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 edinburghlocalmod.co.uk, 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 faberdour@gmail.com 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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Sport at its best, for youngsters, for life

Camanachd Dhun Eideann badge - colour for website homepageShinty is sport as it ought to be… physical, fast, fun, health-building, and rooted in the community.

Welcome to our site. We are Camanachd Dhùn-Èideann, Edinburgh’s youth shinty club. Come along and be part of Scotland’s top sport of shinty!

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Meadows Festival Shinty!

Shinty will feature all weekend at the 2019 Meadows Festival on Saturday 1st and Sunday 2nd June.

This year, we invite all clubs with a youth section to compete for the Hope Park Cup, an under-14 sixes tournament on Sunday 2nd June. Throw up will be around 11 am.

A Full Weekend

There will be Men’s and Women’s full major league matches involving our local side Tayforth, as well as Primary and High School Trophy competitions, come and try, fun shinty challenges for everyone, community shinty and an information stall. Plus the usual Festival music stages, hundreds of stalls, and other activities.

Meadows Festival Shinty 2017

Training Sessions 2019

All training sessions have now resumed. Regular training times are as follows:

Saturday open sessions on the Meadows at 10.30/11.00 am

10.30 – 11.30   Development (P1-3, and newer players)
11.00 – 12.30   Intermediate/advanced (up to high school)

Friday sessions in Pilrig Park/Taobh na Pàirce Primary, 12.30-1.30 pm, P1-P7

Look out for Monday Night training on the Meadows for more experienced and High School players starting soon.

Active Schools Sessions

Wednesday, on-campus at James Gillespie’s High School
S1-S6, from 3.40 – 5pm
p4-7 in cluster schools, from 5 – 6pm.

JGPS only, P3-7, Mondays 8 – 8.40 am – meet on the Links from 7.45 am.



Central Scotland and other fixtures take place year-round at both primary and secondary level. The next competitions will take place as follows.


Taynuilt sixes (South of Scotland Primary School Championships):  Sun 12th May.

CSYSA Outdoor Round 5:  Sun 19th May, venue/time TBC

Primary shinty programme (TBC) at the Meadows Festival  Sat/Sun 1st-2nd June

High School

S3/under Development Tournament: Sun 28th April, Uddingston

Under-14 Hope Park Cup (sixes), Sun 2nd June, at the Meadows Festival


Clothing and Equipment

Club training strips are available in all sizes, and are available at our offer price for first-time buyers. Speak to Jamie at Saturday training or contact us for details of how to order, sizes, etc.

Club hoodies, beanie hats, club water bottles, and other items are also available to purchase at great prices. Jamie has samples and can take orders. We now also have a stock of children’s and adult camans. Shin-guards and balls available too.


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