Tomorrow sees the shinty world descend upon The Eilan for the Mowi WCA Cup Finals. First up Inverness will be taking on holders Kinlochshiel for the Mowi Challenge Cup before GMA and Skye do battle for the Mowi Valerie Fraser Camanachd Cup. You can read interviews with GMA’s Lucy McNulty, Kinlochshiel’s Lexie MacKenzie and Skye’s Sarah Yoxon by clicking their names, but don’t do that until you’ve read the below from Inverness star, Kamryn Hughes.

Kamryn, a really exciting game this Saturday as Inverness take on Kinlochshiel in the Mowi Challenge Cup, how have you and the team been preparing for this big fixture and how do you deal with nerves going into games? 

We have been working extra hard since we have progressed into the final. Working on drills and match like scenarios. I try not to get caught up with the nerves and try to treat it like any other match.

You had a tough game against Shiel a few weeks ago, what did you learn from that game that you can bring into Saturday?

Kinlochshiel are definitely a strong team but we can’t go into the final thinking about the previous games. We need to be focused on the game in hand.

Kinlochshiel have a 100% record in all competitions this season, I think it’s fair to say Inverness are coming into the game as underdogs, but do you think you could use that to your advantage?

Kinlochshiel have had an amazing season this year but anything could happen on the day.

On a personal note, your goalscoring exploits have been amazing for Inverness this year with yourself and Isla McNeil accounting for 82% of Inverness’ goals scored this year, how much are you enjoying your shinty this season and do you have a good partnership with Isla?

I have really enjoyed this season personally and as a team we have had a good season. Isla and I have a great friendship off the pitch which I think reflects on how good our partnership is on the pitch.

Inverness have been in the Challenge Cup Final a few times over the past few years but are yet to lift the trophy, what would it mean to you, the club and the community to take the trophy back to The Bught?

It would be a massive achievement for the girls and I after all our hard work to bring the Trophy home to the Bught. I’m sure this would make our whole club proud.