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Duncan Kelly. Left so MacAulay Cup. Inverurie were knocked out of the
semi-final stage for the last two seasons. Of those found us, the
only when came in 2004, when the final was in Albarn.. An omen,
perhaps. They also have form, having already lifted the AJG
Parcels Celtic Society Cup Final this season with a record 14-0
victory over Taynuilt. It's too close to call as youth takes on
experience for shinty's biggest prize. It's an all Argyll affair
here at Mossfield Park in Oban as, for the first time, Inveraray and
Kyles Athletic contest the Scottish Hydro Camanachd Cup Final. A very
warm welcome to a rather wet day but that should not dampen spirits
because this will be wonderful. It's all about this, first played
for it in 1896. Kyles Athletic and Inveraray going head-to-head. One
man joining me has picked this up five times as a player and coach.
Drew MacNeil. This is the biggest prize in shinty and the biggest day.
It will be fantastic? One look at that trophy inspires these men. It
depends who will handle this big day. The nerves to get serious at
this point? It gets pretty serious but these teams know each other and
does this add to the Spice? It will do, it is 2 - One at the moment.
This is the big one. This really count. Let's look at the head to
head. There isn't a lot between them. The quarter final of the
Celtic society Cup, and then in the MacAulay Cup, 2 - 1. In the league,
4 - 1 against Inveraray. Nip and tuck? But Inveraray have always
said they are the Cup team. Kyle's stopped chasing the League and in
very did not have to, they were chasing this trophy. The throat is
coming up pretty soon. Earlier, I talked to two of the main
protagonists. It's a very big day for you, I understand he will be
retiring at the end of the season. How big a deal as captain would be
to lift the Camanachd Cup? This might be my last game. And not sure
but it would made everything. To be the captain and my final game is
amazing. And your brother lifted this Cup previously. Great for the
family? It would be equal to him. That is a good thing as well.
is a particularly special when it is also out? That does not happen
very often. -- all South. Especially in old man. It puts more
pressure on the players because Inveraray Kyles by the close rivals.
There is more pressure on us. being the coach, this is the
ultimate? The Camanachd Cup? How do you feel? Quite relaxed. It was bad
during the week and they could not settle or sleep. But I will cut
today surprisingly all right. We have put in all the work, the hard
work is done and we are desperate to start playing. This is a big
open pitch and the ball will run. Well that's it? It will, we did
play quite fast flowing shinty. Today will be no different. The
boys will think more about what they're doing with the ball. They
were sometimes guilty of being erratic with it. It makes a special
because it is all Argyle? And then Mossfield. Inveraray are a very
good team and we're good and it shall be a great spectacle. Here is
confirmation of the teams and their weight to the final. Inveraray
against Strathglass and then killed Ali knocked out in round three.
Chris Crawford getting two goals and that one. Kinlochshiel in the
semi-final. 3 - 1. And Kyles Athletic. They have won this many
times. Glasgow Argyle in the second round and they had that replay. And
then knocked out the holders, Newtonmore, in the semi-final as
well. Kyle's against Inveraray in the final. And still with me beside
this trophy is Drew MacNeil. As we head -- here the you've band
playing. The nerves will be going. You know what it is like to lead
them out? And feeling that excitement and the potential of
picking up this trophy? Just because I have no vested interest,
when you are in charge of a team, you can think things are under
control but once the boys cross that line, it is up to them. All
that work through the week has to come to fruition once they get on
to the park. This is a big pitch, it is awash with some rain. They
will be able to hit the ball about. Will that affect both teams? With
the rain, they should have their studs on. We might see some of
those men falling over. It will make it slippy. And Inveraray, they
have older players that might be stopping at the end of the season.
It is important for them? I spoke to a few of those players last
season and they wanted to give this one more go. Especially Scott
Robertson, his father was here in 2004 when he lifted the trophy.
should be a fantastic final. And you can see this live on BBC Two in
the company of Gary Ellis and Hugh blues. Wanting to take their place
in the long history other Scottish Hydro Camanachd Cup. The 105th time
that it has been played. 15 Guineas worth of silver. That has taken us
to these dignitaries. Archie Robertson, president of the
Camanachd Association. Shona Robison, the Sports Minister, being
introduced to Kyles Athletic. Kenny MacDonald, the goalkeeper. With a
brand new jumper for the occasion. They are joined by Councillor
Isobel Strong. Steward Hogarth from Scottish Hydro. And Jock Turner, a
great man. President of the Camanachd Association. As they
tried desperately for 90 minutes. Ever the diplomat. I am joined by
none other than Gary Innes. The gold medal winner himself. Five
appearances as winner. This is where it starts to get very edgy?
Absurdly, the boys want to get on with the game. This hanging about
as the wind picks up, and just some rain, but you don't really want to
hang about very much. You want to get on with the game. These boys
will be raring to go. I think the wind, we know that Inveraray have
taken the wind and will play from left to right. But the flag bearers
on the pitch with the teams, we can see that it is rippling but it has
been stronger. Would you play with the wind or against? That is a hard
decision. Each team likes to go with the wind or against it.
Psychologically, for those lads, it will not really matter. But both
teams will be very confident of getting themselves to the front to
have any chance of lifting the trophy. We will have one minute's
silence in memory of Liz McPhail, the wife of Donald McPhail, who
played in the winning team of 1994. That will precede the start of the
deepest condolences to family and friends... Please stand in silence,
Apology for the loss of subtitles for 62 seconds
brings us to the point at the end of that silence in memory of his
midfield. There is strength and depth and a great starting 12
players. Garry MacPherson up front. Bags of experience at the back of
Captain Scott Robertson, and he is retiring. But not shy. Kyles
Athletic. Experience mixed with the youth and panache. The legend that
is Kenny MacDonald in the goal. There is a dynamic centre line.
Fisher MacDonald, himself a winner with the rolling subs during the
match. The referee today, Graham Cameron. He rightly insists on
being from Poole and not Fortwilliam. Inveraray end blue and
white. Kyles Athletic in Ghana. -- yellow. The Camanachd Cup Final
gets underway. He will soon see just how important that breeze is
going to be. The conditions underfoot will be set year. It is a
firm surface but there is no excuse. No excuses. It feels just perfect,
the grass is short and has been cut well. The West see some of the boys
on their bottoms earlier on. credit to the work of the grounds
magnificent pitch. You'll hear Graham Cameron's voice in the
commentary explaining some of the decisions. Roberts and sends the
ball through. The difficulty will be just judging how far that Paul
will go. Everything about a final is about nerves and composure. The
next five or 10 minutes is crucial to a search for self-. This will be
a very interesting battle between two very influential players. If
you will see quite a lot of strong challenges here this afternoon. The
good chance for Kyles to make their mark. David McPherson, the Olympic
flame career, sets off on a run and he has stopped short. McPherson
coming very deep. Body McDonald breaking to the left. -- Roddy
McDonald. Another good ball from Zavaroni, gets it back to the
danger area. Just a thought he would take it on the volley.
think there was David Robertson who flicked the ball there, yet been
brought back deep against Zavaroni's initial Borley attempt.
