The Irish Ladies team commenced their European C Division warm up by getting together at the Stirling Summer Skins held at The Peak this weekend (31 July – 2 August). After a good but rather unfruitful start against the eventual tournament runners-up, the team of Alison Fyfe, Ailsa Anderson, Hazel Gormley-Leahy and Clare McCormack (Katie Kerr was unavailable due acting commitments in New York) returned with two solid wins on Saturday morning. The final game of the day was a very close affair with some brilliant shots being played, most notably a double takeout and freeze in the fourth end by Skip, Alison. