Archive for November, 2011

D-DAY on the horizon.

November 16th, 2011 No comments

Wednesday 7th December

That’s the day the Board of Directors will meet to decide whether we should be retained in the league

We have done everything we possibly can and more to prove our case.  It is now out of our hands.

Do The Right Thing.


Scottish Sports Awards 2011

November 13th, 2011 No comments

The club are delighted to announce that we have been nominated for a Sunday Mail/SportScotland Scottish Sports Award 2011.  We have been nominated in the category of Local Club of the Year, alongside Stirling Triathlon Club and Newarthill Amateur Boxing and Fitness Club.

The Sunday Mail says “A fairytale community story, reintroducing a sport to the Hebrides which had been dormant since Word War One and battling hard to win over mainland league clubs who only allowed them in on trial.”

To even be in the nominated three is a great honour as we have been chosen from thousands of nominations for different  sports clubs across Scotland. To put things in perspective, those chosen for sports person of the year include Andrew Murray, Ricky Burns, Dario Franchitti and John Higgins.

The star-studded awards will be hosted by ESPN’s Kelly Cates and TV’s Stephen Jardine at the Thistle Hotel in Glasgow on December 1.

This caps an unbelievable week with the premiere of “Black and Blue” on BBC Alba sending the viewing public into a frenzy. If you are quick you may still get to catch  it on iPlayer Thank you for all the messages of support saying how much you enjoyed the programme, from Breascleit to Badenoch.

We also had Ronald Ross up last week coaching the kids at Stornoway Primary and then an Adult and U17 session in the evening. Apparently Ronald, who is known by the nickname “Gaga of the Glens”, won the Amateur Sportsman Award at last year’s Scottish Sports Awards and tells us it is a good night out. Thanks to Ronald for coming over.

Remember that the 100 Club is seeking new members and whether you are an avid shinty fan or just a wellwisher, in Lewis or in the furthest reaches of Siberia, you can drop Paul Duke a line via facebook or by phoning him on o77692714o6.  All money except for prize money goes directly into supporting the development of shinty in the Western Isles, and of course the prize money directly benefits you!

There is a coaching course in Ullapool next weekend, (20th Nov),, details here.



Lewis Camanachd: Black and Blue – Premiere Monday 7th November BBC ALBA 9PM

November 2nd, 2011 No comments

Here is the blurb for our documentary which will be broadcast on BBC Alba next Monday (9pm) and Tuesday (10pm) as well as being on the iPlayer hopefully!

Tha sgioba ùr a’ tighinn gu aire saoghal na camanachd aig toiseach an t-seusain 2011! Cheadaich Comann na Camanachd dha sgioba à Leòdhas cluich anns an lìog nàiseanta airson a’ chiad turas a-riamh. ‘S e deuchainn a th’anns a’ chiad sheusan seo agus feumaidh na Leòdhasaich dearbhadh gu bheil iad airidh air an àite seo!

Ann an Camanachd Leòdhais – Dubh agus Gorm tha sinn a’ leantainn a’ mhanaidsear Pòl Duke agus an sgioba tro na duilgheadasan ‘s na dùbhlain agus a’ cur eòlas air na cluicheadairean agus na caractaran eadar-dhealaichte co-cheangailte ris an sgioba.

Ciamar a nì iad an aghaidh sgiobaidhean stèidhichte na lìog? Ciamar a thèid dhaibh a bhith a’ siubhal fad is farsaing air feadh na dùthcha? An dèan iad a’ chùis sgioba a chur air a’ phàirc gach seachdain? Agus aig a’ cheann-thall an dèan iad gu leòr airson àite cinnteach fhaighinn san lìog, agus leis an sin iomain a stèidheachadh ann an Leòdhas sna bliadhnaichean ri teachd?!

The beginning of the season 2011 and a new team is grabbing the attention of Shinty fans. For the first time the Camanachd Association have allowed a team from Lewis to compete in the national league.

This year is a trial period and Lewis are up against it to prove that they are worthy of securing a permanent place playing at this level. We follow manager Paul Duke and the team through the highs and lows of the season and meet some of the other characters associated with the team along the way.

How will the new boys fare against the league’s established teams? How will they cope with the travel across the country? Will they manage to put out a team each week? And will they ultimately do enough to silence the critics and secure their position in the league – and truly establish shinty’s place in Lewis in the future?