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Bun-sgoil Ghaidhlig Phort Righ and Newtonmore were the winners at the 21st National First Shinty Festival in Fort William on Saturday February 16.

More than 100 teams from across Scotland competed in local area qualifiers for a place in this year’s finals, which were again split into two categories.

The P7 and under tournament took place at the Nevis Centre and, following the group stages, Skye side Bun-sgoil Ghaidhlig Phort Righ beat Aberdour in the semi finals, with Glenurquahrt side Balnain defeating Inverlochy.

Bun-sgoil Ghaidhlig Phort Righ were 3-2 winners in the final against Balnain.

The P5 and under competition was held at Lochaber High School.

Newtonmore reached the semi-finals where they edged out Bun-sgoil Ghaidhlig Phort Righ 3-2 after scoring a golden goal in extra time.
Glasgow Gaels beat Cradlehall 5-1 in their last-four tie.

Newtonmore, who were in sparkling form all afternoon, defeated the Glasgow Gaels 9-1 in the final.

Inveraray won the fair play award for showing class and determination even when outmatched.

P5 and under runners up Glasgow Gaels and winners Newtonmore.
Action from the P5 and under final between Glasgow Gaels and Newtonmore. Photograph: John Paul Peebles, Abrightside Photography.
The winning Phort Rìgh team are presented with their trophy by Camanachd Association youth director Willie MacDonald. Photograph: Iain Ferguson, alba.photos.