Shinty round-up – Saturday April 23, 2022

Kilmallie's Jay MacLeod hotly pursued by Oban Camanachd's Daniel Cameron. Photograph: Iain Ferguson. alba.photos

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First round Tulloch Homes Camanachd Cup and key Mowi Premiership matches were on the shinty calendar on Saturday April 23.

South Shinty

Tulloch Homes Camanachd Cup – first round

Southern Section

Lochaber W/O v Oban Celtic

Lochaber were given a walk-over into the last 16 of the Tulloch Homes Camanachd Cup when Oban Celtic forfeited their tie at Spean Bridge.

Oban Celtic manager Dougie MacIntyre’s plans were left in tatters when nine players were ruled out. Lewis Mcphee, Lennon Campbell and Jamie Forgrieve were all injured, with Ewen Campbell a doubt during the week. A mixture of work and prior commitments ruled out several other players.

Oban Celtic will play Kyles Athletic in Oban this Saturday in the Artemis Macaulay Cup quarter finals.

Mowi Premiership

Kilmallie 0 Oban Camanachd 4

Oban Camanachd took early charge of their game against Kilmallie before eventually running out 4-0 winners at Canal Parks.

Kilmallie boss Martin Stewart was missing Lewis Birrell, Stephen McAlister and Stuart Callison, with Michael Rodger starting on the bench.

Oban Camanachd manager Gareth Evans had Garry Lord still out through injury and the match came too soon for the injured Malcolm Clark and Evan MacLellan. Scott MacKillop, Daniel Cameron, Daniel Sloss and Scott Robertson made up the defence. Scott MacMillan, who is back for four weeks, took a place on the bench.

Oban Camanachd went in front straight from the throw-up. Blair MacFarlane won the ball and Daniel MacVicar set up Daniel Madej for a half-volley finish with only 12 seconds played.

It got even better for Oban Camanachd on three minutes when Louie MacFarlane got by three players before finding Daniel MacVicar on the edge of the ‘D’ who finished well to make it 2-0.

With clean hitting up the park from Oban Camanachd’s Scott McKillop, it was mainly one-way traffic towards the Kilmallie goal as the visitors created opportunities, but a mixture of missed chances and good saves from Kevin Toye in the home goal meant it remained 2-0 at the break.

The Oban side made a change at half-time with Ross Campbell coming off, Scott Robertson redeployed to the wing and Craig Easton reintroduced into defence.

Just five minutes into the second half, Scott Robertson and Daniel Cameron came off in favour of Innes Jackson and Scott MacMillan with the latter’s hitting proving a real asset.

Oban Camanachd added a third a minute after the hour when Louie MacFarlane’s ball over the top caused all sorts of problems and Daniel Madej took advantage to go one-on-one with keeper Kevin Toye before finishing calmly.

Louie MacFarlane made it 4-0 on 71 minutes when Scott MacMillan’s hit-in saw Daniel Madej play the ball across the ‘D’ to MacFarlane who found the net.

Gareth Evans said: ‘It was a good win and a welcome clean sheet. It was pleasing to see Scott MacMillan, Innes Jackson and Ross Campbell getting game time.

‘Malcolm Clark’s ankle injury is not as bad as first feared so we should have him and Evan MacLellan back for the Artemis Macaulay Cup first round tie against Glasgow Mid Argyll at Mossfield. That’s a boost as it will be a difficult tie, but we are all looking forward to it.’

Dylan Monk, KIlmallie, and Scott McKillop, Oban Camanachd, chase the ball. Photograph: Iain Ferguson, alba.photos
Innes Blackhall makes a run for the Oban goalmouth. Photograph: Iain Ferguson, alba.photos

Glasgow Mid Argyll 0 Kingussie 1

Kingussie stay top of the table following their narrow 1-0 victory over Glasgow Mid Argyll at Peterson Park.

