Shinty: Kilmallie disrupted by T in the Park

Kilmallie’s quest to survive in Shinty’s Orion Group Premiership has taken a knock thanks to a music festival.

The Caol outfit sit third bottom of the division and face Kingussie today knowing they must pick up points to avoid the drop to North Division One.

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However, four key players – Peter MacIntyre, Michael Rodger, Ewen Stoddart and Marak Graham –will not play as they are at Kinross for the T in the Park music festival.

Furthermore, Ross Lavin is on holiday, leaving the Canal Park management with a patchwork squad. “It is a big blow, but we will just have to get on with it,” said co-boss Lachie Innes.

It is also a major day in the cups. Glenurquhart face Fort William for a place in the Artemis Macaulay Cup final. In the other semi-final, Inveraray play Oban Camanachd.