Updated: Celebrations as Shetland wins coveted Stuart Cup

Shetland has triumphed in this year’s Junior Inter-County and laid claim to the coveted Stuart Cup, with a win over Orkney by 173 points to 124.

There was jubilation for Shetland’s swimmers on Sunday afternoon, with a final pool-side score running to 66-31.

Lauren Sandison secured a record in the 100 fly, while Jasmin Smith broke three records – the 50m and 100m breast and the 100 individual medley.

Shetland went into Sunday holding on to the lead following successes on Saturday.

Before the final event, which Shetland has dominated in recent years, the team’s overall score was 107 to Orkney’s 93.

Seumas Mackay approaches the finish line in his record-breaking 1,500m race. Photo: Kevin Jones

The home team got off to a strong start on Saturday with a 2-0 win in the hockey. Shetland then went on to enjoy success in both athletics and football.

In the track and field the final scores were 56-40 in Shetland’s favour. Joint team captain Seumas Mackay was among the winners, setting a new 800m record in the process (1.58.8).

Jack Fitzsimmons (far right) turns back to celebrate after scoring Shetland’s first goal against Orkney in the opening minutes. Photo: Kevin Jones

The footballers were next up and kept the winning streak going. Goals from Jack Fitzsimmons and Josh Carroll were enough to get the points for Shetland in Saturday’s last event leaving the overall scores standing at 76-45.

Unfortunately, the netball team were not able to win on Sunday morning – the final score being 31-48 after a tough encounter.

The swimming started at 12.30pm on Sunday.



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