Camanachd Leòdhais will get the chance to finally start the islands’ home shinty season today (Saturday, May 17) with the visit of Caberfeidh to Shawbost.
Lewis have been left idle for three weeks due to their Homecoming fixture against Strathspey being a walkover as Grantown on Spey side failed to raise a team. Na Leòdhasaich received the points but were disappointed not to get some play in front of their supporters. However, this should have allowed players such as Andrew Murray Macdonald, Kenny ‘Duffy’ Murray and Daniel ‘Gaga’ Gallagher, who had injuries or had taken knocks in previous games, to recover.
Iain ‘Diablo’ Sinclair can call on a strong squad and will be determined to achieve a positive result. The fixture at Castle Leod between the two Ross-shire sides saw a dominant first half performance from Lewis which did not translate into goals, and the Cabers were relieved to come away with a 2-0 victory. Lewis still have a chance of reaching the top three, but need a good string of home results. Home form has been an issue for Lewis ever since league entry, but a Fortress Shawbost strategy has been in place since the start of the season and hopefully this will filter into the players’ psyche.
The match will refereed by Martin “Toad” MacLean, which should result in a robust but free flowing game which will be a treat for the home support. Make sure you head along and support the Dubh is Gorm this afternoon, throw-up 2.30pm.
Youth shinty training continues every Saturday morning in Stornoway and the club is looking for more youngsters between 8 & 14 to come along - more details call 01851 701521