Scot­tish un­der-17 squad an­nounced

The Oban Times - - Sport -

THE Ca­manachd As­so­ci­a­tion has an­nounced the 2016 un­der17 na­tional district se­lect squad who will travel to Ire­land and take part in a play­ing tour against their hurl­ing coun­ter­parts – Kilkenny un­der-17 squad and the un­der-17 Dublin devel­op­ment squad.

The an­nual tour, which has been tak­ing place for over 20 years, sees the elite shinty play­ers many of whom at­tended the pre­vi­ous year’s na­tional devel­op­ment camp, make up the squad.

This year’s squad is: Innes Black­hall, Kil­mallie; Scott Macken­zie, Lo­vat; Iain Richard­son, New­ton­more; John Gil­lies, Skye; Jon­nie MacAskill, Kin­lochshiel; Sandy El­rick, Beauly; James Fal­coner, Kin­gussie; Ross MacMil­lan, Oban Ca­manachd; An­drew Mor­ri­son, Beauly; Lewis Mont­gomery, In­ver­aray; Daniel MacVicar; Oban Ca­manachd; Fraser Watt In­ver­aray; Rob­bie Brindle, Beauly; Iain Robin­son New­ton­more; Cameron Suther­land, Bal­lachul­ish; Danny Kelly Lo­vat; Calum Grant, Kin­gussie.

Ca­manachd As­so­ci­a­tion youth di­rec­tor Wil­lie Mac­Don­ald said: ‘The district se­lect un­der17 squad, and the tour it­self are an in­te­gral part of shinty’s player path­way; it is the last op­por­tu­nity for play­ers to test them­selves be­fore pre­par­ing to step up to un­der-21 and se­nior level.

‘This year’s squad is made up of some highly skil­ful play­ers, many of whom al­ready hold spots in their own clubs’ first teams. I am in no doubt that we will see some ex­cel­lent dis­plays of shinty/ hurl­ing skill.’

The team travel across to Ire­land on Sun­day July 24 and re­turn on Wed­nes­day July 27.

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