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Pride of Portree were a Quidditch team that played in the British and Irish Quidditch League. Formed in 1292, the team was based in the small town of Portree, which was located on the Isle of Skye, an island of the Inner Hebrides.[1]

Fans of the Pride of Portree commonly referred to the team as the "Prides", and their playing robes were purple with a gold star emblazoned on the chest. The Pride of Portree had won the League Cup at least twice.[1]

Known players for Pride of Portree were Chaser Catriona McCormack, Keeper Meaghan McCormack and Seeker Dougal McBride.[1]


The team's emblem


The team was founded.


A Pride of Portree player in their team's uniform

Catriona McCormack was Chaser and captain of the team, leading them to two League Cups.[1]


Meaghan McCormack played as Keeper for the side.


Pride of Portree played the Falmouth Falcons at Exmoor. Nobody could see the Quidditch pitch or the opposing team, because of the Ministry of Magic's invisibility spell on the stadium.

Pride of Portree were defeated by the Appleby Arrows. The two Seekers collided in their race for the Golden Snitch, and both had illegal jinxes used on them. Arrows Seeker Gregory Cotton came out of a scuffle with Portree Seeker Dougal McBride with the Snitch in his hand, only to have his head transfigured into a cabbage by McBride. McBride defended his actions to the referee, Josiah Plunkett, by claiming that Cotton had hit him with a Jelly-Fingers Curse during the race for the Snitch, and thus deserved to be "cabbaged."[2] This was not the first instance of a Pride of Portree Seeker turning another player's head into a cabbage.[3]

Pride of Portree were sixth in the League on October 1st.[2]

Fans of the team

They were Andre Egwu's favourite team.[4]

Ravenclaw student Cho Chang mentioned the team name when she inquired about former Gryffindor Quidditch Captain Oliver Wood's present Quidditch team to Harry Potter on their date on 14 February, 1996.[5]


Notes and references

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Quidditch Through the Ages
  2. 2.0 2.1 Daily Prophet Newsletters
  3. Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery, Year 7, Chapter 39 (The Aftermath) - Assignment "Mischief Management"
  4. Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery, Year 3, Chapter 3 (Three Broomsticks)
  5. Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, Chapter 25 (The Beetle at Bay)
British and Irish Quidditch League
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Quidditch teams
England Appleby Arrows · Chudley Cannons · Falmouth Falcons · Puddlemere United · Tutshill Tornados · Wimbourne Wasps
Ireland and Northern Ireland Kenmare Kestrels · Ballycastle Bats
Scotland Banchory Bangers (disband) · Montrose Magpies · Pride of Portree · Wigtown Wanderers
Wales Caerphilly Catapults · Holyhead Harpies