That's More Like It!

  morddwyd 09:02 26 Jul 2012

That's better than that rubbish from London.

Two hours of live shinty on BBC Alba on Saturday!

  Quickbeam 09:53 26 Jul 2012

But what do the regular Peppa Pig viewers think of it?

  Condom 11:51 26 Jul 2012

That brings back memories of a trip to Kingussie. Shinty reminded me so much of Irish Hurling except that in Shinty they had the net handy to catch the opponents head in;-)

No prisoners taken and no quarter asked for.

  Clapton is God 15:15 26 Jul 2012


I haven't a clue what you're talking about.

Kindly translate "shinty" (or should that be shi**y?)and "BBC Alba" into English.

  Condom 16:02 26 Jul 2012

Clapton Is God

Moreewyd's post was in perfect English. Shinty is a game that has been played for hundreds of years but is now mostly played in the north of Scotland (Alba). It was at one time I understand quite popular in England but was overtaken somewhat down south by normal field hockey. There are also connections between it and Ice hockey, lacrosse and of course hurling in Ireland.

It is not a sport for the faint hearted.

  Condom 16:46 26 Jul 2012


You are of course perfectly correct in saying that Alba was originally a Gaelic word for Scotland or a part of it. It is in such common usage these days that I assumed wrongly that others would know what it meant. Please forgive me.

  carver 19:39 26 Jul 2012

Just found out what shinty is, it's hockey for wimps.

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