On Sunday 25th February, Port Ellen went to Islay High School,to play a Shinty Tournament, against Bowmore and Port Charlotte. There was a P4/5 league and a P6/7 league, each playing in a different part of the school.  Our team were in the P4/5 one, and matches were 6 minutes long.

We had a great time,in my team there was Maisie in goal, Jodie and Abbie in Defence, but Abbie sometimes went up, and scored some fabulous goals. I(Harry)was in midfield and Alicia was up-front.

These are our scores(If my memory serves me…)

Super Sweepers(Our team)1-1Mario team(Port Charlotte)
Shinty Strikers(Also from Port Ellen)0-8Bowmore 1(Bowmore)
Super Sweepers0-1Bowmore 2(Bowmore)
Mario team1-3Shinty Strikers
Super Sweepers2-2Bowmore 1
Shinty Strikers4-0Bowmore 2
Shinty Strikers1-3Super Sweepers
Shinty Strikers3-2Port Charllote 2
Super Sweepers3-0Port Charlotte

And we all really enjoyed ourselves.

At the end of it the people who organized it read out the league,also they said that the top 2 play a final,this is the league…

1.Bowmore 1
2.Super Sweepers
3.Mario team
4.Port Charlotte 2
5.Shinty Strikers
6.Bowmore 2

The top 2 were Bowmore & Super Sweepers,so we were in the FINAL!!
The Final was really hard, we were doing really badly at half time,as it was 3-1 to Bowmore. But Alicia added another goal in the second half,where we played a lot bettter,but in the ending seconds, Bowmore scored.  Well done Bowmore!

It was Bowmore4-2OPort Ellen, we had come second,but overall we had a wonderful time. Meanwhile in the other hall, Port Ellen were doing rather well, although P4/5’s were only back for one game and the final, we thought it must have been very interesting.

When Miss Ramsey read out the scores I was amazed Port Ellen’s team Spiderpigs were third, The Jimmy Brigade, also from Port Ellen were second and the team in first were The Bullseye Boys from Port Ellen!

We had a great time overall,and many thanks to Miss Ramsey for organizing the tournament.


  1. Shinty is a bit like field hockey, but a bit more wild as you can hit on both sides of the stick. We have to wear helmets, I imagine it might be a bit like ice hockey, although not as fast and physical!

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