The first major silverware of the 2017 shinty season is on the line this afternoon as Newtonmore take on Kilmallie in the MacTavish Cup Final at Bught Park, Inverness. Throw up is at 4pm with admission on the gate.
The MacTavish Cup is the North of Scotland knock-out cup competition, first played for in 1898. Defending champions Newtonmore have won MacTavish Cup more times than any other club, most recently a 2-1 win over Lochaber in the 2016 final. If they win today it will be their 41st success.
You have to got back as far as 1969 for the last time Kilmallie got their hands on the iconic rose bowl, however they came agonisingly close in 2010 when they lost out to Kingussie 5-4 in a match that went into extra time.
On league Newtonmore go into the match as favourites, currently fourth in the Marine Harvest Premiership with four wins from 7 matches compared to Kilmallie’s record of just one win from 9 matches.
Gates open at midday with MacTavish Cup Final taking place at 4pm, preceded by the Juvenile Cup Final at 1pm between Kingussie v Skye.
Admission is on the day priced: Adults £12 ~ Concessions £6 ~ Under 12s free.