Ahead of this weekend’s Highland Industrial Supplies Sutherland Cup Semi-Finals we caught up with Skye II star Seonaidh Alex MacLeod. You can read an interview with Glenurquhart II’s Neale Reid here. You can also read interviews with Tulloch Homes Camanachd Cup Semi-Finalists Donald Nixon and Cameron Bremner from before the Macaulay Semi here.

A big semi-final this weekend as you take on Glenurquhart in the Highland Industrial Supplies Sutherland Cup, how are you and the team preparing for this match?  

Aye this is a big game if not the biggest game for the boys this year, we’ve had two weeks off from playing on Saturday so all the lads are well and hopefully fingers crossed fit and we are itching and well up to come home with a result this Sat!!

It’s a case of won 1 lost 1 against Glenurquhart this season, what do you make of them as a team? What are their strengths and how might you get at them? 

In my opinion, I reckon it should have been a different story when it came to when we played them at home but, I think everyone knows Glen are a good team with some big names. I think as a team we are strong all over the pitch not only down the spine but also on the wings and that’s something we can use as an advantage against them – and hopefully we will see results!

Over the last 7 games Skye have the slight head to head advantage (W4 L3), does this give you confidence going into this huge game? 

It has indeed given us confidence as a team, though one of our main points as a team is no matter how good we are getting on just keep taking it one game at a time, but we know what we are capable enough to be successful as a team, we don’t need to read result sheets to tell ourselves that.

On a personal note,  4 goals for the season and a cottages.com MacTavish Juvenile Man of the Match medal, not bad for 16 years old is it? 

I’ve been pushed into midfield this season and that has given me more of a chance in front of goal but at the end of the day I don’t mind how many goals or medals I win as-long as we get the results we want as a club and as a team. That’s what I’m really wanting!

What would it mean to play in the Highland Industrial Supplies Sutherland Cup 100th Anniversary Final come September? 

It would be indescribable. It would mean the world to me to play in the final and to go one step further and bring the cup home to the island and win it for the club would definitely be one of my biggest highlights in my shinty career so far!

You can get tickets for both the Highland Industrial Supplies Sutherland Cup Final and the Tulloch Homes Camanachd Cup Final below:

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