-- volley attempt. Good hit from the touchline. Again it drifting
deeper to pick up the ball. Here is Irvine. The tactical opening
exchange is crucial, he will change the position? I think that was
predictable Scott would make its mark. He is a solid player. He will
be showing very early on. Just back from Portugal on Wednesday, he had
been at a wedding. For good shot thereby Macleod, a good effort, not
quite on goal. Turned it on his right, takes a shot right across,
just wide. Always the danger of a deflection. The rain again coming
down, heavier now from a left, that they go sets off -- make Murdo. Got
a deflection. That will give it Inveraray a corner. Knows exactly
what he wants to do, sees a space, gets a deflection. He is one of two
sets of twins, highly unusual feature of today's game. We will
come back to that later. The twins for Inveraray. Another corner.
this time Robbie MacLeod at the opposite end. The Kyles players
wearing black armbands as a mark of respect. The minute's silence we
had at the start of the game. Not the biggest defenders in the world.
Very mobile. They punch above their weight, I was going to say, but
that not quite accurate. They Nicholas Crawford making his first
appearance, at No. 4, 4 in for the. John Smylie, took him three shots
to get past the semi-final as a coach. Disposed Kinlochshiel in
some way. Kyles seemed to be pushing as a unit. The bulk of the
players in the Kyles half. It had come by Ewan McGregor. -- McMurdo.
Not easy to sneak anything past Graham Cameron. Looking for a spot
at the moment. -- spark. A shot on goal, perhaps. All very cagey, both
sides looking for an opening. first five minutes was crucial to
settle down for so a chance for injury, it is in. -- Inveraray. It
is a goal for Inveraray. The goal has been given. It is a goal for
McKinley. That was very interesting. Profits printing yen. Ghostly the
ball, it misses it, gets a second opportunity -- he does have to hit
the ball. Left Kenny MacDonald with no chance. You have to ask why
Crawford was not stop it. He is trying to keep from going wide to
reduce the angle. It worked out well for him to get a second ball
across with the Kyles defender. Seven minutes, particularly, the
man who seems to drift in and out of the team but when he is there, a
lethal finisher. -- McKinley. Inveraray need to hold this. I said
the game was looking for a spark. A little bit of afters there. Fraser
MacDonald Ann Scott Robertson are going to have an interesting
afternoon. That is the goalscorer, the man who has made the difference
at the moment. We will see a many interesting battles all over the
field. Iain MacPherson again. Beware though thankfully has
improved, it is brighter. -- the weather. This was a sublime finish.
Somebody should have stepped out and Beth Crawford. Miceli's
allowed one up staying at it from the touchline. Difficult to throw
up the ball today in the windy situation. There was a question
about whether the ball had gone back in first, this was the
intensity we could see for the next 90 minutes or so. Nicholas Gruffydd
just in there trying to get the ball off them. -- Crawford. Roddy
McDonald is a way. Mick first and did enough to come off his line.
would have liked to pull the ball away bit further wide. He just
didn't quite manage to get it on target. Scott Roberts and it made
the crucial intervention. -- Robert area at first before the attacking
player goes in after it. There was a suggestion of we might want to
have a look at that again, whether McKinley was in the box before the
ball. We can come back to that, perhaps. The goal judge's flag was
up but the referee over ruled that. I suppose that is an indication,
but at the end of the day it is the referee's decision. That is what
will go in the danger area in front of the goal. Roddy Macdonald! He
has done it on the second time of asking. Absolutely brilliant, he
read it perfectly well. They put a high ball in. Comes forward, but
first and will be upset he missed that. What did that Donald doesn't
need any second asking -- Roddy McDonald. That is some celebration
from Tighnabruaich. We always thought he would be the main threat.
He finished off their in style. The goalkeeper did that. National
shinty player of the year last year, Kyles's top goalscorer. He will be
very happy. I am sure his father will be as well. Not to mention his
mother. Seen here giving some advice to both of them. The heart
of the defence looking shaky at the moment. Kyles keeps putting high
balls but as a forward you like low balls but it seems to be working
quite well. He is allowed to slap the ball out. The goalkeeper can
use his open hand to stop the ball and move it. As a goalkeeper, a
player, you did want to miss a ball like that. Especially when you see
what has happened with the result. He will be very upset. Chance
offered, chance taking, at both ends. We have even Stevens as we
head for quarter-of-an-hour. In Ferrari 1, Kyles one, Roger
McDonald with the reply -- no issue. I would like to look at
Rosol McKinley's feet, I think that was the issue. It is Dame on. -- it
puts in a very decent shift. Very much a heart, alongside David
MacPherson, on the Central line. This is a deliberate tactic. On to
the goalkeeper. Inveraray had better do something about that. I
think they have targeted MacPherson for some treatment. If they get the
ball on target, who knows what can happen? This seems to be directly
from either the management or the players, right down the throat.
Feed the bear on the saddest. the issue of the wind, Keeping Up
ball low into the wind. That hit 10 was hanging in the wind. -- hit-in.
Running off the ball. He is lining up. Oh, that was off the post. Off
the post again. That was inches away from putting Kyles ahead.
is very hard to see from here but it might have been the defender.
raised the shot. That is good defending. Did not quite make the
post. Macdonald, lurking about. question he is taking the
initiative. 100%. This will be a very interesting game. Douglas is
also very fit and strong. And fast. He will need to keep an eye on
Roddy MacDonald, or there could be more damaged than. At the other
rent, damaged... But fears and just getting through. -- Garry
MacPherson. Kenny MacDonald, the oldest man on the pitch. Through to
Fraser Macdonald, that was good running from the ball. David
Zavaroni. That was a great intervention. David Robertson.
Tidying up. At beautiful move. Three, four passes. Beautiful.
Betty was up there, it was three against two. Beautiful. Nicholas
Crockford. Easy enough to back out because he is the only one with a
helmet. His first appearance. Well taken, midfield. He turns the other
way. Stuart Robertson, getting on to his better side. Here is Garry
MacPherson running. He turns the other way. He will unleash
something. Oh, that was a good deflection again. Donald Irvine got
his stick to it. That was on target. Graham MacPherson steadies himself
and takes the shot. Donald, he would not have known that. Very
good defending. Kenny MacDonald would have said he had that covered.
And again, Donald Irvine. He has won gold medal already. This as
another attack from calves. Roddy MacDonald is away. And he is an!
And away! Roddy MacDonald, from Kyles Athletic, has turned the
tables. That was a magnificent finish and there was only one thing
on his mind as he got away from the defender. He has done it again.
That was a beautiful first touch. Had he got through. Classics
celebrations as well. He had a couple of goes at that. Has used up
the other rent, had he connected when he first wanted to, he might
not have managed to get to the goal. He has got the second of the game.
Kyles ahead 2 - 1. Only 90 minutes gone. Good as me. -- goodness me.
It goes on. The history and the baggage of this great competition
with these great sides. Back to that long reach, he has at least
five inches over the top of Douglas. And that was just enough to get by.
Enough to give him that extra yard. A back fears and! Goal! My
goodness! -- Garry MacPherson. Garry MacPherson with that sublime
finish again. For Inveraray. He gave Kenny MacDonald no chance.
Four goals and 20 minutes in the Camanachd Cup Final. What again. It
bounces back. He steps aside. And absolute denials that. Yes, I think
his vision might have been compromised because he did not move
until later on. It was that that will step over that made that. And
you can see the reaction behind the goal. They saw it coming. But Kenny
MacDonald could not do anything. Inveraray again. Enter the box.
