BUTE Shinty Club’s first team have been handed an away tie against Glenorchy in the first round of the Glasgow Celtic Society Cup after the draw for most of the 2012 season’s knockout tournaments was made in Fort William on Friday.
The tie is due to take place on Saturday, March 31, and the prize for the winner is a home quarter-final tie against Oban Camanachd on April 21; the winners of that tie will face Inveraray or Kyles Athletic in the last four.
The full draw is as follows.
First round (March 31):
Glenorchy v Bute
Oban Celtic v Strachur
Aberdour v Glasgow Mid Argyll
Quarter-finals (April 21):
Kilmory v Aberdour/Glasgow Mid Argyll
Inveraray v Kyles Athletic
Glenorchy/Bute v Oban Camanachd
Taynuilt v Oban Celtic/Strachur.
Semi-finals (May 19):
Inveraray/Kyles v Glenorchy/Bute/Oban Camanachd
Kilmory/Aberdour/Glasgow Mid Argyll v Taynuilt/Oban Celtic/Strachur
The final is on June 23 at a venue yet to be decided.
Meanwhile, Bute’s second team will enjoy home advantage in the first round of both the Sutherland and Bullough Cups.
In the former competition, the local team will face Skye at the Meadows on April 7, with the winners away to Lochside Rovers or Kingussie three weeks later.
The Bullough Cup draw, meanwhile, gave Bute a home first round tie with Aberdour on May 12; the winners will be away to Glasgow Mid Argyll in the last eight on June 16.
The full draw for the Sutherland Cup is as follows.
First round (April 7):
The Scots v Caberfeidh
Strathglass v Inveraray
Lochside Rovers v Kingussie
Aberdour v Lochaber
Col Glen v Boleskine
Beauly v Tayforth
Kilmallie v Lochcarron
Glengarry v Kinlochshiel
Glasgow Mid Argyll v Fort William
Aberdeen University v Newtonmore
Inverness v Lovat
Kyles Athletic v Lochbroom
Bute v Skye
Second round (April 28):
Aberdeen University/Newtonmore v Taynuilt
Lochside Rovers/Kingussie v Bute/Skye
Col Glen/Boleskine v The Scots/Caberfeidh
Glengarry/Kinlochshiel v Glasgow Mid Argyll/Fort William
Glenurquhart v Kyles Athletic/Lochbroom
Beauly/Tayforth v Aberdour/Lochaber
Kilmallie/Lochcarron v Ballachulish
Inverness/Lovat v Strathglass/Inveraray
Quarter-finals (May 19):
Inverness/Lovat/Strathglass/Inveraray v Glengarry/Kinlochshiel/Glasgow Mid Argyll/Fort William
Aberdeen University/Newtonmore/Taynuilt v Col Glen/Boleskine/The Scots/Caberfeidh
Lochside Rovers/Kingussie/Bute/Skye v Kilmallie/Lochcarron/Ballachulish
Beauly/Tayforth/Aberdour/Lochaber v Glenurquhart/Kyles Athletic/Lochbroom
Semi-finals (June 30):
Inverness/Lovat/Strathglass/Inveraray/Glengarry/Kinlochshiel/Glasgow Mid Argyll/Fort William v Lochside Rovers/Kingussie/Bute/Skye/Kilmallie/Lochcarron/Ballachulish
Beauly/Tayforth/Aberdour/Lochaber/Glenurquhart/Kyles Athletic/Lochbroom v Aberdeen University/Newtonmore/Taynuilt/Col Glen/Boleskine/The Scots/Caberfeidh
The final will be played on July 28 (venue TBC).
The draw for the Bullough Cup, meanwhile, is as follows.
First round (May 12):
Lochside Rovers v The Scots
Inveraray v Kyles Athletic
Bute v Aberdour
Tayforth v Col Glen
Quarter-finals (June 16):
Lochside Rovers/The Scots v Taynuilt
Ballachulish v Ardnamurchan
Glasgow Mid Argyll v Bute/Aberdour
Tayforth/Col Glen v Inveraray/Kyles Athletic
Semi-finals (July 14):
Tayforth/Col Glen/Inveraray/Kyles Athletic v Lochside Rovers/The Scots/Taynuilt
Ballachulish/Ardnamurchan v Glasgow Mid Argyll/Bute/Aberdour
The final will be played on Saturday, September 1.
The Camanachd Association is due to publish the 2012 league fixtures later this week - keep an eye on this site for details of the full fixture lists for both Bute teams.