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Poem -celebrating Kinlochshiel's winning the 2017 Marine Harvest Premiership title

A few lines to celebrate Kinlochshiel winning the Marine Harvest Premiership, 2017🌞⚾️👍🍸!!

Poem composed by Duncan Ferguson, (retired Rector (& head of shinty!) Plockton High School)

Campione, campione – Shiel have won the league!  

Campione, campione was the cry that filled the air

Kinlochshiel are shinty champions – and they won it fair and square

The crowds had gone to Oban – the triumph was complete

The buses flooded southwards – it was hard to find a seat

From Glenelg, Plockton, Achmore, Inverinate, Dornie, Glenshiel and Kyle

The loyal fans assembled to cheer for Shiel in style

The goals were slow in coming till Jordan found the net

Then Keith as always was on song – accompli was the fait

A season full of victories had now reached all its glory

To add to the Macaulay Cup – one big successful story

So Scott Kennedy the skipper and goalkeeper sublime

Picked up that well won trophy for the very first time

The tactics and hard training led by the coaches and manager Johnston Gill

You could see it on their faces – such joy and what a thrill

As all the squad got medals for all that they had done

Realisation was just dawning of the premiership they’d won

 

So well done to all at Kirkton who play the noble game

The top team now in Scotland – what renown and fame

This is a marquee victory for camanachd players in the west

They have beaten Newtonmore, Kingussie and all of the rest

Kyles were the nearest rivals in this two horse race to the top

But could not hold a caman to the boys who will soon play nearer the Balmacara shop (!)

 

After 60 years of history this great club has surely earned its spurs

And any true shinty follower will say that he concurs

We remember all the stalwarts who worked so hard in years gone by

Bert and many others – we praise them to the sky

 

So to this team of 2017 – we raise our glass and say

You have brought us shinty honour for this and many a day!

 

Campione, campione! Yes, Shiel have won the league

 

Slàinte mhòr ‘s math a rinn sibh!

 

Duncan Ferguson

8.10.17

 

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