That was a great tackle. He gets it away. Every time he gets the ball,
he is looking very confident. There watching him run rather than trying
to intervene. Which will prove costly. The player with the ball
has the upper hand. Undoubtedly. is quite uncharacteristic for Kyles
Athletic to be like this. Baby it is the big stage and they don't
want to make any mistakes. Amateur, but they were made to sharpen up in
the back. -- they will need to sharpen up. Down on the touchline,
it is insulation tape they're using to patch them up. Possibly from
winding and that fishing line after the goal! Been very again! -- been
very again. And a third goal for infirmary. This time, Chris
Crawford. -- Inveraray. We are exploding with goals. Inveraray
started at 53 goals this season and Kyles with 36 goals. Here we have
five goals and a Scottish Cup Final. And we're not even at half-time.
This is all too much. What a wonderful match. Five goals. And
every one of them had a terrific finish. Maybe one or two mistakes
along the way. Look at a celebration. Crawford strikes.
Let's remind ourselves of the score. It is taking some keeping up. 3 - 2.
This might only be the second ever all South final. You could not put
your money on either team. Terry Ellis says the North could not
produce any final like this! -- Gary Innes. Andrew McMurdo came in.
He must stay close. That that will push on the back after that.
almost feel as if the players need to step back and take a deep breath
and see whether can go from here. They cannot keep this place up, can
they? The adrenalin is running high between all 24 players on the field.
And along the side. R Beazley, Kyles Athletic trailing by one goal.
They will want to get level as quickly as possible. We will see
this place for a good bit longer. - - this place. -- pace. The crowd
started off in the stand. Presumably, Cas that letter, just
to witness. -- can pathetic. -- Kyles Athletic. 25 action-packed
minutes gone. We have had one goal every 20 -- 2.5 minutes. 10 - 92
end up? Euan McMurdo is the only forward for Inveraray not to get
any goal. He will be very excited, shall we say, at the prospect of
getting them on to the scoresheet once more. Certainly plenty of
excitement and the crowd have been gobsmacked. There are two men in
the box at a gobsmacked. They are up for it. Roddy MacDonald is up
for it. You can see one or two players are losing their footing.
David Zavaroni, flat-footed. He got there in the end. The referee has
allowed play to go on. They possibly heard a whistle? Maybe
someone sneezing. He has given his whistle and shake. -- and shake.
Roddy MacDonald, they will fix him at half-time. He isn't going to
come off just for that? You could cut off his finger right down and
he would not think anything of it. Inveraray dealing with the ball up
the middle. Do you think they have mastered that? The defence is
looking better, now? They are looking more solid, now. Just
tripping himself up, there. David MacPherson was right behind him to
mop up. Thomas and John, the twins. Sons of the legendary Tom White.
There would be quite a party in that house if Kyles Athletic win
today. He has given it to Roddy MacDonald. That was untidy front
has it that it. David MacPherson. He takes his time. The ball breaks
to the captain, Andrew King. Who was a bag of nerves this morning.
Unfortunately, we could not use his interview earlier because there
were some special words! Anyway, Andrew King. Leading the charge.
Robbie MacLeod is doing a lot of damage. McPherson. They have to be
very careful. The ball around his feet. Scott Robertson. This is
where you want the forward running. Donald Irvine, cool stuff. Garry
MacPherson, now. Beautifully taken. He finds David MacPherson. Another
goal! For Inveraray. It is that man, Russell MacKinlay, with the 4th
goal for Inveraray. And of a sudden, they are in charge. A firefighter
from Glasgow has given them that advantage. It came off Donald
Irvine. Great ball. He just rolls it towards the goal. One Touch and
MacDonald did not have a chance. Just so much experience. What a
finish. That little Fleck and the reach was enough to deflect the
ball past. We now have two players with a hat-trick. The referee will
reset the play. Both players should keep their feet on the ground, here.
As the referee throws the ball up. The first one was not quite tidy
enough. Macdonald again. How quickly will Kyles Athletic be able
to get back? That was poor. He will be disappointed at that. He has
actually been brought back, have they through the season, from being
up front to the centre position. He still manages a few goals. The
third top goalscorer. But Donald did not really have a chance, did
he? Absolutely. But Russell MacKinlay knew exactly what he was
doing. Nice and easy, slips it into the left-hand corner. He had a lot
to do to finish that. I can see James Perlich, the coach, looking
for a bit more. All ages, shapes and dimensions are here. From all
over. I can see people from the Isle of Skye, Lewis, everywhere.
Inveraray, with their tails up. Oh, Kenny MacDonald. Great save. That
was Russell MacKinlay on the hat- trick. Goodness me. The defence has
gone to sleep? It has. Russell MacKinlay, he did not even come to
meet that ball. That was a mistake by the defender. Kenny MacDonald
has dealt with that very well. Perhaps Russell MacKinlay had more
time than he pot. -- than he thought. Scott Robertson has to
follow. He has to get back. Roddy MacDonald... First to the ball. And
the referee might have played the ball. Kyles have a chance appear.
Good refereeing from Graham Cameron. The very clean and fast flowing
game. Keeping the play flowing, much to the players' credit.
Interesting to see if they play it low into the feet. They play a high
ball again. Back to do the defensive chores. There is Crawford
again. Diminutive in the heart of the defence. This is the high ball
again. It worked so effectively early on. For some impossibility
looking at Roddy Macdonald's stick. Just overcooked. It is a place for
brave men to be under this ball. Absolutely. Every chance of a
deflection as we saw earlier on in the match as well. They have got
two goals already. Just a brief glimpse of John Smylie. What a name
for a winning coach. Interesting, looking at the average age from
Inveraray, the starting age is 31 years old. Kyles, it is 27, bearing
in mind their goalkeeper is 50 years old, it did 10 years older
than his counterpart, Graham McPherson. -- a good 10 years older.
Possibly experience is starting to show. They are getting through to
Kenny MacDonald far too often. Kyles lads don't seem to be closing
down as quickly and as they could. Always been one of the great
hallmarks, the defenders are taking no nonsense, no prisoners in the
nicest possible way. Just standing off a little bit too much. They
don't actually have won a key Old Vic had to keep the young boys in
check. -- it one a key old figure. Possibly something with age and
experience. Calomel it was outstanding -- Calluna Mellor.
Callum Millar. He is not quite in the game enough for me. Nothing
worse as a player when you really want to be involved in a game, you
want to be influential. The what does happen is you go through
spells of not keeping the ball but it is very important for those lads
who are key and influential committee distribute very well.
too happy that was given against him. He is a brave man. Got to be
five metres away. He was, just about. Bit of a high risk strategy
put in your body on the line this early. Robertson fires it forward.
Nobody seems to be closing it down quick enough. All the balls are
falling to yellow jumpers at the moment. Inevitable the pressure
will come. There will be sustained. John Smylie by a long way the happy
of the two managers. Kyles are discussing the midfield, it seems
to be where the breakdown is. Their defence have to start closing down
far quicker as well, at the back. I did think they will make a change
before half-time at this late stage, something they must address if they
want a chance of winning this game. Managers have the options of having
players on or off, bringing them back. Kenny MacDonald has to deal
with it, knocked it out, again, into the danger area rather than a
safe area. Just a bit shaky. That last goal, the second goal, it has
knocked Kyles confidence and it seemed as happy or steady on the
ball. When it hit the deck it just kind of killed it. He had to
readjust. Roddy Macdonald, back to Robbie MacLeod. Scott Robert some
careful, falls to Whyte. captain there, once more making
short nobody is getting by him position. A great ball. The ball
reached the danger area round about blacks have it at the moment. 4-2.
