Inverlochy celebrate shinty double
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.
Double winners Inverlochy Primary School.