Shinty Fixtures Saturday 12th. April 2014
Our First Team were away this week and faced a long journey to play Caberfeidh
in the National League. Work commitments meant that we travelled with only 12 players and this showed as we suffered
an 8-1 defeat with Graham Fisher scoring our consolation goal. Although it was a heavy loss the team played with no
lack of effort and never gave up.
Team lost 3-0 at home to Inveraray in the South Division 2, a score line which did not reflect the overall
tightness of the match. On a very heavy pitch we were unlucky to be a goal down at half time, only the woodwork denying young
Ryan Craig a deserved equaliser. An early second half goal for Inveraray did not make the Bute heads go down,
with a following wind they attacked the away teams goal continually without being able to make the most of the pressure. Inveraray
then broke away and scored a third goal very much against the run of play. The heavy pitch then took its toll of several
of our older players who suffered cramp as a result of their efforts. It was a fine effort from our team which had a
full complement of substitutes, all of whom were used.
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
Youth Shinty - Under 14 team
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.
Season 2014 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 Final.
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.
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.