The wind in their favour. Six and a half minutes left of the first half.
The most dramatic first half we have had since the last Camanachd
Cup final. We have had a succession of great matches. The players have
presented us with a magnificent spectacle and today is no exception.
Here come Inveraray at pace again. Just McMurdo this time. Crawford is
looking for Russell MacKinlay. That is more like the Kyles tackle and
we know. -- tackling. Off the ball where, Crawford is taken down by
Whyte. Just as the pace picks up you will see one or two things
going on. That is a good example of a forward defending. Gary
MacPherson, the ball look like he was going to run out, and he read
the game had managed to deflect the ball out for a shy. Macdonald needs
to stab at it. -- two stabs. Lots of yellow shirts, they seem to be
throwing resources at their tackling. A great craft and effort.
Beautiful touch, kicks the ball. He is a great impact player, not in
the team all the time. He makes no bones about the fact he cannot
travel awaited games but if he is at home he is very much part of the
squad. Him and daring that first and have been a partnership like no
other. -- Gary MacPherson. First nobody should be this is a done
deal. The Kyles can fight back against any team in yellow and
black. Three goals in seven minutes in the 2009 final. By look we
manage to get the last one and pinch it. He has had ago. The trick
there is to make the decision, are you going to have a go on what?
preferred side, if he had hit it first, the ticket inches wide past
the post. -- he took it. This it is still dry at Mossfield Park, this
wonderful shinty setting. For a deep well round the pitch. -- four.
The stand is back. The hill behind us is probably well covered, I
haven't been out since the start of the Games. Kyles tried to get back.
All four Inveraray forwards are very much involved. Everything
seems to be coming through. There is a corner here for Inveraray,
that is the hill behind us. A wonderful sight, there is the stand
across from where we are sitting. Absolutely packed. Only one quarter
of the corner of the pitch that is well populated. The tribute to the
drawing power of these teams from all guile -- Argyll. Great save
from Kevin with a will. -- Kenny MacDonald. With he should never
have been left on his own. What reactions, Fraser MacDonald, an
exchange of opinion with Scott Robertson. Starting to get very
tough. No with a chance, -- Kyles it. Wonderful goalkeeping at both
ends. David MacPherson send it up the rent. Both goalkeepers, 90
years worth of shinty between them. Neither has Cataract yet. Scott
Robertson gets in. Intervention. It took two in very players this time
to deal with that. That is better. Much happy with his saved.
catches it it just perfect. Exactly the same as we had with Kenny
MacDonald. You can watch just how carefully he took it, what a first
half it has been with six fantastic goals. So much action. The play is
no -- the players know the clock is running down. They will finish bang
on at 45. Remarkably we have had no The first half comes to the close
and what a first half. Two goals for can synthetic and Karin
McPherson on the other end supplying the finish. Russell
MacKinlay put Inveraray ahead. And that has given them a lot to talk
about. That is what we are at half- time. 4 - 2. I'm joined by John
Smylie, you must be a very happy man? Happy after the first 45
minutes. The game has gone the way be thought. Both teams have good
forwards so it's whoever can score the most goals. You were 2-1 down
and then the floodgates opened. forwards are playing well. The wind
will play its part? What are you looking today for the second half?
I wanted to make a couple of changes. How will try to hold out
for the first 20 minutes. About let you get back to the boys in the
dressing room. Quite an extraordinary first half. Drew
MacNeil is with me. Disappointing?! Shinty is great when you take away
the defence. But that does a brilliant first half. I have no
idea what is going to happen. struggling to hear you because the
background noise is unbelievable. 4 - 2 at half-time. Let's look
through the goals. Russell MacKinlay opened the scoring after
seven minutes. Yes, that was a good one. Bad defending. Chris Crawford
drives it into the box. It just falls to Russell MacKinlay. He does
not think about it, he'd just knocks it in. Brilliant play from
Chris. He just knocks it straight into the net. Definitely not
offside. An extraordinary start for Inveraray. Quite amazing. But Kyles,
they are tenacious. They got straight back. Two mistakes. That
was a little embarrassing? They had earlier warning. Again,
unfortunately for the goalkeeper, he mess tents that. There were a
couple of occasions afterwards when they got away easily. That was a
bad mistake, really. Roddy MacDonald getting his second. Such
a fantastic player and a predator? This was the breakaway. Roddy
MacDonald should have been stopped. But he was not. Scott Robertson
should have stopped him as well. He will be disappointed with that.
They have broken away. It was the Inveraray corner. That was a nice
finish. He must be celebrating that for quite a while. His fishing trip.
You can hear the noise, Stuart McIntosh and David Hall, playing
the song they have written especially about shinty. There they
are, singing on the pitch. And very fine it is, too. 2 - 1. They looked
to be cruising and then defence went to sleep? The goalkeeper has
lost four goals. That was a good shot. Russell was quite cute. He
just obstructs it slightly. He has just protected him. You can see
Russell MacKinlay, just getting away on the defender. The goal has
no chance from that range. That was a super finish. How and Chris
Crawford made it 3 - 2. What a celebration. Another mistake. That
was a defensive error. He uses his low centre of gravity and he got
inside the box. You must feel sorry for Kenny. 50 years old this year.
This is a big final for him to playing in. Frustrating that he has
not been the same. Then 4 - 2. Russell MacKinlay gets the 4th goal
for Inveraray. Russell is cute. He just turns nicely. He uses his
reach. Kenny has got no chance. Three goals from inside the box.
That was a tough one for the goalkeeper. That is the Lemmy stand
at half-time. 4 - 2 in the Camanachd Cup Final. This is the
first shinty final this year that features two sides from the
Premiership. Sue Dann McClelland would take us through the other
finals. Starting with the MacTavish Cup. The first major Cup Final, the
MacTavish Cup, is an indication of whether trophies might go. No
surprise that you to Maud took this flyer against Lochaber from
Division One and they were well ahead at first -- in the first half.
Nicholson got one back after one hour. Then, John Mackenzie made it
4 - 1 with 20 minutes remaining. You to more were always in control.
Always more creative. -- Newtonmore. Almost inevitably, Daniel MacRae
scored to make it 5 - 1 just before full-time. John Mackenzie had the
chance to take the cup back to Newtonmore for a record 38 times.
Rained off at the first attempt, enter Mary were no strangers to the
Celtic society Cup Final against Taynuilt from Division One South. 4
- 0 at half-time and the floodgates opened in the second half with five
goals in eight minutes. Karin McPherson made it 5 - 0. The second
of three goals. Russell MacKinlay got his hat-trick after 54 minutes.
McMurdo weighed in with the first of his hat-trick at 61 minutes. He
got his hat-trick to make a 12 - 0 with 10 minutes remaining.
Virtually completing a very difficult day for Taynuilt. Russell
MacKinlay completed the scoring to make it 14 - 0. That is a record
score. It gave their captain, Scott Robertson, the chance to pick up
the oldest trophy in shinty. Oban Camanachd against Glenurquhart.
This certainly made their mark. They had a blistering open period.
Cameron getting this dramatic strike after six minutes. And the
goals would get even better. Neil Reid got the second after 24
minutes. With this fantastic finish. The third goal was to come from
Roddy Cameron, making it 3 - 0 at half-time. They looked increasingly
comfortable. And Oban Camanachd's getting the 5th goal. Seven minutes
remaining. The issue was put beyond any doubt. As Oban Camanachd stuck
with their task at hand. He was McClelland, finishing completely.
