Clachnacuddin v ICTFC
22nd August 2023
Grant Street Park, Inverness
The Inverness Cup returns for the first time since the 2005/06 season as we face Clachnacuddin away from home tomorrow night.
The historic Inverness Cup, which was first played for in 1895 when Caledonian lifted the trophy.
Caledonian would go on to win the trophy 19 times, a record equalled by local rivals Inverness Thistle. The trophy was introduced by the Highland Football League for teams resident within the burgh of Inverness – namely Caledonian, Citadel, Clachnacuddin and Inverness Thistle. Later, teams from outwith the area were invited to compete, to widen the competition.
Indeed, the last winners of the cup were Forres Mechanics in season 2005-6. The reintroduction of the cup will see Clachnacuddin play Inverness Caledonian Thistle at Grant Street Park tomorrow night. Clachnacuddin have won the trophy on 14 occasions – the last success coming in 1952-53. Inverness Caledonian Thistle have won the trophy 7 times, the last success coming in 2004-5. The intention is to play the cup between the two Inverness sides on an annual basis
Pay at the Gate only (Cash or Card) £10 Adults, £5 Children/Concessions
“We’ll make plenty changes for our last game against Ayr. It’s important the boys who were on the bench and some of the younger boys to get game time. We’ll make plenty changes but we’ll still have a good strong squad out.”
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