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Ross-shire pupils from Tain, Gairloch and Ullapool enjoy return of Cuach na Cloinne football event in Inverness

By Federica Stefani

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Pupils from all over the Highlands enjoyed the Cuach na Cloinne competition.
Pupils from all over the Highlands enjoyed the Cuach na Cloinne competition.

Highland Council Gaelic Medium pupils were delighted to welcome ‘Cuach na Cloinne’ back in the area after being in abeyance for over 2 years.

The regional heats of the national five-a-side competition took place at the Bught Park Inverness, during early May.

Gaelic medium P4-7 pupils from schools including, Craighill in Tain, Gairloch, Ullapool and Inverness took part. This year many more girls participated than in previous years competitions, and this included three girls’ teams from Bun-sgoil Ghàidhlig Inbhir Nis (BSGI).

The final game of the day proved to be an extremely tight finish between Craighill and BSGI pupils, with BSGI winning through to the finals which will be held on Wednesday, June 1 in Inverness.

Lena Walker, education support officer said: “The pupils played well and really enjoyed the day. On behalf of the Highland Council’s Gaelic Team we would like to extend our considerable thanks to the coaches, parents, and school staff. Thanks also go to Comunn na Gàidhlig who organise and manage Cuach na Cloinne with support from Highland Council’s Gaelic Team.”

Marina Mhoireach, Comunn na Gàidhlig said: “The Highland regional round of Cuach na Cloinne, was another excellent day in this year’s competition. The level of talent, sportsmanship, excitement and Gaelic were all very high, and it is a joy to be able to provide young people and schools these opportunities again. We look forward to seeing all finalists again at the finals in June!”

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