Oban Camanachd manager to hand over the reins
Skye Camanachd are relegated after just one season in the top flight, Inveraray won promotion to the Marine Harvest Premiership, the Kyles Athletic seconds, Bute and Lochside Rovers are all in contention in the Marine Harvest South Division 1 title race and Skye Camanachd Ladies clinched a third successive Marine Harvest National Division 1 title following the shinty action on Saturday October 6.
Marine Harvest Premiership Oban Camanachd 4 Skye Camanachd 3
Skye Camanachd went into their meeting with Oban Camanachd at Mossfield knowing they needed a convincing win to boost their top flight survival chances.
They battled hard throughout, but it was Oban Camanachd who took the honours as a hat-trick from Andrew MacCuish helped them to a 4-3 win.
Oban Camanachd's Daniel Cameron suffered a knock in the defeat to Newtonmore two weeks earlier and he failed to recover in time for this one. Aidan MacIntyre and Scott McKillop were both unavailable, but Craig MacDougall was free of suspension and started on the bench, whilst Keith MacMillan also returned. Connor Howe was missing and Gavin Stobbart was an outfield substitute.
Skye keeper Iain MacLeod returned after missing the last two matches through work commitments which was lucky as second team goalie Ryan Morrison was on holiday. Kenny Campbell was unavailable and Daniel Morrison was out after suffering a broken thumb in the win over Caberfeidh a week earlier. Ross Gordon and Chris Rose were added to the travelling squad.
Oban Camanachd took the lead on 14 minutes. A Scott MacMillan hitin from the stand-side of the ground bounced to the back of the ‘D' where Willie Neilson caught the ball well, hammering it into the roof of the net from 12 yards.
Skye levelled on 21 minutes when James Pringle went on a 20-yard solo run through on goal before tucking the ball home.
The islanders took the lead on the half-hour when Ruaraidh MacLeod and Daniel Sloss challenged for a ball in the air. Sloss slipped and MacLeod turned away and his 15 yard, head-high shot flew past Oban Camanachd keeper Cameron Sutherland on his right side.
Andrew MacCuish ensured the sides would go into the break on level terms, however, when he steered a ball in the air, which had come off the keeper, into the net following a goalmouth scramble.
Skye goalie Iain MacLeod made good saves from Andrew MacCuish and Willie Neilson in the first half, whilst Oban Camanachd custodian Cameron Sutherland did well to prevent Ruaraidh MacLeod from getting a second.
Andrew MacCuish got his second goal of the game on 53 minutes when he ran onto a Daniel MacVicar pass to the right of the circle. MacCuish struck the ball on his right side from 15 yards on the angle, sending it into the top corner of the net to make it 3-2.
With Scotland manager Garry Reid finalising his international squad, Andrew MacCuish picked a good time to complete his hat-trick with the goal coming from the penalty spot six minutes later. MacCuish ran the ball into the ‘D' but was bumped over and referee David Mitchell pointed to the spot after consulting the goal judge. MacCuish struck the penalty low to the keeper's left and although Iain MacLeod got a foot to the ball, he couldn't keep it out.
Skye sent out a quick response as Ruaraidh MacLeod got his second goal of the afternoon a minute later. MacLeod picked the ball up out on the wing and ran with it for 30 yards before reaching the penalty spot where he struck the ball inside the side-netting to make it 4-3.
Skye had the chance to level when they were awarded a penalty after a home player had fallen on the ball. Will Cowie hit the penalty well enough, low and hard to the keeper's left, but Cameron Sutherland made a great save with a combination of his foot and stick keeping the ball out.
Both sides could have been better defensively throughout the game but Oban Camanachd saw out the closing stages to take the points, although few would have grudged Skye a draw.
This was the final match in charge for Oban Camanachd manager Ian Hay who has led the side for the last three and a half seasons. ‘It's a strange not to be manager any more and I've got mixed feelings about that,' Ian said the following day.
‘Our season has tended to go on until November in recent times so it also feels like an early finish. I'll re-adjust though. I just need a bit of a break but I'm sure I'll be back in some capacity further down the line.
