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Two new signings in the door at Kinlochshiel ahead of new shinty season

By Will Clark

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Kinlochshiel have boosted their squad ahead of the new shinty season with new signings.

Ruaridh MacDonald, who played with Glengarry in North Division One, has signed for the Reraig club this season.

Ruaridh MacDonald (left) has joined Kinlochshiel from Glengarry. Picture: Neil Paterson
Ruaridh MacDonald (left) has joined Kinlochshiel from Glengarry. Picture: Neil Paterson

While Oliver MacRae has rejoined Kinlochshiel after playing at Glasgow Mid Argyll during 2019.

Manager Johnston Gill said it has strengthened his squad to have both players committing to the club ahead of the 2020 campaign.

“It is a big boost to have Oliver back at the club,” said Gill.

“Ruaridh trained with us during midweek last season and played with Glengarry at the weekend in the league, but now he wants to join us full time."

“He will be a good player for us and in the friendlies he has looked the part.

“Having those two players adds to our squad as what held us back last season was we didn’t have a big enough squad.”

“We had players that retired last season who could have changed a game.

“But we are happy with the calibre of players we have brought in.”

Goalkeeper Josh Grant who joined from Beauly last season has committed his future to the club.

Gill is aiming for the club to improve from last season after finishing in a disappointing sixth place.

“Our first prioirty is to remain in the Premiership and it will be a tough season,” he said.

“Teams will take points off each other and how we do in the cups depends on the draw.

“We could end up with a hard game and be out or get an easy draw that will build confidence.”

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