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The Rules of Shinty – EXPLAINED!

The Rules of Shinty – EXPLAINED!


Ninh explains the Rules of Shinty
The object of the game is for your team to score more goals than the opposing team. Shinty is a game played predominantly in Scotland,
between with two teams of 12 players for men and 10 players for women. To score a goal, a player must use their stick
known a caman, to hit the ball into the goal. The ball must completely cross the goal line
for a goal to count. The field is a maximum of 170 yards x 80 yards,
with a centre circle and penalty spots marked on the field. Goals are 12ft wide and 10ft high, and surrounding
the goals is the ten yard area, which is a 10 yard radius around the goal. The game starts with a throw up, where the
referee throws the ball between two opposing players, and they must play for the ball in
the air. Once a team has possession of the ball, they
will try and move the ball towards the opposing goalkeeper and try and score. You can pass the ball directly between teammates,
play the ball in the air, or dribble the ball by running and controlling the ball with both
sides of the stick. Unique to Shinty, you are also allowed to
play the ball with your chest, or stop the ball with both feet together. The idea is to set up in good field position
to be able to shoot the ball into the goal. The opposing team will try and stop you by
tackling. They are allowed to block with the stick,
use the stick to take the ball away from you, and make shoulder to shoulder contact with
the ball carrier. However, they cannot swing their stick into
the stick of their opponent. This is known as hacking and is considered
a foul. They will try and take the ball away from
you so that they can score themselves. The game is played in two 45 minute halves,
for a combined playing time of 90 minutes plus added time for injuries and stoppages. Highest score at the end of time wins. That’s basically the gist of it, but there’s
a few other things you’ll need to understand before playing or watching Shinty. For example: Substitution. A team is permitted to have a maximum of 5
substitutes on their bench. A team wishing to make a change of player
can be do this at any time, so long as the player being substituted comes off first. Foul. If you break one of the rules, most commonly
for hacking, the referee will blow the whistle and indicate a foul. Fouls usually result in a free hit to the
opposing team. Free hit
A free hit is awarded to the other team, usually after a foul has occurred. The player must strike or lift the ball from
the spot of the foul, and all other players must be at least 5 yards away from the ball
before it is struck. Caution / Sending Off Dangerous play is punishable by either a yellow
card, which is a warning. or a red card, where you are sent off the
pitch without a substitute replacement. Hit In
If a ball leaves the side-lines, the ball is awarded to the team who didn’t touch
it last. They must play the ball back onto the field
by striking it vertically in the air above their heads. Failure to do this results in the ball being
awarded to the other team. Corner Hit
If a defending team hits the ball out of their own bye line, a corner hit is awarded to the
attacking team. The attacking team places the ball at the
nearest corner quarter circle, and restarts play by hitting the ball from the ground. Penalty Hit
Any infringement made by a defending player in the ten yard area will result in a penalty
hit. The ball is placed on the ground at the penalty
spot and, as always, its one shot only. Any goals scored count towards the overall
score. Penalty Playoff. In the event of a draw for games where a winner
must be determined, a penalty playoff is used to determine the winner. There are 5 shooters on each team and each
one alternates taking a shot at the opposing goalie. Team with the most goals after the playoff,
wins. If you have found this video at all helpful,
please be sure to like, share and subscribe. It takes ages to make one of these things
and good karma is very much appreciated. Follow me on Twitter also, but in the meantime,
enjoy Shinty. Ninh Ly – www.ninh.co.uk – @NinhLyUK

Comments (100)

  1. In Canada " shinny" is just a pick up hockey game between friends. Like renting out a local rink or on a frozen pond. Just a slang word.

  2. Ninh, have you heard of the martial arts sport Arnis from the Philippines? Also do you consider e-sports, mainly League of Legends worthy to do a rules video?

  3. Ninh, why do you keep using Street Fighter music in your vids?

  4. Since the Olympics are going on could you explain like some sports such as luge and Skeleton

  5. It has similar rules to football or soccer

  6. Can you do Ninh explains Brazilian Jiu Jutsu? I'm still not that clear on it. Great videos though, just found out about you today and am loving the videos

  7. For you next video you should explain the difference between all the types of skiing in the Olympics

  8. I love this channel!

  9. When is the rules of Flag Football video comming?

  10. You haven’t uploaded in 2 months

  11. When are you going to make another self-help video. I miss them.

  12. Can you also make a video on breaking out of your comfort zone

  13. In other words that’s what happens when Irish ppl try field hockey

  14. What about beach soccer?

  15. Could you make a cideo on the sport Keirin

  16. Can you post the rules of bobsleigh?

  17. please make the rules of quiddich

  18. please make rules of real tennis?

  19. when is.your next vido?

  20. In canada we call it shinny and its pretty much the same but more NHL hockey related due to its popularity.

  21. Hello can you explained those bicycle races like Le tour de France and Giro d'italia please?

  22. Why did u take down ur self help vids?

  23. whens the next vid?

  24. where is your new video?

  25. Ninh Ly are you going to play amateur international sports?

  26. take a look at oil wrestling from turkey 🙂 you might make a video for it too!

