Four national call ups for Stirling shinty club

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The University of Stirling shinty club has gone from strength to strength as four of their members received national call ups in recent weeks.  

Despite only being established in 2021, the club has expanded quickly, producing a strong and competitive team last season.  

President Cameron Purdy and player Al Reed have been called up to join the English shinty team against the Alba squad.  

The game will be played on September 16 at Blairbeg Park in Drumnadrochit. 

Purdy told Brig: “I’m very proud to represent my country in a sport I love. 

“I know the Cornish Shinty team quite well and I joined them on their annual tour earlier this summer.” 

Club captain Herbie Patterson and secretary Calum MacDonald were also selected earlier in the month for the under-21s Caol Cup, a prestigious game between the top players in the north and south divisions of Scotland.  

The game took place on September 2 in Oban.  

Patterson, who competed in the Caol Cup the previous year as well as for the U21 Scotland team, told Brig

“Playing alongside and against so many top shinty players is a privilege, but to also play alongside my brother Fred and fellow Stirling Uni player Calum was also great fun.” 

On a university level, the club has another exciting year competing in the Scottish Student Shinty League.

Featured Image Credits: Jonathan Boomer

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