This was a hard-fought victory with Ruaraidh Anderson playing a one-two with Savio Genini to score the only goal of the game after seven minutes.

Kyles Athletic 0 Lovat 3

Both teams were understrength as Lovat maintained their 100 per cent league record with an impressive 3-0 win over Kyles Athletic at Tighnabruaich.

Callum Millar returned to the Kyles defence but Andrew King, Robbie MacLeod, Cameron Jack, Martyn MacFadyen and Scott MacDonald were all missing. Even with their second team game off, Kyles were still only able to list one substitute.

Lovat travelled without Fraser Heath, Callum Cruden, Lewis Tawse and Joe Embleton as well as some fringe players and they listed former manager Fraser Gallacher as a substitute.

Kyles attacked from the throw-up but Lovat, playing with the wind in their favour, countered and when Innes MacDonald swung one-handed and brought down Sam Stubbs inside the ‘D’ after two minutes, referee Willie MacDonald pointed to the spot. Greg Matheson sent a powerful penalty past Kyles keeper John Whyte, waist-high into the right corner of the net.

The game went from end-to-end before the Balgate side doubled their lead on 25 minutes. Lovat were awarded a free-hit for a hand-ball on the edge of the ‘D’. Graeme MacMillan rolled the ball to the left to Marc MacLachlan who fired into the roof of the net on his back-hand.

Lovat gave under-17 player Angus Mearns, a cousin of keeper Stuart MacDonald, his first team debut, with Fraser Gallacher also coming on.

Greg Matheson scored his fourth goal in four games to confirm victory on 77 minutes with a low shot into the bottom corner of the net from 15 yards.

Lovat were the better team with the Mainland brothers – Craig and Martin – playing well, as did Lorne MacKay and Danny Kelly.

Single team club competition – first round

Ardnamurchan 0 Tayforth 5

Tayforth proved too strong for Ardnamurchan, winning 5-0 at Strontian.

Former Lochcarron player Niall Arnott gave the visitors the lead on eight minutes, with Sean Taylor making it two on 11 minutes. Calum Barton’s effort on 28 minutes made it 3-0 at the break.

Donald MacInnes hit a late double on 82 and 86 minutes to make the final score 5 – 0.

Kilmory 0 Col Glen 4

Col Glen scored twice in each half to beat Kilmory 4-0 in their 2pm throw-up at MacRae Park.

Former Skye player Sandy Paterson gave Col Glen the lead on seven minutes and James Hamilton added a second on 35 minutes. Andrew MacVicar’s brace on 48 and 73 minutes completed the 4-0 win to send Col Glen into the next round.

Ballachulish P Cruachanside P

Ballachulish’s meeting with Cruachanside at the Jubilee Park was called off on Friday as a result of covid restrictions.

Mowi South Division 1

Bute P Kyles Athletic P

The clash between Bute and the Kyles Athletic juniors at the Meadows will be rescheduled as a result of covid restrictions.

Mowi South Division 2

Inveraray 1 Oban Celtic 4

Oban Celtic’s colts recorded their second league win of the season when they defeated second-placed Inveraray colts 4-1 at the Winterton.

Gabriel Tidser gave the Oban side the lead on 10 minutes but Alan MacDonald levelled a couple of minutes later.

The young Oban Celtic forward line were moving the ball around nicely and Ewen Campbell’s strike on the half-hour put Celtic back in front. And Ewen got his second on 66 minutes.

Oban Celtic’s Duncan MacEwan had a fine game and sealed the 4-1 win on 81 minutes.

Inveraray’s Craig Taylor was sent off a minute from time by referee Euan Pearson.

Aberdour 2 Strachur-Dunoon 0

The Aberdour seconds beat Strachur-Dunoon 2-0 at Silversands.

Aberdour had a 1-0 interval lead courtesy of a Joe Burns goal on 37 minutes, with Ally Chamberlain adding a second five minutes into the second half.