‘It was good to sign off with a win and we've finished in the top half of the league. We only lost five times in the league - mostly when we've had players missing - but our five draws cost us a higher placed finish.
‘There is a good squad there for the new manager, with some very promising young players, so the future's bright.'
Skye are also on the managerial hunt. John MacLeod stepped down in mid-September with his assistants Donnie ‘Digg' MacDonald and Iain ‘Dowel' MacLeod seeing the team through the final three matches of the season.
Kingussie 1 Kinlochshiel 1
Kinlochshiel remain in the race to finish second after coming from behind to draw 1-1 with Kingussie in their 1pm throw-up at the Dell.
The sides served up an entertaining goal-less draw at Kirkton a fortnight earlier and had to settle for a share of the spoils in this one too.
Kingussie had Fraser Munro, Louis Munro and Calum Grant back, but they were without Lee Bain.
Kinlochshiel keeper Scott Kennedy suffered a back injury in the previous week's win over Lovat, so his brother Graham Kennedy took over in goal. Ali Nixon missed out with a hamstring problem but defenders David Falconer and Mark MacDonald returned.
There was an end of season feel about the first half but Kingussie went up the gears before the end of the half, helped by the introduction of Fraser Munro for Rory MacGregor on 27 minutes and then Louis Munro for Savio Genini at the break which strengthened their midfield.
Kingussie made a good start to the second half with Ruaridh Anderson putting them in front on 53 minutes. Rory MacKeachan won possession on the left and played a long ball to Liam Borthwick at wing forward. Borthwick controlled the ball and switched it to the other wing where Ruaridh Anderson had just been switched to the wing forward position. Anderson rolled Mark MacDonald and let the ball run by him before shooting on his backhand from about 10 yards through the keeper's legs and into the net.
Kingussie looked to add to their lead, whilst their defence of Robert Mabon, Rory MacKeachan and Calum Grant and Alexander Michie kept the visiting attackers at bay.
Kingussie were hit by a sucker-punch on 69 minutes when a speculative effort from Oliver MacRae was saved by home keeper Craig Dawson but the rebound fell for John MacRae who found the net to make it 1-1.
This was Kingussie's final game of the season. Kinlochshiel complete their campaign at home to Caberfeidh this Saturday.
Lochaber 3 Kyles Athletic 6
Kyles Athletic remain on course to finish second after they beat Lochaber 6-3 at Spean Bridge.
This was Lochaber's final game of the season. They hadn't played for four weeks when they lost out to Kingussie. Kevin Ferguson and Martin Johnstone missed that game as they served one-match suspensions, but they were free for this one. Danny Delaney was banned as he began a two-match suspension for his red card in that game.
Kyles Athletic's Grant Irvine returned but keeper John Whyte was unavailable so one of shinty's greats, Kenny MacDonald, made a comeback between the sticks.
Kyles travelled with just 12 players and suffered a blow when an injury to Gordon Whyte early in the first half meant he had to come off meaning they played the remainder of the match with 11 players.
Shaun Nicolson scored twice for Lochaber with Findlay MacDonald getting the other.
Doubles from Robbie MacLeod and Calum Miller, who was switched up front after suffering a leg knock, and goals from Sandy MacKenzie and Grant Irvine gave Kyles a 6-3 win.
Kyles Athletic welcome bottom side Glenurquhart to Tighnabruaich this Saturday in the last game of the season for both teams. A win would guarantee Kyles another second placed finish.
Marine Harvest National Division Beauly 1 Inveraray 3
Inveraray will return to the Marine Harvest Premiership following a three-year absence after they came from a goal down to beat Beauly 3-1 at Braeview Park.
Inveraray went into the game on a four-match winning run and
they knew a point was all that was required to pip Fort William for second place in the division.
Beauly had only taken one point from their last four outings but were keen to finish their season on a high.
Beauly were missing Ryan Tillman and Liam Girvan, whilst Inveraray were without Hamish McLennan.
The home side made the perfect start, taking the lead after two minutes. A ball out of the Inveraray defence found Jack MacDonald who flicked the ball past Scott MacLachlan in the Inveraray goal to make it 1-0.
