National First Shinty Trophy


ht-last-teamdsc_0704-3Portree Primary’s School retained the  P7 and under National First Shinty Trophy at the finals which were held in Fort William on Saturday 25th February. Teams from across Scotland who were representing their own areas took part and along with Portree, Dunvegan and Auchtertyre also represented the west coast.  After the two league sections had been completed Portree were placed second in League A which was won by a strong Dingwall team while Inverlochy won League B with Glasgow Gaels runners up.

In two competitive and hard fought semi-finals, Dingwall beat Glasgow Gaels 2-1 and Portree beat Inverlochy by the same score in what was there best performance of the day. In the final Portree upped their performance even more and in a clean competitive encounter, where both teams played skilful shinty Portree managed to win 3- 0 with the whole team giving of their best.

Portree captain, William James Sutherland who played strongly all day collected the  National Trophy from Jim Barr President of the Camanachd Association. The picture shows the winning team along with their coach Callie Maclean and Jim Barr and Ronald Ross of the Camanachd Association.