WCA round-up

There was another round of top flight Women’s Camanachd Association fixtures on Sunday April 24.

Mowi National Division

Ardnamurchan 1 Skye Camanachd 4

Skye Camanachd beat Ardnamurchan 4-1 at Strontian.

Hannah MacDonald scored for the hosts, but Catherine Robertson’s effort and Caitlin Maclean’s hat-trick gave Skye the points.

Lochaber 2 Glasgow Mid Argyll 2

Lochaber and Glasgow Mid Argyll drew 2-2 at Spean Bridge.

The Lochaber goals came from Leah Maxtone and Missy Cameron with Kirsty Gray and Kayleigh Dorrian on target for GMA.

Artemis Macaulay Cup first round preview

The road to Mossfield begins this Saturday with the Artemis Macaulay Cup first round which has thrown up eight tasty ties.

Kyles Athletic return to Oban to play Oban Celtic at Mossfield. Robert Baxter’s side should have Robbie Macleod back as they look to make their higher league status count.

Oban Camanachd face Glasgow Mid Argyll at Mossfield. The sides met at Peterson Park in a Mowi Premiership match on the opening day of the shinty season when Daniel Madej’s double helped the Oban side to a 3-0 victory.

Inveraray welcome Col Glen to the Winterton. The sides met at the same venue in the Scottish Sea Farms Glasgow Celtic Society Cup quarter finals a fortnight ago when Ross MacMillan’s double helped Inveraray to a 4-0 victory.

The final tie in the south sees Aberdour welcome Bute to Silversands.

In the north half of the draw, 2021 winners Kingussie hope to have players back from injury for Fort William’s visit to the Dell. Fort William’s Arran MacPhee will be free of his ban.

Newtonmore play Kinlochshiel at the Eilan in what is arguably the tie of the round. Newtonmore’s Steven Macdonald misses out through suspension and Declan Brannan is banned.

Kilmallie welcome Lovat to Canal Parks. Lovat won 3-0 in the Mowi Premiership clash between the teams and they are still to meet in the cottages.com quarter final.

Lochaber take on Caberfeidh at Spean Bridge.

Youth shinty
Mowi National Under-17 London Shield

Fort William beat Kilmallie 6-1 at An Aird. Ewen Campbell scored a hat-trick, James Clark bagged a double and Joe MacVicar got the other, with Seumas MacFarlane countering.

Matthew Sloss scored four times as Oban Camanachd defeated Lochaber 9-1.

Innes Jackson netted twice, with Calum MacMillan, Alexander MacDonald and Ruaridh Buchanan getting the others. Mason Keenan countered for Kilmallie.

Archie MacRae grabbed a hat-trick as Kinlochshiel won 7-1 at Skye.

Mowi Under-14 League

Fort William were 3-2 winners at Glenurquhart. Alfie MacLeod scored twice for Glenurquhart but Lewis Knox, Charlie Campbell and Jack Stephen gave Fort William victory.

Skye Camanachd were 9-0 victors against Kinlochshiel at Rèaraig. Brodie MacQueen, Reid Constance and Ruaridh Macleod all scored twice, with Calum Mackenzie, Teri MacLeod and Riley Anderson getting the others.

Oban Celtic beat Bute 4-1.

North shinty

First round Tulloch Homes Camanachd Cup and key Mowi Premiership matches were on the shinty calendar on Saturday April 23.

Tulloch Homes Camanachd Cup – first round

Northern Section

Glenurquhart 0 Skye Camanachd 2

Skye Camanachd scored a goal in each half to beat Glenurquhart 2-0 at Blairbeg.

Glenurquhart’s Liam Robertson was ruled out through injury and Cameron MacKintosh, Josh MacDonald-Haig and Finlay Robertson were also missing.

Skye were without Neil MacVicar and Ross MacKinnon, but Somhairle MacDonald and Taylor Matheson returned to the squad with both starting on the bench.