Inveraray had plenty of time to recover the situation and Neil Campbell hit the post whilst Josh Grant in the Beauly goal made a fine double save to deny first Garry MacPherson and then Fraser Watt from the rebound.
Beauly took their single goal lead into the break and Inveraray now only had 45 minutes to get the goal they needed to secure promotion.
Inveraray player/manager Ruaraidh Graham made an important tactical switch, going to a diamond formation in attack, and the Winterton side drew level three minutes after the restart.
Garry MacPherson sent the ball forward from the middle of the park and Lewis MacNicol got away from his marker before sending a 20-yard shot into the net to make it 1-1.
The goal eased the pressure on Inveraray and they took the lead from the penalty spot on 59 minutes. Neil Campbell was felled by Calum Morrison and referee Steven MacLachlan pointed to the spot. Fraser Watt took responsibility and he made no mistake.
Fraser Watt then turned provider as he found Lewis MacNicol who scored for the second time to make it 3-1 with 75 minutes gone.
Inveraray were in no mood to rest on their two-goal cushion and Garry MacPherson took on the Beauly defence before hitting the post, whilst substitute Douglas Dando, on for Neil Campbell, saw a shot beat Josh Grant and hit the inside of the post before rolling across the goal line and hitting the inside of the opposite post without crossing the line.
Inveraray will now play top flight shinty for the first time since 2015, beating Fort William to the second promotion place by a single point.
This was the final match of the season for both teams and it brought the Marine Harvest National Division programme to a close.
Marine Harvest North Division 1 Kinlochshiel 0 Glenurquhart 7
The Glenurquhart second team avoided relegation to Marine Harvest North Division 2 at Aberdeen University's expense as they beat Kinlochshiel's second team 7-0 at Kirkton.
Whilst sixth-placed Kinlochshiel were already safe, the Glenurquhart knew their goal difference was such that they had to win this one to avoid the drop.
Kinlochshiel were missing keeper Graham Kennedy, who was on first team duty, so Ali Nixon, who didn't travel with the seniors as he was nursing a hamstring injury, deputised in goal.
Glenurquhart were without Jed Stoddart, Ryan Porter, Cameron MacKintosh and Finlay Ralston. Brothers Finlay, Liam and Fergus Robertson played and Euan Lloyd featured for the second successive match, turning in a man of the match performance at full centre.
Neale Reid's strength and ability caused Kinlochshiel problems throughout and some rasping shots earned him a hat-trick.
Christopher Mack scored twice, with Cairn Urquhart and Lewis MacDonald getting the others.
The win completed the Marine Harvest North Division 2 programme and means Glenurquhart leap-frog Aberdeen University who drop into North 2 next season.
Marine Harvest South Division 1 Bute 0 Kyles Athletic 0
The match of the day in Marine Harvest South Division 1 was the top of the table clash which saw league leaders Kyles Athletic seconds travel to the Meadows to face second placed Bute.
This 2pm throw-up was the penultimate match of the season for both sides. They drew 0-0 when they met at Tighnabruaich at the end of August.
Bute, who have Marine Harvest National Division aspirations, probably had the better chances but they couldn't find the net so both teams had to settle for a share of the points.
Bute remain a point behind the Kyles seconds with both teams having just one match remaining.
Kyles have a tough final fixture, away to reigning champions Lochside Rovers, this Saturday. Lochside are still in the title race but a Kyles win from that clash at Mossfield will take the title to Tighnabruaich.
Bute finish their season at Taynuilt the same day and if they win and Kyles and Lochside draw, the title could be decided on goal difference.
Aberdour 2 Lochside Rovers 3
Lochside Rovers showed they won't give up their title easily when they fought off Aberdour to win 3-2 at Silversands.
A mixture of injuries and holiday plans meant Lochside travelled with just 12 players so they will be delighted to return to Oban with both points.
With keepers Gavin Stobbart, Dougie MacDonald and Brian MacCallum all unavailable, manager Gareth Evans went in goal.
Veterans David Devine and Johnny Campbell were registered in time to play and the latter started in attack alongside son Ross Campbell.
