Aberdeen University Shinty Club
is a shinty
club from Aberdeen
. They play in Marine Harvest North Division Three. It holds the distinction of being the oldest constituted shinty club in Scotland, and therefore the world, dating back to 9 November 1861 in a document held by the University of Aberdeen
and will be celebrating its 150th anniversary in 2011.
Aberdeen University will be celebrating its 150 year anniversary by hosting the Sutherland cup final on 30th July 2011. The club also celebrated its 150th anniversary by winning North Division Three in stunning style.
Despite the club's name it is not a University club and participates at a senior level with students, non-students and former students in the team. However, there is also a student team which competes in University competitions under the same name. See University Shinty.
The club was established by Highland
exiles in 1861. In 2005 the club had its best season ever, winning the National Intermediate Indoor 6 a-side competition in Perth, the North Division 2 Title and the Sutherland Cup, only the fourth time the club had won the trophy.
In 2006 the club is still predominantly made up of Highland exiles although there are increasing numbers of newcomers to the sport taking up the game as they pass through Aberdeen University.
In 2007, the club ended up bottom of North Division One although they failed to play a game against Caberfeidh
which resulted in the docking of two points which would have... Read More