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Skye 9 – Lewis 0 in Kaid Cup

February 20th, 2019 No comments


The club travelled to face friends and neighbours Skye Camanachd for the John ‘Kaid’ Maclean Cup on Saturday.

They faced a strong Skye reserve side which also featured former Scotland U21 Jordan Murchison who is returning from injury. Murchison got the hosts off to a strong start with a couple with Cameron MacKay and a Marcus Scott brace making it 5-0 at half-time.

Daniel Morrison grabbed a second half hat-trick with Skye skipper Sam MacPhee getting the other. MacPhee lifted the trophy at the end of the game.

Despite the scoreline, there were some good passages of play from our side and there was strong battling attitude which will do the side well in the North Division Two campaign ahead.

Thank you to Skye Camanachd as always for the invitation and for their support over the years, adn we look forward to renewing acquaintances yet again in the years ahead.

John “Kaid” MacLean Cup 2019 – Saturday 16 February

February 13th, 2019 No comments

Lewis captain on the ball against Skye

Camanachd Leòdhais will travel to Portree to play Skye Camanachd seconds for the John “Kaid” MacLean Cup this Saturday. Leòdhas played Skye for the “Kaid” in 2016, going down to a 3-0 defeat. The “Kaid” is a handsome trophy which was revived for Skye’s commemoration of the Battle of Festurbert in 2015, where it was won by Kingussie.

The two clubs haven’t met since the Mòd Cup in Shawbost in 2016 which also finished 3-0 in the Sgitheanaich’s favour, although the two clubs were supposed to contest the “Kaid” in 2017 but weather led to its cancellation.

The 2019 John “Kaid” MacLean Cup throw-up at 2.30pm (TBC) Pàirc nan Laoch, Portree.

You can see some archived articles about the clubs’ games against each other here. The picture above is from the first ever meeting between the sides in 2010.

Fundraising Car-Wash

Thanks to everyone who came and supported the club last Saturday – a grand total of £737.10 was raised.

Annette Murray retires as Head of Stornoway Primary

August 31st, 2018 No comments
The 2011 Prize Winners

Annette with the Prizewinners at the 2011 Dinner Dance

One of the great servants of shinty in Lewis and Harris stepped into a well deserved retirement today as Annette Murray retired as headteacher of Stornoway Primary School after many long years of service.

Annette has been one of the most important supporters of shinty in the island, promoting and supporting the sport within the school as well as being an important part of Camanachd Leodhais, giving leadership and guidance for almost a decade. She is currently President and Chair of the Club as well as being an Honorary Chieftain, having served as Chieftain between 2010 and 2012.

Her family has also contributed vastly to the development of the club; Two of her nephews, Michael and Scott MacLeod have been important players for the club over the years, with Scott continuing to star for the first team. Her late husband, Coinneach was also a great servant to the club, taking photos which remain as an important document of the club’s early league seasons.

On an emotional Friday, Annette was given a ceremonial shinty guard of honour as she left the school for the last time today. We wish her well for her retirement from teaching, but look forward to her continuing contribution to the life of our club in the years ahead.


Other News

The First Team face Caberfeidh at Castle Leod at 2pm Tomorrow (Sept 1) having had an exciting 3-3 draw in May. This will be our the third last game of the season.

The club also notes with sadness the passing of Skye Camanachd’s Alasdair ‘Ally Morr’ Morrison. Ally had strong Lewis connections as his mother Jesanne is from Garrabost, whilst his partner Anne is heavily involved with our friends Lochcarron Camanachd. An avid follower of shinty, as well as his local club, Ally managed Skye to the Balliemore Cup in 2008, as well as being manager of the Kyleakin Shinty Club which won the Mod Cup in 2001 against Back Camanachd in Tarbert (see below). The club would like to extend its sympathies to his family and friends at this difficult time.


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.

John “Kaid” MacLean Cup, Skye 3 Lewis 0

February 28th, 2016 No comments


A good pre-season workout against Skye Camanachd for the John “Kaid” MacLean Cup – you can catch up on the Cuillin FM Broadcast above.

A thousand thanks to Skye Camanachd for the invite to compete for such a prestigious and beautiful trophy which also helped mark 100 years since the Battle of the Somme.