The final goal, just three minutes from time. That was a comfortable
Happy days, winning the Macaulay Cup. Drew MacNeil was the coach for
that side and that was just a few weeks back. It looked warmer than
today. Good memories? I am still warm from that day! Two weeks ago,
you would not recognise this place. It was a lot warmer. That will keep
us warm for a very long time. talk about this Camanachd Cup Final.
An incredible first half. 4 - 2. Kyles will have the wind with them
in the second half, is that to the benefit? They were playing the long
ball down the middle. They will not have that option because Inveraray
can settle in. It will suit them. They have a lot of legs up front.
Another man and a Bencher can run all day. Six goals in the first
half. What will happen? Gary Ns and Uganda Cleland... -- sued Dan
half of this pulsating Camanachd Cup Final. Six goals in an amazing
first half. Just before the game, everybody said that it was too
close to call. It might be tight. There will be a few goals. But, my
goodness! Absolutely. We both could not call this at the start. We
thought it might be the day for Kyles. Here we are, 4 - 2. 45
minutes left to play and an incredible day so far. No changes
after half-time. We have the rolling substitutes. Kyles in blue
and white, going from left to right. Roddy MacDonald. He has scored two
goals already. Still on the losing end of it, at the moment. Just a
little bit bigger, there. He will be looking for some protection from
the referee. He does not seem very happy. He has caught him on the
back. He does not seem very happy with that. The pitch is greasy on
top. It does not look too bad at this stage. The light is good, the
picture is hard. Russell MacKinlay, he turns it back in. Well... Not a
bad effort. He did not even look. Perhaps just a little hand on the
back but the referee gave them the benefit of the doubt. He did not
trouble the keeper. You can see the hand going up. Just that flash
across the goal. He is a key figure, Kenny MacDonald. Kenny MacDonald
sends it, rocket fuelled, two- thirds of the length of this
enormous pitch. The wind in their favour. That is perhaps an example
of how it will take them a few minutes to get the pace of the ball
and the strength of the wind. Absolutely. David Zavaroni, just
getting excited. He saw the goal but from that distance, he should
be using his forwards, bringing them into play down the wing. But
who knows what could happen? Especially after what we have seen
so far. They are very well wrapped up on the touchline. Two or three
layers of jackets. It is chilly for those people standing about. But
the crowd have been well warmed. One half of the crowd, particularly.
Inveraray, obviously. They look far more settled. They just want to go
out and have no worries. Kyles Athletic seemed to be chasing the
ball for this first couple of minutes. The danger for both sides
is that they will allow the pace to drop. We know that Inveraray have
been dining out on steaks and pasta in terms of their training. That is
looking good at this stage. Whether they have to pay for it or not,
that is something we shall investigate. Dunky Kerr! The flag
is up. The goal judge has got his flag up. This is very interesting.
Very interesting. Duncan Kelly, the judge, has asked for an audience
but the referee... Let us listen... This is what happened. The ball was
in. First aid has been called for. Is that a penalty? I think it is.
That was very painful. He has caught him on the leg. The referee
cannot go to ground... He is speaking to the captain. He has
stopped the ball himself. He has given a penalty. He has. For the
tackle on Dunky Kerr. Immediately, Kyles have a penalty. For that
tackle by the keeper and the penalty is being taken by Robbie
MacLeod, No. 8. This is very straightforward. It is straight.
From Robin a cloud against Graham MacPherson. -- Robbie MacLeod. This
is a great chance to hit back. Goal! Robbie MacLeod. Striking back
for Kyles Athletic. He has got them back into this game early in the
second half. He actually does not catch that very well at all. The
bounce has helped. He gets the ball past McPherson. There are different
ways of taking a penalty and there at the very difficult or easy for
the goalkeeper. But the bouncing ball in front of the keeper is
extremely difficult to deal with Ann McPherson could not cope with
that. Her one of the hardest. And the ball actually moves. When it
hits the ground, it comes away to the left. Macpherson at first but
he had this. And once it hit the ground, he has taken that day
version. 4 - 3. First blood to Kyles Athletic in the second half.
Seven extraordinary goals in an incident-packed Camanachd Cup Final.
Macpherson will be upset at the penalty being given. It does look
like he has stopped the ball. was off his feet. Another great
save from MacPherson. Fantastic goalkeeping. Thomas Whyte, 10 goals
this season. He catches the ball perfectly. Could not have got that
any better. Diving. Here it comes again. Oh, and the tackle again. I
think this could be a yellow card? Stuart Robinson, in some bother
with the referee. He has gone in strong. McLeod has sold that
perfectly. Final warning. And a wasted chance. Good refereeing from
Graham Cameron. He catches that brilliantly. It is all about timing
under his belt. A desperate place to be, a lonely life before he
shinty goalkeeper. It is a goal! MacPherson, what a strike!
Unbelievable. It just shows you from one great save at one end he
would have another go at the other red for Inveraray. A brilliant
strike. Her face a great folly for Crawford. -- that was a great
volley. I will just check the records to see what the record is,
at the number of goals in a Camanachd Cup final, because we are
getting there. I think it will be 13. 12-1. Idea that one half of
this match will be pleased with you record. We need five more.
wouldn't discredited at this point, they are coming from everywhere.
deliberate the way he landed up. McPherson is Inveraray's top
goalscorer, he will be very happy with his contribution so far this
afternoon. Just to correct the historical records, Newtonmore 11,
Furness three, 1909. Were a do at that game? I wasn't. Fact we have
an injury, I think. We have a flag at the goal judge on our right and
player, Fraser MacDonald Ann Scott be one of the hottest part of the
upset with himself. -- Russell. apologies for the technical issues
with the clock. They cannot keep up with the scoring, there are too
many. The Inveraray have five goals, three for Kyles Athletic. It is
anybody's guess what will happen here. Graham Cameron beginning to
take a firmer line forthwith some of the tackling, for understandable
reasons. I possibly think that was the wrong decision, King just died
did. Graham Cameron has decided it try to defend a 2--- their two-goal
Anything at Gary met first in 10 do at the Overend, Fraser MacDonald
can do. -- MacPherson. Not even the camera can catch it. Just beautiful,
into the top of the goal. minutes gone, nine goals, five of
them have gone to Inveraray, four have gone to Fraser MacDonald in
the Camanachd Cup winning team for Kyles Athletic in 1994, but within
better and better. Just when we think we have seen it all, another
goal. For nine goals, the two-goal lead has vanished. One goal and
Kyles are equal. They have got a bit of momentum. At the hour mark,
or thereabouts. He looks a bit edgy. The Kyles coach. I am not surprised.
The big hit for McPherson. She the pretty tetchy. The wind from left
to right. There is the flight, that shows you how strong the wind is.
That is one hour gone, half-an-hour to go. Nine goals, five for
Inveraray, four for Kyles Athletic. Anybody's game. Certainly in the
of the royal blues at the them up. Fraser MacDonald comes out again.
