GU Shinty Club

Glasgow University
Shinty Club
Founded 1901

Are you an accomplished shinty player? Had some experience but haven't seen much action on the pitch in years? Or have you never held a shinty stick in your life?

Glasgow University Shinty Club welcomes and encourages players of all abilities and backgrounds to get involved and try out our traditional Scottish stick sport.

Despite having many complete beginners, GUSC is historically a hugely successful club; most recently with the women's team winning the 2018/19 SSS league.

On top of this, every year a considerable number of GUSC players are selected to join the Scottish Students Representative Squad which offers a chance to play Shinty-Hurling at international level.

Although there's nothing quite like shinty, some of our best players have made the transition from a variety of other sports, including hurling, hockey, football and rugby – including past presidents and captains!

Our Club

GUSC holds many social events throughout the university calendar from a scavenger hunt and ceilidhs to our annual sixes tournament.

Every year GUSC go on tour to Ireland to play a hurling team in a combined rules game. Tour is a great way to get involved with the club and always makes for a fun weekend.

We also participate in various sixes tournaments around the country each year for example St Andrews, Edinburgh and even once going to Oxford!


Men's and Women's Teams (can be flexible to tailor to individual preference)

Outdoor Training @ Garscube Sport Complex

Fitness Training @ Studio 1, Stevenson Building

See the Club Sport Training Timetable for training times, or check out our Facebook page!

Last updated: August 2022

How to Join

Joining a GU Sports Club is a simple, three-step process:

  1. Join UofG Sport with one of these three memberships only:
    • Student Sport 12-month Full-Access (£170)
    • Student Sport Semester Full-Access (£99)
    • Student Sport Accommodation 12-month Full-Access (£120)*
  2. Contact the Club about what membership type you should select (if you're unsure) or if you have any questions
  3. Use the Club Management Portal to join the Club online

You'll need your UofG Sport Member ID to join a Club. Here's where to find your Member ID.

* Discounted Accommodation membership is only available to students living in UofG Accommodation, and is not available for online purchase – please join at Front Desk at the Stevenson Building.

GU Shinty Club

GU Shinty Club

GU Shinty Club

GU Shinty Club

GU Shinty Club

GU Shinty Club