Mod hosts Super Saturday of Sport

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The second day of this year’s Royal National Mod in Glasgow was hailed the ‘Super Saturday of Sport’.

More than 1,000 people made their way through the Glasgow Green gates to watch five games of sport, which took place simultaneously.

Adults went head-to-head in the 50th anniversary Mòd Shinty Cup.

It was first played in Aviemore in 1969 and was won by Newtonmore who overcame Kingussie 5-2.

This year’s cup was a much tighter affair. Glasgow Mid Argyll beat Bute in an incredibly close encounter, which had to be decided on penalties.

Glasgow Mid Argyll won the won penalty shootout 3-1.

It was a different story for Glasgow Mid Argyll ladies team, who dismantled Bute 9-0.

Glasgow Mid Argyll ladies’ and gents’ shinty teams made it a double when they won their respective Mod Cup matches against Bute ladies and gents on Saturday. An Comunn Gaidhealach president Allan Campbell presented team captains Mia Galanti and Jamie McFadyen with their trophies on Saturday.

And in a first for the Mòd, a women’s football match was held between Glasgow City FC Under 19 and Lewis and Harris FC under 19 with Lewis and Harris getting off to an incredible start with two early goals, before seeing off their opponents 3-0.

In the men’s football, Uist and Barra Select beat Glasgow Island 3-2.

The last match of the day was between Eire and Alba in hurling, which finished Fir Uladh 3-4 Alba 3-3.