In­ver­lochy cel­e­brate shinty dou­ble

The Oban Times - - News -

IN­VER­LOCHY Pri­mary School con­tin­ued its dom­i­nance of youth shinty by do­ing the dou­ble at the Fraser MacPhee Shinty Tour­na­ment on Sun­day.

The P5 and P7 teams saw off com­pe­ti­tion from a record num­ber of op­po­nents to re­tain the ti­tles they won last year.

Nine­teen teams took part in the Fort Wil­liam tour­na­ment, which has be­come a pop­u­lar event in the youth shinty cal­en­dar.

Al­most 200 en­thu­si­as­tic young shinty play­ers took to three pitches at An Aird. More than 100 sup­port­ers, par­ents and spec­ta­tors gath­ered in the stands and club­house of Fort Wil­liam Shinty Club to watch the ac­tion and cheer the teams on in what ev­ery­one agreed was a bril­liant, fun day of shinty. The MacPhee fam­ily, which or­gan­ises the tour­na­ment ev­ery year in mem­ory of late Fort Wil­liam Shinty Club youth player Fraser MacPhee, said: ‘It was a great day and shows just how many fan­tas­tic young play­ers are get­ting in­volved in the sport.

‘This year was the high­est num­ber of teams tak­ing part in the tour­na­ment and that’s tes­ta­ment to all the vol­un­teers who give up their time to make it such a pop­u­lar event ev­ery year.

‘Thank you to ev­ery­one who helped out, par­tic­u­larly the Latto fam­ily, the ref­er­ees, the coaches and the par­ents but, most of all, the play­ers who make it worth­while.’

More than £650 was raised to sup­port dis­abil­ity shinty.

Win­ners: Speed gun – Tae­gan Ma­cLeod, Drakies Pri­mary School, In­ver­ness – 101 kmph. Keepy-ups – Tae­gan Ma­cLeod, Drakies Pri­mary School, In­ver­ness – 74. Skills com­pe­ti­tion – joint win­ners with 70 points – Oliver La­mont, Cradle­hall Pri­mary School, In­ver­ness; Sarah Pe­drana, Cradle­hall; and Daniel Warby, Dun­ve­gan Pri­mary School.

P5 Player of the Tour­na­ment – Joe Coyel, New­ton­more Pri­mary School. P5 win­ners – In­ver­lochy Pri­mary School. P5 runners-up – New­ton­more Pri­mary School.

P7 Player of the Tour­na­ment – Tae­gan Ma­cLeod, Drakies Pri­mary School. P7 win­ners – In­ver­lochy Pri­mary School. P7 runners-up – Kin­gussie Pri­mary School.

Pho­to­graph: Abright­side Photography.

Dou­ble win­ners In­ver­lochy Pri­mary School.

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