On Saturday 17th. August our First Team hosted Skye in a National League fixture. Once again we were short of a number of players due to various reasons and attitudes, John MacCallum managed to patch together a team which had no substitutes. Four nil down at half time we managed to limit the away team to one further goal giving a final score of five goals to nil.
With only one team in action today it was very disappointing that so few players made themselves available for selection or just failed to turn up.
Scott Harvey and Leon McMillan returned from the Camanachd summer training camp full of enthusiasm from the experience with Scott taking the award for the most improved player of the camp. Well done to them both, they are a credit to our club.
Robert McAlister Memorial Trophy 2019
Bute hosted the Robert McAlister Memorial Trophy with competitions at P3 and under, P5 and under and P7 and under.
Bute won in each of these age groups with Bute’s Robert Walker being named player of the tournament, capping a fine day for all those in red.
Pictured below are the victorious Bute teams with Mr & Mrs McAlister (Mid Ascog Farm)
Bute Shinty Club Player of the Year Awards 2018
Bute hosted their annual awards night at the clubhouse along with the presentation of the South Division 1 Trophy to the first team
Bute 1st team with the South Division 1 Trophy
Back row l-r : – Iain McDonald, Thomas Morrison, Stewart Stirling Jnr, James Craig, Kevin Queen, Robert Walker, John MacCallum.
Front row l-r : – Leon McMillan, Marcus Planck, Ryan Craig, Chris Lawrence, Craig Fisher, Scott Harvey.
Missing from photo : – Aaron McKirdy, William Boag, Arran Dunn, Craig McKay, Stephen Dunn.
Bute Captain Ryan Craig (right) being presented with the South Division 1 Trophy by Ted McDonald (left) on behalf of the Camanachd Association
Scott Harvey (Right) Player’s young player of the year being presented with the Lillian Reid Memorial Quaich by sponsor Chris McGowan (left)
Kyle Menzies (Right) the second team manager’s player of the year (sponsored by David and Mary-Jane Kilpatrick of The Bike Shed) and the second team player’s player of the year (sponsored by Greig and Mara Fisher of RH McIntyre Butchers) being presented with the trophies by James Craig (left) Second Team Manager
Ryan Craig (centre) being presented with the First Team Manager’s player of the year by first team managers Iain McDonald (left) and John MacCallum (right). This award was sponsored by Aidan Canavan from Bute Brew.
Iain McDonald (left) and Craig Fisher (right) being presented with the First Team player’s player of the year which was shared between the two of them. This award was sponsor by John Paul Retreats and was presented on behalf of the sponsor by Karla & Chris Buswell.
South U14 Champions 2018
Bute’s under 14 team drew 1-1 with Oban Lorne on Sunday 04/11/2018 meaning they finish the season as league champions. Rory McDonald scored the vital goal with only minutes to spare after a hard fought game and the players should be proud of an excellent achievement.
Back row: – Ben Watson, Ronnie McMillan, Liam Ferguson, Callum McMillan, Leon McMillan, Rory McDonald, Iain McDonald (Coach)
Front Row: – Aidan McGregor, Robin McAlister, Gordon Currie, Marcus Planck (Captain)
Player of the Year awards night
Our Player of the Year Awards Night is on Saturday 10th November at 7pm, in the clubhouse, tickets £15 per person and are available from Iain McDonald or Bute Blacksmiths. This is open to all players and their partners, sponsors and invited guests. Bute will be presented with the South Division 1 trophy during the evening.
Bute Shinty Club AGM
Bute Shinty Club AGM is on 30th November at 7pm, in the clubhouse, all new and current members welcome. Season 2019 will be an important one for us as our First Team is back in the National League and we would welcome back past members and players as well as those interested in learning to play and enjoy our sport. Any proposed changes to our Constitution should be made in writing to the club secretary as soon as possible.