Duncan Cowan has reported that First Shinty leagues are commencing for under 5 and 7 year old primary school teams,
the first round of matches are being played at Dunoon Queens Hall on Saturday 7 December, Bute have entered one team in each
league. The players selected to travel will be notified at training on the Thursday night prior to the matches, for this Saturday
those selected should meet at Guildford Square at 10-10am bringing a packed lunch and shin guards.
The second round of the Under 14 year old schools Camanachd
League will take place on Wednesday 11th. December at Dunfermline High School.
Again players will be selected at training on Thursday night, they will then be picked up from school at 09-45am to
leave on the 10-10am ferry. All players are reminded to bring a packed lunch, playing kit of sticks, shin guards, strips,
helmets etc. are supplied. We should arrive back in Rothesay at 6-05pm.
This is a further competitive step in the progress of our young
players and will be of great benefit to them and our club, our thanks once again to the hard work and freely given time
of Iain McDonald, James Craig and Duncan Cowan, they are assuring the future of Bute Shinty.
More good news
for Bute, our first team captain Iain McDonald has been given the player of the year award for the South Division 1 League,
a fitting reward for his excellent performances and leadership on the pitch, well done Iain.
The hard work done by Iain McDonald, James Craig and Duncan Cowan with
our under 14`s has been rewarded by a grant of £1260 from the Rothesay Community Hub to purchase training
equipment and team strips for the youngsters, keep up the good work lads.
It had been a successful season, the first team once again winning the Balliemore Cup and
finishing second in the league gaining promotion to the national league division 1. The second team finished a very creditable
fifth in South Division 2 with the younger players showing great promise, we look forward to them progressing to the
Well done also to our team managers Graham Fisher and David Kilpatrick for their tactical skills and
to our coach David McVey for his drive and enthusiasm in keeping our players fit and motivated.
We would like once again thank our sponsors for their financial support and a very special thanks to our
supporters who came along to our games and cheered on our teams, the players really appreciate this, it makes them
give that bit extra. To Tommy Howat for his work running the lottery, a valued and necessary source of income, our sincere
We cannot of course forget the hard work done by Nancy and Margaret in the kitchen, your work may
seem to be in the background and that we take you for granted, we could not do without you, you are much appreciated
ladies even though at times you may not think so. Our thanks also to all who helped out in the bar, for you the
season never ends, functions take place all year round.
To George McNeish for his unstinting and skilful work on
our clubhouse, many thanks for your efforts.
We hope that we have mentioned all who contribute to
our club, if any are missing then accept our apologies, sometimes we may forget that our club is not just about the players,
its about everyone involved, a real team effort.