James Pringle gave Skye the lead with a great goal on 32 minutes. Martin Pringle’s free-hit from deep inside his own half on the right was quickly played on by Ally ‘Cleodi’ MacLeod to Jordan Murchison, then to Will Cowie, before James Pringle crashed a great shot past keeper Stuart MacKintosh.

Ross Gordon confirmed the victory on 72 minutes. Skye substitute Taylor Matheson won possession on the Skye left before sending the ball low to Ross Gordon who turned his marker and ran across the ‘D’ before committing the keeper and stroking the ball low into the net.

Glenurquhart had the chance to pull a goal back when referee Brian MacKay adjudged Skye keeper Murphy Henderson to have saved the ball with his foot whilst his foot was off the ground. Connor Golabek took the spot-hit but didn’t connect with the ball as he would have liked and Murphy Henderson saved with his feet.

Golabek passed up another chance late on but although Glenurquhart put up a good fight, Skye deserved the victory.

Skye Camanachd manager Kenny Macleod said: ‘We are obviously delighted with the win. Glenurquhart have some experienced players and caused us problems at times but we defended really well. That has been the foundation of our team. Stuart MacKintosh made some good saves in their goal though. I thought we were in control for the majority of the game.

Martin Pringle, Skye, and Sean Brown, Glenurquhart, in action last Saturday in the Tulloch Homes Camanachd Cup first round match at Blairbeg, Drumnadrochit. Photograph: Neil Paterson.
Skye’s Ross Gordon sets himself up to get the second goal for Skye against Glenurquhart in the Tulloch Homes Camanachd Cup first round tie at Blairbeg, Drumnadrochit. Photograph: Neil Paterson.

Glengarry 2 Beauly 6

Beauly are through to the last 16 after beating Glengarry 6-2 in front of a decent crowd at Craigard.

Beauly got off to a great start with Ross Forbes scoring after two minutes.

Sandy Elrick added a second on 21 minutes and although Glengarry were tested against National Division opposition, they enjoyed spells of pressure, creating chances of their own, one of which was converted by Shaun Nicolson on 35 minutes.

But Sandy Elrick’s second on 44 minutes and Finlay MacLennan on 57 minutes extended Beauly’s lead to 4-1.

Beauly, who were still missing David MacLean, added two more through Jack MacDonald on 59 and 63 minutes.

There was just a minute remaining when referee Deek Cameron awarded the home side a penalty. Shaun Nicolson stepped up to strike the spot-hit past Beauly keeper Lennox Stewart to score his second goal of the game.

Inverness 0 Strathglass 1

Steven Hyslop scored five minutes before half-time as Strathglass beat Inverness 1-0 at the Bught Park.

Mowi Premiership

Fort William 1 Kinlochshiel 1

Fort William came from behind to draw 1-1 with Kinlochshiel at An Aird.

Arran MacPhee, Alexander MacMillan, Bryan Simpson, Jack Fraser and Sean Cameron were amongst Fort William’s absentees.

Kinlochshiel fielded a strong side with Finlay MacRae, Duncan Matheson, Mark MacDonald and Conor Cormack making up their defence.

Fort William won the toss of the coin and opted to start with a strong easterly wind, which affect the shinty in their favour.

The visitors almost opened the scoring within 60 seconds of throw-up when Donald Nixon found Jordan Fraser on the left and turned his marker before firing goalwards. But Fort William keeper Paul MacKay pulled off a great save to deflect the ball away for a corner.

Fort William took advantage of the elements and started pressing the Kinlochshiel defence with Victor Smith getting himself into a good position around 20 yards from goal but he struck the ball over the bar.

Kinlochshiel took the lead on the half-hour. John MacRae won possession outside the ‘D’ and weaved his way into the box before being impeded by a Fort William defender. Referee John Angus Gillies blew for a penalty, although the ball had already found Duncan Matheson, who had been pushed into attack, and he found the back of the net. It didn’t matter though as Jordan Fraser struck an unstoppable spot-hit to the keeper’s left.

