Skye Camanachd have confirmed their management teams for the 2017 shinty season.
The club have moved quickly to fill the vacant first team management position after John MacLeod and his backroom team stood down at the end of the 2016 shinty season. They will be replaced by Willie Cowie and Peter Gordon, two players who served Skye with distinction on the field of play. Cowie and Gordon will immediately set about plotting the team’s return to shinty’s top division
Meanwhile the search for a new second team manager continues after Davie Pringle confirmed that he is standing down after two years in the hot seat.
He took a lead role with the Skye seconds for the last two seasons whilst also being part of John MacLeod’s senior management team during his three year tenure with the Skye first team.
Pringle led the Skye colts to the Marine Harvest North Division 2 title in his first season in charge and his side consolidated their Marine Harvest North Division 1 status last season, finishing in a credible fifth position.
Davie Pringle was named 2016 Youth Coach of the Year at the recent Marine Harvest Camanachd Association Awards and he will continue in his role as Skye Camanachd U17 Head Coach.
Skye Camanachd Chairman Douglas MacDougall said, “We’d all like to thank Davie for his commitment to taking training for the first team, second team and U17s and his involvement with the management team which was set up three years ago. Again, as with the first team, we have second team players who have developed significantly as a result of Davie's efforts and we appreciate that endeavour.”