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Shinty review of the season - part two

IT’S THE business end of the shinty season as The Oban Times looks back on the second half of 2017.

July 2017

Keith Loades is president-elect

The Camanachd Association confirmed Keith Loades was successful in his application to take on the position of president- elect for the Camanachd Association.

Keith will continue in this position until the Camanachd Association annual general meeting. Having played shinty throughout his life and managed Kinlochshiel on three separate occasions, Keith joined the Camanachd Association board three years ago, serving latterly as vice president.

Scotland ladies win in Dublin

Scotland Ladies returned from Dublin with the win they wanted, beating the Dublin County Ladies Select 19-10 in their latest shinty/camogie clash to tie the series at a win apiece. Skye’s Lorna MacRae scored 12 points.

Young shinty stars shine

Seventy-one of the country’s brightest young shinty prospects descended upon Strathallan School in Forgandenny, Perthshire, for the 2017 National Player Development Camp.

A number of awards were presented at the end of Thursday’s session: Player of the Camp: Roddy Young, Kingussie; Most Improved Player: William Boag, Bute; Outstanding Performance: Ruaraidh Graham, Inveraray.

Young Scots star on Irish tour

Scotland’s U17s completed another successful Irish tour, recording wins against Waterford U17 and Dublin U17 on their annual four-day visit to the Emerald Isle.

After an inspiring trip to Croke Park, the Scotland squad travelled south to play Waterford U17 at Walsh Park, a county ground. Scotland dominated the game from the start, eventually running out convincing (12-7) 43-13 (1-10) winners. Scotland won the annual meeting with Dublin U17 (9-3) 30-11 (1-8).

Taynuilt primaries win MacKay Cup

Taynuilt Primaries won the 2017 MacKay Cup, shinty’s top primary school-age event, beating Alvie Primary School 2-1. Joe MacVicar and Mathew Sloss got the goals, with Calum Douglas pulling a goal back.

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