Glasgow Mid Argyll

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Glasgow Mid Argyll
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Full name Glasgow Mid Argyll Shinty Club
Gaelic name Comann Camanachd Ghlaschu Meadhain Earra-ghaidheal
Nickname GMA
Founded 1928
Ground Peterson Park, Yoker
Manager George Hay
League South Division One
2013 1st
Reserve Manager David Garden
League South Division Two
2013 7th
Home colours
Away colours

Glasgow Mid Argyll Shinty Club AKA GMA is a shinty club from Glasgow, Scotland. It is the only senior side in Glasgow and was founded in 1928.[1] The club won South Division One in 2013 and will play in the new National Division One. They also have a reserve team in South Division 2 and was the first club in Scotland to have 2 ladies teams.

History[edit]

Glasgow has had many clubs over the years including Glasgow Cowal and Glasgow Skye whose names reflected the Highland area from which they drew their players. However, Glasgow Mid Argyll now draws its players from throughout Scotland. GMA was established in 1928 and won the Camanachd Cup for the only time in 1973.

They played in the Premier Division for one season as of 2010 due to Lochside Rovers being unable to be promoted as champions due to their senior side, Oban Camanachd, already being in the top league. Relegation was confirmed early on as the club struggled to match their northern counterparts away from home although a 1-0 win over Drumnadrochit side at Paterson Park, Yoker, gave the club a much needed lift. [2]

The club has contributed several administrators to the game, including Camanachd Association presidents, Duncan Cameron and Archie Robertson.[3]


GMA ladies[edit]

The women's team won the women's Camanachd Cup, the Valerie Fraser trophy in 2006 for the first time but lost out on winning the national league title to Glengarry. In 2007 they won the National first Division and Second Division, becoming the first team ever to win both leagues.

Youth[edit]

The club is affiliated with several youth teams round Glasgow, Milngavie and Bearsden (who won the U-14 National Development Trophy in 2007 and 2009), Meadowburn Bishopbriggs and Sgoil Ghaidhlig Ghlaschu AKA The Glasgow Gaels.

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