Albert Smith Medal

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The Albert Smith Memorial Medal is the award given to the Man of the Match in the final of the Camanachd Cup,[1] the blue riband trophy of the sport of shinty. It has been presented every year since 1972 by the Smith family of Fort William in honour of Albert Smith Sr. (Born in 1888, Lochuanagan, Fort Augustus.) The widow of his only son, Albert Smith Jr. currently presents the medal. Albert Sr.'s grandson, Victor Smith is a former player for Fort William Shinty Club but never won the medal despite featuring as a key player in several Fort William wins.

Player of the Match Award for the Camanachd Cup Final

Winner Facts[edit]

Ronald Ross of Kingussie is the only man to have won the award four times, winning it four times in all, the last time in 2014, his first in 1998.

Nonnie MacInnes won the award three times in four years in the mid 1990s for his performances with Oban Camanachd. Even more exceptional was the fact that he was only on the winning side once of those three occasions.

Hugh Chisholm of Newtonmore, Gary Innes and James Clark of Fort William, and Rory Fraser of Kingussie are the others who have one it more than once, with two apiece.

Previous Winners[edit]

1972 John Campbell Newtonmore

1973 Kenny MacNiven Glasgow Mid-Argyll

1974 Tommy Nicolson Kyles Athletic

1975 Duncan MacNeil Kyles Athletic

1976 Neil Blair Kyles Athletic

1977 John Mackenzie Newtonmore

1978 Hugh Chisholm Newtonmore

1979 David "Tarzan" Ritchie[2] Newtonmore

1980 George Nicolson Kyles Athletic

1981 Ricky Ross Newtonmore

1982 John Fraser Newtonmore

1983 Ewan Paterson Strachur

1984 John Russell Newtonmore

1985 Norman MacArthur Newtonmore

1986 Dougie MacIntyre Oban Camanachd

1987 David Anderson Kingussie

1988 Ali MacKintosh Glenurquhart

1989 Hugh Chisholm Newtonmore

1990 Willie Macrae Skye

1991 Rory Fraser Kingussie

1992 Willie MacDonald Fort William

1993 Nonnie MacInnes Oban Camanachd

1994 Andy Irvine Kyles Athletic

1995 Nonnie MacInnes Oban Camanachd

1996 Nonnie MacInnes Oban Camanachd

1997 Rory Fraser Kingussie

1998 Ronald Ross Kingussie

1999 Fraser Inglis Oban Camanachd

2000 Kenny MacDonald Kyles Athletic

2001 Scott MacNeil Oban Camanachd

2002 Ronald Ross Kingussie

2003 Ali Borthwick Kingussie

2004 Douglas Dando Inveraray

2005 Gary Innes Fort William

2006 Ronald Ross Kingussie

2007 James Clark Fort William

2008 James Clark Fort William

2009 Donald Irvine Kyles Athletic[3]

2010 Gary Innes Fort William

2011 Norman Campbell Newtonmore

2012 Roddy MacDonald Kyles Athletic

2013 Jamie Robinson Newtonmore

2014 Ronald Ross Kingussie

2015 Stuart Macdonald Lovat

2016 Andy MacKintosh Newtonmore

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