireland
Croke ParkDublin, Ireland
DouglasIsle of Man
Fort WilliamHighlands, Scotland
InvernessHighlands, Scotland




[1] Wikipedia (2020) Gaelic_Athletic_Association [Internet] Available from: [Accessed 11 November 2020]


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

Copies of the Kilkenny People are available to view online at which is a subscription service.


Thanks to Conor Connolly-Mulcahy & Dara Conolly-Mulcahy

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Thanks to Conor Connolly-Mulcahy & Dara Conolly-Mulcahy

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Last Updated: 25 November 2020

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