‘Nostie’ Macleod Me­mo­rial Tro­phy

The Oban Times - - Sport -

THIS Satur­day the shinty teams from Caith­ness and Suther­land will meet for the fourth con­sec­u­tive year to con­test The Kenny ‘Nostie’ Macleod Me­mo­rial Tro­phy.

The pop­u­lar event was in­au­gu­rated in 2012 in mem­ory of the Rev­erend Kenny Macleod who had in­tro­duced the sport to young peo­ple in the Thurso area.

Sadly Kenny passed away in the spring of 2012 but his work was key in sow­ing a seed which has grown to an ex­cit­ing fruition. Over the past three years a se­nior Caith­ness shinty team has taken shape.

The play­ers meet to train each week at their adopted home of View­firth Park in Thurso and com­pete in matches and tour­na­ments around Scot­land.

The next step will be the club’s most am­bi­tious to date - to join the North Di­vi­sion 3 shinty league for the 2016 sea­son.

Shinty has con­tin­ued to grow apace in West Suther­land where Dun­can and Paula Clark and Heather Macneil have worked tire­lessly over the last eight years to de­velop the game.

The Suther­land team will mainly com­prise of play­ers from Kin­lochbervie Ca­manachd but will also in­clude for­mer play­ers from Farr high school shinty team. The me­mo­rial match has gone from strength to strength since its in­cep­tion three years ago. This Satur­day’s oc­ca­sion prom­ises to be the big­gest yet with a new cul­tural in­put be­ing in­cluded in the build up to the match.

En­ter­tain­ment Mu­si­cians from Feis Ghal­laibh, mem­bers of the town’s pipe band and other lo­cal per­form­ers will pro­vide en­ter­tain­ment from 11.30am on­wards. It is also hoped that Run­rig’s Calum Mac­don­ald will be in at­ten­dance as spe­cial guest and pa­tron of the day.

Pre-match en­ter­tain­ment will also be pro­vided on the pitch with a six-a-side tour­na­ment in­volv­ing Caith­ness, Kin­lochbervie, In­ver­ness and Kenny’s for­mer club, Kin­lochshiel. The event will take place at View­firth and the match it­self will com­mence at 1.30pm.

Re­fresh­ments will be pro­vided by mem­bers of the lo­cal scout group. En­trance is free but do­na­tions will be grate­fully re­ceived for the Beat­son char­ity. Bole­sk­ine 9 - 0 Strath­spey Kil­mallie P - P In­ver­ness Un­playable field Lewis P - P Lochaber Lochaber un­able to field a team, points to Lewis

Marine Harvest South Di­vi­sion 2 Bute P - P Col Glen Un­playable field Glenorchy P - P Aber­dour Un­playable field Oban Lorn P - P Bal­lachul­ish Un­playable field

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