The Taynuilt Six-a-side Tournament
Monday, June 24th, 2013 at 1:47PM
The South of Scotland Primary School Championships took place last Sunday , 23rd June at Taynuilt Playing Fields with 19 teams entering the competition hoping to be crowned Champions for their age group.
The group stages got under way just shortly after 11am with a strong Kyles contingent stating their intent from the off, winning both their games in the respective P7 and P5 sections. The Primary 7 sections were closely fought with Kyles and Strachur progressing from League 1 and Taynuilt and Inveraray having to play-off to decide the winners of League 2. Again Kyles progressed from the P5 section along with Taynuilt and Park Sparks and Ballachulish went through on the same points from the other league in the P5 section.
In the P5 semi-finals Kyles narrowly beat Ballachulish by one goal to nil and Park Sparks beat a well-organised Taynuilt team by 2 goals to nil. The P7 semi-finals saw Strachur beat Inveraray two nil and Kyles beat Taynuilt but only after extra time was played.
The P5 final started off with Park Sparks playing some well thought out Shinty. Kyles dug deep though and managed to snatch a goal against the run of play. With injuries hampering the Park team Oban went on to get another and deservedly win by two goals to nil.
Strachur were the only team to have taken any points off Kyles in the P7 group section and must have fancied their chances against Kyles in the final however Kyles realised this and upped their game to win by two goals to nil.
There were two awards for Player of the Tournament which went to Ross Campbell , Park Sparks in the P5 section and Cally McNaughton Kyles. There was also the first presentation of the Sheena Cameron Memorial Shield whichis awarded to the player who shows the most endeavour and plays in the best spirit of the game which went to Finnon Kennedy of Kyles.
Euan McMurdo would like to thanks all those who helped make the day such a success.