It was a beautiful day for a game of shinty and Lochside went in front when David Devine, who led the line well throughout, sent a low shot into the net.
Tom Aitchison levelled three minutes before the break. Aitchison struck a 30-yard shot and although keeper Evans got his hand to the ball, he couldn't keep it out.
It was an even first half and Lochside manager Gareth Evans made changes at the break with Michael MacQueen going from centre to attack and Ross Campbell switching in the opposite direction.
The hosts went in front on the hour when full forward David MacKenzie turned marker Ewen MacCorquodale and his strike found the net off the keeper's outstretched leg.
Michael MacQueen went close on a couple of occasions before seeing a shot saved on 72 minutes but Johnny Campbell scored from the rebound to make it 2-2.
The winning goal came with 10 minutes remaining. Michael MacQueen made the difference as he squeezed the ball home at the near post, with the ball going in off the keeper's chest.
Lochside, with Keith Burnett excellent in defence, had to battle all the way. They are on a terrific run with 11 wins and a draw from their last 12 matches.
The victory sets up a cracking clash with Kyles Athletic seconds, who the Oban side have already beaten three times this season, at Mossfield this Saturday with everything to play for as these sides, along with Bute, take the title race to the wire. Aberdour end the season in fourth.
Tayforth 1 Inveraray 0
An early Finlay Stark goal was all that separated Tayforth and the Inveraray second team at Levenhall Links.
Tayforth fielded a strong team and they had Niall MacPhee in the middle of the park where he had a good battle with Inveraray's David MacPherson.
The only goal of the game came on 13 minutes when the hosts won possession and Finlay Stark showed fine dribbling skills before producing a neat finish.
There were other good contests including the one between Aberdour full back Donald Clark and Inveraray full forward John Mackenzie.
Inveraray just lacked the killer touch in front of goal and the victory takes Tayforth off the bottom of the table at Kilmory's expense.
Marine Harvest North Division 2 Inverness 3 Lochcarron 0
The Inverness second team recorded just their second league win of the season when they defeated Lochcarron 3-0 at the Bught Park.
Finlay Calder gave Inverness the lead after 10 minutes and Rory MacLennan added a second 10 minutes before the break. Finlay Calder got his second on 70 minutes to secure the 3-0 win.
Strathspey Camanachd W/O v Lochaber
Strathspey Camanachd were given a walk-over when the Lochaber reserves were unable to raise a team for their 1.30pm throw-up at Grantown Grammar School.
Kilmallie P Beauly P
The meeting between the Kilmallie colts and the Beauly colts at Canal Parks has been rescheduled for Saturday October 27.
Skye Camanachd drew 5-5 with Badenoch & Strathspey to secure the point they required to again win the WCA Marine Harvest National Division 1 championship following the weekend shinty action.
Marine Harvest National Division 1 Skye Camanachd 5 Badenoch & Strathspey 5
Skye Camanachd were crowned Marine Harvest National Division 1 champions for the third successive season after they drew 5-5 with title challengers Badenoch & Strathspey at Pairc nan Laoch, Portree.
Skye went into the match with a two-point lead courtesy of their 3-1 victory when the sides met at the Dell earlier in the season. They required a point to again finish top, whilst a Badenoch win would force a play-off at Balgate the following Saturday as goal difference isn't considered.
The sides met in the Valerie Fraser Camanachd Cup Final at the Dell in early September with Badenoch 4-1 winners.
Badenoch & Strathspey head coach Scott Campbell and his assistant Iain Robinson named an unchanged starting ten.
Skye Camanachd head coach Robbie Gordon made just one change from that day with Ilana Paterson starting in preference to Jenna Beaton.
A good crowd gathered for the match but there was a short delay ahead of throw-up when Badenoch keeper Elizabeth MacGregor was hit in the eye by the ball during the warm-up. The Scotland keeper was able to play, however, and her side made a storming start to the match.
Badenoch, playing towards the Viewfield end of the ground, attacked from the throw-up and, with less than a minute gone, Kirsty Deans exchanged passes with Zoe Reid before cutting in from the left to tuck the ball low into the net to give the visitors a 1-0 lead.
