Young play­ers’ time to shine

The Oban Times - - Sport -

THE CA­MANACHD Cup fi­nal might have at­tracted the crowds to Moss­field on Satur­day, but on Sun­day, it was shinty’s young play­ers’ time to shine.

Now in its third year, the Ian Macmil­lan Me­mo­rial tro­phy fea­tured 15 teams from schools across Ar­gyll bat­tling it out for the tro­phy, in six-aside matches.

Ian, who was also known by his nick­name of ‘Par­rot’ was a pop­u­lar fig­ure in the shinty world, hav­ing played for and man­aged teams in­clud­ing Oban Lorne, Oban Ca­manachd and Oban Celtic.

In the se­nior sec­tion, which is pri­mary-seven-and-un­der, Rock­field were the over­all win­ners, while Taynuilt won the other pri­mary-five-and-un- der age group. Ian’s nephew, Diarmid Macmil­lan, said: ‘It was a fan­tas­tic turnout for the tour­na­ment to­day and it stayed dry.

‘ Well done to all the teams who took part, there was some fan­tas­tic shinty played.

‘Con­grat­u­la­tions to the win­ners of the se­nior com­pe­ti­tion, Rock­field, and the ju­nior win­ners, Taynuilt.’

In­di­vid­ual win­ners in­cluded Is­lay Dun­lop for win­ning best girl of the tour­na­ment and Dun­can Mcewan who won the ‘most en­deav­our’ quaich.

Ross Higgins of Rock­field was over­all player of the tour­na­ment.

The or­gan­is­ers wish to thank ev­ery­one who helped in­clud­ing vol­un­teers, par­ents, and coaches.

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