Shinty facts for kids
Shinty a traditional game now mainly played in the Scottish Highlands. It involves 2 teams of twelve players using a stick (known as a "caman" from Scottish Gaelic) to put a ball in the opposing team's net.
It was once played over all Scotland but is now played mostly in the Scottish Highlands and Highland communities in the big Scottish cities. It is also played in universities and in America by enthusiasts.
The sport's rules and regulations are decided by the Camanachd Association.
It has a common ancestor with the Irish game of hurling and hurlers and shinty players sometimes hold internationals.
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