MacAskills named new management team at AGM

November 6th, 2017 No comments

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Camanachd Leòdhais is happy to announce that following the 2017 AGM that John MacAskill will be the Camanachd Leòdhais First Team manager for the 2018 season.

The club is delighted to have a high calibre candidate to take on this prestigious role. John has a strong shinty background and spent 2017 assisting Duncan MacIntyre, who stepped down at the AGM. John will be assisted by Andrew MacAskill as Assistant Manager.

The club would like to thank Duncan MacIntyre for his hard work throughout the 2016 and 2017 season.

Peter Gomez is named as Captain, with Ally Lamont becoming Vice-Captain.

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David Macdonald continues as Chieftain of the club, other positions are as follows.

Chieftain – David Macdonald

Chair – Annette Murray

Treasurer – Kenny MacLeod

Secretary – Joanne Mitchell

Child Protection/Youth Co-ordinator (Secondary) – David Cleary

Marketing & Merchandise – Peter Gomez

Ladies Representative – Alicia MacSween

Ally Lamont – Donella Crawford Volunteer of the Year; Club also shares Fair Play Award

October 23rd, 2017 1 comment

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Congratulations to Ally Lamont on winning the 2017 Donella Crawford Award for Youth/Schools at the Marine Harvest Shinty Awards in Inverness. This national recognition of the incredible amount of work done by Ally in his time back in Lewis is well-deserved. He has gone over and above the call of duty to leave a legacy of enthusiastic and talented youngsters who have already started to show they are the future of Camanachd Leòdhais.

It is a heavy loss for the shinty community, and indeed the wider community, in Lewis & Harris that this talented and capable young Gaelic speaker is unable to secure a teaching position in his homeland but we wish him all the best in Mallaig, and we look forward to him continuing his playing career in the Dubh is Gorm next season. Ally was recently awarded Player of the Year and Manager’s Player of the Year at the Camanachd Leòdhais awards dinner.

The Club also shared the One Team Club Fairplay Award with Lochcarron Camanachd which Ally also collected. The club has won this award on several occasions and we would like to think that it is a testimony to the spirit in which we try to play the game win, lose or draw. Congratulations to Lochcarron as well, as well as to all the other award winners.

2017 Award Winners Named

October 16th, 2017 No comments

The Club held the 2017 Awards as part of the Ten Year Anniversary Celebration Dinner at the Caladh Inn

Ally Lamont received the Senior Player of the Year as voted for by the players.

Ally also received the Donald Shaw Caman as Manager’s Player of the Year.

Scott MacLeod received the Junior Player of the Year, his third time winning this trophy.

Ronan Sinclair was the recipient of the Captain’s Player of the Year for his endeavour and in recovering from illness to become an important player, as well as represent Skye Wester Ross U17s.

To mark ten years of the club, Vice Captain Peter Gomez made a surprise presentation to the five players who have played more than 100 games for the club; Paul Duke, Daniel Gallagher, Conor MacDonald, Donald Lamont & Paddy Sinclair.

Thanks very much to everyone who attended & to the Caladh Inn for being excellent hosts. It was a great night for all the players & volunteers who were able to celebrate after all the hard work that has been put in over the past twelve months.

A list of previous winners can be found here

 

Glenurquhart win Craig Morrison Sixes

October 15th, 2017 No comments



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The club held the annual Craig Morrison Stornoway Sixes as part of the Tenth Anniversary celebrations on Saturday 14th October.

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The competition greeted the return of Stromeferry No Ferry United, with a good sprinkling of Lewis old boys in their ranks and also the first trip of Glenurquhart over the Minch, with a squad packed with cup winners. We lined up three Lewis teams, Blue (coached by Ally), Black (coached by Dunc) and White (coached by John).

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Glenurquhart’s Premiership class shone through and they were worthy winners, topping the league, and beating the Blacks well in the final but it was an entertaining and enjoyable day for all. We hope that both visiting teams enjoyed their trip and that we meet again soon.

Thank you to the Morrison Family for attending as we continue to mark the life of our friend Craig Morrison who was taken from us in 2009. Always the first name on the teamsheet whenever the Dubh is Gorm is pulled on.

Thanks to all the referees, but especially David Cleary for keeping things running on the park.

