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Kingussie land home tie against Kilmallie in Camanachd Cup

By Gavin Musgrove

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Victor and Rena Smith following the Tulloch Homes Camanachd Cup quarter-final draw.
Victor and Rena Smith following the Tulloch Homes Camanachd Cup quarter-final draw.

Kingussie have been handed a home tie against Kilmallie in the Tulloch Homes Camanachd Cup in this afternoon's quarter-final draw.

This year marks the 50th anniversary of the Albert Smith Medal first being awarded and to celebrate this landmark Victor and Rena Smith were in attendance to draw the balls at Inverness Castle.

The Kings will face Kilmallie who overcame Bute in the last round, and will be boosted by a home crowd.

Oban Celtic travel to Kinlochshiel while Oban Camanachd meet Skye or Lovat and Beauly welcome Kyles Athletic to Braeview.

The ties will take place on August 7 and the draw for the semi-finals will be made week starting August 9 with the games due to take place on August 28 and September 4.

Steven MacKenzie, Camanachd Association President said: “This year represents the 125th anniversary of our sport’s Blue Riband trophy – the Tulloch Homes Camanachd Cup – and the competition is shaping up to be as exciting as ever.

"The support that Tulloch Homes have provided the Camanachd Association with over the past few years has been nothing short of incredible and our thanks go to them for that.

"I wish the best of luck to all teams in the next round as we edge ever closer to that historic day on September 18.”

Victor Smith, grandson of Albert Smith, said: “Everyone in the family is very proud of the fact that the medal continues to be so important to this day.

"We know that on Tulloch Homes Camanachd Cup Final day everyone gives 100 per cent so to be that player who has shone brighter than everyone us on such a big occasion is no mean feat .

"You need only look at the list of past winners to see just how many great players have worn the medal over the years.”

George Fraser, Tulloch Homes chief executive, said: “It is great to see competitive shinty back. The teams in today’s draw can start looking forward to reaching a Tulloch Homes Camanachd Cup Final in Oban in September.

"We wish all the teams in today’s draw every success in the next round, which takes the winners of those matches another step closer to the final.”

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