The Camanachd Association this year announced that a new Cup Competition for Single Team clubs would take place, enabling a new level of competition for one team clubs across the country. The competition was well received with 13 teams entering and this weekend will see the culmination of the competition as Glengarry play Col-Glen at Taynuilt.

Glengarry negotiated their way past Boleskine in the Semi-Finals with Col-Glen triumphing over Tayforth – the match could act as an intriguing curtain raiser for the end of season promotion playoff to the National Division with Glengarry just two points behind leaders Inverness in MOWI North Division 1 with a game in hand, whereas, in MOWI South Division 1 Col-Glen lead the way and are undefeated in the competition this season, picking up 13 points from a possible 14.

Steven MacKenzie, President Camanachd Association said: I’m delighted to congratulate Glengarry and Col-Flen on reaching the inaugural final of the Single Team competition.  We believe the competition has been a great success and offers single team clubs the opportunity to compete for a trophy with opposition at a similar level to themselves.

Burton Morrison, Competitions Director Camanachd Association, said: “We are delighted that we have been able to deliver a new competition that has been so well received by the clubs involved. I expect a hard-fought and committed match between two of the best single-team clubs in the country. The fact that both are doing so well in their respective leagues is testament to the quality that will be on display on July 16th. May the best team win!

Ronnie MacVicar, Col-Glen Manager said:

“Col Glen are thrilled to be in our first cup final for 32 years. We hope to give a good account of ourselves against a very good Glengarry side. It is a great honour to represent our local community in a national final.”

Scott Bremner, Glengarry Manager said:

““Glengarry Shinty Club are delighted to reach the Final of this new competition and looking forward to a very competitive game against a formidable Col-Glen.

We have had our fair share of injuries this season but have been able to manage them well with the small squad we have.  We have a good balance of older players who bring experience to the team and our impressive youngsters who bring enthusiasm and energy.  Both ourselves and Col Glen are holding our own in our respective leagues and this new Cup competition allows Clubs like us to match up against opposition on a level playing field.

Our thanks go to all those who have made the Final possible, from getting the pitch ready to the officials who will hopefully have a quiet day!

It will be a fantastic day out for both teams, who will both have a strong backing from their respective communities and I know everyone involved in Glengarry Shinty Club is very much looking forward to the Final and we hope for a good match”