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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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The stunning silver Camanachd trophy was made in Edinburgh by jewellers Hamilton & Inches and has a scene from the 1896 final engraved on its body.
The event includes the Challenge Cup final between Inverness and Lovat and is followed at 4pm by the Valerie Fraser Camanachd Cup final between Badenoch and Skye.
James MacPherson's last-minute goal earned Glenurquhart a 3-3 draw with Skye Camanachd in the Mowi National Division.
Dr Hugh Dan MacLennan, of the Camanachd Association, said shinty was played by Scots who went to England to find work.
A magician will be part of a range of music and entertainment to be staged in a special Kids Zone area at An Aird Stadium before Newtonmore and Oban Camanachd take the field on September 14.
Oban Camanachd will face Kyles Athletic in the semis, after they overcame Kingussie 4-3 on penalties in their replay at Tighnabruaich.
On Saturday morning, Duncan had posted on social media: "Camanachd Cup day - it doesn't get any better."
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.
The postponement of Newtonmore's game with Kinlochshiel at Balmacara was a relief to the four players who were a booking away from missing the Camanachd final.
Daniel MacVicar's brace and strikes from Daniel MacCuish and Willie Neilson gave Oban Camanachd a 4-0 victory over Lochaber.
Seo a-nis an seachdamh seisean aig Camanachd Leodhais anns an lig.'S iad a tha gaisgeil, balaich an iomain agus iad a' leantainn duthchas le durachd.
The Tulloch Homes Camanachd Cup final is staged at An Aird the same day but Kings, a point behind champions Newtonmore but with a game in hand, are desperate to catch-up on one of their six remaining fixtures.