Fingal Memorial Shield

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The Fingal Memorial Shield is a trophy in the sport of shinty. It is currently the trophy presented to the winners of the St Andrew's Sixes, an international six-a-side tournament.

The Fingal Shield

History[edit]

The shield was presented in memory of Hugh MacCorquodale, (1866-1937) who wrote for the Oban Times, under the nom-de-plume, Fingal.[1] The trophy was presented by the Gaelic Society of Glasgow [2] in order to encourage shinty in the South.

The Fingal tournament was originally played in Glasgow at Glasgow University's then home of Garscadden.

In the 1970s, the tournament was held at Glasgow and latterly at St. Andrew's, St. Andrew's University Shinty Club who were set up in 1967. The success of the tournament was such that when St Andrews University Shinty Club won the 1975 Shinty Yearbook Trophy its hosting of the very successful six-a-side competition was specifically mentioned. However, by the late 1980s, the tournament had fallen into abeyance and the trophy itself went missing.

The St Andrew's Sixes was re-established in 1999 and has been played most years since. The shield was recovered for this event and was presented for the next few years until its long stay in Killmallie from 2004-2013. It was again recovered for 2013 and was presented to Aberdour Shinty Club. All previous winners were added to the trophy.

Inverness-shire Camanachd were the 2014 winners.

Winners[edit]

  • 2016 Aberdour
  • 2015 Aberdour
  • 2014 Inverness-shire Camanachd
  • 2013 Aberdour
  • 2012 Glasgow Island
  • 2011 St Andrews University Exiles
  • 2007
  • 2004 Kilmallie
  • 2003 Glenorchy
  • 1999 Musselburgh
  • 1986 Glasgow Highland
  • 1978 Bute
  • 1977 Fort William
  • 1976 Lochaber Camanachd
  • 1969 Glasgow Mid-Argyll, defeating Kelvin [3]
  • 1965 Glasgow Police Shinty Club
  • 1964 Glasgow Mid-Argyll [4]
  • 1963 Glasgow Mid-Argyll [5]
  • 1959 Glasgow Mid-Argyll [6]
  • 1957 Glasgow Mid-Argyll [7]
  • 1953 Glasgow Skye
  • 1952 Edinburgh Camanachd [8]
  • 1951 Glasgow University

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