Mod Challenge Cup Beckons

The Edinburgh Mod Challenge CupThis Saturday’s Edinburgh Local Mod will for the first time host the Mod Challenge Cup, which will be contested between under-14 teams from Edinburgh’s Camanachd Dhùn-Èideann and Meadowburn Shinty Club.

Throw-up will be just after 12 noon at Liberton High School. The day will be a great mix of traditional sport and Gaelic arts. All welcome. Further information from

There will also be an enticing exhibition, and taster sessions for young players to try out the sport during the morning. Come and join us!

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Easter holiday shinty festival in Cumbernauld for 5 to 14s

CCL youth shinty club are holding a fun shinty event in Greenfaulds High School, from 11th to 13th April. It is suitable for 14-year-olds and younger.

Participants at CCL shinty festival

The event will incorporate active fun games, skill development, and indoor 1st shinty for the under eights. Cost is £15.

Contact CCL at ccl.shinty@hotmail co uk, or on 07798 943 255, or contact us and we’ll e-mail a form.

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Club to play in summer 14-and-under league

The Camanachd Association has announced that the 14-and-under South Six-a-side development league dates are as follows for our Group (Group B):

Thursday 26th April – Round 1, to be hosted by Meadowburn
Friday 25th May – Round 2, to be hosted by ourselves
Tuesday 19th June – Round 3, to be hosted by CCL (note new date for this is now final).

The time is likely to be approximately 6.30 – 8.30 pm, with two pitches in use to allow all 5 teams to play each other within that time.

The Group winners will go on to play the winners of Groups A and C in Oban in August.

Edinburgh has a very strong complement of players for a sixes tournament, and should do well.

The club encourages anyone who has not played before to give this tournament a go because you will be supported by a pool of experienced players. (Eligibility: players who are 14 or younger on 1st July 2012, and players must be registered with the Camanachd Association. Anyone not registered who wishes to play, please contact us.)

Our teams have learnt the skills and improved hugely since they started competing together, and this should be a great opportunity for the players to show just what they can achieve as Camanachd Dhùn-Èideann!

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Edinburgh finish a good 5th

Despite this being Edinburgh’s first season in regional competition, our 14-and-under team finished 5th, just a few points behind the 3rd and 4th-placed teams, in the CSYSA winter league.

Final league table - u14 & u17 CSYSA winter league

Great effort by all players!

We are now looking ahead to the under-14 sixes over the summer months, where the team should be able to build on what has been achieved.

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Edinburgh Mod Challenge Cup

Edinburgh’s local children’s Mod, an exciting all-day festival of traditional Scottish Gaelic Arts, will this year host the first Edinburgh Mod Shinty Challenge Cup.

Taking place on Saturday 21st April, in the superb new Liberton High School facilities, the event is expected to attract many hundreds of participants, audience and officials from Edinburgh and beyond. This will include Gaelic speakers, learners, and instrumental musicians, including substantial piping and clarsach sections.

Apart from the decider between an Edinburgh youth squad and the top invited team to take home this prestigious trophy, there will be introductory sessions to try out the sport, as well as an exhibition.

The day is an unmissable opportunity to experience home-grown Scottish culture at its best, with the main stage showcasing some of Scotland’s top traditional youth choirs, youth folk groups, soloists, drama and instrumentalists. An enjoyable day for eveyone, and this year with the added excitement of Scotland’s oldest, most thrilling sport.

More information about the Mod is available at, and updates will be released in the near future.

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Aberdour Women’s Shinty ‘Come and Try’ in Edinburgh

Aberdour are hosting a fun Camogie/Shinty session on Sunday 26th February in Holyrood Park, Edinburgh 12.30 till 2.30pm (with an opportunity to watch Scotland v France rugby afterwards at 3 pm.)

This is suitable for girls of all ages who have never tried shinty before, plus good fun for all the existing team as well. The session will include a taste of camogie (women’s hurling) as well as shinty.

Aberdour has 2 women’s teams who compete in the Women’s National League and also South Division 1, and many players are Edinburgh-based. Consequently the club holds weekly training sessions in both Aberdour and Edinburgh.

Contact for more details. New players are welcome to join the club at any stage. Girls, why not have a go at Scotland’s national and traditional sport!

Abedour women's team pose for a photo in the goal


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First Competitive Season for our Club

Camanachd Dhùn-Èideann youth shinty club started regularly fielding teams in regional competitions in October 2011, at P7-and-under and 14-and-under age groups.

This is a brilliant achievement on the part of players and supporters. The primary kids took part in every single round of the winter indoor league at various venues around central Scotland, and also competed in the Qualifier for the National Finals.

The 14-and-under team have also played in every round of the Central Scotland league, and some of our older players also got match experience at 17-and-under.

For a first season, both teams have played superbly, recording good results against seasoned opposition. Most importantly, the outings have been greatly enjoyable, and we look forward to the remainder of the season, and the new season ahead with great expectation.

Camanachd Dhùn-Èideann under-14s, Renfrew

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