Here is Diablo’s report of the day’s play at the Iomain Challainn. A great turnout and a great game with some off the island and some injured, it’s been a great year for the mighty Lewis Camanachd. Bliadhna Mhath Ùr nuair a thig i!
Tyson’s Reds were Diablo, Sean, Dougie Rankin, Paul, Gaga, Paddy, Kevin, Will, Ronan , Wee Scott, Donald.
Jinksy’s & Andy’s Blues ( Andy reffed) Conor, Micheal,Al, Kenny, Innes, Michael, Ewan Maclean, Ewan MacKay, Connor, Fraser, Scott
First half was goalless with Reds having a lot of pressure but no goals. Diablo saved low shot from Michael. Scott shot wide. Second half Dougie went up front and Reds were caught out at back with Blues’ Ewan Mackay opening scoring from a rebound off Diablo. Shortly after they added a second with Ewan MacKay latching onto a cross and slotting it past Diablo. Third then added when Scott Murray caught Diablo out off his goal and fired in a belter from half way 3-0 .not looking good for Reds.They came back however with Dougie’s move up front paying off as he pulled one back. However Fraser Binns put Blues back ahead when his shot was stopped by Diablo with his hand but landed over the line. 4-1 However The Reds romped back with Will getting a hatrick and the game endind 4-4.It went to penalties with penalties at 1-1 (Kenny & Dougie) after five taken the Reds snatched victory when Sean converted in sudden death.
Bliadhna mhath ur.
Under 25s V Over 25s
An geam traidiseanta a’ comharrachadh fhreumhan ceilteach an spòrs.
Bayhead Pitches, Stornoway, Hogmanay, 1pm.
Under 25s managed by Andrew Murray MacDonald
Over 25s managed by Andrew “Jinxsy” MacAskill
Players should report to Golf Club changing by 12.30pm.
All welcome including visiting players.
Happy to announce the results of tonight’s player of the year awards.
As voted for by their peers, Scott Murray was named Senior Player of the Year. He was top scorer for the club, represented Scottish Universities and also won World of Shinty’s on line poll for ND3 Player of the Year.
Paddy Sinclair was Junior Player of the Year. Paddy had a strong season, becoming a major part of the midfield. He represented the club at the National Development Camp as well as playing for Skye/Wester Ross U17s.
S math rinn an dithis aca. more to come from DD!
So wee update on the craic this Disathairne and the glorious sporting celebration that is the Shinty Awards and Dinner Dance in the Lodge.
Training IS on! 2-4 in the Sports Centre on Saturday – get your sweat on before the big old ding dong dinner dance! Things kick off at 7pm but there are a few wee things that anyone coming can do to help make things go with a swing.
Big shout out to Trish who is doing the meals, Annette is bringing some desserts – we are expecting 50 at the meal, so any extra desserts will be much appreciated. Also if any one wants to help Trish in the afternoon instead of training that would be great too!
Kenny has asked if we can try and bring or get donations of raffle prizes.
Remember as well though that the dance is open to everybody (you only need a ticket for the dinner!) so let’s get a good crowd down for 9 O Clock! Portrona, Stornoway’s Youngest, Finest, Ceilidh band will be giving it laldy and for a £5 ticket for the dance only (which will help cover the band and contribute to club funds) it’s a steal, so get your pals, brothers & sisters, even grannies, seanairs and ministers along!
The 2011 Prize Winners
We’ve had another great year as a club and we can celebrate our achievements over 2012 with the Annual Camanachd Leòdhais Dinner Dance in the Masonic Lodge on Saturday 22nd December. The event starts at 7pm, sitting for food at 7.30pm.
We will be voting for Senior and Junior Players of the Year on the night, anyone who can’t attend can text or email in their vote. We will also make an award to an individual who has made a significant contribution to the club’s well-being. It is also an opportunity to thank our sponsors for their support over the year.
Tickets will be a measly £10 for Adults, £5 for Youths, and only £5 if you want to attend the dance, which should start around 9. These will be on sale at training this Saturday and at Nicolson training. They will be available from committee members but you can also reserve your ticket if you are away on the mainland and we will have a facebook event set-up. There will be dancing with PORTRONA (unfortunately sans POD), so please bring your partners, friends and family for what is guaranteed to be a top night.
We would like to pass on the club’s best wishes to Paul, Marie and Seumas on the addition of Camanachd Leòdhais’ newest member, Angus Neil Duke, who was born last week. This joyous news is tempered however by the sudden passing of Marie’s father, John Angus MacKay, an Uigeach who made his home in Sleat, Isle of Skye, and was interred on Saturday 1 December. The whole club extends our sympathy to Marie and her family at this difficult time.
Training continues every Saturday, with a fitness run starting from Stornoway Golf Club at 12.30 before indoor training 2-3 in the ISL. Numbers have been holding up well but please encourage new (and old) faces to come along as much as possible. A midweek fitness session will be arranged soon.
The annual dinner dance and awards ceremony is scheduled for Saturday 22nd December in the Lodge. More to follow.
The Club would like to announce that it has named its new Chieftain from 2012. Taking over from Annette Murray, who has provided the club with wonderful service and support in her time in office, is David Macdonald of Stornoway. David is the father of first team players Conor and Micheal, and has been a long term supporter of the club. Often a fixture at home (and sometimes away) games, David will bring a great passion for the club to the ceremonial role. He is pictured here returning to Harris after the historic Mòd Cup win in 2011.