Aberdour ladies set for blue riband cup final
Published 6 Sep 2012 15:48 0 Comments
ABERDOUR will challenge Glengarry in the blue riband event of women's shinty, the Valerie Fraser Camanachd Cup Final, this Saturday.
The match in Strachur will be a re-run of the 2011 final where a 4-0 victory by the north side saw Glengarry lift the trophy.
Marine Harvest National Division 1 League winners Glengarry are favourites, but close results in the league clashes between the teams this year mean the final could go either way.
Aberdour will certainly be keen to get their name on the most acclaimed prize in women's shinty and look set to field a strong team.
The ladies have been training hard all summer and will take confidence from their 10-2 semi-final victory over Tir Conaill Harps.
An early goal through Niamh Ni Dhonaile gave Aberdour an early advantage and from then on the Harps defence was put under consistent pressure from a dominant West Fife midfield and forward line. By the end of the first half the Silver Sands side were winning 4-0.
Despite two early goals from Tir Conaill, Aberdour soon returned to their hard hitting pace in the second half and ran away with the match. By the final whistle they had comfortably secured their place in the final.
Aberdour currently field two women's teams, the firsts in Marine Harvest National League 1 and the seconds in Marine Harvest South Division 2.
Three players from Aberdour have been selected to play for Scotland in the 2012 trip to Ireland in October. The club train weekly at Silver Sands, Aberdour. Anyone interested in trying shinty in Fife should email email@example.com for more details.
This article appeared in Dunfermline Press 06 Sep 12