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- A full programme of heavy athletics and shinty is on offer too, with a fireworks display providing a spectacular climax.
- The village's affinity with the hard, uncompromising game of shinty is hardly surprising, for this is an area where most of the men work in hard, uncompromising professions.
- Also, unlike shinty, hurling is a geographically inclusive game.
- He also still enjoys playing golf and shinty on occasion, a pastime shared with his half-brother.
- They are as different as rugby union and rugby league, shinty and hurling, Test match and one-day cricket.
- Putting aside spectator interest, in some ways the sport of shinty is approaching if not a crossroads, then certainly a fork in the path.
- Some Saturdays in Oban could see more home games than there are shinty pitches to accommodate them.
- The ancient Scottish sport of shinty is set to be featured in New York during Tartan Week in April, with a match mooted for Central Park.
- The sports club also have sections playing tennis, squash, archery and shinty.
- A composite set of rules has been drawn up to enable shinty players and their camogie - playing Irish counterparts to compete in what it is hoped will become an annual international.
- They are certainly becoming all the rage and where the Scottish Premier League has led, the indigenous sport of shinty has not been slow to follow.
- It makes you wonder how shinty has survived as an organised sport for the last 120 years.
- Ross has the demeanour of a superstar but the wee game of shinty cannot give him the context he truly deserves.
- It was here that the Gaelic tongue first arrived in the fourth century - and with it came that form of the stick game which has evolved into the modern sport of shinty.
- Many commentators labour under the illusion that shinty is a team game.
- However, in today's shinty world, a game can mean a trip from north of Inverness to Bute and back - a whole day away and not a penny in return.
- Take Scottish shinty and Irish hurling and divvy up a fair compromise to create a composite set of rules incorporating both traditions finer points.
- Critics also claim that staging shinty in summer thrusts the game into competition with other sports.
- We've seen how things turned out for Scotland's national football manager; matters are organised no differently in the more modest context that is Scottish shinty.
- Skye are the sleeping giant of Scottish shinty.
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