Unfortunately due to the weather being absolutely wretched, the game with Strathspey was postponed due to ferry problems et al. The game will be rearranged at some point. This weekend we head to Kilmallie for what is sure to be a tough game against the league leaders at Canal Parks. Hopefully the weather will pan out nicely and we can get back into action and try to maintain our own unbeaten run.
As Diablo is heading down to Glasgow afterwards, there is no minibus so its a car job. Check your email as there will be some fancy permutations of travel but we’ll all get there on time. Of course, this trip requires an overnight stay which corresponds to a certain other event we can’t mention but needless to say it will involve a trip home via Inverness and piggy backs by TV shinty stars. Please let Dukey know if you are planning on staying in Schneck for the festivities.
S math rinn na gillean Disathairne. A good point against a strong Lochcarron side on Saturday, only denied a win by a late penalty. Seumas Charity got the goal and it was an important result. More about the game in this week’s Stornoway Gazette and West Highland Free Press.
Next up is Strathspey Camanachd in Grantown-On-Spey, this Saturday 23rd March.
Come along to Battery Park for our third game of the season and our first ever game against Lochcarron Firsts. Throwup is at 1pm and the referee is John Sloggie.
There are many connections between the communities of Lewis and Lochcarron and the Wester Ross club were big supporters of us joining the league.
It is with sadness that we note that they have had to reduce to a one team club and as such this will be the first time we have played their First team, although we have played their second team several times and many of the second team from the last few years will be in the new look side. It should be a challenging match for our players and if you are in the area please come and support us.
We first encountered Lochcarron in the Strathdearn Cup in 2008 and they attended the inaugural Craig Morrison Sixes in 2010.
Fixtures against Lochcarron (CL = Camanachd Leòdhais)
2008 CL 0 LC 9 Strathdearn at Inverlael
2011 CL 0 LC 9, LC 3 CL 1
2012 LC 3 CL 0, CL 2 LC 3
Youth training continues with Boyd and John at 10-12 on Saturday at Stornoway Primary.
Another Day in Cannich, Another Draw!
It was a day of high drama in Cannich on Saturday when our lads came from behind thrice to grab a 3-3 draw. On the balance of play we probably should have edged the game but we let in far too many soft goals, so props to Will for banging in a last minute equaliser to add to his opener and to Duncan for slotting home a penalty. What with all the uncertainty and delays regarding the ferry and the manner of our comeback it was a good result and nice to get some points on the board and some goals in the FOR column.
In fact, we scored so many goals, it may be time to have the first goalscoring chart of the season. Including the two pre-season friendlies, it reads as follows:
Will Church 4
Duncan MacIntyre 2
Paul Duke 1
Next up, Lochcarron Away, 1pm Battery Park, Lochcarron.
Congratulations to Paul and Marie on their engagement, we look forward to the Stag Duke Is Gorm.
The squad has been announced for this Saturday’s second match of the season against Strathglass at Cannich. Players should check their e-mails for the squad. Please come along and support the club if you are around the Inverness area. If you can’t make it, remember the Twitter account will have regular text updates.
Lewis won their first senior point in Cannich back in 2011 but suffered a heavy reverse in Shawbost. In 2012, Lewis also gained a point but team raising difficulties meant that na Glaisich failed to travel to the Hebrides
2011 SG 2, CL 2; CL 2, SG 7
2012 SG 0, CL 0; CL P SG P (Points to CL)
Congratulations to our very own Ally Lamont who was part of the winning Edinburgh University team at Wednesday’s Littlejohn Vase University Tournament. Ally scored on the way to the final as well and hopefully will feature more in the first team this year alongside his brothers, Donald and Innes. Although certanly not the first Leòdhasach to lift the trophy, Ally is the first Camanachd Leòdhais player to win the trophy. In his first season of Uni Shinty, he’s already gone one better than his brother Donald and the big Gaelic Teacher! Meal do naidheachd Ally!
Just a reminder that there are some fantastic games to be watched this year on the official Shinty YT channel.
The latest games to be posted are the first Premier League clash between Newtonmore and Glenurquhart and a friendly between Kingussie and Caberfeidh. An added bonus is footage of the 2006 game between Fort William and Kingussue (where Fort won the Premier League) which had to be abandoned after 20 mins due to rain – still some classy shinty on display though!
A new Youtube channel has also popped up with Ronald Ross leading a group of players through some basic drills, worth a watch – youtube.com/CoachingShinty
A tough old game against Boleskine to open the season. Competed well for patches but a little bit of sloppiness, some good Boleskine play and a lack of accuracy up front was our undoing. Good sandwiches. Anyway, Micheal took some photos Photos from Boleskine by Micheal.
Great numbers at the new training for juniors and the club is going to enter an Under 14 team and a Primary Age team into competition this year. Training every Saturday 10-12 at the Stornoway Primary Pitch, Nicolson Institute Training Every Thursday Lunchtime also.