The prestigious Scottish Hydro Camanachd Cup is shinty's blue riband event and 2011's final between Newtonmore and Kingussie at Inverness' Bught Park, promises a spectacular battle. It has been contested since 1896 and the final moves venue each year.
Shinty (Camanachd in Celtic) is the ancient Gaelic game of Scotland, fast, furious and fairly dangerous, played with 12 men to a side, a ball and slightly curved sticks (caman). Seemingly a derivative of Irish hurling, it is akin to modern hockey or lacrosse.
Recent changes have seen shinty teams vote against playing through the winter and adopt a summer season schedule. There are various cups and leagues running throughout the season.
Camanachd Cup Final Information
Sep 2013 (annual)
Bught Park, Bught Park Rd, Inverness, IV3 5SS
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