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Kiltarlity primary school Tomnacross wins top shinty award after dominant 2023 season


By Will Clark

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Representatives from Tomnacross Primary School received the award from the Camanachd Association.
Representatives from Tomnacross Primary School received the award from the Camanachd Association.

TOMNACROSS Primary School were among the major winners at the Camanachd Association Awards when their shinty team received the Gary Innes Award for School of the Year Award.

The Kiltarlity school received the award after a successful 2023 season, with the highlights including winning the MacKay Cup, North Shinty World Cup, and the Tulloch Homes Primaries Cup.

There was also success for Beauly Shinty Club when they received the Mowi Award for Innovation and Strathglass Shinty Club received the Mowi Award for Social Responsibility.

Beauly Shinty Club awards
Beauly Shinty Club awards

Jim Barr from Glenurquhart was also recognised when he won the Mowi Service to Women’s Shinty Award.

Robert Mabon from Kingussie was named Mowi National Player of the Year.

Glen MacKintosh from Newtonmore won the North Area Leagues Player of the Year and Ryan Craig won the South Area Leagues Player of the Year Award.

The full list of 2023 winners is:

Coach Awards

Mowi National Coach of the Year – Ally Ferguson (Lochaber)

Mowi North Area Leagues Coach of the Year – Duncan MacIntyre (Lewis

Camanachd)

Mowi South Area Leagues Coach of the Year – James Craig (Bute)

Player Awards

Mowi National Player of the Year – Robert Mabon (Kingussie)

Mowi North Area Leagues Player of the Year – Glen MacKintosh (Newtonmore)

Mowi South Area Leagues Player of the Year – Ryan Craig (Bute)

Club Award

Mowi Community Club of the Year – Kilmory / Dunadd

Women’s Camanachd Association Awards

Club Awards

Mowi National Division Club of the Year – Badenoch

Mowi Division 2 Club of the Year – Kinlochshiel

Mowi Club Development Award – Strathspey Camanachd

Coach Awards

Mowi National Division Coach of the Year – Scott Campbell and Iain Robinson

(Badenoch)

Mowi Division 2 Coach of the Year – Andrew MacKenzie (Kinlochshiel)

Player Awards

Mowi National Division Player of the Year – Caitlin Maclean (Skye Camanachd)

Mowi North Division 2 Player of the Year – Lorna MacRae (Kinlochshiel)

Mowi South Division 2 Player of the Year – Eilidh Cameron (Dunadd)

Service Awards

Mowi Service to Women’s Shinty Award – Scott Campbell (Badenoch)

Mowi Service to Women’s Shinty Award – Jim Barr (Glenurquhart)

Youth Awards

Mowi Youth Coach of the Year – Sean McQuarrie (Newtonmore)

Mowi U14 Player of the Year – Joe Coyle (Newtonmore)

Mowi U17 Player of the Year – Matthew Sloss (Oban Camanachd)

Donella Crawford Award for Youth and Schools – Graeme Mitchell

Gary Innes Award for Club of the Year (Youth Development) - Inveraray

Gary Innes Award for School of the Year (Youth Development) - Tomnacross

Referee Awards

Johnny “Ach” MacRae Quaich for Referee of the Year – Des McNulty

Emerging Referee of the Year – Jamie MacPherson

Volunteer Awards

William Paterson Salver for Volunteer of the Year – Douglas Luke (Glasgow Mid

Argyll)

Mowi Award for Social Responsibility – Strathglass

Mowi Award for Innovation – Beauly

Fair-play Awards

Fair Play Award – Ardnamurchan, Uddingston and Bute

Media Award

Media Award – Norman Strachan


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