Squad for this Saturday’s Match with Skye Camanachd
Please note throw-up at 2pm, Sgoil Shiaboist, Shawbost.
F. Binns, C. Chalmers, W. Church, S. Campbell, P. Duke (Captain), D. Lamont, A.M. MacDonald, D. MacIntyre, E. MacLean, C. MacLellan, M. MacLeod, S. MacLeod, A. Reed, D. Shaw, P. Sinclair, E. Stewart, T. Stewart, D. Gallagher
All Players to meet at South Beach Car Park at 12 noon.
Referee (Boyd MacKenzie)
A 18-0 thrashing by Skye in the Strathdearn Cup in 2010 was a catalyst for Camanachd Leodhais seeking league entry as the club committee were of the opinion that only regular competition would improve the club to a level that would hopefully stop such events happening again. The two clubs met for the first time in a full match in Lewis in January 2012 and the score was Skye 10, Lewis 2.
Previously, Skye sent two teams to the inaugural Craig Morrison Sixes in 2010 and their A team won the event. this came a few months after the heavy defeat in Portree so it was a matter of pride that the Lewis A squad almost defeated Skye A in this competition, with only a last minute goal saving Skye’s blushes in a 1-1 draw. Before this Skye had competed in the 1987 Mod Cup against Beauly in Stornoway which was the last senior game played in Lewis and Harris before 2011.
Reading the Skye club’s history, “Skye Camanachd: A Century Remembered” by Martin MacDonald, it is interesting to note the simliarities between the Skye club’s early years in the 1890s and 1900s and those face by Lewis Camanachd in the 2000s.
The two clubs share a common bond in our identity as Hebridean clubs, the inherent opportunities and challenges that this brings shinty clubs on the periphery,the family and friend links between players and supporters and through both clubs providing the bulk of the Alba representative club due to our shared commitment to the Gaelic language. We look forward to welcoming our Sgitheanaich brothers for this year’s match. Suas le Eilean an Fhraoich agus Eilean a’ Cheo!