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SHINTY - Daniel Grieve hopes Camanachd Cup win not once in a lifetime with Lovat as they prepare for semi final with Kyles Athletic in Fort William


By Will Clark

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DANIEL Grieve says players at Lovat who won the Camanachd Cup in 2015 hope it was not a once in a lifetime experience.

A challenge between Daniel Grieve (Lovat) and Savio Genini (Kingussie). Kingussie v Lovat in the Artemis MacAulay Cup semi final (North), played at Braeview, Beauly.
A challenge between Daniel Grieve (Lovat) and Savio Genini (Kingussie). Kingussie v Lovat in the Artemis MacAulay Cup semi final (North), played at Braeview, Beauly.

The Kiltarlity outfit will face Kyles Athletic at Fort William for a place in the Camanachd Cup final in the semi final clash on Saturday.

Grieve was captain when Lovat lifted the Camanachd Cup for the third time in the club’s history back in 2015.

Since then, Lovat have reached three of the last five Camanachd Cup finals, losing twice to Newtonmore as well as suffering a 3–1 defeat to Kinlochshiel last season.

The 31-year-old wing back says the club want to lift the sport’s most famous prize, saying defeats in three of the last five finals is something they want to put right.

“Last year was a sore one,” he admitted.

“Every year at Lovat we are pushing to win the Camanachd Cup.

“After the hurt from last year, our aim at the start of the season was to get to the final.

“Now we are looking to produce the goods on Saturday and get there.

“Winning the Camanachd Cup is the highlight of my career, as the competition is the top of the game which everyone aspires to.

“We want to make sure we don’t just win it once, we want the name on the trophy a few times.

“But we need to up our game on final day.

“We don’t want to be known as a team who could only do it once.

“For our generation, we want to be known as a multiple Camanachd Cup final winning team.”

The Camanachd Cup could be Lovat’s final chance of winning silverware this season. They were knocked out of the Macaulay Cup semi final after going down 1–0 to Kingussie last week.

Lovat are 12 points behind Kingussie in the Premiership but have four games in hand.

However, Grieve says the Camanachd Cup might be their best opportunity to win a trophy in 2022.

“We only play Kingussie once more in the Premiership this season and we would rely on other teams in the league.

“The Camanachd Cup is still in our own hands and our aim is to take care of business ourselves.”


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