Massive congratulations are due to Inverness P1-3s for winning their first Infant event @ Kincraig 24/05/2014
We sent 9 P1to 3s down to the annual Kincraig 6a side tournament. This is an excellent event with the finest teams from Badenoch and Strathspey taking part.The teams on the day were of the highest calibre. Our first game was a comfortable 3 -0 win with Taighan, Jack and Keinan all posting intent with a goal each. The second game vs Kincraig Greens allowed us to shuffle the pack and let Ben,Robbie,Madison and Jesse get a feel for the game.We won this game 2-0 courtesy of goals from Jack and Taighan. Our stiffest test was next, the very impressive Newtonmoreteam who had been unbeaten up to then. We scored first with a fantastic turn and rocket shot from Madison which no keeper was ever going to save.’More equalised very soon after but with time running out Taighanslammed home the winner. Most notable in this game was Norbert’s fantastic full back play against a very able Newtonmore forward line and a couple of outstanding saves by wee Ali to keep us ontarget for the final.The final was atense affair vs Kincraig Bumbles.They were avery well drilled outfit and had scored in all their previous games.We defended superbly and although this was a very tight game we managed to get all of our subs on at some stage to play and of course they didn’t let us down. As extra time ebbed away and the dreaded penalty shoot- out loomed closer, Jack did what he had been doing all day. He picked the ball up deep,brushed past a couple of tackles and from 20 yards out he lashed an unstoppable shot past the Kincraig goalie. The game was ours. Big thanks to Jackie Douglas and the Kincraig folk for the invitation, food and the medals which were presented to the players at the end.Well done to all the supporters who kept upa wall of sound in all the matches (who needs a vuvuzela,when we have Inverness mums!)Finally a big well done to Roger for organising the team and to Sean for his skilful management. A fantastic day
On Sunday 16th June we sent a P1-3 squad to Beauly to play in a tournament against Beauly and Caberfeidh teams. We split in to two teams –Inverness A & B- and enjoyed some great shinty action. Right from the start the boys put on a show for the big crowd of supporters and parents who came along to cheer the teams on. Both teams played exceptionally well and won lots of games as well being involved in some very tight drawn games. Even the few lost games were very narrow defeats. Naturally, we are extremely proud of the boys who played with such energy, commitment and no little skill even when against older, more experienced players. A big thank you to our wonderful mums and dads who helped with transport and logistics as well as a massive thanks to Beauly Shinty Club- and especially Ewan-for a great day .The medals given by Beauly to our youngsters at the end was a lovely touch and very much appreciated .
Kincraig TOURNAMENT REPORT 19/5/13
A splendid day of high quality shinty was enjoyed by no less than 24 Inverness players at the Kincraig Festival.
A convoy of parents’ cars left early on Sunday morning to arrive at Kincraig for a 10 o’ clock start. We were delighted to provide teams for all three age groups –P3 and under, P5 and under and P7 and under. All teams had some very competitive matches and really impressed the large crowd with an attacking approach after our customary slow start!!!
The P2/3s won lots of games (including 2 wins against Newtonmore) and learned some important lessons about positioning and team play that will help them in future games. Many of the matches were won with high scores but the players’ game experience and enjoyment were the main aims of the day. Well done guys!!The Superstars who made the big travelling support so proud were - Norbert Otreba, Charlie MacRae, Innes Davidson, Steven Knight, Rory Stainsby, Callum Tuckwood, Tom MacKinnon, Jack MacCormick
The P4/5s had a very challenging section with some extremely capable teams against them. However a fantastic record of 2 losses (very narrow) ,2 draws and 2 wins shows how hard the boys worked. Again many players had not really had much experience of big competitive game situations so this was a great learning curve for our team and they did not let us down. Great effort!!The boys who fought so hard were - Wesley Carpenter, Leon Carpenter, Fraser McDougall, Ross MacKinnon, Callum Allan, Scott Davidson, Finlay Calder, Dean Boyce.
