BY CHRIS MCNULTY
SETANTA and Donegal hurler Danny Cullen has been selected as part of the Ireland team for the first test of the 2013 Senior Hurling/Shinty International Series.
Ireland take on Scotland on Saturday, at Croke Park, at 4.15pm in what is the curtain raiser to the International Rules test.
The Hurling/Shinty series is played on a home and away basis and the return game will be played in Bught Park, Inverness on Saturday, November 2.
The stylish Cullen, one of Donegal’s top hurlers, has been selected on a nineteen-man Irish panel that contains the likes of Richie Hogan of Kilkenny, Brendan Maher and Patrick Maher from Tipperary and Shane O’Neill of Cork.
Cullen was a member of the Donegal team that won the Nicky Rackard Cup earlier this year.
The Irish Hurling/Shinty senior team will be managed this year by John Meyler (Cork) and Michael Walshe (Kilkenny) once again.
Tickets, €25 for Adults and €5 for U16’s, for the upcoming doubleheader in Croke Park can be purchased online at www.gaa.ie/tickets, tickets.ie outlets and from Centra and SuperValu stores.