shinty

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shinty,

a game originating in 17th cent. Scotland, in which opposing teams of 12 players each attempt to knock a small ball through their opponent's goal, or hail, using sticks similar to though smaller than those used in field hockey. The game is played outdoors on a field that is 140 to 200 yd (128–183 m) long and 70 to 100 yd (64–91 m) wide. A match is divided into two 45-min halves. It is also called shinny.

shinty

(US and Canadian), shinny
a simple form of hockey of Scottish origin played with a ball and sticks curved at the lower end
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Shinty enthusiasts hope the broadcaster will now give their stickwielding figure the same treatment in the run-up to the Camanachd final in September.
Dr Hugh Dan MacLennan, of the Camanachd Association, said shinty was played by Scots who went to England to find work.
He played in six Camanachd Cup finals for the club - the last in 2010, when they lifted the trophy for a fourth successive season.
Russell Jones, president of Kingussie Shinty Club, says they will never forget the men of the 1914 Camanachd Cupwinning team and is delighted they are being honoured for their bravery.
And Thain hopes he can add another gong in front of the TV at An Aird in the 96th Camanachd Cup Final.
Mi-fhortanach, ach tha beagan de astar aig camanachd Leodhais ri dhol fhathast.
Newtonmore matchwinner Glen MacKintosh can't remember the goal that won the club their 31st Camanachd Cup yesterday - but it will live on in the memories of the fans.
UPDATE FORMER Ross County player Steven MacDonald is hoping Newtonmore's experience will give them an edge in the Camanachd Cup Final.
Lovat history-maker Kevin Bartlett hailed keeper Stuart MacDonald as the best he has ever seen as the Kiltarlity side lifted the Scottish Hydro Camanachd Cup yesterday.
FORMER Ross County player Steven MacDonald is hoping Newtonmore's experience of high-pressure ties will give them the edge in today's Camanachd Cup Final.
And next weekend he'll be back on the goal trail - playing for shinty side Lovat in their first Camanachd Cup Final for 62 years.
In the Valerie Fraser Camanachd Cup Final at An Aird, Lochaber defeated Skye 4-2 with Kirsty Delaney netting all four of the Spean Bridge side's goals.