2021 shinty league structure announced

Fort William received the Mowi National Division Trophy in 2019.

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As shinty clubs across Scotland prepare for a return to competitive sport in June the Camanachd Association has announced the new Mowi League structure for the 2021 season.

In order to stick to the Scottish Government’s roadmap out of Covid this year’s competition will take place in an abbreviated format with regionalised leagues composed of six teams to ensure that the campaign is as safe as possible while maintaining the excitement that fans have come to expect.

Fort William, Kilmallie, Lochaber and Skye will be joined by Glenurquhart and Kinlochshiel in the Mowi Senior League A.

Burton Morrison, Camanachd Association competitions director, said: ‘The approach taken by the competitions committee was to provide clubs with the opportunity to
play as many games as possible in the restricted calendar.

‘We have developed a competitive league structure, for this season only, which provides most clubs with 10 league matches, whilst reducing the amount of travelling involved.

‘These fixtures will of course be complemented by the full array of cup competitions, the draws for which will be taking place over the next three weeks

‘My thanks go to both the competitions committee for its help in pulling together the structure and the Camanachd Association board for ratifying the plans.’

Derek Keir, Camanachd Association CEO, thanked Mowi Scotland for its continued support and praised the clubs for their progress towards making a full a return.

‘We at the Camanachd Association have been heartened by the progress that many clubs are making in their return to training in line with Covid guidance,’ he said.

‘We look forward with hope and plan cautiously for a safe return to shinty and ensuring that opportunities will be safe and fun for all.’

Any club seeking support with getting their Covid readiness documentation
prepared for the return to shinty or indeed anything else should contact their regional development officer.

The new league structure is as follows.

MOWI SENIOR LEAGUE A
Fort William
Glenurquhart
Kilmallie
Kinlochshiel
Lochaber
Skye

MOWI SENIOR LEAGUE B
Beauly
Caberfeidh
Kingussie
Lovat
Newtonmore
Strathglass

MOWI SENIOR LEAGUE C
Aberdour
GMA
Inveraray
Kyles Athletic
Oban Camanachd
Oban Celtic

MOWI NORTH A
Fort William 2
Glengarry
Glenurquhart 2
Kinlochshiel 2
Lochcarron
Skye 2

MOWI NORTH B
Aberdeen Uni
Caberfeidh 2
Kingussie 2
Inverness
Lovat 2
Newtonmore 2

MOWI NORTH C
Beauly 2
Boleskine

Inverness 2
Lewis
Strathglass 2
Strathspey

MOWI SOUTH A
Ballachulish
Bute
Inveraray 2
Kilmory
Lochside Rovers
Taynuilt

MOWI SOUTH B
Aberdour 2
Bute 2
Col-Glen
GMA 2
Kyles 2
Tayforth

MOWI CENTRAL
Ardnamurchan
Glenorchy
Kilmallie 2
Lochaber 2
Oban Celtic 2