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Ross shinty clubs avoid each other in Macaulay Cup first round


By Will Clark


Caberfeidh and Kinlochshiel could face each other in the Macaulay Cup quarter finals if they win their first round clash.

Caberfeidh’s Kenneth Mackenzie (centre) with John Macrae (left) and Martin Macrae (both Kinlochshiel).Kinlochshiel v Caberfeidh in the Mowi Premiership.This was the first game to be played at the new pitch at Reraig, Balmacara.
Caberfeidh’s Kenneth Mackenzie (centre) with John Macrae (left) and Martin Macrae (both Kinlochshiel).Kinlochshiel v Caberfeidh in the Mowi Premiership.This was the first game to be played at the new pitch at Reraig, Balmacara.

Caberfeidh, who finished seventh in the Premiership in 2019 have been given a home draw as they will take on Lovat at Strathpeffer.

While Kinlochshiel, who finished sixth in the Premiership will travel to take on National Division champions Fort William who gained promotion by winning all 14 games in shinty's second tier during 2019.

If both Ross teams progress, they will meet each other in the last eight and Kinlochshiel will have home advantage at Reraig.

The competition is split into north and south sections with the winners of each section meeting each other in the final.

Kinlochshiel have won the Macaulay Cup twice in their history, both in the last four years in 2016 and 2018.

Caberfeidh have never won the competition.

Last season, Premiership champions Kingussie defeated Oban Camanachd 3-2 in the final to lift the cup for the 24th time.

Macaulay Cup first round draw

North Section

Caberfeidh v Lovat

Fort William v Kinlochshiel

Kilmallie v Kingussie

Lochaber v Newtonmore

Quarter final

Lochaber/Newtonmore vs Kilmallie/Kingussie

Fort William/Kinlochshiel vs Caberfeidh/Lovat

South section

First round

Kyles Athletic v Aberdour

Inveraray v Glasgow Mid-Argyll

Oban Celtic vs Ballachulish

Oban Camanachd vs Bute

Quarter final

Oban Celtic/Ballachulish vs Oban Camanachd/Bute

Kyles/Aberdour vs Inveraray/GMA



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