Glengarry Shinty Club play their home games at Craigard Park, Invergarry. The Shinty
club has great facilities at Craigard, within the clubhouse there are two good-
On the pitch, the Club has one of the best playing surfaces in the game and has been
used by the Camanachd Association to host Semi-
If you would like to take up shinty, the club welcomes new players of all ages, gender and ability. Weekly training sessions are held in Fort Augustus for the men’s & women’s teams and the Primary School sessions are held in Invergarry – please contact the Club Secretary, Catherine Cameron on 01809 501 289 for more information.
Alternatively, if you would like to get involved with the Shinty Club without playing, we are always looking for people to help out, so if you think you have a couple of hours a week which you may be able to lend to the Shinty Club to do tasks such as field maintenance, grass cutting, fundraising etc please give Catherine a call.
In 1997, Glengarry Women’s Shinty team was established. The Garry Girls became one of only 3 women’s teams in existence, with Dunadd from Lochgilphead & the Oban Camanchereos, what begun as a bit of fun for the Garry Girls has seen them, not only become the driving force in the women’s game but the most successful women’s shinty team ever.
Season 2009, saw the Garry Girls complete a clean sweep, winning the National Division One for a record ?? time, winning the Valerie Fraser WCA Camanachd Cup for a record ?? time, winning the Johnstone Trophy for an amazing 11th time, other trophies won included the Alistair Gow Inverness 6’s Shield & the Marine Harvest Clash of the Camans Trophy.
The Garry Girls also fielded a second team in the women’s North Division 2, for the first time and finished in 2nd place behind league winners Badenoch & Strathspey, which was a great achievement for the club. Season 2010 will also see the Garry Girls field a first & a second team.
At present the Club are unable to field teams in the juvenile competitions (U.14 & U17) due to lower school roles, however, at present there up to 25 primary school children attending the weekly coaching sessions run throughout the year and the Club’s development plan is in good stead.
The primary school children competed in the Glen Albyn League in season 2009, which was the first competitive outing for most of the children, results didn’t go our way but the children showed great endeavour and ability and by the closure of the league calendar a marked improvement could be seen in their performances. A lot of hard work from the children has seen massive improvement at all Primary age groups and we hope to continue this when we participate in the league this season.
In November 2009, the Shinty Club hosted a friendly invitational Tournament in the Nevis Centre, Fort William, in memory of Maurice Main of Fort Augustus, who was a generous supporter of the Shinty Club. For many of the children, this was their first ever time playing shinty competitively and over 60 children from Glengarry, Lochcarron and Ardnamurchan played over 3 hours of superb shinty, all going home with medals.
The Garry Girls made up the bulk of the North Area select team which defeated the
South Area Women’s select 3-
Glengarry’s Karen Cameron is also the Women’s Camanachd Association’s President,
having been re-
Annual Women’s 5 a-
Glengarry Girls hosted their annual in-
The teams who took part were:-
Badenoch & Strathspey A & B; Ardnamurachan; Lochaber; Strathglass A & B; Aberdour; Dunadd and Glengarry A & B., with the competition play on a 2 league basis
Glengarry A & B won their respective leagues with Aberdour and Badenoch & Strathspey
In the first semi-
In the 2nd semi-
In the final Badenoch & Strathspey romped to an early lead and were 2 – 0 up at Half Time. But once again the Garry youngsters showed great determination to fight back and level the tie at 2 – 2. In extra time the Garry Girls pressed all out for the winner but Badenoch & Strathspey stood firm and the tie ended 2 – 2
Now into penalties: Glengarry manager surprised the spectators by electing to make 12year old Zoey Smith one of the 3 penalty takers. Badenoch & Strathspey won the toss and elected to go 1st and scored then up stepped young Zoey and smashed her penalty high into the back of the net. Badenoch & Strathspey’s next two penalties were saved by the ‘perhaps not so young’ Garry goalkeeper Linda Henderson for the Garry Girls to once again lift the trophy – the 11th time in its history.
