September 2016 Newsletter


Champions: What a Great Season!

 

 

 

P

W

D

L

F

                                 A

    +/-

Pts

 

1

 

Newtonmore 1sts

15

14

1

0

63

11

52

29

 

2

 

Oban Camanachd

17

11

3

3

34

20

14

25

 

3

 

Kyles Athletic

15

9

3

3

46

20

26

21

 

4

 

Kinlochshiel

16

8

3

5

33

26

7

19

 

 The emphatic 7-1 win over Kinlochshiel sealed the Premier Division title for the 7th year running following the Camanachd Cup victory over Oban Camanachd and the Mactavish Cup win over Lochaber.

 

 

 

P

W

D

L

F

      A

      +/-

    Pts

 

1

 

Newtonmore 2nds

16

15

0

1

82

21

61

30

 

2

 

Strathglass

16

11

2

3

64

29

35

24

 

3

 

Kingussie

14

8

2

4

42

28

14

18

 

4

 

Glenurquhart

15

6

1

8

28

43

-15

13

 

 Add in the great achievement of the second team in retaining the Sutherland Cup by outplaying Kingussie, and going one better than last year in winning North Division 1, and we now hold 5 of the 7 senior trophies this year.

 Congratulations to all the players and the coaching/management teams.



Camanachd Cup
DVDs
The game is now on iplayer but I am told by the Association that we will shortly get some DVDs to sell plus the spare programmes.


Advertising Boards
This is the first year in which we have had more advertising boards coming to an end than new ones going up so if you know of any business that you could persuade to take one please go ahead and ask them [still only £350 for three years or by installment]. This year we are very pleased to have new ad boards from John Duncan roofing, Ian Grover at Groverprint, Sean Smith Upholstery, James Brannan Builder and Joiner and Scott Duffy Joinery
.

New Sponsor
We are very pleased that Alvey House is the new sponsor for Youth/Primary School shinty equipment. With even small camans costing as much as £40 and helmets in the region of £50 you can imagine how costs can mount up. We will now be holding a stock of equipment, thanks to this sponsorship, and youngsters will be asked to pay a returnable deposit so that if they give up the game the expensive equipment can be recycled
.

If you have any old no longer used camans or helmets please return them to Fraser Coyle
.



Cupa Iomain na h-Oige
The first annual Gaelic Primary School 6 a side shinty competition took place on the Eilan on Friday 9th September. Teams from as far away as Glasgow and Lewis took part. A great day was had by all the participants and the Newtonmore Gaelic unit team won the competition
.


Xmas Hamper
The Xmas hamper raffle was part of a fantastic Xmas sale fundraiser last year. This year we are going for two main hampers and a consolation hamper. Amongst the donations we will need are vouchers for the Coop [£30 & £15], single malt whisky [70 & 20cl], sparkling wine, red wine, white wine, Xmas cake, mince pies, shortbread, Xmas pudding, Xmas crackers, tinned ham, chutney, cranberry sauce, coffee 7 teasweet & savoury biscuits, crisps, cheese straws, nut selection. If you have something you could donate perhaps you could let Jane Stewart know at janestewart18@hotmail.com
.


Diary Dates
Saturday 12th November Dinner dance [Tickets £25 available soon].
Saturday 19th November Shinty stall at Xmas fair
.
Saturday 3rd December Shinty sale
.


Shinty Club Records Museum
The Highland Folk museum has taken some shinty club records on deposit so that they are available for research. This includes many of the records gathered as part of the shinty heritage research project and further research undertaken when the club history was being written. For example it includes:
- 900 copies of newspaper cuttings of match reports from 1820 running to  16 folders
- copies and transcripts of 11 interviews undertaken for the research project
- some minute books and accounts
- Mairi Hedderwick drawings commissioned in the early 1990s and used in 'The Boys of the Eilan'


The Eilan & Dr Johnny Cattanach Memorial Field
We have still to receive the quote for the work to the Memorial Field and the cost to buy the strip of woodland from Highland Council, but we reckon that the work alone will be in the region of £30k
.

Our biggest concern at the moment is the condition of parts of the Eilan and whether some remedial drainage work may be required. We had hoped to see whether the application of 100 tons of sand at the same time as the autumn spiking might help. However the cost of buying and applying the sand was £3500 and we could not afford to do it. If anyone knows someone who would be able to fund work like this for us please let me know asap!


Ian Gibson Tel 01540 673048 Mob 07817 378729
iangibson12@btinternet.com  2nd October 2016