You could excuse the paying members of the public at Shawbost for today's shinty match between Lewis Camanachd and Lochbroom to look a little bewildered at the goings-on.
John Stewart hopes Saturday's shock 3-2 derby win over rivals Fort William will draw the Kilmallie supporters back to Canal Parks.
Kingussie manager Stephen Borthwick yesterday paid tribute to Ronald Ross after his last-minute winner sent Kings into the MacTavish Cup semi-final.
Kyles Athletic demonstrated that their title ambitions are not far-fetched by defeating Fort William 3-2.
Bute lined up a Camanachd Cup date with Skye on Saturday by sending Caberfeidh crashing out of the competition 4-2 at the Meadows.
Oban's Andrew Pearson hailed Saturday's shock 2-1 win over Kingussie as "massive", claiming no one knows the last time they won a shinty game in Badenoch.
Kyles' Roddy MacDonald says there is no reason why the Tighnabruaich outfit should not target trophies after shooting to the top of the Premier league.
A SECOND hat-trick in a fortnight from Newtonmore's Danny MacRae will count for nothing after snow forced the champions out of action.
Gary Innes admits he will be happy to play anywhere for Fort William after maintaining his free-scoring form with a double against Glenurquhart.
It's shinty time again and, in the little village of Caol in Lochaber, big things await.
Champions Newtonmore got their defence of the title off to the best possible start yesterday, defeating Inveraray 6-2 in Argyll.
THE opening day of any new season always brings freshness and promise but the start of the 2011 shinty season next Saturday will also see a new chapter in the history of an island.
A CROWD of more than 1000 shinty fans is expected at Braeview Park in Beauly, Inverness shire today for the 2011 Lovat Cup final, with Lovat looking to retain the silverware.
The man who guided Kinlochshiel to Shinty's Balliemore Cup this year has stepped down as manager. Keith Loades helped the club to a successful 2010 season, with the Balliemore trophy the icing on the cake. He also took them to the same final in 2009. But he has decided to step down due to work commitments.
IT wasn't long ago Ireland were being accused of devaluing the annual Shinty/Hurling exchange. On the evidence of Saturday's 21-16 victory in Inverness, hurling officials might start bragging that they're the true aficionados.
Ireland defeated Scotland 21-16 in the shinty/hurling international second leg yesterday at Bught Park, Inverness and, in doing so, lifted the Marine Harvest Quaich for the second year in a row. Scotland had led the international series after a brilliant 22-21 victory in Dublin but Joe Dooley's men were simply too strong yesterday.