  27. Can you do one on street hockey?

  28. Golf soccer hockey, I see.

  29. Golf was invented by a Scottish Shinty player who had no friends.

  30. How about beach soccer?

  31. Hey, I love your vids, they are very informative, I know one sport that a lot of people over look, and that is paintball, a.k.a. speed ball, or airball. It is a great sport and has world cups. I think if you make a vid on it, it will get some recognition. Just a suggestion.

  32. Jugger rules next!

  33. Do one on brazilian jiu jitsu

  34. Will you go a video for Olympic Weightlifting? 🙂

  35. Maybe you can do NASCAR.

  36. Shinty is basically Scottish field hockey with an American football size field

  37. I studied abroad at the University of Glasgow for four months and played shinty there. I’m looking to bring this back to my American university. Thanks for sharing!

  38. other than Scotland which are all the countries where this game is popular?

  39. Goalies seem at a high disadvantage

  40. Soccer with sticks

  41. Being in front of the stick while the player is swinging to score a goal sounds kind of dangerous. Those sticks look like it can rearrange someone's face. Of course, the job of a good defense is to prevent the attacking team from scoring, but you would think they would put rules in place to protect defenders from getting slapped in the face, like a 5 yard rule in the opponents attacking area. I assume it's a limited contact sport (have to do my own research on that because I think I missed something), but other than that it sounds like fun game to play. I don't know if I'd watch it, but after seeing the clips, it definitely looks better than field hockey.

  42. A lot of people here saying it isn't a big sport, it's huge in the Highlands, there are 6 leagues for men and 4 for women. There are upwards of 20 cup competitions ranging from national to regional to annual rivalry games.

    There is also the district games where players are selected to represen one of 8 regions set into two groups of four ( North and South) who then play a North Vs South game.

    It's played in almost every school in the Highlands and can be seen all over the papers.

    Many games are also televised including the camanachd cup final which is an international club tournament.

  43. I bet the players have a lot of bruices and broken fingers. Swinging those sticks aroud with no protective equipment looks hella dangerous.. Cool sport tho nonetheless

  44. 🙂 like it! Way better than our fieldhockey in Germany, where you´re not allowed to take a real swing with the stick. Pretty tough one too:  2:25 ufffff poor Nr.11 😉

  45. I swear it said shitty

  46. Being a goalie in this must be the worst

  47. Could players lift and strike the ball, like in hurling just without handling it?

  48. I play shinty and u should of talked more about positions

  49. It's our ancestoral game of hurling 😁

  50. what the background music called?

  51. Probably where ice hockey originated from. A lot more similarities to Shinty than field hockey.

  52. It’s Field Hockey With The Rules of Football/Soccer.
    Should Be Called HOCKEYSOCCAH But Alright Fun Vid & Sport

  53. In which channel can I watch shinty? Is there a streaming for watching any game?

  54. Is this where Ice Hockey developed from in Kingston, Canada?

  55. Field hockey. With bagpipes and kilts.

  56. Hurling>shinty>field hockey

  57. Rules of roller hockey!!!!!

  58. Amazing this is truly better than Field Hockey.

  59. Soccer with a stick

  60. since in the comments section we can see its the highlands sports, hows the popularity in the lowlands?(or whatever im supposed to call the south :P)

  61. It’s better field hockey but worse lacrosse. Lol

  62. how do you have to defend the goal like that?

  63. What kind of ball is it? Similar to a baseball? Cricket ball? Field hockey ball? Hurling ball? Not many players are wearing headgear, so it makes me think it's on the softer side.

  64. It's combined with Soccer/football and hockey

  65. What is the ball like (weight, materials, hardness)? Seems like even the goalie is not wearing much protection, so it must be fairly light.

  66. Damn, the goalkeepers must be sadistic.

  67. Just when I thought the Scotland could not get more awesome

  68. What is the song in the video

  69. Could you do the rules of the Scottish Games

  70. Is it like field hockey

  71. See where Shinty came out of Irish Hurling

  72. That looks fun, exhausting but fun.

  73. Nice Sir💪
    Plz Sir Make Videos on Karate, Judo, Martial Arts etc Thanxxxc

  74. hit in is called a shy

  75. 2:10 Why is he wearing a hurling helmet?

  76. This is kinda copy of hurling a càman is the stick as well there is a goal and so on

  77. Cool! Bandy on grass!

  78. so, hockey soccer?

  79. This looks super fun! Wish we had it in America or access to it on TV

  80. Reminds me of hurling a lot

  81. Looks like a combo of field hockey and hurling

  82. I am amazed that my forefathers from the land of plaid have come up with this sport. It looks great but I fear the goaltenders are at a slight disadvantage. Besides no protective equipment the goal seems very large in proportion to the size of the ball…almost similar to bandy. Thanks again Ninh!!

  83. It's basically old school hurling

  84. Did you ever do Welsh Baseball ?

  85. so pretty much football/soccer with hockey sticks

  86. From my observation, shinty shares a lot of features with association football (or shortly football) while hurling shares features with Gaelic football.

  87. It technically ground hurling

  88. The English play Field Hockey 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿
    The Irish play Hurling 🇮🇪
    The Canadians play Ice Hockey 🇨🇦
    The Scottish play SHINTY 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿

  89. This sport looks cool!
    But an important question for me.
    Is it possible to play this sport left handed?

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