Ailsa Johnstone the sponsor of this trophy for now thirteen years presented to The Garry Girls captain Kate Tuer. The award for the Player of the Tournament went to Badenoch & Strathspey’s Jeanette MacGregor
The Girls wish to thank all teams and players for their participation, The Nevis Centre for their facilities, all the helpers and a ‘huge’ thank you to Ailsa for sponsoring this event – the longest running tournament in Women’s Shinty
The Strathdearn cup final took place at Drumnadrochit on Saturday 3rd September between Glengarry & Newtonmore.
Having played and been beaten in a two previous meetings this season Glengarry were wary of a strong Newtonmore side.
Both sides settled quickly with both going close in the opening minutes. Newtonmore
opened the scoring in the 7th minute when Chris Sellar fired home from close in.
The Garry upped the pace and tried to force an equaliser but Newtonmore latched on
to a miss-
Half Time 3 – 2
The second half was very competitive with both sides going close on several occasions.. Glengarry probably had the best of the chances but could not find away through a strong Newtonmore defence.
Glengarry played well and were disappointed not to force a draw but should take heart for reaching the final and for ‘giving their all’ against a strong Newtonmore team
Newtonmore – 10.09.11
Glengarry Girls travelled to Newtonmore looking to make it a hat trick of Valerie Fraser Cup Final wins
Aberdour settled the quicker and forced the Garry Girls to defend but as always the Girls defence was very solid and gave nothing away.
The Garry Girls started to get a grip of the game and it came as no surprise in the 20th minute when youngsters Ashley Fraser and Laura Gallacher combined well with Laura firing into the net from 15metres. Aberdour kept plugging away and went close in 32mins when Katy Smith fired just over the bar following a free hit. The Garry were starting to turn up the pace and went close before the forwards combined well to put youngster Isla MacKay through on goal where she promptly despatched the ball into the net
Half Time 2 -
The Garry Girls mid field were now dictating play and feeding the forwards. However, the girls up front appeared to be having something of an ‘off day’ and squandered numerous chances before Paige MacDonald fired home from an acute angle to put the Garry Girls 3 – 0 ahead. Aberdour, however, did not give up and created several chances of their own but overall Glengarry had the upper hand and in the 78th minute full centre Lucy MacNulty found herself alone on the edge of the box from where she fired the ball high into the roof of the net.
Unfortunately Aberdour’s Katy Smith sustained a nasty hand injury in the final minutes. The Garry Girls ran out 4 – 0 winners but Aberdour can be proud of their display in just their first year in this league and there can be no doubt they will be back. Laura Gallacher of Glengarry won the player of the tournament award that was well deserved.
Elaine Wink captain was presented the cup and black caman by sponsor Peter Gow
GLENGARRY SHINTY CLUB DEVELOPMENT DAY – 04.10.15
Following last year’s success it was decided to hold Glengarry’ s development day again and hopefully make it an annual event.
John MacAuley (OJ Sports) started the afternoon with coaching for all ages from P1 onwards which was thoroughly enjoyed by all.
Next was the 6 a-
Winners, runners up and player of the tournament prizes were present by John MacAuley
Inverness won the Primary 5s and under game and the player of the tournament went to Glengarry’s player Fergus Donald
Glengarry overcame Inverness in the Primary 7s and under with the player of the tournament going to Glengarry’s Cameron Bremner
A closer battle with the U`14 competition with Glengarry coming out winners on goal difference and the player of the tournament winner was Duncan Mathieson from Kinlochshiel
The Camanachd Cup’ was on display a big THANK YOU to Lovat shinty club for letting us borrow it for the day. Players and visitors alike were ‘taken’ with the grandeur of this trophy
Activities from Great Glen Adventures and Fort William Bouncy Castle Hire were appreciated by all
Glengarry are indebted to referee Neil Ferguson who officiated, volunteer helpers who contributed in making the day such a success; Glengarry Trust, Sports Scotland and Blue Energy for financial contributions towards the cost; Everyone who donated to stalls and attending, your generosity is much appreciated