Badenoch went back on the attack but Skye settled into the match and Sarah Corrigall played in Lorna MacRae for the islanders' first chance but she sent the effort past the keeper's right post.
Sarah Corrigall pulled Skye level on eight minutes. Caitlin MacLean caused panic in the Badenoch defence after she got away from Jeanette MacGregor and Corrigall forced a rebound home, low into the net, to make it 1-1.
Sarah-Jane Ferguson, who comes from Benderloch, made a good save with her feet from Mairi Stewart's low shot and the Skye keeper did well to get the ball out for a corner under pressure from Zoe Reid.
Badenoch made positional changes with Jeanette MacGregor going to full forward and Kirsty Deans going to full centre, whilst Skye replaced Helen Lamond with Katherine Dibble although Lamond later returned to the action.
Sarah Corrigall made space to create a shooting chance midway through the first half but her effort went over the top whilst, at the other end, Sarah-Jane Ferguson made a good save with her foot to deny Jeanette MacGregor.
The end-to-end nature of the contest continued with Sarah Corrigall shooting wide soon after.
With the rain starting to fall, Deans was becoming increasingly influential and Badenoch took the initiative, scoring two goals in two minutes.
They regained the lead on 22 minutes when Jeanette MacGregor played in Zoe Reid who fired low into the net from the inside right channel.
The Badenoch support had hardly finished celebrating when Jeanette MacGregor made it 3-1 a minute later. A driving Kirsty Deans run created the chance and MacGregor gave the keeper no chance with a fierce drive from left of the penalty spot.
Skye needed a goal and Sarah Corrigall got them back on track on 28 minutes. There seemed little danger when Corrigall gathered the ball on the left but she skipped past her marker and ran into the ‘D' before finishing confidently.
Skye replaced Izzy Law with Jenna Beaton and Lorna MacRae dropped back into midfield.
Sarah-Jane Ferguson made a great save with her right hand to parry a Rhona MacIntyre drive from distance and the visitors had to settle for a corner.
Keeper Ferguson then got her body behind a powerful Mairi Stewart shot.
Badenoch made their first change as Katie Falconer took over in attack from Jeanette MacGregor.
With no further scoring at the end of the first 40 minutes, Badenoch took their 3-2 lead into the break.
Badenoch made a lively start to the second period and Katie Falconer ran at the Skye defence before shooting over the top.
Skye settled though and a Caitlin MacLean ball from wide on the right dipped just over the bar.
Sarah-Jane Ferguson was the busier of the two keepers and she turned a Katie Falconer effort from a tight angle away for a corner.
The game was being played at a terrific pace and Jeanette MacGregor came back on for Badenoch.
A good shot from Mairi Stewart produced another fine Sarah-Jane Ferguson save and Skye's Helen Lamond limped off before the resulting corner could be taken, with Katherine Dibble coming back on.
Sarah Corrigall completed her hat-trick to make it 3-3 on 55 minutes. The goal came following a good passing move involving Ilana Paterson, Lorna MacRae and Caitlin MacLean. Skye immediately replaced Jenna Beaton with Abby MacLean.
The Badenoch goal survived a scare after a Lorna MacRae run had stretched the visiting defence, but they scrambled the ball away.
Ilana Paterson, who had a good game throughout, came off in preference to Holly MacLean but, seconds later, Badenoch got themselves back in front when Mairi Stewart's low shot from the right deceived the Skye keeper and crossed the line to make it 4-3.
Badenoch now knew if they could stay in front for the remaining 19 minutes, they would force a title play-off.
A couple of minutes later, SarahJane Ferguson stretched high to her right, making a brilliant save with her hand to keep out a Mairi Stewart shot as Badenoch went for the kill.
Sarah-Jane Ferguson was now standing between Skye falling further behind as she made an astonishing reflex save to turn away a point-blank Kirsty Deans piledriver over the top of the bar with her stick and the Badenoch player dropped to her knees in disbelief.
There was a heart in the mouth job moment for the Skye support as keeper Ferguson then missed a ball into the ‘D' but she turned and swept the ball away before it crossed the goal line.
