The North emerged as the winners in both the U-17 Camanachd Association and U-14 Fraser MacPhee Memorial Cup games today (Sunday 1st October 2017) in Fort William. Despite the challenging conditions all the players provided evidence of the high caliber of young players we have in the sport at the moment.
The U-17 game was a very closely contested game with the North eventually coming out on top by 3 goals to 1 against the South squad led by captain (Daniel MacCuish (Oban Camanachd). The North captain Calum MacDougal (Kilmallie) was presented with the Cup by Willie MacDonald the CA Youth Director.
North: Dylan Borthwick (Kingussie) - Martin Pringle (Skye) - Victor Smith (Fort William)
South: Lewis Buchannan (Oban Camanchd)
The Fraser MacPhee Memorial Cup was won very convincingly by the North 11 goals to 2 but the young South Squad, led by captain Neilly MacNaughton (Dunoon), battled hard and will have learned a lot from the game. The North captain Michael Slimon (Kingussie) was presented with the Cup by Fraser MacPhee's mother Rosemary MacPhee.
North: Max Campbell (Lochaber) - Euan MacCormick (Beauly) - Taylor Matheson 2 (Skye) - Declan Brannan 2 (Newtonmore) - Michael Slimmon 2 (Kingussie) - Ross MacKinnon 2 (Inverness)
South: Ross Campbell (Oban Camanachd) - Gregor MacDonald (Oban Camanachd)
The Camanachd Association would like to express its grateful thanks to:
Event sponsors: Rosemary & Duncan MacPhee - Highland Council
Match Officials: Deek Cameron - Iain Kennedy - George MacKay
Hosts: Fort William Shinty Club Catering and Facilities personnel.
Coaches: North U14 Iain Borthwick & Dallas Young (Kingussie) - South U14 Alan MacKechnie (Oban Camanachd) - North U-17 David Pringle (Skye) - South U17 Brian MacNaughton (Col Glen/Dunoon)
All the Players, Parents & Supporters