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Iomain Challain – New Year’s Shinty – Saturday 4th 2pm

January 2nd, 2014 Leave a comment Go to comments

Come on down to Bayhead this Saturday at 2pm for the annual Iomain Challainn match. Always a great way to start off the year and get a little action in before the pre-season friendlies kick in.

This tradition was a feature of island life for centuries, being played as late as the 1920s in Uig. The revival of shinty in the Western Isles in the 1990s stems from the efforts of the late Dr Alasdair Barden to resurrect this tradition at New Year and the club has been continuing this tradition in the modern era.

If as many volunteers as possible could be down at Bayhead for 1.30pm to help set up. All Senior and Junior players who can make it should head down, and any players from other clubs who are on the island are welcome, especially after Dougie Rankin’s guest appearance last year! If you can play, contact fixtures secretary Conor Macdonald.

 

 

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