Shinty: John MacDonald back on form

Fort William wing centre John MacDonald put months of absence behind him on Saturday by helping Fort William into the first shinty final of the season.

Shinty: Kingussie and Newtonmore host MacTavish semi-final double header

Today sees the finalists of The Co-operative MacTavish Cup decided as the two semi-finals take place in a Badenoch double-header.

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Lewis' 108-year wait for shinty is over

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.

Shinty: Kilmallie joy at derby win

John Stewart hopes Saturday's shock 3-2 derby win over rivals Fort William will draw the Kilmallie supporters back to Canal Parks.

Shinty: Ronald Ross seals win for Kingussie

Kingussie manager Stephen Borthwick yesterday paid tribute to Ronald Ross after his last-minute winner sent Kings into the MacTavish Cup semi-final.

Shinty: Growing maturity turns Kyles into contenders

Kyles Athletic demonstrated that their title ambitions are not far-fetched by defeating Fort William 3-2.

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Formula 1

Shinty: Cup victory sets Bute up for tie with Skye

Bute lined up a Camanachd Cup date with Skye on Saturday by sending Caberfeidh crashing out of the competition 4-2 at the Meadows.

Shinty: Andrew Pearson hails 'massive' win for Oban at Kingussie

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.

Shinty: Free-scoring Kyles are up for challenge

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.

Shinty: Danny MacRae treble wiped out

A SECOND hat-trick in a fortnight from Newtonmore's Danny MacRae will count for nothing after snow forced the champions out of action.

Shinty: Gary Innes begins as he left off - with goals

Gary Innes admits he will be happy to play anywhere for Fort William after maintaining his free-scoring form with a double against Glenurquhart.

Shinty: Kilmallie and their small park are finally back in the big time

It's shinty time again and, in the little village of Caol in Lochaber, big things await.

Shinty: Champions' flying start

Champions Newtonmore got their defence of the title off to the best possible start yesterday, defeating Inveraray 6-2 in Argyll.

Shinty: Lewis is a caman island

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.

Shinty: Beauly braced for big crowd as Lovat Cup up for grabs

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.

Shinty: Keith Loades' workload ends term at Kinlochshiel

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.

Shinty: Scotland are edged out by Irish hurlers

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.

Shinty/Hurling: Irish retain the spoils after edging out shinty stars

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.

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