The P6/7s also had a very tough section but used their class and their desire to compete to good effect. They began to dominate games and with sturdy defence and clinical finishing quite rightly earned a place in the Final. Kingussie eventually ran out winners but the large support were ,of course, so proud of the team’s performance and each of the boys thoroughly deserved a runners up medal. Very proud moment for parents and coaches. The fantastic Finalists were - Jamie Anderson, William MacKinnon, Tai Wilson, Michael Chisholm, Seoras Cuthbert, Josh Nicholson, Ross Nicholson, Jack Craig.
Inverness Shinty Club looks at our entire youth squad with great admiration and pride. Our young players are easily the most competitive and talented group we have had in years. Well done to everyone (including those not lucky enough to be selected today) you are the future of Inverness Shinty Club and on today’s showing the future looks bright.
- See lots more Kincraig Photos HERE
We have a big day this Sunday, as we are sending 3 age group teams to the annual Kincraig Shinty Festival(Some details below).Players who have been selected will be phoned by coaches by Thursday.We hope to meet at the Bught on Sunday at 8:30am (ouch!!) to be at Kincraig before 10.As always we will rely on the kind support of parents to help transport the teams to the games.As most of the coaches will be at Kincraig it means there will be NO training at the Bught this Sunday ( 19th May ).Thanks folks,lets hope the flies stay away!!
Hi,folks.This Sunday 12th May we intend to take a P4/5 and P6/7 team out to Beauly for the second friendly tournament date.All players selected will be phoned by Thursday/Friday(.Do not worry if you are not selected this time as we still have 2 further tournament dates to come so you will get your chance to play if you want to.)The games start at 2pm and the previous arrangements listed below will be followed EXCEPT for the venue to meet before setting off for Beauly.As The Race for Life is on at the Bught we will meet at PC World car park on Telford Street.Again we would be very grateful if there were any parents who can help with transport on the day.Thanks and see you on Sunday at 1pm. Dinky
Sunday 28th April-ISC sent 3 teams to the Beauly Friendly Tournament(2x P4/5 and a P6/7 teams).It was fantastic to see so many players (25+) in Inverness colours demonstrating their skills.Training is so important but there is no substitute for real game time and the Inverness lads and lassies didn't disappoint.We won the vast majority of our games and drew a large number as well.Even the losses were very narrow and taken in the right spirit of true shinty players. Every player got the chance to show their developing talents and the coaches and wonderful travelling support of parents were delighted with their efforts.What a great afternoon of top class shinty.Well done everyone,we are so proud of you all.
ARRANGEMENT FOR SUNDAY TOURNAMENT - 28/4/13
Meet at Bught at 1pm and then we'll head over to Beauly.Shinty sticks and helmets(compulsory) provided for those that need them.Strips will be given out at Beauly where there are changing facilities available.Games from 2-4pm ,then we'll change and head home.All players who need a lift will be dropped off at their home afterwards. Thanks. Chips/Dinky
The next few weeks will be very busy for Inverness Shinty Club Primary Squad as we have many Tournament invites we would like to fulfil.
Starting this week (Sunday 28th April) and continuing all through May we will be selecting teams to play in competitions at Beauly and Kincraig.We hope to select everyone who wishes to play at some stage over the next month to represent Inverness.Selection will be made by coaches on Sundays at training so it is important to attend these sessions and let the coaches know of your availabilty to play.As always we will rely on the support of parents to help transport players to the venues.
Dates so far confirmed are
Sunday 28th April 2-4pm for P4+5 and P6+7
Sunday 12th May 2-4pm for P4+5 and P6+7
Sunday 26th May 2-4pm for P2+3, P4+5 and P6+7
Sunday 19th May 11am onwards- for age groups P3 and under, P5 and under and P7 and under
We also have fledgling plans for our own Primary competition in early June.Please come to training on Sundays,speak with the coaches and/or watch this space for further details.Thank you . Dinky
OUTDOOR TRAINING CLOTHING
Big thank you to all the hardy souls who braved the bitter wind and cold to attend our first outdoor training session of the year . Please remember to wear layers of warm clothing , hats and gloves as the Bught can be very cold.If its warm then you can always take off a layer , hat etc.
