The draw for the Quarter Final of the Tulloch Homes Camanachd Cup took place today Monday 3rd June at Liberty British Aluminium Smelter in Fort William.
Draw Results - Quarter Final 6th July 2019
Caberfeidh v Lochaber
Kingussie v Kyles Athletic
Glasgow Mid Argyll / Kinlochshiel v Oban Camanachd (to be played 13th July)
Newtonmore / Lovat v Skye
Making the draw were Derek Fraser who was a member of the Kilmallie team that won the Camanachd Cup in 1964, five times winner John MacLeod of Fort William, and from Liberty British Aluminium, Tom Uppington, Power Operations Director and Rosie Flannigan, Executive Assistant.
Derek Fraser said “People outwith shinty don’t realise just how special the Camanachd Cup is. You can be the best shinty player in Scotland and still not get a Camanachd Cup winners medal.” Kilmallie stalwart Derek Fraser is in no doubt of the importance of shinty’s blue riband competition and when making the draw for the Tulloch Homes Camanachd Cup quarter-finals, the memories came flooding back of the team’s 1964 success, when they beat Inveraray 4-1 at the King George V Park in Fort William.
John MacLeod is very clear on what makes the Camanachd Cup so special. “The incredible history of the competition brings it to the fore. I also always appreciated that there were better players in the game than me who never had the opportunity to play in a final. Growing up in Ballachulish I always heard stories about Camanachd Cup matches from days gone by, it was always something that was talked about.”
Keith Loades, Camanachd Association President, said “There are some interesting and exciting ties to look forward to, particularly the tie between Kingussie and Kyles Athletic.
The 2019 Tulloch Homes Camanachd Cup Final – Shinty’s BIG DAY OUT – will take place at An Aird, Fort William on Saturday 14th September at 14.00.
Tulloch Homes are celebrating their third year as title sponsors for the Camanachd Cup.
The draw for the Semi Final will be made on Monday 8th July with ties due to take place on 27th July & 10th Aug.
Photo courtesy of John Paul Peebles, Abrightside Photography. (L - R) John MacLeod, Tom Uppington, Keith Loades, Derek Fraser and Rosie Flannigan.
Help is at hand if you are looking to buy a Tulloch Home, but don’t have a large deposit.
If you are eligible for the Help to Buy (Scotland) Affordable New Build Scheme, you could receive assistance of up to 15% of the purchase price of a new Tulloch home.
Help to Buy funding - for completions before March 31, 2019, is available on all Tulloch homes up to £200,000.