Eight teams (pictured above) were in Portree last Saturday to take part in an excellent day’s competition for the national primary girls indoor shinty competition.
Four teams from Skye — Portree, South End, Bracadale and Dunvegan — were joined by three who had made the long journey from Ardnamurchan, and one who had travelled from Grantown-on-Spey.
At the end of the group stages it was the four Skye teams who progressed to the semi-finals. But there had been little to separate the teams in many of the games, and the travelling contingent made a huge contribution on what was an encouraging day for the women’s game.
In the semi-finals, South End made it through against Dunvegan, while Portree edged a determined Bracadale side 3-1 thanks to two late goals.
Bracadale won the third and fourth place play-off before the final, which was a repeat of the local competition held last month. The outcome was the same, too, with Portree — 3-2 winners in the Skye tournament — scoring from their first attack before going on to claim a 5-1 victory.
Thanks were extended to Sarah Ross, the active schools co-ordinator, for organising the competition, and to members of the Skye Ladies shinty team who helped to referee.