Saturday 30th. April our first team hosted Oban Celtic in a Macaulay Cup tie, this was a very keenly contested match
with South First Division team Oban going ahead through Daniel Madej after 77 minutes. Bute as always played strongly to the
end and were rewarded after 88 minutes when young Scott Harvey found the net with a magnificent drive to make it 1-1 after
90 minutes. 30 minutes of extra time provided no more goals and it then went to penalties where Bute went through by 2-0 due
to strikes by Iain McDonald and Duncan Davidson to set up a home tie in the next round against Inveraray, who beat Premier
League Oban Camanachd 3-2. Our thanks again to Wendylee Brownlee of GB Automarine who kindly sponsored this match.
Our second team were also at home, playing Dunoon Camanachd in a
South Division 2 fixture, several of our boys were playing their second game of the day having turned out for the first team
earlier. This did not seem to bother our young players and we came away with a 2-0 victory, our goals coming from Chris McGowan
after 12 minutes and the mercurial Ryan Craig after 88 minutes.
Well done to both our teams and our thanks to all those who came along to lend their support.
Come along and support both teams and enjoy a drink or two
in our bar following the games.
Camanachd Cup 1st.Round
away to Beauly on 7th. May.
Bye in first round then on 11th. June 2016 away to winners of Tayforth/Lochside Rovers.
this has given us a first round tie at home against Oban Celtic with the winners then having home advantage in the
second round, facing either Oban Camanachd or Inveraray.
On Sunday, 24th. April, we hosted the Robert McAlister Memorial
Trophy for primary school teams at the Meadows. This proved to be yet another exciting display of shinty from our stars of
the future and was well attended by teams from Bute and the surrounding area as well as a large number of spectators. Our
teams won both of the trophies on offer playing to an extremely high standard.
Our thanks to all the teams who took part, we hope to see you again next year. Thanks also to
all those involved in the orginisation of the day, a great deal of hard work was involved, to the parents and friends who
gave such great support to the teams and to Chuck and Jackie McAlister for their continued support.
The South of Scotland Under 13 Development Competition is a
round robin tournament which will start on 28th. April with a further round each month culminating in the area final being
played on the day of the MacAuley Final in Oban on 3rd. September.
first round robin games of the South of Scotland Qualifying tournament for Primary Schools were played at Taynuilt on Thursday
24th. March. Very well done to our P7 and under team who were unbeaten on the day.
Rothesay 3-0 Taynuilt; Rothesay
2-0 Park; Rothesay 5-0 Rockfield; Rothesay 1-1 Glasgow.
David Kilpatrick has just informed me of the latest donation to our club funds.
Our sincere thanks to Ewan and Liz Ferguson of Ardmaleish Boat Yard for their generous cheque for £300 to be used by
our youth section.
The membership fees of £50 for senior players and £10
for juniors will be due before or at our AGM in January 2016 and we will accept payment in stages. We would also like to stress
the importance of our Club Lottery in contributing to our income and would ask you all to play this weekly,
its a way of supporting your club and an opportunity to win some money.
To all Members
It is not only the players and coaches who contribute to the success
of our club, a lot of work goes on behind the scenes that we sometimes take for granted . A team
on the park depends on the hard work and efforts of all club members.
George McNeish works tirelessly in keeping our clubhouse up to standard ably assisted by many
of our players who also give freely of their time to make repairs to the property. George can
also be found behind the bar on match days and other occasions dispensing great cheer to all.
We turn up on match days to a clean clubhouse and the away teams
are treated to excellent meals prepared and served by Nancy Gourlay and Margaret Whitelaw, the
soup is always delicious as is Nancy`s home baking. Margaret ensures our playing strips are washed and
ready for each match. Sincere thanks to you both.
takes a great deal of money to run our teams and maintain our clubhouse, in David Herriot we have a treasurer
who looks after our finances with great skill, he ensures money is made available whenever necessary
and also that we have funds in the bank.
comes from three other main sources of income, we receive a payment from Argyll and Bute Council for providing
changing facilities for other local clubs, however it is the efforts of two other club members who provide a constant
Barry Martin puts a great deal of effort into gaining and arranging various lets for our clubhouse
including weddings, birthday parties etc. as well as dog training lessons and fitness classes for
adults all providing good monetary income, this takes up a great deal of his time and often goes without
notice, our thanks, well done Barry.
Last but not least we have Tommy Howat ably running our Club Lottery, he goes
round the various outlets every Monday collecting the tickets and money, supervises the draw and pays
out the winnings. Without this source of income we would struggle financially. Thank you Tommy. We would ask once again for your support by buying tickets for this lotto draw, it offers
good prize money to those who participate.
Once again my apologies to anyone I have omitted from this list, the fault will be entirely mine.