If he will be happy to drag Scott Macdonald! That is the 10th goal of
an unbelievable Camanachd Cup final. I was just going to say we haven't
really seen Fraser MacDonald, in this last 10 minutes he has stepped
up, a great goal. Court that sweet as you like into the roof of the
net, no chance. We are only four goals of the record. Who knows? You
certainly wouldn't discredited now. -- discredit it now. I cannot cope,
That is the summary. We are just past the hour mark. The half-an-
hour left, if we can take it. Penalties for the first time ever
at the Camanachd Cup final. There will be a big party somewhere
tonight. Far too early to say where. Tough tackle over the top. I think
Nicholas Crawford caused it. Whyte Kicked the ball, possibly. Kyles
are pushing forward. Dunky Kerr out to the right. It was wasted by
tiles. -- Kyles. Neither side has wasted any chances. Most games we
get to see, if aimlessly out but that has not happened much in this
game. He fancies another one, does pick Fraser MacDonald. Becoming a
personal contexts -- comes -- contest, Fraser MacDonald against
the captain. Kyles seemed to have the edge at the moment. Just the
momentum is enough, all of a sudden it has gone. it is just like a
machine gun. When a to call heads out there somewhere. -- One are too
injection of pace and running power. And he has had quite a serious
groin strain, hence the reason he hasn't started. Hasn't trained for
two or three weeks, was telling me before the game he hasn't given its
any good workout yet. Interesting to see how he fares. Stewart
Robertson will go off. We have got the other McMurdo is also limbering.
Just trying to catch his coach's attention. He fancies a bit of the
action. Graham is pacing. Roddy Macdonald has done his bit. Graham
finished with him very last year, he had retired, stepped back, and
got drafted in during the season through injury, and has since
become a crucial part and has scored quite a few goals as well.
He played all his days in the centre line but has scored a few
has come on a 14. And we have lost Stuart Robertson, No. 8. And also
David McPherson, No. 8. David MacPherson and the Olympic torch,
the Olympic Committee sent 10 to Inveraray, rather than Inveraray to
carry the touch. -- the torch. apologise for the absence of the
clock. Spring has sprung, obviously. We shall try to get that fixed.
Meanwhile, we shall keep you up-to- date. 5 - 5. 66 minutes on the
clock. Allegedly. This is absolutely pulsating. You cannot
take your eyes off this. Ruaridh Graham, he has actually pulled his
muscle. Already, you can see him holding that already. That is very
disappointing. He was delighted to be part of the squad and was
devastated after his injury. don't think he will last. He will
have to come off, he is struggling midfield. He has only been on and
he is indicating that he is coming off. Yes. Here he is. Coming off.
He is appealing to be taken off. will be very disappointed. And so
were the management, because he was such an influential player on his
day. They are not ready with the substitute. This is extraordinary,
they are one man down. He is on the field but he cannot contribute.
Inveraray, here they go. Nobody seems to be taking out any
substitute card. They will bring David MacPherson back on. I think.
Here we go. They have to keep the ball away from Ruaridh Graham at
the moment. Because he cannot do anything. McMurdo, looking for his
brother. Donald. He sends a flying. 68 the Met. Great ball through to
Fraser Macdonald. And in they go. McPherson! Roddy MacDonald was
inches away. What has saved. That would have been a hard one. He goes
down low, as he always does. Three men have actually gone through. He
manages to regain his balance. Just that split second to go. Well,
Ruaridh Graham, and that is very unfortunate. He knows himself. He
just could not last. The first time he tried to get the ball, his
muscle went. He knows find well that this is his last Scottish
final and he will be disappointed that he could not contribute more.
Well, David MacPherson has come back on. He is allowed to,
obviously. So, we have all the paperwork done and everybody is
back on the field, when they should be. And the clock is working!
Fraser MacDonald, he gets it across. That is the danger area. Pictures
and sweeps it across. One of the most difficult balls to deal with.
Going for the corner. Deflection. Kyles are pushing Inveraray, now.
They're starting to open up the defence. Quite a difference to what
we have seen. That one change, it is swings and roundabouts. Back in
the danger area. McPherson. He had to be quick again. Garry MacPherson
has turned the tide. He has his finger on the pulse. He has to stop
everything that Kyles are throwing at them. Kyles know that with this
pressure, they need to make the most of it. Try to get that goal.
At this time, Inveraray welcome back into this. And there was no
stress. He actually looks were he is going to put the ball. Well...
Well, that was painful. The ball landed with Nick murder. He did not
have the block. The referee has got it correct. -- McMurdo. He did hit
that ball intentionally. He was just quicker. McMurdo takes the
swing and catches him. No damage done. We have a subject coming up.
Number 16. Euan Campbell. Here he comes. He moved down to play for
Cowes this year and has done extremely well. No. 14 is coming
off. Euan Campbell, No. 16. Mostly the colour blue on the hill at the
moment. That might change. This young man is very fast and well
done. We can see him making an impact as well. Fraser MacDonald.
Kenny MacDonald has wandered out of his goals. He wants to join in. He
has had virtually nothing to do in the second half. He is at the
centre of every decision at the minute. The right hand goes in.
Graham MacPherson has a fantastic second half. He has lost a bunch of
goals but he has kept Inveraray in this. Here he comes again. Assisted
by the wind. In any shot at the goal, does the wind increased the
pace of the ball? It can increase but it also moves the ball in the
air. Which, for a goalkeeper, is very hard to deal with. It is a
very clever tactic. But it seems that keeping the ball lower will
work more effectively for them, especially in this half. You could
almost say that there is a bit of allow all because we have not had
any gold in 10 minutes. -- any goal. This is boring! You are delighted
with two or three goals in any Camanachd Cup Final but this is
incredible. He had that covered. It was worth the swing. Like murder
was not expecting that. -- McMurdo. He did the right thing. Down below,
the benches are sitting and waiting and wondering, what is going to
happen? What is the outcome going to be? Scott Robertson has had a
better the cake, there. Another free hit. -- has had a bit of my
cake, there. -- a kick. The Kyles Defence has had virtually nothing
to do in the second half and that is a great ball. It has been
incredible how much they have come into the second half. Here we go.
Across from Campbell, across the face of the goal. That was not far
enough away from being a good chance. Thomas Whyte, still there.
Clever ball from Euan Campbell. He pulls it off the stick perfectly,
slips past and runs on. Great vision but just a little bit too
hard, there. I saw him come on in a Premier League match and he had an
immediate impact. Dunky Kerr. had a facial injury. It was Andrew,
the stick was over the top. That has come down and has caught him on
the chin. No need for any cosmetics at this stage. Less than 15 minutes.
The tide is with Kyles Athletic. The danger area. Some singing. The
singing is on the hill. I am not sure what this election is. They
have had a few beers. Wonderful scenes, Gary? Incredible,
absolutely brilliant. Such a great reception from the fans today.
whatever it is going to be, it will always be known as the Argyll final.
Here comes Campbell. Fraser MacDonald. They're putting their
bodies on a line. Inveraray players, every one of them... And not for
the first time, Fraser Macdonald and Scott Robertson. Those two boys
have been at it all day long. This means everything to both of them
and they know this is their last final. Oh, there is yellow-card.
Number three. Alan McDonald. Well, anyway, that is remarkable. 76
minutes before the first one. credit to the players. They have
been fantastic and it has been played in the greatest sport and
spirit. There is a corner to Kyles. He has been a difference. I thought
he would when he came on. He is one of those players who gets stuck in,
for young man. As I say, we have the Kyles corner, here. Good ball
into the middle. MacDonald goes up. There is a huge number of bodies.
David Zavaroni. 10 or 15 players. All around the goalmouth, and that
makes it difficult for the keeper because he has no chance whatsoever.
