Saturday 11th June 2022 saw the Corrie Construction Mackay Cup Final take place at Bught Park, Inverness as the curtain raiser and the first of three Shinty Finals that day.  The final was contested between Muirtown Primary School and Newtonmore Primary School.

Both schools had  come through the group stages of this competition having played, and beaten schools from up and down the country and it was fantastic to be able to welcome all the players, coaches and supports to Bught Park for the occasion.

The game, officiated by Andrew Grant MacKenzie, started quickly both teams creating chances in the first 10 minutes. A break in the play for Newtonmore allowed James Coyle to dodge the ball around the keeper and slot it into the back of the net around the 15 minute mark, this was followed by another, again from James Coyle before half time.

Muirtown didn’t let their heads go down and opened the second half with some excellent play creating a number of good goal scoring opportunities but just couldn’t find the back of the net. A penalty to Newtonmore in the second half allowed James Coyle to complete his hattrick and with the wind at their backs they now had the bulk of the pressure.

Muirtown never let their heads go down, some fantastic defending by their back line allowed them a couple of breaks in play but the Newtonmore defence stood firm. Goals then came from Logan Foster, Max Rodger and Tyler Chisholm plus another three for James Coyle.

The final whistle came to draw a close to a brilliant display of shinty from both school teams. James Coyle, Newtonmore’s Captain deservedly collected the Anne Cameron player of the match quaich for his fantastic performance and wonderful goal scoring, he also lifted the Corrie Construction Mackay cup as Newtonmore Primary Captain for 2022.

Thanks went to both sets of players, coaches and parents for their support before during and after the event. To referee Andrew Grant MacKenzie for officiating the game and to the sponsors Corrie Construction.