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MacRae wants to see Kinlochshiel back among the top of shinty in 2020


By Will Clark

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Finlay MacRae says Kinlochshiel’s 2020 vision is to be among the top shinty clubs again after a disappointing 2019.

The Reraig outfit finished in the bottom half of the Premiership for the first time since 2015, ending the campaign in sixth place.

The 34-year-old full-centre says the squad know that last season wasn’t good enough after winning the Premiership in 2017 and the Macaulay Cup in 2018.

Finlay MacRae wearing the new Scotland shinty/hurling international series shirt unveiled at Culloden. Picture: Neil Paterson
Finlay MacRae wearing the new Scotland shinty/hurling international series shirt unveiled at Culloden. Picture: Neil Paterson

But as they prepare for the new season with a friendly against Fort William tomorrow, MacRae is confident they can improve from performances last year.

“We underperformed as it was a disappointing year for us all,” he said.

“It wasn’t good enough.

“We had a few injuries in what was a small squad at the start and we struggled to recover from that.

“It did get better as the season went on, but it was a bad year and we have not had one of them in a while.”

He added: “Hopefully that was our one to get it out of the way.

“This season we will look to hit the ground running.”

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