Jordan Fraser almost added a second five minutes later when he found space on the left and fired another piledriver, but Paul MacKay pulled off another superb save.

Kinlochshiel, now with the wind behind them, made a strong start to the second half but the Fort William defence of Mark Grant, Ali MacRae, Hamish Shaw and Jamie Duncan were resilient and well-disciplined.

The visitors should have doubled their lead when Keith MacRae flicked the ball to an unmarked Archie MacRae, who had come off the bench, 15 yards from goal but he shot wide of the keeper’s left hand post.

Paul MacKay produced arguably the save of the day on the hour when the Kinlochshiel forward line combined to set up a shooting opportunity for Jordan Fraser whose 20 yard shot was heading for the top corner of the net to the keeper’s left. But Paul MacKay stretched to tip the ball away with his stick.

Despite all the Kinlochshiel pressure, Fort William equalised with 20 minutes remaining. The goal came from a set-piece when a Kinlochshiel player pushed his opponent to the ground on the half-way line. A quickly taken free-hit saw Calum Shepherd find Lewis Morrison on the left who peeled past his marker before picking out second half substitute Mark Fraser on the ‘D’ who turned and slotted the ball low past Josh Grant into the corner of the goal.

This was really the only clear-cut chance Fort William created in the second half and they made it count.

Kinlochshiel almost regained the lead when Jordan Fraser gathered a short corner before finding the on-rushing John MacRae with a clever pass, but MacRae’s strike went high over the bar.

Fort William were excellent in defence and Kinlochshiel will rue the opportunities they passed up to score but Paul MacKay turned in a man-of-the-match display in goals.

Kilmallie 0 Oban Camanachd 4

Oban Camanachd took early charge of their game against Kilmallie before eventually running out 4-0 winners at Canal Parks.

Kilmallie boss Martin Stewart was missing Lewis Birrell, Stephen McAlister and Stuart Callison, with Michael Rodger starting on the bench.

Oban Camanachd manager Gareth Evans had Garry Lord still out through injury and the match came too soon for the injured Malcolm Clark and Evan MacLellan. Scott MacKillop, Daniel Cameron, Daniel Sloss and Scott Robertson made up the defence. Scott MacMillan, who is back for four weeks, took a place on the bench.

Oban Camanachd went in front straight from the throw-up. Blair MacFarlane won the ball and Daniel MacVicar set up Daniel Madej for a half-volley finish with only 12 seconds played.

It got even better for Oban Camanachd on three minutes when Louie MacFarlane got by three players before finding Daniel MacVicar on the edge of the ‘D’ who finished well to make it 2-0.

With clean hitting up the park from Oban Camanachd’s Scott McKillop, it was mainly one-way traffic towards the Kilmallie goal as the visitors created opportunities, but a mixture of missed chances and good saves from Kevin Toye in the home goal meant it remained 2-0 at the break.

The Oban side made a change at half-time with Ross Campbell coming off, Scott Robertson redeployed to the wing and Craig Easton reintroduced into defence.

Just five minutes into the second half, Scott Robertson and Daniel Cameron came off in favour of Innes Jackson and Scott MacMillan with the latter’s hitting proving a real asset.

Oban Camanachd added a third a minute after the hour when Louie MacFarlane’s ball over the top caused all sorts of problems and Daniel Madej took advantage to go one-on-one with keeper Kevin Toye before finishing calmly.

Louie MacFarlane made it 4-0 on 71 minutes when Scott MacMillan’s hit-in saw Daniel Madej play the ball across the ‘D’ to MacFarlane who found the net.

Gareth Evans said: ‘It was a good win and a welcome clean sheet. It was pleasing to see Scott MacMillan, Innes Jackson and Ross Campbell getting game time.

