Killmallie shinty community celebrate end of broken season

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Kilmallie Shinty Club players, officials, supporters, friends and families came together on Saturday to mark the end of the season with a celebration in Caol Community Centre.

The first team were due to play their final game against Glenurquhart on Saturday but this was called off. However, many of the players went along to join in the festivities, alongside the second and junior sides, some also taking advantage of the large bouncy castle and slide with the youngsters.

Team manager Martin Stewart said: ‘I am disappointed the match didn’t go ahead but it has often been difficult to avoid this season with games being called off all the time.

‘However, we all enjoyed what we had of the season. We played nine games and won six which is definitely moving in the right direction.

‘We had 11 players making their first team debut which is great for them and shows the depth of the club and what can be achieved when we all pull together.

‘This evening we hope to relax and celebrate with our families, who are often the ‘quiet’ supporters of the club and thank everyone involved for their dedication.

‘Here’s hoping we can have a ‘proper’ year of shinty in 2022. We’ll be ready for it!’

Photograph (NO_F45_KilmalieShintyCelebration): Kilmallie shinty players marked the end of the season with a celebration in Caol Community Centre. Photograph: Iain Ferguson, alba.photos.