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Ross derby to be first shinty match at new pitch


By Will Clark


KINLOCHSHIEL will take to the field at their new home for the first time when they face Caberfeidh.

Finlay Macrae (Kinlochshiel) and Daniel Grieve (Lovat).Lovat v Kinlochshiel in the first round of the cottages.com MacTavish Cup, played at Balgate, Kiltarlity.
Finlay Macrae (Kinlochshiel) and Daniel Grieve (Lovat).Lovat v Kinlochshiel in the first round of the cottages.com MacTavish Cup, played at Balgate, Kiltarlity.

The Ross-shire derby will be the first match to take place at the club’s new pitch at Reraig.

The game will herald a new era for Kinlochshiel and the culmination for four years work and a six-figure sum to create the pitch.

Kinlochshiel’s 4-1 win at Kyles Athletic moved them into third place four points behind leaders Kingussie.

But with four games remaining and having played three games more, manager Johnston Gill says their title challenge is already over.

But he is determined their season ends on a high.

Caberfeidh’s Craig Morrison completes his hat-trick to make it 5 - 5 in extra time.Newtonmore v Caberfeidh in the Tulloch Homes Camanachd Cup semi final, played at The Bught, Inverness.
Caberfeidh’s Craig Morrison completes his hat-trick to make it 5 - 5 in extra time.Newtonmore v Caberfeidh in the Tulloch Homes Camanachd Cup semi final, played at The Bught, Inverness.

Caber are set to miss several key players.

Brothers Blair and Craig Morrison will miss the game due to their sister’s wedding which Scotland international Kevin Bartlett will also be attending.

Cabers will be looking to bounce back from their heartbreaking 7–5 Camanachd Cup semi final defeat against Newtonmore last weekend.

Read more in this weekend's Ross-shire Journal



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