Welcoming Committee for Bute's 'Balliemore Cup Final' Winning Team!
26 July 2011
'The Buteman' newspaper published the
following on Monday 25th July:
A CROWD of almost two hundred people gathered at Rothesay pier
on Sunday evening to welcome Bute Shinty Club's Balliemore Cup
winners back on to home soil.
Goals from Roberto Zavaroni and Robert Walker helped the island
club to a 2-1 win over Caberfeidh in Portree on Saturday to give
Bute their third Balliemore triumph in eight years.
Three pipers played the squad off the ferry shortly after 6pm on
Sunday, and the players and their supporters - around 70 of whom
had made the long journey to Skye to cheer the team on in the final
- promptly boarded West Coast Motors' open top bus for a lap of
honour around the town before a welcome reception at the home of
club sponsors Mac's Bar.
Bute coach Barry Martin told us: "It was an emotional moment to
have those pipers play us off the ferry - it'll be a great memory
for the players to treasure in the future.
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