All conquering Caol take Fraser’s tournament

Caol Primary School P5 and Under and P5-7 teams who took first place in Fraser's tournament. Photograph: Iain Ferguson alba.photos.

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The Fraser MacPhee Memorial Primaries Shinty Tournament was played at An Aird last Sunday, after a break due to Covid.

For the first time, the competition also used the adjoining ‘Fraser’s Field’ named after the late young player.

Intermittent spells of sunshine in between heavy rain showers did nothing to
dampen the spirits of the teams grouped in P5 and under and P5-7 categories with entrants from Caol, Lundavra, Banavie, Inverlochy, Bun Sgoil Gaidhlig Lochaber, Ballachulish, Taynuilt and Kincraig.

After almost four hours of exceptional play on the fields, Caol came out top in both
categories with a 4-2 win over Kincraig in the p5 and under with their p5-7 team
closely beating Lochaber after extra time.

P5 Player of the Tournament was Donald Macleod of Kincraig with Caol’s Rhys
Nolan taking the p5-7 award.

The MacPhee family and organising committee thank referees Shane O’Rourke, Archie MacKinnon, Struan Stephens and Ryan Cairns.

Snack bar sales totalled £650 which will be topped up to £1,000 by organisers and donated to the proposed first disability shinty festival in Lochaber.

A representative of the family said: ‘The young players who took part played
brilliantly and most importantly had a great day of shinty.

‘After a two-year break due to Covid, it was really good to welcome everyone back and see the young ones enjoying themselves.

‘As ever, a huge thank you to all the volunteers who make this event happen and
especially to the Latto families, Willie McDonald at Fort William Shinty Club, Jimmy
Clark, Ann McIntyre and Mairi MacKinnon.’

Main photographs: Caol Primary School P5 and Under and P5-7 teams who took first place in Fraser’s tournament. Photograph: Iain Ferguson alba.photos. NO_F24_FraserMacPheeSchoolsShinty_Caol winners