The recent unveiling of the 10 starlets joining the club has thrown up a nice wee story.

Director Gordon Fyfe was particularly interested in the signing of his namesake Ryan Fyffe, a tall defender.

No relation as their surnames are spelt differently.

However, when the photo of the boys and directors/management team appeared on social media, it became apparent that there is indeed a link between the two.

Ryan Fyffe

Ryan is the grandson of Wes and Maggie Fyffe, who live on the Hebridean island of Eigg.  Maggie is secretary of the Eigg Heritage Trust and has been a driving force behind the huge progress made on the island since the community buy out in 1997.  Wes is a football fan and attends ICT games when in Inverness visiting Ryan and Ryan’s parents, Tim and Marianne.

Wes and Maggie are good friends of Gordon, who is a Freeman of the lsland of Eigg – recognition for his support to the community of Eigg during their purchase of the island, while Public Relations Manager of The Highland Council.

Maggie said: “There’s a keen interest in football on the island and although there may be supporters of many different clubs (even 1 or 2 County supporters!), everyone here is very excited by what Ryan has achieved and will be closely following his progress.”

Gordon said: “It’s a small world! Maggie got in touch with me when she spotted the photo of the Under 17 signings with the management team and directors.   The family are justly proud of Ryan’s achievement in signing professional forms with the club.  He is part of what I’m told is the best young team the club has produced. With such strong connections with Eigg, let’s hope he has a good crack at the big time!”

Ryan will soon complete his studies at Inverness Royal Academy and reports for full time training in mid June.  He plays central defender for the high achieving Under 17 team, which has won 20 of its 22 games this season.

Ryan’s Eigg connection is a cracker