Oban Camanachd recognised in parliament

MP Brendan O'Hara shows his support for Oban Camanachd.

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Argyll and Bute MP Brendan O’Hara has tabled a parliamentary motion at Westminster congratulating Oban Camanachd on another hugely successful season and wishing them all the best ahead of this weekend’s Camanachd Cup final clash with Newtonmore.

Mr O’Hara, who’ll be among the thousands of spectators at An Aird in Fort William for Saturday’s final, submitted the motion to parliament on Monday, the sitting last day before the government suspended the House of Commons for five weeks.

In his motion, Mr O’Hara recognises the club’s achievement in successfully retaining the Glasgow Celtic Society Cup earlier this year and singles out the immense contribution made by the management team of Stephen Sloss and Kenny Wotherspoon as well as the influence of club captain Daniel Cameron.

He said: ‘The club has had another tremendous season and I wanted to recognise that and tell them just how proud I and so many other people are of what Stephen, Kenny, Daniel and all the boys have achieved already this season.

‘I will be at An Aird on Saturday, hopefully cheering the team to victory, not only because they deserve to win it but after such a long absence, it would be fantastic to have the Camanachd Cup back in Oban.’

Mr O’Hara also sent his best wishes to the Oban Camanachd Under-14s who will take on Kinlochshiel in the final of MacMaster Cup on Saturday, saying: ‘It would the perfect winning start to the day if the under-14s could lift the McMaster Cup and make it a double celebration for the town.’