Dunsmuir Highland Games - July 8th & 9th 2006

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On Saturday the temperatures flirted with 100° and the players got a real summertime workout. A bit cooler on Sunday though, much appreciated by those in attendance! This was our sixth year playing at the Dunsmuir Games, hard to believe how time has flown. A good time was had by all excepting one unfortunate (who will remain nameless) who had an encounter with a 28 lb. Heavy Athletics weight - but not to worry, everyone survived to play another day!

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Shinty in front of the historic Dunsmuir House.
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Hey ref, try to keep up...
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... there's always a good crowd at lunch hour - it pays to be close to the food (background)!


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Action in front of the Bayside (white jerseys) goal.
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Is this a foul? Jonathan thinks so!
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Bryan tries to avoid stepping on the ball and get a pass off to Donnie (left).


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An attack foiled, keeper Elheran Francis and forward Scott Mikusko watch the ball head back downfield.
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Donnie MacDonald approaches the ball with hitting in his heart.
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Keeper Ben Phillips takes a goal hit.


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A tangle at midfield, Jonathan (center) has already passed the ball towards goal.
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Armin takes the ball out of the air and prepares to bend it to his will.
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Bryan and Iain watch ball.


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Julius shows his iron will as he prepares for a shie.
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Colleen clears the ball from the Bayside end as Benside Bruce follows.
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John Dulac swings, John Veitch and Bryan Norris defend.


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Benside players (in gold) rush to possess the ball which is lingering in the D.
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Bruce wonders where the ball has gone, Armin is already in pursuit
anticipation
Anticipating the ball in different ways...


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The throw-up begins Sundays exhibition match on the Heavy Athletics field.
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Bryan Norris follows the ball downfield.
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Pregame stretches and strategy.


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John Dulac (in gold at left) preapres to hit, Iain and Dan defend.
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Oh yes, the NCCC is always about safety! Something about standing the shoulders of giants and all that...
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Jim, with Julius in pursuit, moves the ball through the midfield.


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Julius takes off!
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Ben looks to clear the ball with Ron trying to impede the attempt. John D. and John M look on.
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Bryan feeds the ball in to his teammate Iain (in white on left)


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Ron (white) and Ed (gold) struggle for the ball, Iain looks to help.
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Father and son struggle for the ball - Bryan and Bruce Norris at play!


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Keeper Elheran Francis shepherds the ball out of the D.
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The second half begins!
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John Veitch sends the ball out of the defensive end.


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John meet ball, ball this is John - don't stand on ceremony!
NCCCsaturday
The NCCC on Saturday July 8th at the Dunsmuir House Scottish Games.
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The NCCC on Sunday July 9th after playing at the Dunsmuir House Scottish Games.


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John Magee, the Irish Wrapper, prepares for Sunday's exhibition.
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He'll grow into the kilt and the caman!
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NCCC beefcake - the calendar is next!