Young players’ time to shine
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.