Comann Camanachd Ghleann Urachaidh

Glenorchy Camanachd is a shinty team from Dalmally. Old letters and poetry show that organised shinty was played in Dalmally in and about 1880. These games were played by teams from each side of the River Orchy for a cup presented by a Mr Macdonald, who had returned from Australia.

FOUNDED IN 1947/1965


Glasgow Celtic Society: 1

Sutherland: 1

Bullough: 6

The contests took place on New Year’s Day and continued up to 1932. While the game continued to be played in the district, it was not until 1947 that Glenorchy Camanachd was formed. After a period of some success in the 1950s, a severe shortage of players forced the club to fold in 1960 but it was re-formed in 1965 and has played continuously since then. Magnus MacFarlane-Barrow, OBE, founder of Mary’s Meals is a famous name who played for Glenorchy.