Balliemore Cup draw
The draw for the 2017 Balliemore Cup took place at the Camanachd Association Offices, Inverness, on Thursday January 26.
The Balliemore Cup is contested between senior sides outwith shinty’s top division and there was an increase in participating clubs this year from 14 in 2016 to 17 teams.
With Camanachd Association president Jim Barr taking charge of proceedings, the draw was made as follows:
Saturday April 8 First round
Col Glen v Aberdeen University
Saturday April 22 Second round
Beauly v Glenorchy Taynuilt v Ballachulish Kilmory v Oban Celtic Skye Camanachd v Strathglass Fort William v Aberdour Col Glen / Aberdeen Uni v Caberfeidh Tayforth v Inverness Inveraray v Bute
Saturday May 20 Quarter finals
Skye/Strathglass v Fort William/Aberdour Inveraray/ Bute v Kilmory/Oban Celtic Taynuilt/ Ballachulish v Beauly/Glenorchy Col Glen/Aberdeen University/Caberfeidh v Tayforth/ Inverness
Saturday June 17 Semi final
Col Glen/Aberdeen University/Caberfeidh/ Tayforth/ Inverness v Taynuilt/ Ballachulish/ Beauly/Glenorchy Inveraray/ Bute/ Kilmory/Oban Celtic
v Skye Camanachd/Strathglass/ Fort William/ Aberdour
The 2017 Balliemore Cup Final will take place on Saturday July 15 with the venue has yet to be confirmed.