Senior Men game 5

Ireland’s Senior Mens teams suffer their first defeat to Switzerland in the round robin game at the 2017 World Senior Curling Championships in Lethbridge, Canada 🇨🇦. Bill Gray sums up:

Disappointing to lose our first game against the Swiss this morning. Pretty much a one end game where they scored 4. We played well enough so still looking forward towards qualification. Kazakhstan this afternoon and Australia tomorrow morning stand in the way. Photo to prove that its not just the front end that sweep!!

 

Ireland’s Senior Men – Game 3 v Italy

Peter Wilson and the team overcame a gutsy Italian side this morning in Lethbridge to record a 6-2 win in 7 ends.

The front end union of Bill and David hard at work; photo courtesy of WCF

The scores were tight all the way to the 6th end when Peter played a great run back double to pick out the Italian counter to score 4. This pretty much sealed the game and handshakes were offered after a stolen single in the 7th. Next up Israel at 4.30pm Lethbridge time when the boys try to finish day 4 with a 4-0 record.

Womens Seniors game 4

Ireland 3 England 8

The English ladies handled the ice conditions much better than Ireland did in tonight’s game which we Christened the Four Nations away game. They got stones behind guards and controlled the game early on.

Always on the back foot, the Irish women plugged on and were rewarded with a three in the sixth end. However, lying two in the seventh, English skip Judith Dixon played an absolute peach through a port on very swingy ice to hit and stick for one.