We have four players up front for Inveraray and in the middle of the
field. It is like a desert at the far end. Kenny MacDonald is having
a chat with the crowd. He is just passing the time. Here we come, the
other end. Another one! The sticks are flying. That was a mistake from
McMurdo. Dunky Kerr, fires it back in. Kyles have a spare man. Oh!
Goal! And that was a goal for Kyles! Roddy MacDonald with his 4th
goal! This is just unbelievable! That is him just saving his hat-
trick. What a day! This was an outstanding goal for Roddy
MacDonald. McPherson on the near post, he will be disappointed. He
did not possibly see that until it was too late. Kyles, in the lead.
And the scenes of celebration on the hill is incredible. That is the
score. Roddy MacDonald has got four of them. We well done. There could
be a gold medal in this. We will think about that later. Meanwhile,
at the other end, goodness me... How many Cup finals can you see
that? If Kyles when this, Roddy MacDonald will get a Hansson dinner
when he comes home. And it isn't done yet. What a remarkable Cup
Final. They're just taking a breath. 10 minutes to go. Karin McPherson
shaking his head. All that steak and all that pasta. They will be
thinking they're starting to throw this game away. With that two-goal
advantage. 10 minutes left. Kyles need another goal. They will know
that. Scott Robertson is in trouble. Fraser MacDonald, bowls them over.
And this is all about the next 9.5 minutes. What is it like? What is
happening is the legs are burning, they don't know what is going on in
their heads. Inveraray, disappointment. Anger and
frustration. Kyles, it is about keeping the momentum going and
getting another goal. Put that together and we will see a lot of
they have to lift the cup. You were betting we would get a result in
the 90 minutes. I couldn't possibly bet. He would have said at this
stage of the game we would have 11 goals? It is incredible. Dunky Kerr.
up with a goal. That is what it means to Kyles. James Perlich.
he is there in the crowd, make yourself known, in very are
possibly looking for you. -- Inveraray. There is an awful lot of
blue up there, a smattering of red, I did see any yellow. It seems to
be at the far end at my left. The quiet end of the field in the
second half, I have to say, there is a blast of yellow up behind the
Inveraray goalkeeper, the shirts harassment there. A clever play.
Clever play by both players. Ally MacDonald knew was coming in and
was going to foul him. Possibly the inexperience. I am struggling to
see what is wrong with this, so far. His stick his round his waist.
him busy though. The young man had a stick around his waist. Seven
minutes left, the clock ticks. Inevitably heading towards 90
minutes. That is the figure we need to look at. Lookout for. The other
two figures are the goal tallies, the Six and the five, because that
comes to 11. It is one in favour of the royal blues. Tighnabruaich. The
empty village of Tighnabruaich I suspect, save for one or two. He
could not make it for one reason or another. Zavaroni. A little over
hit there. Not quite at the stage where they will not care where they
are hitting. Not at all. I am surprised Inveraray haven't managed
to come back into this game in the last 10 minutes. With every sport,
football or shinty, rugby, each team has their time. Inveraray have
not managed to capitalise, make now gone to 5-6. That has seen the
lead changed hands. We have gone from six goals to 11. We could be
The opportunity was there for him also. Look how quickly Inveraray
want to take this ball. They have got their own supporters. Off the
post. Goodness me! It doesn't get any more dramatic than this.
heart was in my mouth. It takes a deflection. When things like that
happened you think maybe it isn't Inveraray's day. Four-and-a-half
minutes left. That is a bad foul to give away in the middle of the
field. In the commentary position they are off their seats. It is too
much to be sitting down watching this lot. Sombre faces. It is not
over yet. Four minutes plus injury time. There will not be a lot of
that. The game really hasn't stopped a lot. Graham Cameron has
done very well to keep the game going, an excellent game.
area's Roddy Macdonald, our four- goal hero. He has given the Fowler
way, Kyles will be happy with that. If you are picking the Albert Smith
gold-medal winner for the game's outstanding player as it is
inscribed in the middle, where would you go? I think the
commentary box. You couldn't possibly not give it to Roddy
Macdonald, scored four goals in a Camanachd Cup final and if it stays
the way he is he as also scored the winner. I think it would be very
hard not to give it to him. comments about Roddy Macdonald are
our own views, not the official man-of-the-match decision by any
means. Last year there was a hat- trick in the Camanachd Cup final.
Danny McCraken as he never won a medal. A -- MacRae. There are
usually three people on the panel. Previous winners of the Camanachd
Cup at the Albert Smith winner. Roddy Macdonald has just gone down
with cramp below us here. referee is saying play on, doesn't
want anything to do with it. A bit rash from you in the meadow. -- UN
McMurdo. -- Euan. They are throwing him water bottles, they want to run
the clock down. 2:left -- two minutes left of this unbelievable
Cup final. I have exhausted my vocabulary in terms of expressing
the action. This has got to be up there with the best of the Cup
finals I have seen since 1964. Kenny MacDonald played in the first
match I ever did a radio commentary on in 1983 and he is in better
shape than I am and he will be a lot happier, the happiest man in
Tighnabruaich. It is getting tough, Garry. Both these players know that
they are running the clock down, that is a waste for Inveraray.
Fraser MacDonald. Zavaroni gets it in. No sign of cramp for Roddy
Macdonald. MacPherson has got to packets -- pass it, keep it in play.
An act of defiance. Kyles have it. Going through, a great tackle from
No. 4. Nicholas Kerr Crawford in his first Camanachd Cup final,
looks like it might be disappointment from him. Difficult
to think there could be another goal. You have been there. This
could be the last roll of the dice for Inveraray. MacKinlay, he is not
fast enough this time. In it comes to the doctor, Irvine leaves it to
Zavaroni you fires it away. It doesn't really matter where it does
now. It is in the last 10 seconds down below us the presentation
party of gearing up, behind us and around us, the blue-and-white party
is given up. There are three minutes. The Roddy Macdonald is
breathing heavily. Three minutes of injury time to be played. What a
tackle, Game On! He has got it, he won the foul. He has wasted it. He
has wasted the chance. He is definitely pulling them back. He
did it too quickly, and it bounced chance. In Ferrari need to get the
Roddy Macdonald takes off, one of the three minutes has gone. They
need to eat the clock, Inveraray need the ball at the other end of
the field. Zavaroni has mystic. Robertson get it away. Garry
MacPherson to the left aside, no murder gets a stake in. -- McMurdo
gets a stake in it. Tom White, one of the firefighters on the field.
Of whom there are a few. John Smylie is down. I think he is not
quite given it up. I suspect it is beyond them now. Fraser MacDonald
fires in on the goal. He just needs the ball up there. Graham Cameron
has told him it is just about done, one minute left. The cameras are
massing here to get the pictures of war will be incredible scenes. --
and what will be. Roddy Macdonald is man of the match. Very well
deserved. Four goals, no wonder. You could not give it to him after
that. Here we go again, it is McMurdo, on the back can. It has
got to beat, it has to go out of play. Not yet. Inveraray still have
it. 22nd on hour clock. Graham Cameron is looking at all these
watches. 10 seconds. It is the referee's watch and his whistle, it
is a foul. It is a free hit in Ferrari. He is looking at his watch
as well. They need the ball up there. They cannot score directly
from this, they have to get it into play. They have to get it into play.
