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RGU Women's team - McHue and Porter trophy winners

Wednesday the 20th February saw the annual Scottish Universities tournaments taking place in St Andrews.


The McHue and Porter tournament for female players was won by a very impressive Robert Gordon University side, who didn't lose a game all day, and won in the final versus Strathclyde University by 3 goals to 0. The McHue and Porter trophy was presented by Jess Burrows from Scottish Student Sport, to the winning RGU captain, Aoife Tangney. Impressively, this was the 3rd time in a row that this competition has been won by RGU.

The men's tournament was also hotly contested throughout, with Edinburgh University and Strathclyde University eventually emerging as the finalists. The two sides, both full of Premier and National league experience, had already played out a 0-0 draw in the group stages earlier in the day, so were extremely evenly matched.

 However, it was Edinburgh who emerged victorious in the final, with a very well deserved 2-0 win, which saw them lift the famous Littlejohn trophy for the first time since 2014, and broke the Strathclyde dominance in the competition since then.

Edinburgh captain, Duncan Gorman received the Littlejohn trophy on behalf of his teammates, to round off what was an excellent day of Shinty all round.

Special thanks to St Andrews sports facility for hosting us, and to Ross Brown and Niamh Donnelly who organised and delivered the event, as well as the freshers competition and universities international match, at the tail end of 2018. 

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