Mowi Scotland Shinty Captain Announced

The Camanachd Association is delighted to announce that Roddy MacDonald (Kyles Athletic) will Captain the Scotland Squad for the Mowi Shinty Hurling International which is set to take place on Saturday 21st October at Páirc Esler, Newry from 3pm.

The Mowi Shinty/Hurling International match has been a long-standing tradition, bringing together top talents from both Scotland and Ireland in a thrilling showcase of shinty and hurling skills. After an unavoidable hiatus, due to COVID-19, the forthcoming match will mark a momentous occasion for players and fans alike, reigniting the spirit of friendly competition and sporting excellence.

Roddy MacDonald, 35, has won all there is to win at senior shinty level including the Camanachd Cup, 3 Macaulay Cups and 7 Glasgow Celtic Society Cups, he has made 14 International Appearances and will Captain his country for the first time on Saturday.

Scotland Manager Garry Reid – who will be supported by assistants, Alan MacRae and Robert Geddes as well as trainer Gavin Campbell and physio Alison Thomson – selected the following 20 man squad to face off against Ireland next month:

Scotland Squad:

Andrew King                    Kyles Athletic

Blair MacFarlane            Oban Camanachd

Blair Morrison                  Caberfeidh

Craig Morrison               Caberfeidh

Craig Ritchie                     Newtonmore

Daniel MacCuish            Oban Camanachd

Daniel Sloss                     Oban Camanachd

Danny Kelly                   Lovat

Duncan Matheson             Kinlochshiel

Finlay MacRae               Kinlochshiel

Iain Robinson                   Newtonmore

James Falconer             Kingussie

John Gillies                       Skye

Kevin Bartlett                Caberfeidh

Robert Mabon                  Kingussie

Roddy MacDonald         Kyles Athletic

Ruaridh Anderson             Kingussie

Scott MacDonald           Kyles Athletic

Steven MacDonald           Newtonmore

Stuart MacDonald         Lovat


Garry Reid, Scotland Manager, said, “I am delighted that Roddy has agreed to Captain the team this year. Roddy has been a great ambassador for the game and has matured like a fine wine. It has been a great privilege for me to have been able to track his shinty career from Primary School to Internationalist and see him achieve every honour in the game. I have no doubt that he will lead us from the front.”

Roddy MacDonald, Scotland Captain, said: “It is an honour to be given the opportunity to lead Scotland against Ireland this weekend.”

Roddy was presented with the Captain’s Kilt Pin by Scotland Manager Garry Reid and Camanachd Association President Steven MacKenzie on behalf of Donald Campbell in Newry on the Friday night which you can see below. The kilt pin which is in Donald’s memory was given to the Association for this presentation by his son Michael and is greatly appreciated by both the CA and indeed Roddy.