Due to Lochbroom attending the Far North Sixes, we have a change of opponents this coming weekend, with Kilmallie making their first trip to the Hebrides. They visit it us having beaten Inverness a whopping 10-nil last Saturday. The referee will be John Matheson.
Our own game on Saturday saw us battle hard against table-topping Beauly, we had the scores at 4-2 thanks to replies from Duncan and Kenny, and with some luck could have brought the scores level. Unfortunately we let in a couple of easy goals in injury time to give the mainlanders a more respectable scoreline to take away. Results elsewhere also resulted in us slipping to the bottom of the table, but we will pick up points if we tighten up, keep putting away our chances and continue to fight in every fixture. There is a lot more shinty to be played.
As always, photos by Leòdhasach Shinty’s First Husband -Thanks as always Cllr. Coinneach Murray – http://www.flickr.com/photos/coinneach_murray/sets/72157629922133518/
Last week saw the home team narrowly missing out on a draw against Strathspey in Shawbost. Two regular starters, Eoghan Stewart and Innes Lamont were missing from defence and although replaced by experienced pair Duncan Mcintyre and Crawford Mclellan, the team failed to gel and get things going between themselves. The first half ended 2-0 to Strathspey. Early in the second half Lewis failed to convert a penalty when Donald Lamont hit the ball just wide. The home side started to pick things up with 10 minutes to go after a quick ball from midfield to Stuart “Tyson” Campbell put the final score to 2-1.
Lewis hope to improve on that defeat when they take on league leaders Beauly. The Invernessshire side haven’t lost a game this season but if last years games against them were anything to go by, the Leodhasachs will rise to the occasion.
Throwup at 2.30pm as usual, come and show your support!
On another note, 12 members of Lewis Camanachd have been asked to take part in forming an arch of camans to pass the Olympic torch under when it comes to the island on the 11th of June. The flame will exit the council buildings at 6.30am with up to 12 players in strips forming an arch. This is a great opportunity for anyone wanting to take part, for more information contact Iain Sinclair.
Tha camanachd air ais ann an Leòdhas a-rithist!
Shinty is back in the Lewis again!
Thig ann! Come to the first home game of the season in Marine Harvest North Division Three against Strathspey, this Saturday 19th May at Shawbost.
We hope you will come and bring some friends to ensure a big crowd for the first home game of our second season in the league. Make sure that we show how good a Leòdhasach crowd can be. Suas na Leòdhasaich!
Throw-up TBC (either 2.30pm or 3pm) . Referee is Callum Duff.
Here’s some action from last year’s historic game against Lochbroom.COACHING & REFEREES COURSE
The club are happy to welcome back national development manager Ronald Ross and performance manager of the Camanachd Association Graham Cormack to Lewis and Harris for two days of coaching, coach training and referee training. On Wednesday they will be doing a session with the Stornoway Primary Kids and then on they will be doing coaching theory on the Wednesday night, then on Thursday they will be doing coaching practical and a referee’s course. Although it is late in the day, get in contact with Iain Sinclair if you would like to be involved o7747i6i48i.
A tough away fixture this Saturday to title-chasing Boleskine at Smith Park, Inverarnie, Farr, by Inverness. Throw-up is at 1pm. Please come along and support if you are in the Inverness area. Paul will release the squad soon.
Callum “Duffers” Duff will be the referee. A fine man of Niseach blood – not that we’re looking for favours!
For those of you who do Shinty politics, we received a mention in the foreword of the Camanachd Association’s annual report for 2011 published at the AGM last Friday, which we were absent at for the first time in several years – some official recognition of our contribution to the well-being of the wider sport by President Archie Robertson, who is Pod’s uncle. Actually having read it again it seems more of a plug for MacTV, but we’ll take it anyway!