Shinty Fixtures for 19th. April 2014
Our First team have no game this week.
Our second team had a very good 4-1 home win against Ballachulish at the Meadows in South Division 2, we were
4-0 up with 3 goals from Ali Carmichael and a fine goal from young Ben Clark before the away team scored a
late consolation. Another excellent display from our lads.
On Saturday 12th. April there was an 80th. Birthday party held in the clubhouse for Jimmy McMillan a native of Bute,
Jimmy played for us in the early 60`s before joining Inveraray and gaining Camanachd Cup success, he then moved to farm near
Montrose. The function was attended by over 100 guests including family, friends and fellow cattle show enthusiasts,
all of whom enjoyed the night, both in bar and the function room which had been tastefully decorated by his family. See
photographs at the bottom of this page.
next event being held is on 26th. April, a charity race night being run by the Royal Bank of Scotland in aid of the STV appeal.
This shows that our facility can host such events with the
bar supplied and run by the club and outside caterers supplying the food. We are available for bookings at competitive
prices, complete with a private drinks licence.
The membership fee of £40 for senior players is now due and can be paid to any committee member.
We would remind all senior players that our training is at
the Meadows on both Tuesday and Thursday at 6-16pm. On Tuesdays 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 primary school training will continue at Rothesay School Campus.
Youth Shinty - Under 14 team report
Duncan Cowan reports that in conjunction with Rothesay Schools Joint Campus we have entered a
team in the South of Scotland Under 14`s Development League for 9 a side teams, we are also entered into several cup
competitions, all part of the development plan to gradually introduce the boys into competitive shinty.
Colin Lockhart of Ardbeg Mini Market has once again shown his support and generosity by donating £50 to our youth section, this will be put towards the travel expenses of our
under 14 team, thanks again Colin.
2013/14 Cup Draws
Following on from our defeat by Oban Celtic in the Celtic Society
Cup we have been drawn at home to Aberdour on 17th. May in the semi final of the South of Scotland Plate, a new competition
for those teams knocked out in the first round. The winners of our tie will play either Strachur or Ballachulish in the
Bute have received a good first
round draw in the first round of the Camanachd Cup being drawn at home to Taynuilt, the tie to be played on Saturday
3rd. May 2014.
The Macauley Cup first round
has paired us with Glasgow Mid Argyll, to be played in Glasgow on 26th. April, giving us the opportunity to gain
revenge for last seasons league defeats. The winners of this tie then are rewarded by a home match against either
Kyles Athletic or Inveraray in the second round due to be played on 21st.June.
Bute have been drawn at
home against Lochside Rovers in the second round of the Sutherland Cup, the tie to be played on Saturday 10th.
May 2014. We have been drawn away to the Army team, the Scots Camanachd, in the second round of the Bullough Cup, which
is the quarter final stage, this to be played on Saturday 5th. July 2014.
To all Members
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
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.
Jimmy McMillans 80th. Birthday Party 12th. April 2014