Elizabeth MacGregor had to come off her line to play the ball out for a corner after Lorna MacRae had run into the ‘D' from the middle of the park.
Skye keeper Ferguson saved with her feet from Zoe Reid and she got the ball away for a corner before Jeanette MacGregor could profit.
Katherine Dibble suffered a knock and again switched places with Helen Lamond.
Badenoch were now just seven minutes away from earning a title play-off. But Skye levelled for a third time on 73 minutes when Caitlin MacLean's speculative effort from wide on the right ended up in the net, past an unsighted keeper, to make it 4-4.
Badenoch went back on the attack and another outstanding Sarah-Jane Ferguson stop saw her use her caman to foil Kirsty Deans whose shot was heading for the roof of the net.
Ferguson then made a smart double-save to keep out efforts from Mairi Stewart and Jeanette MacGregor before Helen Lamond cleared the danger and Skye broke forward. Caitlin MacLean played the ball to Abby Maclean who found Sarah Corrigall which gave Skye breathing space as she scored her fourth goal of the game, after her initial effort had been blocked, to make it 5-4 with 75 minutes played.
Skye were now ahead for the first time in the match and there were only five minutes remaining.
Elizabeth MacGregor then made a double save from Sarah Corrigall and then Lorna MacRae as Skye tried to extend their lead.
Katie Falconer sent the ball past the post as Badenoch refused to accept defeat.
Lorna MacRae, who unusually hadn't scored in the game, sent a shot just over the top.
The game took another twist in the final minute. Sarah-Jane Ferguson saved with her legs from Mairi Stewart and, from the resulting corner on the left, the ball came across to Kirsty Deans at the back of the ‘D' and she struck the ball waist-high across the keeper to make it 5-5.
Badenoch still needed another goal to force a play-off but there was no time and referee John Matheson's final whistle sparked joyous celebrations in the Skye camp.
John Angus Gillies from sponsors Marine Harvest presented the Marine Harvest National Division 1 trophy to Skye captain Lorna MacRae in front of a delighted Skye support.
Glasgow Mid Argyll 0 Ardnamurchan 1
Ardnamurchan recorded a good 1-0 win over Glasgow Mid Argyll in their 1.30pm throw-up at Yoker.
The match was played in difficult conditions and Ardnamurchan's Hannah MacDonald scored the goal that separated the sides.
The win completes Ardnamurchan's first season in the top flight and, to their credit, they have fulfilled all their fixtures.
Marine Harvest North Division 2 Inverness 4 Glengarry 6
Glengarry beat Inverness 6-4 at the Bught Park.
A Katie McMillian hat-trick and Amber MacKay counted for Inverness but Elaine Cameron hit four and Leona Falconer bagged a brace to give Glengarry the win.
Strathglass 0 Lovat 13
Lovat were too strong for Strathglass,
winning 13-0 at Cannich. Fiona Urquhart scored eight times with Laura Gallacher netting twice. Ellie Mackinnon, Caroline MacLean and Yvonne Stoddart also scored. Kinlochshiel 3 Skye Camanachd 0
Kinlochshiel were 3-0 winners against the Skye Camanachd second team.
The match was scheduled for Kirkton but was switched to the Plockton astro as a result of poor weather.
Isabelle MacKenzie scored twice and Eilidh MacInnes got the other.
Glenurquhart W/O v Lochaber
The Lochaber second team were unable to field a team for their match against Glenurquhart at Blairbeg so Glenurquhart were awarded the points.
Glenurquhart played a friendly match against a Lochaber side, however, after which Marine Harvest’s Iain Roberts presented Glenurquhart captain Siobhan Thomson with the Marine Harvest North Division 2 trophy.
Glenurquhart have now done the double having won the Marine Harvest Challenge Cup earlier in the season. The annual North v South youth representative matches were scheduled to take place at An Aird, Fort William, on Sunday October 7, however, a yellow weather warning for the area meant the event was called off the previous evening.
