Apologies for the lack of updates on the Website recently – so much has been happening with Camanachd Leodhais it has been a whirlwind – we will bring the best bits from the social media parts of our empire to you here in recompense!
We’ll start with the big news – the club securing Top Three shinty with a draw against Lochbroom. almost a famous victory, but a late goal from Homer MacFadyen meant the honours were shared. However, a top three finish for the club is a massive achievement in only our fourth season as a league club. Now we face Cabers and Strathspey in the top Three. Cabers won the title on Saturday so we face the champions this Saturday 26th July at Shawbost.
Then we had the Commonwealth Shinty Camp – Campa Camanachd a’ Cho-fhlaitheis at Smith Avenue – thanks to The Co-operative and Comhairle nan Eilean Siar for their support. Well attended by youngsters from the island and youngsters from the mainland with strong Lewis connections. The club is desperate for parents to get involved with the club and help us organise training. Everyone had a great time with the Commonwealth theme and they were taken through their paces by Eoghan and Ally.
#JAM win Scorpion #Shinty @cne_siar @Glasgow2014 Camp in Stornoway! Bless Up Jamaica @usainbolt #reggaeboyz @HebCelt pic.twitter.com/OlTRhtubyu
— Camanachd Leòdhais (@lewiscamanachd) July 18, 2014
Then we get onto the big one, the Hebridean Celtic Festival Inter-Island Shinty Challenge Cup supported by the Co-operative *phew! Caroline and the whole team at HebCelt are due a massive thank you for their continued support of the competition, it has been an immense platform for the sport over the years. Thanks also to our newest partners, The Co-operative. Stephen Kelly was on hand with his stall and the flags and banners helped add an air of occasion to this now traditional part of the Festival.
A great day for #shinty in the #hebrides 4-0 to Lewis v brave Uist @HebCelt well done everyone #dubhisgorm pic.twitter.com/UwZ71CePQc
— Camanachd Leòdhais (@lewiscamanachd) July 19, 2014
A great match for the spectators. Uist needed to grab a few players at the last minute, but Bruno Berardelli, Callum Gibb and Stuart Carmichael were all experienced players who helped out the Uibhsitich who also boasted plenty of experience of their own. Graham Black was a deserved Uist man of the match, but Big Lee, the Ferguson brothers and Joseph MacInnes were all excellent. We were made to work hard for the 4-nil win, with the goals spread amongst Ally Lamont, Duncan, Paddy and Will. Gaga was our man of the match but everyone played well in a professional and considered performance. Let’s hope for more Lewis V Uist events in the coming year to drive shinty forward from the Butt to Barra. The HebCelt had Colin Cameron along to take photos, some brilliant shots, on top of the always excellent ones from our own Coinneach.
Our 1500th Tweet – Celebrate with photos from yesterday's Cup Win https://t.co/Cz4LbeZv8T #dubhisgorm pic.twitter.com/bsWXIxZaX9
— Camanachd Leòdhais (@lewiscamanachd) July 20, 2014
Race to the Drams – Goalscoring Chart
The Race to the Drams is definitely on the go, Duncan and Will both finding the net against Uist, and Dukey making a late run. Will anybody reach the magic number ten though?
Duncan, Will – 5
Donald, Dukey – 3
Paddy – 2
Ally Lamont, Duffy – 1