Macaulay Cup

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The MacAulay Association Camanachd Cup is a trophy in the Scottish sport of shinty. It is competed for by the eight highest-placed league teams from the north and south areas of Scotland at the end of the previous season. The first winner of the cup, in 1947, was Newtonmore. It will be sponsored by Artemis from the 2010 season.[1] It is one of the five trophies considered to be part of the Grand Slam in the sport of shinty.

The current holders are Kinlochshiel, who won it for the first time in their history in 2016.

The MacAulay Cup

History[edit]

The MacAulay Cup was first presented in 1947 by Flora Macaulay, then editor of The Oban Times newspaper.[1] The competition, uniquely in the sport is run outwith the auspices of the Camanachd Association, being administered by the Macaulay Association which also runs a junior six a-side competition before the final.

The final is played in Oban every year. It was the first ever summer tournament when shinty had a winter season, before the switch to summer play in 2004. In 2006, worries about the fixture list being overcrowded led to the proposal of the Macaulay Cup becoming a match between the winners of the Mactavish Cup and the Glasgow Celtic Society Cup. The Macaulay Association withdrew the cup from competition but the reintroduction of the competition in 2007 sparked debate about its place in the sport.[2]

Inveraray won the cup 3-0 against Newtonmore on August 23, 2008. The game was televised live on BBC2. Inveraray again won the cup in 2009 coming back from 3-0 down to win the game 4-3 with a last minute goal by Grant Griffin.

Kingussie stopped Inveraray's attempt at a third consecutive title with a 4-2 win after extra time on 21 August 2010 thanks to 4 goals from Ronald Ross.[3]

The top 8 in the south for 2012 was affected by Ballachulish's decision to drop a league, they were the eighth best team in the south (not counting Lochside Rovers) in 2011.

The 2012 final was played between Oban and Glenurquhart. [4] Glen defeated Oban 6-0. In the aftermath of the final, the trophy was broken during celebrations.[5]

Winners[edit]

  • 2016 Kinlochshiel 5, Inveraray 3
  • 2015 Newtonmore 3, Inveraray 1
  • 2014 Newtonmore 2, Kyles Athletic 1 (a.e.t.)
  • 2013 Kyles Athletic 4, Newtonmore 3
  • 2012 Glenurquhart 6, Oban Camanachd 0
  • 2011 Kyles Athletic 2, Newtonmore 1
  • 2010 Kingussie 4, Inveraray 2 (a.e.t.)
  • 2009 Inveraray 4, Kingussie 3
  • 2008 Inveraray 3, Newtonmore 0
  • 2007 Kingussie 4, Inveraray 1
  • 2006 Not contested
  • 2005 Kingussie 6 Inveraray 3
  • 2004 Kingussie
  • 2003 Kingussie
  • 2002 Kingussie
  • 2001 Inveraray 3 Lochcarron 0
  • 2000 Fort William
  • 1999 Kingussie
  • 1998 Kingussie
  • 1997 Kingussie
  • 1995 Oban Camanachd
  • 1994 Kingussie
  • 1993 Oban Camanachd
  • 1992 Kingussie
  • 1991 Fort William
  • 1990 Kingussie
  • 1989 Kyles Athletic
  • 1988 Kingussie
  • 1987 Kingussie
  • 1986 Newtonmore
  • 1985 Newtonmore
  • 1984 Kingussie
  • 1983 Kingussie
  • 1982 Kingussie
  • 1981 Kingussie
  • 1980 Newtonmore
  • 1979 Newtonmore
  • 1978 Kyles Athletic
  • 1977 Kyles Athletic 2 Glen Urquhart 0
  • 1976 Newtonmore
  • 1975 Newtonmore
  • 1974 Kingussie
  • 1973 Kingussie
  • 1972 Kyles Athletic 4 Glen Urquhart 0
  • 1971 Kyles Athletic 2, Kingussie 1
  • 1970 Kingussie
  • 1969 Oban Celtic
  • 1968 Kingussie
  • 1967 Newtonmore
  • 1966 Oban Celtic
  • 1965 Kingussie
  • 1964 Oban Celtic
  • 1963 Kingussie
  • 1962 Kyles Athletic
  • 1961 Oban Celtic
  • 1960 Kyles Athletic
  • 1959 Furnace
  • 1958 Kyles Athletic
  • 1957 Oban Camanachd (8-3 most goals in a MacAulay Final)
  • 1956 Kyles Athletic
  • 1955 Inverness
  • 1954 Oban Camanachd
  • 1953 Lovat
  • 1952 Oban Camanachd
  • 1951 Kyles Athletic/Newtonmore final not played
  • 1950 Oban Celtic
  • 1949 Newtonmore
  • 1948 Lovat
  • 1947 Newtonmore 4 Ballachulish 1

Table of Winners[edit]

Club Total Years
Kingussie 23 1965, 1968, 1970, 1973, 1974, 1981, 1982, 1983, 1984, 1987, 1988, 1990, 1992, 1994, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2007, 2010
Kyles Athletic 12 1956, 1958, 1960, 1962, 1971, 1972, 1977, 1978, 1989, 2011, 2013
Newtonmore 11 1947, 1949, 1967, 1975, 1976, 1979, 1980, 1985, 1986, 2014, 2015
Furnace 1 1959
Kinlochshiel 1 2016
Inveraray 3 2001,2008.2009
Oban Camanachd 5 1952, 1954, 1957, 1993, 1995
Oban Celtic 5 1950, 1961, 1964, 1965,1969
Inverness 1 1955
Lovat 2 1948, 1953
Glenurquhart 1 2012
Fort William 2 1991, 2000

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Skye Camanachd". 21 August 2012. Retrieved 15 February 2013. Macaulay Cup Damage 

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