Archive for January, 2017

Fixtures for 2017 Published

January 31st, 2017 No comments

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The 2017 Draft Fixtures have been published by the Camanachd Association.

The club will start the season with three trips to Lochaber – Glengarry, Kilmallie and Lochaber.

The first home game is yet again Cabers on the 6th of May, with the final home game against Lochaber on the 23rd of September – with the final game of the season an away game to Boleskine the week later.

Other games to note will be the first visit of Lovat to Lewis on May 20th.

The North Division Two contains 11 teams this year with Lovat’s relegation and the return of Strathglass Reserves.

Fixtures may change, please stay up to date by checking out our fixtures and results page.

Cup Draws – Inverness in Sutherland, Lochaber in Strathdearn

January 23rd, 2017 No comments


The club will mark ten years since the first entry into Camanachd Association cup competition with an away trips to Inverness in the Sir William Sutherland Cup and Lochaber in the Strathdearn Cup.

The cup draws were made in the Highland Print Studio in Inverness on January 23rd.

We will face Inverness on the 8th of April, the winners of that tie will have an away trip to either Strathglass seconds or Caberfeidh on 30th April. The winners of that tie will face either Boleskine or Glenurquhart, who both received first round byes, in the Quarter Finals.

In the North junior cup, the Strathdearn, we are straight in to the second round, with only Beauly v Glengarry and Fort William v Caithness in the first. The winners of our tie will face Newtonmore or Lvoat in the Quarter-finals on June 17th.

The dates of the league games are TBC with the publication of all the season’s fixtures scheduled for the last day of January. We will bring you the full programme when we get it.


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Success at Lewis & Harris Shinty Festival 2017

January 21st, 2017 No comments

Over 100 primary kids attended the Inaugural Lewis & Harris First Shinty Festival at Ionad Spors Leodhais on Tuesday 17th January. It was fantastic to see the enthusiasm of the children (and teachers) aswell as the high level of skill on display. We are certain a large number of kids caught the “shinty bug” today – no need to worry Mums and Dads – it is incurable!

The club would like to thank Steve Munro and his team at Active Schools for running the event and ensuring it ran so smoothly.

Bha deagh latha aig a h-uile neach a bha an lathair. Camanachd gu brath. Dubh is Gorm.

John “Kaid” MacLean Cup 2017

January 17th, 2017 No comments


Camanachd Leòdhais are honoured to be invited by Skye Camanachd to contest the John “Kaid” MacLean Cup yet again in 2017.

The fixture will be played at Pairc nan Laoch, Portree on Saturday 25th February.

The trophy is in memory of John “Kaid” MacLean, a great Gaelic raconteur and bard who had links to Skye and the Glasgow Skye Association. It went unplayed for many years after an initial game between Oban Celtic and Glasgow Skye in the 1930s, with the trophy eventually being donated to Skye Camanachd. It was revived in 2015 as part of the Skye Festurbert Commemorations in 2015 where it was won by Kingussie. Last year’s fixture was to commemorate the Somme, in which many men from both Skye and Lewis were slaughtered.

Skye and Lewis met in challenge cup action twice in 2016, firstly in the corresponding fixture last year where Skye won 3-0, and then in the Mòd Cup at Shawbost which Skye won by the same scoreline. This was both team’s last competitive fixture.

John “Kaid” MacLean Cup, Skye 3 Lewis 0

Skye reserves are under new management, with Kenny “Barlow” Macleod taking over from David Pringle, as they prepare for another season in North Division One.

This game is Duncan MacIntyre’s sides only confirmed friendly so far as we prepare for an expanded North Division Two. Stay tuned to the website and club facebook for any further news.

Duaisean 2016 – Prize Winners

January 3rd, 2017 No comments
Ally Lamont was awarded the inaugural Captain's Player of the Year Award

Ally Lamont was awarded the inaugural Captain’s Player of the Year Award

The following player of the year prizes were awarded in Stornoway Golf Club on Monday 2 January 2017 after the Iomain Challainn.

Senior Player of the Year and Manager’s Player of the Year – Michael MacLeod

The new Manager’s Award is a Ceremonial Caman from the 1968 Macaulay Cup Final, presented to Donald Shaw, Kyles Athletic – donated to club for presentation by his son, Dougie Shaw.

Youth Player of the Year – Steven Morrison

Women’s Player of the Year – Alicia MacSween

Captain’s Player of the Year – Ally Lamont


January 3rd, 2017 No comments


LEWIS BLUES 5 (D.Macintyre, D.Lamont 4) V LEWIS REDS 4 ( A.Reed 3, R.Macmillan)

Camanachd Leodhais celebrated the New Year in traditional style with the annual Iomain Challainn intra squad challenge match yesterday. With Vice Captain Peter Gomez laid low with Hogmanay/Man Flu the customary captain v vice captain match was altered slightly with Manager Duncan Macintyre picking two evenly matched teams.

LEWIS REDS: M.Macdonald, D.Gallagher, A.Macrae, S.Macleod, A.Reed, P.Sinclair, R.Sinclair, R.Macmillan.

LEWIS BLUES: I.Sinclair, S.Morrison, C.Macdonald, A.Lamont, P.Duke, D.Lamont, N.Macleod, D.Macintyre.

Ref: H.Macinnes

It was a high quality, high intensity match. Despite early Blues pressure, a mix of good finishing and unorthodox goalkeeping from Blues stopper Diablo gave the Reds a two goal lead. Al Reed getting his first of the day and Ruairidh Macmillan with a predatory finish. Blues midfielders Ally Lamont and Paul Duke then began to dominate the game and created the chances for Duncan Macintyre to pull one back and for Donald Lamont to strike twice before the break to make the score 3 2.

The Blues fell asleep at the start of the second half with Al Reed pouncing again to bring the scores level. Again the midfield battle raged , the Sinclair brothers locked in a titanic battle with Ally and Paul. A further two strikes by Donald looked to put the game safe for the blues but a nervous last ten minutes awaited them as Al Reed completed his hat trick. The Blues were keeping the ball in the corner and eventually persuaded referee Henry Macinnes that enough was enough and an enthralling match ended 5 4.


This was not the only entertainment afforded the Smith Avenue crowd. Earlier in the day the Camanachd Leodhais youths had their turn to bring in the New Year. All who were in attendance were impressed with what they saw and were positive that another Steven Morrison or Scott Macleod would soon be emerging from this talented crop of players.

Bliadhna mhath ur dhiubh uile bho Camanachd Leodhais. Mile taing airson ur taic tro na bliadhnaichean. Dubh is Gorm.

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