The 2012 Hurling/Shinty International Series involving Ireland and Scotland was launched by Uachtarán Chumann Lúthchleas Gael, Liam Ó Neill in Croke Park today.
The series takes place again this year at senior and U-21 level. The senior series is played on a home and away basis and the opening game is due to take place in Bught Park, Inverness on Saturday, October 20.
The second senior match takes place in Ennis on October 27 and will be preceded by the U21 game which is due to be played on Friday October 19 at 7.00pm under lights in St Josephs Doora Barefield, Ennis.
The Irish Hurling/Shinty senior team will be managed this year by John Meyler (Cork) and Michael Walshe (Kilkenny) with Gregory O’Kane (Antrim) and Jeffrey Lynskey (Galway) looking after the U21 team.
Teams are selected on the basis of two trial games and every effort is made to provide representation to developing hurling counties while also providing these players with the opportunity to play alongside a small coherent of players drawn from Tier 1 Counties.
Both Senior Games will be transmitted live by TG4 at the following times:
• October 20 - 1.15pm
• October 27 - 2.05pm