Results

Glen 2 – 0 Blues
Ferry 2 – 2 Blacks
Whites 0 – 0 Ferry
Blacks 0 – 3 Glen
Blacks 1 – 0 Blues
Whites 0 – 6 Glen
Blues 0 – 1 Ferry
Blues 0 – 2 Whites
Whites 0 – 1 Blacks
Ferry 0 – 2 Glen

Final

Blacks 0 – Glen 8

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Well done also Sean and Diablo, who were away at Iomain Cholmcille – both were part of the Alba management team and Sean was also in the squad which beat Fir Uladh 4-0. Iomain Cholmcille was also marking ten years, and they sent their best wishes to the club on their anniversary at their own awards dinner, along with another Lewis old boy, Eoghan, who has been running Iomain Cholmcille since 2007.

Diablo also sneakily managed to get on the park to play for Fir Uladh!!! against the Full Scotland International squad! Another thing question for the Diablo Quiz!

 

Coinneamh Bliadhnail Camanachd Leòdhais 2017 – Sanas Oifigeil – Official Notice

October 9th, 2017 No comments

Thèid coinneamh bliadhnail Camanachd Leòdhais a chumail aig Bun-sgoil Steòrnabhaigh aig 5.30f  Diardaoin 26 October 2017. 

The 2017 Annual General Meeting of Camanachd Leòdhais will take place in Stornoway Primary School on Thursday 26th October 2017 at 5:30pm.

The club is always looking for more volunteers & warmly invites anyone who wishes to be involved in the running of the club in any capacity to come along.

The Closing Down of Summer

September 24th, 2017 No comments

So that’s the end of that. A marathon season, (despite the record number of walkovers) it’s been a very challenging year on the park but one which has seen youngsters start to emerge in serious numbers which can only bode well for the future. (If only our local educationalists could have seen fit to reward a certain young PE teacher with a proper contract. Mallaig’s gain is definitely Lewis and Harris’ loss, best of luck Ally!)

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Yesterday, we signed off with a 5-0 defeat to Lochcarron. However, the score wasn’t a full reflection of the application of the players and all the youngsters gained more valuable experience. We look forward to facing Lochcarron again next year.

Ronan and Scott stayed on the mainland to attend the U17 Interdistrict with Skye and Wester Ross in Spean Bridge.  Here they are having decided to jump on the Kinlochshiel Cusp of the Title Gloryhunting bandwagon! 🤣🤣🤣 Well done lads for representing the club so well. Hopefully there will be some of the U14s involved next year as well.

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Next up is the Craig Morrison Sixes and the Tenth Anniversary Gala Dinner on 14th October. Looks set to be a cracker, contact Donald Lamont if you want to attend either event.

Young guns impress versus Caberfeidh

September 12th, 2017 No comments

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Although the final score was 4-1 due to a high-quality hat trick from Jamie Matheson, our first team put in a brave performance on Saturday at Castle Leod thanks to great play by our youngsters. Kieran Macdonald scored his first league goal with an assist from Stewart Macritchie. Daniel Harrison made an impressive debut and Dylan Murray put in a great shift.

Next game is away to high-flying Lochaber.

Lewis 1 – Lochcarron 3

September 6th, 2017 No comments

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The home season finally came to a close on Saturday with a 3-1 defeat to Lochcarron, Will scoring an equaliser but the Carranaich having just enough to come away with the points. Thanks to Annie Macdonald of AIM Photography Applecross for the photo, you can find more at her page here AIM Photography.

Still some games to go. Cabers, Lochaber and Lochcarron away throughout September. It’s been a long season.

Goalscoring chart from 2.9.17

Dougie Shaw 6

David Cleary 3

Will Church 2

Conor, Duncan, Dylan, Kieran, Dukey, Craig, Sean, Gomez, Al 1

Inverness game cancelled – third walkover

August 23rd, 2017 No comments

It is regrettable to announce that Saturday’s home game (26/8) against Inverness has been cancelled, with Inverness unable to raise a team and the points awarded to Lewis.

This is sadly the third home game of the season for which we have received the points without playing our opposition on the shinty field. Previous games against Boleskine and Lovat have also been cancelled early in the week.

There is one final home game scheduled against Lochcarron on September 2nd. We hope to see you there.

 

Leòdhas 5 v 3 English Shinty Association

August 1st, 2017 No comments

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We had an entering 10 a side match on Monday 31 July against the touring English Shinty Association at Bayhead.

Tha Leòdhasaich came out as 5-3 victors, with Dougie Shaw (2), Duncan, Kieran and Dylan on the scoresheet.  Lewis’ Euan Gilmour, guested for England and scored two of their goals.

A very entertaining match with another good crowd. Heartening to have a good number of under 14s playing and we thank ESA for their kind presentation of a signed top and a Cornwall Ball, wish them well on the rest of their tour and hope we can one day head South to return the favour.

Beannachd leibh.