Also those players who have their own helmets please mark your name clearly on the helmet and keep it with you as others are liable to pick these up by accident (as seen today )
Great to see so many enthusiastic and talented shinty players out today ,keep up the training ,you are part of a youth squad that is going places. Thank you and see you after the Easter weekend break . Enjoy those eggs !! - Dinky
Raigmore Primary School win the Inverness City first shinty qualifier defeating Dalneigh in a close final. Full Details HERE
Questions had to be answered about the Club - See HERE
Answers were Red , 125 Years & 1952
3 winners of a Red Shinty Ball were Aaron Beaton , Melisa Mackay & Jamie Anderson
3 Winners of a White Shinty Ball were Alistair Tuckwood , Luke Gordon & Fraser McDougall ,
COACHING NEWS COACHING NEWS
Congratulations to Connor MacIntyre who has won our Coach of the Year Trophy for 2012 as chosen by his fellow coaches who are delighted with this thoroughly deserved award.
Despite his own tender years Connor has quickly established himself as an integral part of our Coaching team.He has impressed everyone with his patience , flexibility and ability when working with the complete span of our player squads. Connor has proved himself equally at home when coaching our infant squad as he is working with our U-14s.
No mean player himself , Connor combines star performances in our 2nd team with his work with Inverness's exciting development programme. As such he has won the friendship and respect of players and coaches alike and we are all genuinely delighted with this recognition of Connor's dedication and commitment. Well done Connor.
We sent a 6 a side Team to Glenurquhart on 5th November , We Played 6 , Won 3 & Drew 3 , A great time was had by all , Thanks to Chips for organising it , Team was Callum Allan , Innes Davidson , Scott Davidson , Ross Mackinnon , Ewen Munro , Josh Nicholson ,
We sent a Team to Beauly on Sunday 23rd September , Our P4/5 team had a great day and really put on a show for the assembled parents and coaches .We played 5 games and had the excellent record of four wins and 1 draw against very good opposition , Scorers on the day were Thomas 5 , Ewan , Fraser & John 1
but the whole team were truly exceptional . They really caught the eye with great defence , creative midfield and fantastic forward play . Every single player gave it their all and they should be so proud of their efforts .The Team Pictured below were Fraser MacDougall , Ewan Munro , Amber MacKay , Leon Carpenter , Ross MacKinnon , Thomas Lewis , Innes Davidson and John MacSeveney.
Usual thanks to our wonderful parents for transport and support and to Ewan MacCall (Beauly Shinty Club) for inviting us to play .Well done guys . Inverness Shinty Club are so proud of you all.
We sent a S1 / P7 Team to Cannich on 16th September - The team was a mix of S1 and P7/6s who took part in the George Phimister Memorial Trophy. The calibre of the other teams immediately impressed us and we knew that we would be put to the severest test during our games .The team,however responded superbly to the challenges set them
We first played against a very good Strathglass side who proved too strong for us with a final score of 6-0. Next we played Beauly and won that game 1-0 with Airan Cummings scoring the goal . Our final game was against another powerful Glenurquhart side but was actually a very close affair with Glen running out narrow 2-0 winners.
The coaches and supporters were so proud of the dogged determination of our players who competed for every ball and covered every blade of grass in their desire to match their opponents .We would have liked to have scored a few more goals and thoroughly deserved to, but great goalkeeping and bad luck thwarted us in the 3 games .Still it was a great development opportunity to play against these older more experienced teams
The 8 players who did us proud on the day were Zac MacNeil , William MacKinnon , Ross Nicholson , Airan Cummings , Craig Davidson , Tai Wilson , Hannah Johnson and Jamie Anderson . A big thank you to the players for their efforts, they worked so hard in 3 very tough games .Inverness are very proud of you all.
