Bute juniors triumph at Taynuilt

Bute P7 winners:  Leon McMillan, Marcus Planck, Calum McMillan, Jack McKirdy, Aiden Macgregor, Gordon Currie, and Robin McAlister.
Bute P7 winners: Leon McMillan, Marcus Planck, Calum McMillan, Jack McKirdy, Aiden Macgregor, Gordon Currie, and Robin McAlister.

Bute travelled to Taynuilt on Sunday with two junior teams, P7s and P5s-and-under, to compete in the South of Scotland Primary Championships,

For a change the weather stayed dry and an excellent day of shinty unfolded.

Both teams have been playing well in previous tournaments and knew that if they played to their capabilities on the day they could be in the medals.

Bute primary 7 league results:

Bute 7 Kilmory 0

Bute 3 Glasgow Gaels 0

Bute 0 Rockfield 0

Bute 4 North Lorne 0

Bute came through top of the the league, scoring 14 goals to 0 against, dropping only 1 point, they played Oban’s Park in the semi-final and won 4-0.

Playing Ballachullish in the final, ran out worthy 2-0 winners.

All the team played their part and to top it off, Bute’s Marcus Plank won player of the tournament and deservedly so, easily the best player on the day.

Primary 5s league results:

Bute battlers 4 Rockfield Rovers 0

Bute battlers 2 Edinburgh DE 0

Bute Battlers 3 Park Sparks 0

Bute Battlers 4 Inveraray 0

Bute Battlers 2 Glasgow Gaels 1

The Battelers came through on top of their section as well, beating Aberdour

4-0 in their semi final.

This set them up to play the tournament favourites Taynuilt who had also won all their games in their league.

As it turned out they were too strong for the Bute boys and went down 2-0.

Credit to the P5s for a good days shinty and should be proud of themselves for playing so well through out the day.

Both teams will be travelling to Oban to compete in the annual Macauly six aside tournament on Sunday, June 12, details still to be finalised.

The following Saturday, June 18, Bute’s primary 7s (9 aside) will play Portree in the national final of the Tulloch Cup, having won the south section earlier. Again details are still to be finalised.