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On Monday 11th. May the draw for the second round of
the Camanachd Cup was made and we have been drawn away to National League team Glasgow Mid Argyll, the tie to be played on
Saturday 30th. May.
On Saturday 23rd. May our teams
were both at home at the Meadows, our First Team played a rearranged Macaulay Cup first round tie against Premier
League Team Oban Camanachd. The first half was mainly dominated by Bute as we attacked the Oban defence however
all we had to show for this pressure was a fine 25 yard effort from James Dunn which flew into the net past the away goalkeeper. Oban
were awarded a controversial penalty however justice was served when Kevin Queen easily dealt with the effort to leave
Bute 1-0 ahead at half time.
This was truly a game of two halves as right from the restart Oban attacked strongly as our centre
line started to struggle and our defence made mistakes, we lost three quick goals scored in the 48th., 57th. and 60th. minutes
and things looked bleak. We did have the occasional attack and always looked dangerous on the breakaway forcing several
fine saves from the Camanachd goalkeeper, the best of which was from a strongly hit 30 yard effort from James Dunn. Oban
however completed the scoring in the 78th. minute for a 4-1 victory.
This display showed that at this level we have to concentrate for the full 90 minutes and give support to each other,
it was not all bad news however and we can look forward to next weeks Camanachd Cup tie against Glasgow Mid Argyll knowing
that we can compete at a higher level.
Before this our second team entertained Glenorchy in a South Division
2 fixture and deservedly ran out winners by 2-0, our goals came from Neil McKirdy after 15 minutes and a really well
worked team effort that was finished off by young Craig Fisher in the 80th. minute. Despite a number of late call
offs manager David Kilpatrick was still able to put out a young team which competed strongly and showed a will to win which
bodes well for the future of the club
In the Marine Harvest under 14 9 a side league we are in the same section as Kyles,
Oban Camanachd, Glasgow Kelvin, Ballachulish and Aberdour. Our boys had already defeated Glasgow Kelvin and Kyles
before we travelled to play Aberdour on 24th. May. This proved to be a game of two halves, it was 0-0 at the
interval although Bute were the better team. In the second half we scored almost at will with 9 goals without reply for
our biggest win to date. The goals came from Scott Harvey with 4, Craig Fisher and Willie Boag with 2 each and Andrew
McLaughlin with 1. Well done again lads, you are making your coaches and club very proud of your efforts, keep up the good
In the McKay
Cup for under 14 years twelve a side teams Rothesay were drawn against Ardnamurchan in the quarter finals, this tie was
played at Inveraray on Tuesday 19th. May and in the first meeting between any teams from Bute and Ardnamurchan
our boys ran out comfortable winners by 5-1 with Rory McDonald scoring 3.
In the next round
we play the winners of Rockfield and Park in Oban, date to be arranged.
for all senior players has been switched to the Meadows from 17th. March on Tuesdays and Thursdays, both nights from
6-30 to 7-30pm. Please make every effort to attend.
2015 Senior Cup Draws
30/05/2015 - Glasgow Mid Argyll v Bute.
Final 23/05/2015 - Bute v Kilmallie
The membership fees of £40 for senior players and £10
for juniors are now due 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.
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.
It 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.
This money 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 income
Our Chairman 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.