On Sunday 9th September we send a Primary 4/5 Team to the Kingussie 6s . We Beat Glenurquhart & Caol and Drew with Kingussie in our section , In the semis Beauly knocked us out , Thanks to Coaches Crossal & Chips for a Great Day out
We sent a Mixed Primary 4/5/6/7 Team to The Beauly Tournament on Sunday 2nd September , We were up against much older Players and we made sure everyone including Substitutes got a Game , We scored a Goal on the Day by Calum Allan which ensured a 1 - 1 Draw , Although their was some high scores against us we all enjoyed our Day & Chips our Coach on the Day was pleased how well we did
Our Sponsored Walk took place on Sunday 25th August 2012 - Thanks to over 30 Kids took part & their Parents & Friends - When we finished we had a Barbeque with Rolls Donated by Scotbake & Hamburgers Donated by MacDougall & Hastie , Along with Juice , Crisps & Sweets a great day out was had by all and when all money is in will boost the Club Funds , More Pictures HERE
Best Wishes to Finlay Davidson ( Primary 7 ) His family are moving to Aberdeen and will visit us whenever he can , he was presented with A Inverness Shinty Club Mug & Keyring from all his friends at Training on Sunday 8th July
This Tournament was on Sunday 17th June.
We selected P6/7, P4/5, P1-3 teams to play at this event .The teams played very well given this was, for the most part , each boys first experience of competitive shinty.The teams had more wins and draws than losses which was quite remarkable given their inexperience,so congratulations to all of them for representing Inverness so well .The coaches are very proud of you all . Also a big thanks to all the parents and supporters who came along to back the players .Everyone was delighted with the day .Thanks also to Beauly and Ewan McColl for inviting us.Above is a photo of our P1-3 superstars resplendent in our new infant team strip. Dont they look the business ?Well done lads.
Runners up @ Kincraig 6s - 20/05/12
KINCRAIG MATCHES 20/5/12
Please find below details from an email sent to the club regarding the Kincraig mini festival scheduled for this coming Sunday.We now intend to send one P4-7 team and will be in touch with the players parents/guardians by telephone to confirm their selection.We intend to drive to the venue with vehicles leaving the Bught at 9:30 on Sunday.These vehicles will be driven by coaches/parents of some players in the team.
The event will be a round robin tournament with top two teams from each league going into next round.There will be skills stations to let players develop skills such as keepy up,shies etc.A barbecue will be available and the tournament is planned to run from 11am to roughly 4pm.
Further details will be provided over the telephone by the coaches when they call.
*** TOURNAMENT NEWS ***
To all players .Please try to make it to training this Sunday(13/5/12) as we will be selecting a P4/5/6/7 team to attend a Tournament in Kincraig for the following week(20/5/12).We intend to select more teams (P1-3 and P4-7) from those not chosen for these games to attend a further Tournament in Beauly the following week(27/5/12) and then 10th June.Hopefully this will allow everyone , who wishes to ,to represent our team over the next 3 weeks.Should be fun and a chance to develop our skills yet further.More details ,this Sunday.See you there.
OUTDOOR FIRST SHINTY P1 - P3 EVENT
The Camanachd has arranged another P1 - P3 First Shinty Outdoor Event for Saturday 12th May from 9:45am - 11:30am at The Bught Park . There will be 45 minutes of coaching at skill stations then small sided games . The emphasis being on fun and participation.
The price is £2.50 per child . A participation form needs to be filled in .These are available on the day.
Please note this is a Camanachd organized event and not an Inverness Shinty Club event . Further details available and application form here
A big thank you to Skye Primary Camanachd for providing the opposition in 2 friendly games vs Inverness Primary Select on Saturday the 3rd March.We really couldn't have chosen more skillful and talented opponents.They set a standard of play that we must try to emulate.However our boys gave their all and as a first step into Primary Shinty the day was a great learning experience for the lads from the "town".Everyone from the large crowd that came down to support could not help but be impressed by the effort and commitment shown by our fledgling team.We clearly have something special developing here.A great day and well done to all the players involved, you did us proud.