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Hamish Myers (Strathglass) in a challenge with David MacLennan (Glen Urquhart) in the Macdonald Cup, at Blairbeg, Drumnadrochit.

Martin MacLean blows his whistle. He takes a step forward and throws the ball in the air. 

Two midfielders swing their camáns above their heads. Against the clash of timber the ball hits the ground. 

Two more midfielders from each team join the contest. There’s jostling and the clattering of timber. 

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