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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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MacIntyre's father Dougie manages Oban Celtic shinty club, and the 22-year-old admitted he will back in training come Tuesday night.
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Scotland's under-17s shinty squad for next week's tour of Ireland has been named.
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