Warm congratulations from everyone at the Camanachd Association go to Glengarry for winning the Single Team Cup on Saturday 15th July, defeating a stubborn Kilmory 3-0 at An Aird, Fort William.

Glengarry were winners of the second ever Single Team Cup Final after defeating Kilmory 3-0 at An Aird, Fort William.

Under the shadows of the Bens at An Aird – Glengarry and Kilmory took to the field to contest the second ever Single Team Cup Final. Glengarry, eager to exorcise the demons of their defeat in the 2022 final, were favourites coming into the game; but would be coming up against a Kilmory side who were enjoying a great season in MOWI South Division 2.

Referee Steven MacLachlan got the game underway at a blustery and wet An Aird and it didn’t take Glengarry long to get a shot away, however, Raymond Robertson’s effort never troubled Steven Gilmour between the Kilmory posts. 10 minutes later though, Robertson would again pick up the ball in a good position, this time firing towards the keepers bottom corner – Gilmour was equal to it though and made a good save with his feet before clearing the ball.

Kilmory soon responded with a chance of their own, Alec Cunningham coming onto a loose ball and drilling a shot low at the near post, but Gordon MacDonald took a good touch with his body and was able to push the ball behind for a corner. On the game went, Glegnarry dominating the ball and creating the better chances but with Kilmory carrying a threat of their own. There was a sense that the first goal would be vital. It came on the 37th minute, David Rodgers played the ball into Raymond Robertson and his shot towards the far corner from 30 yards proved too much for Gilmour, putting Garry 1-0 up.

They say there’s no better time to score than right before half-time and on this occasion that seemed to be the case as within 4 minutes of the restart 1 had become 3. Firstly, immediately from the throw up Nick Dalgety showed some tremendous ball carrying and determination before slipping the ball through to top scorer Shaun Nicolson – his hit across the keeper nestling sweetly in the far corner.  3 minutes later and it was dreamland for Glengarry, a Kilmory clearance took a deflection and landed at the feet of Robertson, his shot proved too powerful for Gilmour and all of a sudden Kilmory had the thankless task of chasing a team from a higher division and a 3-0 deficit. Still, they battled well, worked hard and continued to create chances – however, Glengarry manged the game well and the score remained 3-0 throughout the rest of the 2nd half.

In the end all that was left was for Captain Nick Dalgety to raise the trophy high into the air as Glengarry celebrated what was a great achievement for the club.