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Televised Shinty Matches on BBC ALBA

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The Camanachd Association are delighted to confirm that agreement has been reached with MG ALBA on the shinty matches which they will broadcast later this year.

Both Tulloch Homes Camanachd Cup Semi Finals as well as the Artemis Macaulay Cup Final and the WCA Mowi Valerie Fraser Camanachd Cup Final will be broadcast on BBC ALBA.

In addition, the Tulloch Homes Camanachd Cup Final will be broadcast live on BBC Scotland on 17th September.

The matches to be covered are

•          Tulloch Homes Camanachd Cup Semi Final Lovat v Kyles Athletic at An Aird, Fort William on Saturday 6th Aug, 16.05 Throw Up

•          Tulloch Homes Camanachd Cup Semi Final Kingussie v Oban Camanachd at An Aird, Fort William on Sunday 14th Aug, 16.05 Throw Up

•          Artemis Macaulay Cup Final – Kingussie / Lovat v Oban Camanachd / Kyles Athletic at Mossfield Park, Oban on Sunday 21st Aug, 14.05 Throw Up

•          WCA Mowi Valerie Fraser Camanachd Cup Final – Badenoch / Aberdour v Skye / Glasgow Mid Argyll at the Eilan, Newtonmore on Saturday 3rd Sep, 16.05 Throw Up

Camanachd Association President Steven MacKenzie said:

“The Camanachd Association realise that Sunday fixtures are something new for shinty but because of other commitments MG ALBA could not televise all the games scheduled on a Saturday.

“The Camanachd Association Board agreed unanimously that it was important to maximise the number of games being televised, necessitating two Sunday fixtures.

“We’d like to thank the sponsors, the clubs involved and the Macaulay Association for their co-operation.

“This agreement is for the 2022 season only, and a full review will be carried out to identify the positives and negatives of playing on a Sunday.”

Camanachd Association Competitions Director Burton Morrison said:

“Television coverage of major games is vitally important for shinty as it takes the sport into areas out with the traditional shinty communities.

“It also allows matches to be seen by supporters who, for a variety of reasons, may be unable to travel to the venue.

“We are extremely grateful to MG ALBA for their continuing commitment to shinty, despite the pressures coming from other sports.

“It is also important to recognise the co-operation of competition sponsors and competing clubs in agreeing to the scheduling of these televised matches this year.”

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