|The Caithness team prior to kick off|
Caithness shinty club played their very first competitive match against Beauly in a national cup match at Viewfirth yesterday. Beauly are the favourites to win the competition and they won 6-1. The first 20 mins was played in a hailstorm and it was biting cold for the whole match.
Caithness were 3-0 down early in the 2nd half, when Luke Merchant scored to make it 3-1 and give Beauly a scare. But in the end it was a comfortable win. There were a couple of injury scares when Caithness players were hit by flying camans, but nobody was carried off.