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Club record second away win of season with 4-1 victory in Cannich

June 24th, 2019 No comments

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After a long lay-off, punctuated only by a walkover when Inverness did not travel, last week’s 2-0 reversal at home to Beauly had been the only action the club had seen since games in May v Boleskine and Lochcarron.

Therefore the club was delighted to come away from an away trip to Strathglass with a 4-1 win.

Early goals made all the difference against a young opposition side supplemented by some veterans at Cannich.

Donald grabbed his eighth of the season after only four minutes to give the club the perfect start, before Connor Chalmers quickly made it two with his first goal since 2016.

Although Strathglass pulled one back, and made it a tighter game, Donald reestablished the lead with his ninth of the season, a record haul for him with the season just over half way complete. He’ll now be confident of being the first player in many years to get into double figures for the season.

In the second half, Tyson scored his first goal for the club since 2013 to finish off the scoring. It was a welcome win down at a ground which has been a happy hunting ground over the years for the Dubh is Gorm. Thanks to Strathglass for the game, and we welcome them to Shawbost on the 6th of July. The points from the win and the walkover to Inverness means we sit just two points behind the Cannich side.

In other news the club would like to pass on congratulations to Micheal Macdonald, former club secretary, and a key figure in the history of the club, having been the signatory to the club’s constitution. Micheal graduated in Medicine from the University of Aberdeen this weekend. Here he is joined by his brother Conor, former Lewis manager, and father, David, Honorary Chieftain. ‘S math rinn thu a Mhicheil!

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Will to Win

December 14th, 2016 No comments

will v cabersCamanachd Leòdhais has been a club for ten years. In that time we have scored 193 goals, Will Church scored 37 of those in five years. Here are all the individuals who have scored more than 5 goals in that time period since December 2006.

Will Church 37
Donald Lamont 28
Duncan MacIntyre 26
Scott Murray 14
Paul Duke 13
Stuart Campbell 11
Calum Stamper 10
Ally Lamont 9
Scott Macleod 6
Kenny Mould 5
Kenny Murray 5

Will stepped down from fulltime playing at the end of the 2016 season. His contribution to the club has been phenomenal, but we are sure others will rise to take his place.

Welcome back Ronan as we finally return to winning ways

September 4th, 2016 No comments

After a challenging league season, we signed off with a good strong 4-1 win over Inverness at Shawbost. In a great sign for the future, we finished the game with four players under-17, with Steven Morrison getting his first start, Scott continuing to play a leading role and Alexander Gordon making his first team debut as a sub. Thanks to Inverness for making the trip.

However, all other successes aside, the big story was the return of Ronan Sinclair after six months out the sport. Ronan was airlifted to hospital on the eve of the league season with a life-threatening illness. This put a real cloud over the start of the season, and it was to his credit that his brother Paddy played against Cabers in the opening day game, and indeed was the only bright spot in a very poor performance by our side that day. Thankfully, Ronan returned home after several procedures but it was unsure if he would ever play sport again, having been a keen rugby player and footballer as well as his shinty interests. We were therefore absolutely delighted to welcome him back to training a few weeks ago and to see him play the final ten minutes of the game.  A proud moment for Ronan and the whole Sinclair family, including father Iain “Diablo” and mother Trish.

Ronan Sinclair

Ronan Sinclair

Manager Duncan MacIntyre thanked all the players who’ve contributed this season, which steadily improved after a slow start in a very competitive league. The club marks ten years as a senior club next year and we look forward to the youngsters striding confidently into that future and building on the lessons learned this year.

The win gives us a better chance of avoiding bottom spot depending on results by other clubs, but the club has come to establish itself as a respected part of the shinty community.

There was some movement on the scoring charts, although Donald and Scott didn’t add to their totals, making it unlikely that the bottle of whisky on offer to anyone reaching 10 goals in the season will be bought.

