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About Our Shinty Club

 

There had been several teams on the island before the formation of the present Bute Shinty Club in 1946, the first  of these being established in 1906. North Bute were the most successful having been runners-up in the 1923 Sutherland Cup.

Bute have had a great deal of success over the years winning many cups and league titles. Between 2004 and 2013 Bute have won the South Division 1 twice, were four times Balliemore Cup winners including 2013 and reached 3 consecutive Celtic Cup finals, this being the most successful period in the clubs history.

We have our own clubhouse which has a bar, kitchen and function room as well as changing rooms and showers. We can host all types of social occasions such as weddings, birthdays, retirement, fundraising, etc.  

In 2014 our first team will be in the newly formed National League, this will result in more travelling for our players and a more severe test of our playing resources than the South Division 1. Our second team remain in South Division 2 and will be looking to improve even more on last seasons fine performances. As usual there will be retirements , players defecting to other teams and first team members stepping down to the second team however we look forward to our younger players stepping up to the mark and fulfilling the potential they have shown.

James Craig, Duncan Cowan and Iain McDonald are also very active in training and coaching youngsters up to the age of 14 years having approx. 50 involved at present, the club will reap the benefits of their hard work in the years to come and they are now gradually introducing the boys  into a competitive shinty environment in conjunction with the local schools.   

Latest News

 Further information on our club can now be viewed at Argyllsportshubs.com 
 
Shinty Results for 30th. August 2014 
                                                                                                                                    
Our First team were at home to Caberfeidh in the National League in their last home game of the season and gave their best performance to date gaining their first League victory winning by 2 goals to 1. Hector Whitelaw making a welcome return to first team action won a penalty after 20 minutes which he converted to put us ahead. Despite almost constant pressure from the away team our defence held firm and they were rewarded for their efforts when winger John McCallum scored from a very tight angle in 70 minutes finishing off a fine passing passage of play. The away team continued to press and scored with 10 minutes to go, however they could not get an equaliser. With Captain Kevin Queen once again outstanding in goal, Graham Fisher having his best game so far marshalling the defence, David Whitelaw tireless and tenacious in mid field and Hector Whitelaw using his experience to hold the ball up in attack this was a well balanced display, each and every player putting in a performance full of grit and effort. Special thanks to David Whitelaw who travelled from the south of England on the morning of the game and left soon after for the return journey, your efforts are much appreciated David.  
 
Our Second Team match away to Ballachulish in South Division 2 was postponed.    
 
Our First Team travel to play Fort William on Saturday 6th. September to play their final match in the National Division. 
 
  
Club Membership. 
The membership fee of £40 for senior players is now due and can be paid to any committee member. It takes a great deal of money to run our club and the subscription fees are much needed, we will accept payment in instalments.     
 
Training 
We would remind all senior players that our training is at the Meadows on both Monday and Thursday at 6-15pm. On Mondays this is taken by David McVey, who kindly gives up his time to support our club, this session is varied and very professional, please make the effort to attend and support David as he certainly supports us.   
 
The youth and primary school training will be held at the Meadows for the duration of the school summer holidays.
 

To all Members
 It is not only the players and coaches who contribute to the success of our club, we are a community club and each and every one of us has a part to play, we must pull together and work for the good of the club as a whole. A successful team on the park depends on the hard work and efforts of all club members. We need to keep our clubhouse and changing facilities in good condition to help provide funds for its upkeep, it costs a lot of money to run a club such as ours and we need to look at other sources of income, all ideas are welcome.
 
We would thank our sponsors for their continued and valuable support, we really do appreciate them and welcome their contributions.   
 
We also look forward once again to welcoming those who attend on match days to provide support to our teams, it gives the players a boost and makes them give that bit more effort, please continue to come along, bring family and friends and stay for a while after the games to enjoy a drink or two in the bar.    
 
We would ask once again for your support by buying tickets for our weekly lotto draw so efficiently managed by Tommy Howat, this provides valuable funds for the club as well as offering good prize money to those who participate.          
    



Bute Shinty Lotto
Bute Shinty Club run a weekly 3 number lottery with a £100 rollover jackpot (Max £2000).
The numbers are drawn on Monday, with winners (if any) announced on Tuesday.
Ticket can be purchased at several local shops on the island.