The squads were confirmed earlier in the week and Camanachd Association Youth Director Willie MacDonald said: ‘The coaches across all four squads had had some tough choices to make in selecting this year’s squads. There is undoubtedly an abundance of talent out there. It is especially pleasing to see the progression a number of players have made from U14 to U17 and then to the U21 national squad over the past few years, so the importance of this event to a player’s pathway is clear to see.’
North U14 from:
George Taylor-Ramsay (Kingussie) Eoin Baikie (Kingussie) William Sutherland
Finlay Coleman (Caberfeidh) Charlie Ferguson (Newtonmore) Tyler Whyte (Lochaber)
Euan MacCormick (Beauly) Sean MacLennan (Fort William) Archie MacRae (Kinlochshiel) Taylor Matheson
Craig MacDonald (Fort William) Finlay MacLennan (Beauly) Finlay Fraser (Glengarry) Aaron MacBeth (Kinlochshiel) Maree Mackenzie (Kinlochshiel) Calum Mackintosh (Kingussie) Coaches: Gregor MacCormick and Sean Mcquarrie
South U14 from:
Gordon Currie (Bute) Marcus Plank (Bute)
Leon McMillan (Bute) Callum MacMillan (Bute) Kieran Lopez (Oban Camanachd) Louis MacFarlane (Oban Camanachd) Steven Thomson (Dunoon) John Douglas (Oban Lorn) William MacEwan (Oban Lorn) Pearce McBeth (Oban Lorn) Coll MacKay (Inveraray) Neily MacNaughton (Dunoon) Logan Thompson (Ballachulish) Sam Daynes (Ballachulish) Lewis Moran (Ballachulish) Eoin Burns (Aberdour) Coaches: Les Kinvig and Alan Duffy
North U17 from:
Calum Grover (Newtonmore) Jamie Gillies (Skye Camanachd) Kieran MacPherson (Kingussie) Thomas Maclean (Strathglass) Cam Clark (Kilmallie) Connor Gilpin (Skye Camanachd)
Cameron Macintosh (Glenurquhart)
Lewis Clark (Fort William) Lachie Shaw (Fort William) Dylan Borthwick (Kingussie) Ross Gordon
(Skye Camanachd) Duncan Matheson (Kinlochshiel) Martin Pringle (Skye Camanachd) William Mackinnon
Liam Borthwick (Kingussie) Ryan Boyle (Fort William) Coaches: Russell Jones and Kenny MacLeod
South U17 from:
Cally MacNaughton (Col Glen) Scott MacVicar (Col Glen) Kyle Kerr (Col Glen) Connor Kennedy (Col Glen) Tom Irbhinn (Col Glen)
Ryan Craig (Bute) William Boag (Bute)
Scott Harvey (Bute)
Daniel Sloss (Oban Camanachd) Blair MacFarlane
Ross Campbell (Oban Camanachd) Ryan Barclay (Oban Camanachd) David MacDougall (Aberdour) Ali Abbott (Aberdour) Campbell Watt (Inveraray) Coaches: Ronnie MacVicar and Euan McMurdo
Lochaber High wins Great Glen Sixes
Lochaber High School won the Great Glen Shinty Sixes on Wednesday September 25.
With eight teams taking part, Lochaber, Kingussie and Glenurquhart high schools and Grantown Grammar School reached the semi-finals.
Lochaber beat Kingussie 2-0 in their last-four tie, whilst Glenurquhart overcame Grantown to reach the final.
Lochaber were 4-0 winners over Glenurquhart in the final with top scorer Max Campbell, Hamish Shaw and Cameron Whyte amongst the goals.
Lochaber keeper Darren Whyte kept a clean sheet throughout all five tournament games. Defenders Cam Clark and Johnny Forster also caught the eye as did Cameron Whyte who was named as Player of the tournament.
Willie Neilson opens the scoring for Oban Camanachd against Skye.
Oban Camanachd manager Ian Hay waves goodbye after taking charge of his last game before handing over the reins to a new boss for next season.
The Inveraray team after securing promotion to the Marine Harvest Premiership.
Jump to it: Inveraray’s Nicholas Crawford avoids the swing of Beauly’s Colin Macdonald.