Tuesday, December 10, 2019
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Portree Gaelic School won the Cupa Iomain na h-Òige on Friday 28 September.

Iomain Cholmchille, the Gaelic Shinty Project, partnered with Highland Council to organise a six a-side national shinty event for Gaelic Medium pupils.

The project was launched at Bun- Sgoil Ghàidhlig Phort Rìgh and pupils were presented with new Gaelic strips for the school Shinty team. The funding for community projects aims to build on Iomain Cholmcille’s successful work, in partnership with the Highland Council’s Gaelic Team running Cupa Iomain na h-Òige.

This year the competition took place at the Bught Park in Inverness which is a national stadium and 14 teams have entered with approximately 100 pupils participating in the event.#

Highland Council say this is the first time that the smaller schools in Skye have taken part.


Mr Murdo Morrsion from Bòrd na Gàidhlig presented the Cupa Iomain na h-Òige itself to Bun-Sgoil Ghàidhlig Phort Rìgh. 

Mr Eoghan Stewart, Co-ordinator in Scotland of Iomain Cholmcille in Scotland said: “Once again Iomain Cholmcille are delighted to be working in partnership with The Highland Council in organising, Cupa Iomain na h-Òige. The Competition is developing, it’s great to see new teams participating and it’s fantastic that schools are supporting Gaelic in conjunction with traditional sports such as Shinty.”




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