'Caman' over to Oban for an all-Argyll final

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12 Sep 2012 - 13:01

FOR shinty fans, all roads will lead to Oban’s Mossfield Park this Saturday as it gears up for this year’s Scottish Hydro Camanachd Cup final.

It’s always an exciting event but, for Argyll fans, this year’s cup final promises to be even more enthralling – with two local teams battling on home territory for shinty’s most prestigious trophy.

In the first all-South final to be held in the South area in several years, Kyles Athletic and Inveraray will meet at Mossfield on Saturday 15 September, with the throw-up at 2.30pm.

Argyll and Bute Council staff have been working hard to prepare the field for the big match, which is expected to attract hundreds of spectators as well as a substantial television audience.

Council leader Roddy McCuish is among those anticipating an exciting game. He said: “Argyll and Bute has a long tradition of shinty. To have two South teams in a Camanachd Cup final played in the South is a historic and memorable event.

“Both the Argyll teams involved, Kyles Athletic and Inveraray, have worked hard to come this far and it is bound to be an exciting game. Mossfield is the ideal place to hold such a showcase event and, along with many others, I am looking forward to a great day’s shinty.”