They have wasted it. Robertson knows he ever could tick. The Kyles
bench is leaping. Kenny MacDonald picks up the ground, he knows
himself this is probably the last hit of the ball in this Camanachd
Cup final. The last Cup final he describe what has happened on a
hill. It has exploded, blue and white. And no wonder. Four goals
from Roddy Macdonald have won a famous victory. Grant Irvine he was
injured, Graham MacPherson bitterly disappointed. The brewery keeper. -
- the Inveraray keeper. They are absolutely dancing. These are
wonderful scenes. What is it like to be in this position where you
have held on, you look beaten, you got back and you have won it?
is a was that the part that it's really hard to to taking,
especially when your family and friends and everybody is hugging
and kissing the. He will not really sink in till later tonight or even
tomorrow. Unfortunately for Inverurie the reality kicks in they
have just lost a Scottish Cup final. Utter disappointment. I really feel
for the lad, having been there at both ends, winning and losing, the
best feeling in the world winning, but is it in a Camanachd Cup final
takes a long time to get over. Especially having a two-goal
advantage. Let's go down onto the tonight. -- the Cup will pass
Drew MacNeil, that was just sensational? A couple of people
went, what was the score?! 4 - 2 at half-time. Inveraray were ahead and
then it has got the bit between their teeth and got that early goal.
They had the ascendancy. turning-point was Macleod checking
that penalty. I thought MacDonald would have taken it. He must have
bottled it. The Man of the Match., speak to us. Four goals. My
goodness! Brilliant. I am just speechless. Tremendous. It is what
I have always wanted. 4 - 2 at half-time and he showed such spread
against a very good side to stay in the game. We're good at that. We
always knew we could score goals. We have done it again. Well done,
Inveraray. It must have been fantastic to watch. It was. And I
think it was a second goal of the afternoon. You got the fishing rod
out. Just a little joke between me and my friends. A big party
tonight? Until next week! Congratulations. Man of the Match.
You can pick up the cup. Gary Innes has joined us. Reflecting on a
sensational final. Have you seen anything like that? The not even
close. Absolutely incredible. Even to the end, it looked like
Inveraray might even get a goal. One came off the post and you
thought that was their last opportunity. Absolutely amazing.
opportunity. Absolutely amazing. back. Again, that was a good break
away. That was a penalty, no doubt about that. Fair point. Carries it
into the box. That is a penalty, unfortunately. Fair play to Robbie
MacLeod to step up and take that penalty. Roddy MacDonald did miss
one. At first looked like a penalty and on second glance, you thought
he was quite fortunate. Definitely a penalty. It wasn't even a
fantastic penalty. It went to one side, unfortunately. The Mel Lucas
some of the rest of the goals later but let us get to the presentation.
Sue Dann McClelland will take us through... -- Hugh. Kenny MacDonald,
and not sure he is the coolest man on the pitch. The losing captain,
Scott Robertson. And the representatives of Scottish Hydro.
Stuart Hogarth. They are a very brave team. They performed possibly
not quite at their best in some respects today. They will be better
disappointed. Their routine probably reaching the end of its
natural cycle, if truth be told. They give absolutely everything,
leaving everything on the pitch. They certainly did that. Young
Macdonald with the red hair. Possibly the next goalkeeper. And
these are fantastic scenes. Everything is blue and white. If
you think your television is broken, do not worry, it is just blue and
white. The match officials. Colin MacDonald, Duncan Kelly. Billy
Wotherspoon. They did not have a lot to do, which is a good sign.
Just one yellow card. Which was admirably refereed by Graham
Cameron. And the very fact that we did not have to mention Graham
Cameron that often speaks volumes, I think, for the efforts of the
players. The Albert Smith gold medal. Awarded annually to the
outstanding player in the final. It'll be handed over to Roddy
MacDonald. Four goals. And I don't think there was never much doubt
about that. He certainly delivered today. And there is his father. The
players, one by one... Coming forward to it except their medals.
Every one of them a hero. And warm applause from the Inveraray players.
Because it was a wonderfully sporting occasion. The goalscorers
get the biggest applause of all. And best man... Wait for the
reception that he gets. There is always somebody who will kiss the
Minister. Fraser MacDonald. A little stumble from Roddy MacDonald,
there. Norman MacDonald, the manager. The coach. James Perlich.
They certainly held their nerves today. They made the changes when
they had to. These are the medals. They will be stashed. The Cup is
there. The Camanachd Association Challenge Trophy. The latest in a
long line of captains to have left to distribute. Because this is the
panic will of any shinty playing career. -- pedicle. -- pinnacle. He
is the happiest man in a pool of about 15 at the moment. A prized
possession of the winning captain. The lead has disappeared. But it is
the part that takes the eight bottles of whisky that counts.
Great celebrations. Kyles Athletic pick up the Camanachd Cup for the
first time in a very long time. Just great scenes and you have
Kenny MacDonald in goal. Not even Man of the Match. Look at those
pictures. You both know what it feels like to pick up the Camanachd
Cup. Just give us a sense? Hands in the air, the cup in hand. There is
no other feeling like it as a shinty player. It is the pinnacle
of any career. Just look, it is amazing. You just want to join in
yourself. Brilliant, absolutely awesome. And they are a good bunch
of guys. The very fact that 27 is the average age. And the fact that
Kenny is 50, it is a very young team. They are a team that can show
absolute resilience. They will not be beaten. They will always get
back into the game. In 2009, we nearly lost the Camanachd Cup. We
came back from 3 - 0. Here we have them winning the Camanachd Cup in
2012. Inveraray did put up an amazing five. John Smylie, tough to
watch this? That was a great performance. The first half, we
played very well but we never got into the second half. Kyles came
back. 4 - 2 up at half-time. Just fantastic. They knew they would
come back into this. Fair play. was a great final. Thank you very
much. Good man. As you can see, it is getting rather wild, here. If we
could have any confusion as to how important this is to the people who
win, look behind me. They are going absolutely mental. There will not
be much work done and Kyles for the next week. Let's look at the other
goals. Everyone is jumping in. Second half analysis. This was good
play. He knocks it across to Garry MacPherson. This is what he does.
Give him some room, he had two chances today. He stuck that away
very well. Inveraray never got into the game and the second half.
will be very disappointed, especially after having that lead
at half-time. James Perlich, the coach, you said that you were calm,
cool and collected. I bet you were not during the match? As soon as
this game started, I knew when Inveraray scored first, I knew it
was going to be one of those games. But Kyles have got this ability to
really start working when they need to. When they know they have to
raise their game. And they did that again. They came back from being a
couple of goals down. They just showed their character and belief
and the desire to win the Scottish Cup. That is what it is all about.
You must be immensely proud. The way they did come back, 5 - 3 down
at one point. In every training session, I tried to go to all of
them, and we have to work very hard. Every Monday and Wednesday. It has
taken a while for this to pay off. Today, we have done it. Well done,
you will have a great party tonight. Let's have a quick look at the
winning goal. The one that took Kyles to being winners. Fair play
to Roddy MacDonald. That was a good chance. It just hits off his
shoulder. The keeper has no chance. The near post. No chance there.
Four goals in a Cup Final is brilliant. What does this say about
shinty in the south? I don't know if it means we dominate, but be
perhaps you have teams from the south in every final! It is a
credit to the south and the way the game was played, we only had one
booking. The referee did not have much to do. It was fantastic. The
ball was always played wide. It was a great spectacle. And the old
cliche, Shanti was the winner at the end of the day. It's certainly
was. That is almost us. We will be back for the Shen Te Hurling