ⓘ MacTavish Cup. The MacTavish Cup is a knock-out cup competition in the sport of shinty. It is competed for by senior teams from the North of Scotland district. ..

                                     

ⓘ MacTavish Cup

The MacTavish Cup is a knock-out cup competition in the sport of shinty. It is competed for by senior teams from the North of Scotland district. It is one of the five trophies considered to be part of the Grand Slam in the sport of shinty. The current holders are Newtonmore. The competition is currently sponsored by cottages.com.

The final is habitually played at the Bught Park, Inverness.

                                     

1. History

The trophy is a rose bowl presented by Duncan MacTavish of Stratherrick in 1898 and the first competition was played that year and was won by Skye Camanachd.

The final was televised for the first time in 2009 by BBC Alba. The 2009 winners were Newtonmore Camanachd, managed by Norman MacArthur.

As of 2010, the opening rounds of the cup were to be played midweek, in order to reduce the backlog of fixtures that has regularly afflicted shinty. This caused major controversy and Skye Camanachd sent an official letter of complaint to the Camanachd Association. However, this decision was reversed and midweek fixtures were reserved for junior level cups.

The 2010 final was played between Kingussie and Kilmallie, who upset Fort William to reach the final. The game was a magnificent advert for shinty and was won 5-4 by Kingussie. It was broadcast live on BBC 2 Scotland.

In 2014, the MacTavish Plate was established for teams losing in the first round. Fort William triumphed 2-1 over Skye Camanachd in the first final at Craigard, Invergarry.

Only 5 clubs have managed to retain the trophy. Newtonmore being the most recent in 2016 and 2017, however Kingussie and Newtonmore have both done it multiple times both dominating for long periods. Fort Augustus and Inverness have both also successfully defended the trophy both doing so before The Great War.

Glenurquhart won the cup in 2015, defeating Newtonmore. This was notable not only for being their first victory in the competition but having lost the previous two finals to Lovat, as well as the 2008 final to Kingussie.

The 2018 final saw Newtonmore comeback from a goal down to defeat 2017 Premiership League champions Kinlochshiel 2-1 in a closely fought encounter at the Bught Park, Inverness. The match was shown live on BBC Alba.

                                     

2. List of Winners

  • 1991 Kingussie
  • 1928 Lovat
  • 2012 Newtonmore 5, Lochaber 1
  • 1913 Beauly
  • 1926 Lovat
  • 1977 Newtonmore
  • 1959 Kilmallie
  • 1911 Inverness
  • 1910 Fort Augustus
  • 1952 Ballachulish
  • 1930 Newtonmore
  • 1961 Kilmallie
  • 1986 Newtonmore
  • 1985 Newtonmore
  • 1920 Newtonmore
  • 1937 Caberfeidh
  • 2017 Newtonmore 3, Kilmallie 2
  • 1993 Kingussie
  • 1935 Caberfeidh
  • 1936 Newtonmore
  • 1900 Laggan
  • 1925 Spean Bridge
  • 1932 Caberfeidh
  • 1957 Kingussie
  • 1922 Spean Bridge
  • 1953 Lovat
  • 1987 Newtonmore
  • 2004 Kingussie
  • 1982 Kingussie
  • 1903 No Competition
  • 1974 Newtonmore
  • 2003 Kingussie
  • 1963 Newtonmore
  • 1996 Fort William
  • 2009 Newtonmore 5, Kingussie 4
  • 1971 Newtonmore
  • 1898 Skye Camanachd
  • 2011 Kingussie 2, Fort William 1
  • 2006 Kingussie 5, Fort William 2 a.e.t.
  • 1988 Kingussie
  • 1947 Lovat
  • 1958 Newtonmore
  • 2010 Kingussie 5, Kilmallie 4 a.e.t.
  • 1978 Newtonmore
  • 1951 Newtonmore
  • 1972 Newtonmore
  • 2002 Newtonmore
  • 1992 Kingussie
  • 1948 Ballachulish
  • 1927 Newtonmore
  • 2007 Fort William 1, Kingussie 0
  • 1938 Ballachulish
  • 1998 Kingussie
  • 1976 Newtonmore
  • 1989 Kingussie
  • 1965 Kingussie
  • 1923 Newtonmore
  • 1901 Kingussie
  • 1907 Inverness
  • 1924 Newtonmore
  • 1984 Kingussie
  • 2001 Kingussie
  • 2013 Lovat 1, Glenurquhart 1 a.e.t. Lovat won 3-1 on penalties.
  • 1967 Kilmallie
  • 1954 Newtonmore
  • 1999 Kingussie
  • 1950 Newtonmore
  • 1933 Spean Bridge
  • 1912 Inverness
  • 1995 Kingussie
  • 1914 Kingussie
  • 1968 Newtonmore
  • 2005 Kingussie 6, Newtonmore 1
  • 1955 Newtonmore
  • 1994 Kingussie
  • 2015 Glenurquhart 3, Newtonmore 1
  • 1909 Fort Augustus
  • 1962 Kingussie
  • 1902 Newtonmore
  • 1964 Newtonmore
  • 1997 Kingussie
  • 1990 Kingussie
  • 1931 Newtonmore
  • 1973 Newtonmore
  • 1904 No Competition
  • 1975 Newtonmore
  • 1983 Newtonmore
  • 1929 Newtonmore
  • 1908 Wester Ross
  • 1979 Newtonmore
  • 1949 Lovat
  • 1939 Newtonmore
  • 2019 Newtonmore 3, Glenurquhart 0
  • 2014 Lovat 5, Glenurquhart 1
  • 1970 Newtonmore
  • 2008 Kingussie 6, Glenurquhart 1
  • 2018 Newtonmore 2, Kinlochsheil 1
  • 1906 Lovat
  • 1980 Newtonmore
  • 1981 Kingussie
  • 1969 Kilmallie
  • 2000 Fort William
  • 2016 Newtonmore 2, Lochaber 1
  • 1966 Newtonmore
  • 1960 Newtonmore
  • 1921 Kingussie
  • 1956 Newtonmore
  • 1905 Beauly
  • 1899 Beauly
  • 1934 Caberfeidh