‘Malcolm Clark’s ankle injury is not as bad as first feared so we should have him and Evan MacLellan back for the Artemis Macaulay Cup first round tie against Glasgow Mid Argyll at Mossfield. That’s a boost as it will be a difficult tie, but we are all looking forward to it.’

Glasgow Mid Argyll 0 Kingussie 1

Kingussie stay top of the table following their narrow 1-0 victory over Glasgow Mid Argyll at Peterson Park.

This was a hard-fought victory with Ruaraidh Anderson playing a one-two with Savio Genini to score the only goal of the game after seven minutes.

Kyles Athletic 0 Lovat 3

Both teams were understrength as Lovat maintained their 100 per cent league record with an impressive 3-0 win over Kyles Athletic at Tighnabruaich.

Callum Millar returned to the Kyles defence but Andrew King, Robbie MacLeod, Cameron Jack, Martyn MacFadyen and Scott MacDonald were all missing. Even with their second team game off, Kyles were still only able to list one substitute.

Lovat travelled without Fraser Heath, Callum Cruden, Lewis Tawse and Joe Embleton as well as some fringe players and they listed former manager Fraser Gallacher as a substitute.

Kyles attacked from the throw-up but Lovat, playing with the wind in their favour, countered and when Innes MacDonald swung one-handed and brought down Sam Stubbs inside the ‘D’ after two minutes, referee Willie MacDonald pointed to the spot. Greg Matheson sent a powerful penalty past Kyles keeper John Whyte, waist-high into the right corner of the net.

The game went from end-to-end before the Balgate side doubled their lead on 25 minutes. Lovat were awarded a free-hit for a hand-ball on the edge of the ‘D’. Graeme MacMillan rolled the ball to the left to Marc MacLachlan who fired into the roof of the net on his back-hand.

Lovat gave under-17 player Angus Mearns, a cousin of keeper Stuart MacDonald, his first team debut, with Fraser Gallacher also coming on.

Greg Matheson scored his fourth goal in four games to confirm victory on 77 minutes with a low shot into the bottom corner of the net from 15 yards.

Lovat were the better team with the Mainland brothers – Craig and Martin – playing well, as did Lorne MacKay and Danny Kelly.

Newtonmore 4 Caberfeidh 3

Newtonmore stay second in the Mowi Premiership after eventually beating Caberfeidh 4-3 in an exciting 3pm throw-up at the Eilan.

Newtonmore went into the game without defenders Rory Kennedy, Steven Macdonald, Darrin Fowler and Declan Brannan but started well with Max Campbell on six minutes and Fraser MacKintosh on 19 minutes giving them a 2-0 lead.

Caberfeidh fought back though with Craig Morrison striking on 30 and 34 minutes to make it 2-2.

Aaron MacBean put Newtonmore back in front on 36 minutes and they carried their 3-2 advantage into the break.

Kevin Bartlett netted on 57 minutes to draw Caberfeidh level again, but Max Campbell’s second goal of the match 15 minutes from time proved to be the winner.

Mowi North Division 1

Newtonmore 2 Skye Camanachd 1

The Skye colts agreed to a request from the Newtonmore colts to reverse their league meeting at the Eilan and the hosts ran out 2-1 winners.

Both teams were understrength. Newtonmore had Jamie Robinson in their side and he gave them the lead on 10 minutes. Youngster Brodie MacBean doubled the home side’s advantage on 33 minutes but Skye pulled a goal back as Angus Gilpin continued his scoring streak a minute short of the hour.

The sides will meet at Pairc nan Laoch, Portree, later in the season.

Lovat 2 Kingussie 1

The Lovat juniors go second in the league after beating the Kingussie juniors 2-1 at Balgate.

Lovat player/manager Raymond Rennie scored for the fourth successive game to give the home side the lead on nine minutes.

Caley Matheson made it 2-0 on 14 minutes and although Robert Shiells pulled a goal back three minutes later, there was no further scoring.