Goalscorers after end of league season 2016

Donald Lamont 8

Scott MacLeod 6

Paul Duke 5

Will Church 5

Kenny Murray 4

Ally Lamont 4

Duncan MacIntyre 2

Connor Chalmers 1

Eoghan Stewart 1

There will be one more opportunity for those at the top of the charts to reach for the Drams when we have the Mod Cup in October. A lack of player availability for Uist has meant they unfortunately are unable to participate in the 2016 fixture, so Skye Camanachd Seconds will be taking their place, the venue is TBC but will most likely be Shawbost.

Thanks to Poppy for the picture of a rainbow.

Race for the Drams – Last Orders

August 16th, 2016 No comments

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We’ve had a couple of games in recent times where we could have picked up some points if we’d just had the rub of the green – we were eventually undone by Glengarry 4-1 at Craigard, and Kilmallie were mightily relieved to be the eventual victors in a 4-3 epic at Canal Parks.  Both games resulted in goals so there has been movement on the Race for the Drams, where the BGT promises to buy a bottle of whisky for any Lewis Camanachd players who reaches 10 goals in a season.

It looks like Donald is within touching distance of the drams – he has three fixtures left in which to be only the third individual to hit double figures in a season. Maybe a late burst from Will or Scott could grab them a bottle as well but it looks like Mr Lamont is making big strides towards the title of top-scorer and a bottle of the best blend money can buy.

Donald Lamont 8

Scott MacLeod 6

Paul Duke 5

Will Church 4

Kenny Murray 3

Duncan MacIntyre 2

Ally Lamont 2

Connor Chalmers 1

Eoghan Stewart 1

#raceforthedrams2k16

Race for the Drams – HebCelt Update

July 17th, 2016 No comments

#HebCelt weekend made for some interesting swings in the Race for the Drams, both Scott and Donald making big strides and threatening the Bottle!

Donald Lamont 7

Scott MacLeod 6

Paul Duke 5

Will Church 4

Duncan MacIntyre 2

Kenny Murray 1

Connor Chalmers 1

Eoghan Stewart 1

Ally Lamont 1

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Race for the Drams – July begins

July 2nd, 2016 No comments

Dukey is still in the lead but the masses are gathering. Ten goals is the mark though and games are growing short.
Paul Duke 5

Will Church 4

Scott Macleod 4

Donald Lamont 3

Duncan MacIntyre 2

Kenny Murray 1

Connor Chalmers 1

Eoghan Stewart 1

Ally Lamont 1

#raceforthedrams2k16

 

Race for the Drams – June Update

June 19th, 2016 No comments

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Great to see a few goals the last couple of weeks, and they seem to be flowing mostly from one man, Mr Church is back in town and the Duke is getting worried! Maybe the Drams are still safe at the moment, but Big Willie is hovering with intent. Also Ally got a goal, and didn’t have to feel guilty at deflecting Duffy’s strike in, so the Rubhach Klos gets into the charts as well.

Paul Duke 5
Will Church 4
Scott Macleod 2
Kenny Murray 1
Connor Chalmers 1
Eoghan Stewart 1
Donald Lamont 1
Ally Lamont 1 (For real this time)

#raceforthedrams2k16

Plenty to be said about this weekend’s happenings but that’ll be in a post later in the week.

Race for the Drams 2016 Update

June 1st, 2016 No comments

So it’s not been the most productive season for the Race for the Drams media team this year, and if they didn’t stick to the old rule that friendly matches count the chart would look even sparser – but it’s good to say that after Cabers there are finally some new names for them to add to the list – Dukey is still well in pole position to claim a bottle if he can reach the magic ten. No once has claimed the prize since Will and Duncan both exceeded the mark in 2013, but plenty of games to make the whole thing more interesting.

Paul Duke 5
Scott Macleod 2
Kenny Murray 1
Will Church 1
Connor Chalmers 1
Eoghan Stewart 1
Donald Lamont 1

#raceforthedrams2k16

paddy

Paddy says “get to training”