Archive for December, 2015

Iomain Challainn – January 2nd 2016

December 21st, 2015 No comments

This year’s Iomain Challainn at Bayhead will mark another first – we will be having a junior game at 12.30pm before the senior game at 1.30pm.

As with the senior game, all players are welcome, even if they are just visiting the island over the festive period. There will be ample equipment available and there should be plenty of entertainment and good craic on and off the park. As always the teams will be divided along lines still to be decided in keeping with the old traditions – such as those followed by the famous match between Tong and the Stornoway Tailors,  or when the Captains and Vice Captains of Stornoway Athletic would name their sides. It will of course be 21 years to the day since Dr Alasdair Barden (nach maireann) re-established the fixture and sparked the renaissance of the sport in the Lews. Some more info can be found here and here.

Wrap up warm and bring along a flask (of tea)!


Iomain Challainn 2016 – Saturday January 2nd

12.30pm Iomain Og

1.30pm Iomain Challainn

7.00pm Awards Dinner


Thig is Cluich na shoirbheachas! | Come and Play a success

December 7th, 2015 No comments

A great day of fun and games was had at Ionad Spors Leodhais last Saturday as our rapidly growing youth section got together with most of the first team squad and members of the ladies team to have a two hour session of coaching, competitions and games. Well done to all the youngsters and coaches. Thanks also to the parents who supported the session as well. Mile Taing!

There are at present opportunities for youngsters to play shinty in the Nicolson Institute, Stornoway Primary, Sgoil an Rubha, Sgoil na Pairce and Sgoil nan Loch. The club would be very interested in re-invigorating youth shinty in Harris and Back and starting a team on the West Side as well.

Contact the club via Facebook if you or your youngster would like to get involved.