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Coinneamh Bliadhnail 2018 AGM| New Chieftain appointed

October 30th, 2018 No comments

After the 2018 Coinneamh Bliadhnail of Comann Camanachd Leòdhais, held on Tuesday 30th October in Comhairle nan Eilean Siar Offices, Stornoway, the club’s committee retains a familiar look.

Annette Murray continues as President and Chair whilst retaining responsibility for child protection.

Kenny Macleod continues as Treasurer and Joanne Mitchell as Secretary.

Donald Lamont continues as Fixture Secretary.

Peter Gomez and Ally Lamont are Committee Members with responsibility for advertising and merchandise.

Iain Sinclair (picture below) has been appointed as the Club’s new Chieftain. Appointed on a biennial basis, this is an honorary position which recognises a worthy individual’s support for the sport of shinty and the club. Iain has been a manager of the club as well as an enthusiastic volunteer and coach over the years.

The club would like to thank David Macdonald who served 7 years as the club’s Chieftain. David now becomes an Honorary Member and Chieftain of the club.


After many years of keeping costs static, the Coinneamh Bliadhnail decided to raise the price of Full membership of Camanachd Leòdhais at £50. Junior membership remains at £15 and Non-playing membership at £20. All committee members must be Full members.

The 2019 Coinneamh Bliadhnail will be held after the close of the 2019 Shinty Season.



2018 Award Winners

October 13th, 2018 No comments

The 2018 Camanachd Leodhais Awards Dinner was held at the Caladh Inn on Friday 13th October. The club awarded its prizes to four worthy winners.

Senior Player of the Year was Scott MacLeod. Scott has been a previous Youth Player of the Year on three occasions and has become a key player for the first team over the last few years.

Youth Player of the Year was Callum MacRitchie. Callum has been one of many promising youngsters to break into the Dubh is Gorm first team this year. Callum started the season with a goal against Beauly U14s, but then progressed to scoring his first senior goal against Kilmallie in a home victory, before taking up a midfield role.

Peter Gomez chose his Captain’s Player of the Year as Donald Lamont. Donald was the top scorer with 8 goals. He now sits only 5 goals off Will Church’s club record.

John MacAskill awarded the Shaw Caman for Manager’s Player of the Year to Ronan Sinclair. Ronan has fought back from life-threatening illness and has now gone off to University in Edinburgh where he hopes to play through the winter. His father Iain accepted the caman on his behalf.

John also took the opportunity to thank the team for a great season, saying there were ‘so many highlights but one being the final game against Kilmallie and how despite the difficulties the spirit was incredible’. With an eye on building on this year’s progress John also named his captaincy team for 2019, with Ally Lamont being named captain and Donald Lamont returning to the vice-captain role after previously holding it in the past.  Ally said “We have to work four times harder next season.”




Aiseag an Stròm Aonaichte a’ buannachadh! Stromeferry No Ferry United win Craig’s Sixes!

October 13th, 2018 No comments


The 2018 Craig Morrison Stornoway Sixes survived the inclement weather and attracted 5 teams for a successful end to the 2018 season and also a great memorial for the late Craig Morrison, who passed away tragically in 2009 when the club was in its infancy.

With the competition receiving its eighth running, it was a team tied heavily to the history of the competition that came away with the memorial shield. Stromeferry No Ferry United, a west-coast select run by James and Crisdean MacRae played in the first competition in 2010 and were revived for the 2017 competition. They finished second in the league competition but this put them into the final against Lewis B and a goal from Rannal Finlayson, who was also the joint top scorer in the competition with Donald Lamont, took the prize back across the Minch.

The long threatened Murray Camanachd also made their debut in the competition under the tutelage of West Lothian Shinty’s Andy Murray. Andy and his boys put in a good performance with 1 win, 1 draw and two defeats despite not making it the competition until later on. Thanks for entering a team and we’ll see you next year!

All the Lewis youngsters got a great run out and showed that the future of the club is very bright.

The trophy was presented to winning captain and general shinty legend James “Ach” MacRae by Craig’s father Graham. We hope to see you all next year!



Lewis A 0 vs Lewis B 2 – Donald 2

SNF 2 vs Lewis C 0 – Rannal, Willie

Lewis B 1 vs SNF 0 – Lisa

Lewis A 2 vs Lewis C 0 – Scott 2

Murrays 0 vs SNF 1 – Rannal

Lewis C 0 vs Lewis B 1 – Donald

Murrays 2 vs Lewis A 1 – James, Dylan; Scott

Murrays 0 vs Lewis B 2 – Donald, Callum

SNF 3 vs Lewis A 0 – Rannal, Willie 2

Lewis C 0 vs Murrays 0

Final SNF 1 vs Lewis B 0 – Rannal

Coinneamh Bliadhnail Camanachd Leòdhais AGM 2018 – 30.10.18

October 1st, 2018 No comments

Thèid Coinneamh Bliadhnail Comann Camanachd Leòdhais 2018 a chumail aig 6f Dimàirt 30mh An Dàmhair aig Oifisean Chomhairle nan Eilean Siar, Rathad Shanndabhaig Steòrnabhagh. Tha fàilte ron a h-uile neach aig a bheil ùidh ann an spòrs nan Gàidheal ann an Leòdhas agus na Hearadh.

The Annual General Meeting 2018 of Comann Camanachd Leòdhais will be held at 6pm on Tuesday 30th October at the Comhairle nan Eilean Siar Offices, Sandwick Road, Stornoway. A warm welcome is extended to anyone with an interest in the sport of the Gael in Lewis and Harris.

Expressions of interest in committee positions, with secondment, and motions should be sent to the secretary Joanne Mitchell joanne_mitchell6 [at] before the 23rd of October.