Lochcarron 3 Glenurquhart 0

Lochcarron father and son team Gregor and Kenny Cushnie were on target for the second week in a 3-0 win over the Glenurquhart second team at Battery Park.

Gregor Cushnie broke the deadlock on 41 minutes with the only goal of the first half.

Kenny Cushnie added two more goals with strikes on the hour and four minutes later to clinch the 4-0 win.

Beauly 5 Lochaber 1

Kyle MacDonald grabbed a hat-trick as the Beauly seconds defeated the Lochaber seconds 5-1 at Braeview Park.

Beauly did the damage in the first half with Calum Flynn on 19 minutes and Kyle MacDonald a minute later making it 2-0.

Callum MacIver added a third on 22 with Kyle MacDonald completing his hat-trick with efforts on 23 and 40 minutes.

Lochaber’s Martin Paterson pulled a goal back a minute before the break.

The game was refereed by former Lovat player Martin Bell.

Kinlochshiel P Fort William P

The clash between the Kinlochshiel reserves and the Fort William reserves at Rèaraig was called off on Friday afternoon as a result of covid restrictions.

Mowi North Division 2

Inverness 0 Kilmallie 1

The Kilmallie seconds left it late before beating the Inverness seconds 1-0 in their noon throw-up at the Bught Park.

The match was just a couple of minutes away from referee Steven MacLachlan’s final whistle when Kilmallie’s Arran Sandison popped up with the winner.

Boleskine 3 Strathspey Camanachd 4

Six of the seven goals came in the first half as Strathspey Camanachd defeated Boleskine 4-3 at Smith Park.

There was an early scoring burst as Martin Ross gave the visitors the lead on 13 minutes. Callum Miller on 17 minutes and Euan Dingwall a couple of minutes later made it 3-0.

Boleskine fought back though with Tom Cameron on 20 minutes and Ross Anderson on 40 minutes cutting Strathspey’s advantage to a single goal before Euan Dingwall’s effort on 43 minutes gave Strathspey a 4-2 interval lead.

Fionn Dempster made it 4-3 on 65 minutes but Strathspey stayed in front to take both points.

Aberdeen University W/O v Strathglass

Aberdeen University were awarded the points when the Strathglass second team were unable to field a team for their trip to Balgownie.

WCA round-up

There was another round of top flight Women’s Camanachd Association fixtures on Sunday April 24.

Mowi National Division

Badenoch 3 Inverness 2

Badenoch stay top of the Mowi National Division after beating Inverness 3-2 at Market Stance.

Rhona McIntyre, Megan Ralph and Zoe Reid scored for Badenoch ,who were missing Kirsty Deans, with Katie McMillan and Joni Kate Reid countering.

Ardnamurchan 1 Skye Camanachd 4

Skye Camanachd ran out 4-1 winners against Ardnamurchan at Strontian.

Hannah MacDonald scored for the hosts, but Catherine Robertson’s effort and Caitlin Maclean’s hat-trick gave Skye the points.

Lochaber 2 Glasgow Mid Argyll 2

Lochaber and Glasgow Mid Argyll drew 2-2 at Spean Bridge.

The Lochaber goals came from Leah Maxtone and Missy Cameron, with Kirsty Gray and Kayleigh Dorrian on target for GMA.

Mowi North Division 2

Strathglass 2 Badenoch B 2

Strathglass drew 2-2 with Badenoch B in their 6.30pm throw-up at Cannich on Friday April 22.

Cassie Dorrian and Isla Strachan scored for Strathglass with Badenoch’s goals coming from Orla Olds and Eleanor Anderson.

Artemis Macaulay Cup first round preview

The road to Mossfield begins this Saturday with the Artemis Macaulay Cup first round which has thrown up eight tasty ties.

Kyles Athletic return to Oban to play Oban Celtic at Ganavan. Robert Baxter’s side should have Robbie Macleod back as they look to make their higher league status count.

