SHINTY WEEK LY
NOVEMBER 12th ISSUE.
and welcome to this weeks edition of SHINTY weekly. This weeks edition will be focused on a look back at the results of the recent combined rules games against the Irish Hurling team. As well as this, and due to popular demand, we will also be getting back to basics with a full history of the game and also a beginners guide to the sport.
Thank Again, LIAM DYSON,
A BRIEF HISTORY OF SHINTY PAGE 2-3 ESSENTIAL GEAR PAGE 4-5 COMBINED RULES REPORT AND DISCUSSION PAGE 6-11 LEAGUE ROUND-UP 13-17
THE HISTORY The Game of Shinty is one that has a longer recorded history than scotland itself. Having been created by the Gaels even before the advent of christianity. This association with the irish also gave birth to the game Hurling which has so many things in common it allows for combined rules games to occur on a yearly basis. The name itself seems to have been taken from calls heard during the early games. cries of ‘SHIN YE’ and of ‘SHIN YOU’ eventually giving way to the more recognised spelling seen today. Although one name to describe the game wasnt poplular until recently with the name given to the game varying from glen to glen.
Y OF SHINTY In modern times the game has a strong tradition in the scottish Highlands, this being the place where it is still very popular and played by a large number of people. The participation of people in the game in the cities and more industralised area continues to fall, gradually creating a north south divide over time. Mainly a winter game, there still continues to be a variety of leagues and cups contested throughout scotland and the United Kingdom in general.
ESSENTIAL GEAR FOR GETTING INVOLVED:Shinty is a very simple game and requires very little to participate in. However there are still a few things that youâ€™ll need in order to get involved.
1) CAMON - The stcik used to play the ball. 2) BALL - Very similiar to an Irish Slither. 3) HELMET - Important for safety. 4) PITCH - any grassy are will do to get you started. 5) RUNNING GEAR - Wheather suitable clothing is essential for this outdoor game.