ABERDOUR Shinty Club are set to showcase their international class after four of their players were called up by Scotland.

Coach Lisa Norman will be joined by Vicki Henderson, Katie Booth and Katy Smith in the women's squad for the annual clash with Ireland in Inverness on Saturday.

The game between the two countries began in 2004 as part of the 100th Anniversary of the Irish Camogie Association and Scotland will be looking to defend their title after defeating their opponents last year in County Clare.

A series of open training sessions were held across the country before Scotland coach Stuart Reid picked his final 19-women squad, with Aberdour's contingent capping an encouraging end to the senior season where the club's players enjoyed further recognition in the yearly North v South region fixtures.

In the matches played in Oban on Sunday, 6th October, there were four players picked from Aberdour for the women's under-18s match - Neilson, who also captained the side, Lily Mitchell, Rosie Mulligan and Booth - and they helped their team to a 6-2 victory.

In the senior match, Neilson and Booth again represented Aberdour in the South side alongside Henderson, Smith, Niamh Donnelly and Norman and while the Aberdour coach grabbed an equalising goal for her side, they were edged out by 2-1.

Reflecting on the recognition received, Norman told Press Sport, "The senior season has come to an end but the under-14 team reached the final of the South of Scotland sixes championship and we had five boys - Thomas Abbott, who was the captain, Brian Toal, David McDougal, Finlay MacNee and Jack Mitchell - represent the central belt in the inter-district tournament, which they won, as well as the players picked for the South and Scotland.

"I was very pleased the girls did well for the under-18 South team and it was a good weekend.

"Last year our seniors finished bottom but this year were mid-table so that is great progression.

"The boys need another year to find their feet but we've got some fantastic young players coming through and we're really pleased with the recognition.

"We're creating a real infrastructure at the club and within the community."