On Monday 20th May, a group of 5-7s went to a Shinty developer to see if we were good enough to go to the tournament in Fort William and I think we got through. I really enjoyed it. We did different types of drills; passing drill, shooting and speed it was fun. We had a tiny break then we started to play a game at the very end and we had a massive game and it was 8 minutes a half. The developer said I was really good at dribbling with both sides of the stick. The best thing was the different drills i feel so much confident than I was before about Shinty. I have learned how you hold your stick in the ready position. In one of the drills we hold the stick on the ready position and the hit the ball on one of the sides. It was awesome but it was wooden sticks so if you hit someone in the shins it would really hurt badly.
There was a shinty tournament on Islay at Bowmore high school on the 24th of Febuary. Schools from around Islay came to the shinty tournament. It was a great turnout. There were heats and then there was a final. Our Port Ellen team won it for the 10th time in a row, and the Port Ellen younger team won their group as well. So it was a good tournament over all for Port Ellen as we took both of the trophies home and were very proud of it. It was very fun and was a good challenge for us. We want to thank all the people that prepared it and we thank all the people that came to the event.
By Ewan and Robbie
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…
4.Port Charlotte 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!
On Sunday 25th February it was the Shinty Tounament. We had to be there by Quarter to twelve and it started at twelve o’clock. The p6/7 went to the big hall and the 45 had to go to the wee hall i was at the wee hall, and the first teams to play were bowmore and the port ellen team the super sweeper and i got hit in the arm by a stick. The scores were 1-1.