• The draw for the Ferguson Transport & Shipping Balliemore Cup took place on Tuesday 31st January 2023 at the Commando Monument in Spean.
  • 2023 marks the second year of Ferguson Transport & Shipping sponsoring the Balliemore Cup after a longstanding partnership with the Camanachd Association.
  • The draw was conducted by Carly and Jill, Ferguson Transport & Shipping; alongside Derek Keir, Camanachd Association CEO.
  • The 1st Round was regionalised with the Quarter-Final onwards an open draw.

Ally Ferguson - Group Managing Director of Ferguson Transport:

Once again we welcome the opportunity to sponsor the Balliemore Cup this year. With the quality of teams in the draw and the exciting prospect of the final on the 22nd July at Spean Bridge, our companies home village in the Highlands for many years, it will lead to a very exciting shinty date in our calendar. From all our Directors, staff and employees we wish all the teams and players taking part, the very best of luck and that our National sport in shinty shines through”.

Derek Keir - Camanachd Association CEO

We are excited to have drawn the Ferguson Transport and Shipping Balliemore Cup this morning. With the full draw taking place today, I’m sure that the teams involved will be mapping their route to the final, which will be taking place at Spean Bridge this year. Our thanks go to Ferguson Transport & Shipping for again enabling opportunities for people to take part in Scotland’s community sport, best of luck to all teams involved.”

In the north, the 1st round saw local rivals Fort William and Kilmallie paired together in what should be a fascinating match between two of the favourites for the trophy. It will be the battles of the “Glens” as Glengarry travel to Drumnadrochit to take on Glenurquhart. Spean based Lochaber will welcome Mowi North Division 1 side Inverness in the other north tie with Strathglass securing passage to the Quarter-Finals courtesy of a bye.

In the south, 2022 finalists Inveraray will welcome Ardnamurchan from the division below while Aberdour have the trip to Bute to look forward to – the sides have both played national division shinty in recent years and that looks set to be an interesting match. There were byes for Oban Celtic and Col-Glen who will join in the Quarters.

The full draw is below:

Ferguson Transport & Shipping Balliemore Cup

1st Round 6th May 2023

    Northern Section      Southern Section
1.   Fort William

2.   Glengarry

3.   Glenurquhart

4.   Inverness

5.   Kilmallie

6.   Lochaber

7.   Strathglass


1.   Aberdour

2.   Ardnamurchan

3.   Bute

4.   Col Glen

5.   Inveraray

6.   Oban Celtic



Northern Section

  1. Glenurquhart          v       Glengarry
  2. Fort William             v       Kilmallie
  3. Lochaber                 v       Inverness
  4. Bye Strathglass

Southern Section

  1. Bute                  v       Aberdour
  2. Inveraray           v       Ardnamurchan
  3. Bye Oban Celtic
  4. Bye Col-Glen


Ferguson Transport & Shipping Balliemore Cup

2nd Round 3rd June 2023

  1. Oban Celtic                          v        Lochaber/Inverness
  2. Inveraray/Ardnamurchan  v      Glenurquhart/Glengarry
  3. Fort William/Kilmallie           v       Col-Glen
  4. Bute/Aberdour                   v       Strathglass


Ferguson Transport & Shipping Balliemore Cup

Semi Final 1st July 2023

Oban Celtic/Lochaber/Inverness




Fort William/Kilmallie/Col-Glen




Ferguson Transport & Shipping Balliemore Cup 2023

Final 22nd July 2023

Oban Celtic /Lochaber/Inverness/Inveraray/Ardnamurchan/Glenurquhart/Glengarry


Fort William/Kilmallie/Col-Glen/Bute/Aberdour/Strathglass