Michael Ritchie (shinty)

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Michael Ritchie (born 1972)[1] is a shinty player for Newtonmore Camanachd Club. He is a goalkeeper and is the son of the legendary David "Tarzan" Ritchie.[2]

Playing career[edit]

Although his father was a renowned outfield player, Ritchie Jr has made a career as a goalkeeper although he was an outfield player when he made his debut aged 21 for Newtonmore.[3] He has played outfield for phases of his career.[4]

He suffered an unfortunate lapse in the 2008 Macaulay Cup final against Inveraray when a blunder from a routine shy caused him to let in the winning goal.[5]

Ironically given the rivalry between Kingussie and Newtonmore, Ritchie lives with his family in Kingussie next door to Kingussie's Michael Clark.

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