Oban Camanachd face Glasgow Mid Argyll at Mossfield. The sides met at Peterson Park in a Mowi Premiership match on the opening day of the shinty season when Daniel Madej’s double helped the Oban side to a 3-0 victory.

Inveraray welcome Col Glen to the Winterton. The sides met at the same venue in the Scottish Sea Farms Glasgow Celtic Society Cup quarter finals a fortnight ago when Ross MacMillan’s double helped Inveraray to a 4-0 victory.

The final tie in the south sees Aberdour welcome Bute to Silversands.

In the north half of the draw, 2021 winners Kingussie hope to have players back from injury for Fort William’s visit to the Dell. Fort William’s Arran MacPhee will be free of his ban.

Newtonmore play Kinlochshiel at the Eilan in what is arguably the tie of the round. Newtonmore’s Steven Macdonald and Declan Brannan miss out through suspension but Rory Kennedy returns.

Kilmallie welcome Lovat to Canal Parks. Lovat won 3-0 in the Mowi Premiership clash between the teams and they are still to meet in the cottages.com quarter final.

Lochaber take on Caberfeidh at Spean Bridge.

cottages.com MacTavish Cup Semi-Final Draw

The draw for the cottages.com MacTavish Cup semi finals was made by Glenurquhart Primary School pupils at Blairbeg on Saturday April 22.

Before the draw took place, the school team played an exciting, end-to-end 20-minute exhibition match.

2021 finalists Kingussie will host either Lovat or Kilmallie at the Dell. Kingussie are bidding to win the trophy for the first time since 2011, whilst Lovat last lifted the trophy in 2014.

In the second semi-final, inaugural winners Skye Camanachd, the only side outside shinty’s top flight still in the competition, will play four-times champions Caberfeidh at Pairc nan Laoch, Portree.

cottages.com MacTavish Cup semi-finals – Saturday May 14.

Kingussie v Lovat/Kilmallie

Skye Camanachd v Caberfeidh

The cottages.com MacTavish Cup Final takes place at the Bught Park, Inverness, on Saturday June 11.

Camanachd Association chief executive officer Derek Keir said: ‘It was great to involve a community steeped in shinty history by holding the draw at Blairbeg Park. Our thanks go to Glenurquhart Primary School for making the draw possible and for their excellent display of shinty technique and skill.

‘Everyone is looking forward to two exciting semi-finals and the culmination of this great competition on June 11.’

Luke Smith from cottages.com added: ‘Cottages.com is committed to getting out into the communities we serve and have done that by having draws all across the north of Scotland including Newtonmore, Skye and Drumnadrochit. It is incredible to see the benefits of our investment in shinty through the opportunities created for young people.

‘We wish all teams the best of luck for the next round and look forward to seeing two of you in June!’

Youth shinty
Mowi National Under-17 London Shield

Fort William beat Kilmallie 6-1 at An Aird. Ewen Campbell scored a hat-trick, James Clark bagged a double and Joe MacVicar got the other, with Seumas MacFarlane countering.

Matthew Sloss scored four times as Oban Camanachd defeated Lochaber 9-1.

Innes Jackson netted twice, with Calum MacMillan, Alexander MacDonald and Ruaridh Buchanan getting the others. Mason Keenan countered for Kilmallie.

Archie MacRae grabbed a hat-trick as Kinlochshiel won 7-1 at Skye.

Mowi Under-14 League

Fort William were 3-2 winners at Glenurquhart. Alfie MacLeod scored twice for Glenurquhart but Lewis Knox, Charlie Campbell and Jack Stephen gave Fort William victory.

Skye Camanachd were 9-0 victors against Kinlochshiel at Rèaraig. Brodie MacQueen, Reid Constance and Ruaridh Macleod all scored twice, with Calum Mackenzie, Teri MacLeod and Riley Anderson getting the others.

Oban Celtic beat Bute 4-1.