Congratulations to Kingussie Camanachd Club from everyone at the Camanachd Association.
Kingussie won the Mowi Premiership for the first time in a decade after beating Kilmallie 1-4 at Canal Park on Saturday. The pitch underwent a pre-match inspection but thankfully for King’s it was deemed fit to play. The Badenoch side, who have been so impressive this season, would’ve had their hearts in their mouths when Kilmallie struck the first goal of the game in the 13th minute. The number 13 is unlucky for some – not for Kingussie though as 13 minutes later they equalised through Savio Genini, 1-1 and the nerves looked to have settled.
That point was emphasised as Roddy Young scored 2 minutes before the interval to put Kingussie 2-1 up at half-time. All Kingussie had to do then was hold on to the lead, in typical Kingussie style though, they added another 2 goals in the second half, Genini celebrated his international selection in style scoring in the 64th minute and taking his tally to 18 Mowi Premiership goals for the season. Young helped himself to a 2nd as well and is hotly-tipped to make the Under 21s National Squad, which will be announced later this week.
In a recent interview with the Camanachd Association, Genini underlined the importance of winning the league to Kingussie,
“SG: If it were to happen it could be massive, it keeps everyone interested from First team to Primary level and right through to the supporters, something we have not had the luxury of in a long time.”
Kingussie are the youngest team to ever win the Mowi Premiership and have the potential to build upon this success over the coming years. An interview with Kingussie manager John Gibson will follow later in the week.