Shinty: Key dates announced for 2013 season

The Camanachd Association has announced the key dates for the 2013 shinty season, with the first round of league games to be played on March 2.
The Camanachd Association has announced the key dates for the 2013 shinty season, with the first round of league games to be played on March 2.

The Camanachd Association has announced the key dates for the 2013 shinty season - including the season start date and the date of the Scottish Hydro Camanachd Cup Final.

The first round of league matches will be played on Saturday, March 2, and full details of the new season’s fixture list will be announced soon.

Key dates for 2013 are as follows (venues have yet to be decided, unless stated otherwise).

Season starts - March 2.

MacTavish Cup final - June 15 at Bught Park, Inverness.

AJG Parcels Glasgow Celtic Society Cup final - June 29.

Balliemore Cup final - July 13.

Sutherland Cup final - July 27.

Artemis Macaulay Cup final - August 17 at Mossfield Park, Oban.

Bullough Cup final - August 31.

Strathdearn Cup final - August 31.

Women’s Valerie Fraser Camanachd Cup and Marine Harvest Challenge Cup Finals - September 7.

Scottish Hydro Camanachd Cup final - September 14 at An Aird, Fort William.

Marine Harvest shinty/hurling internationals: October 20 at Croke Park, Dublin and October 26 at Bught Park, Inverness.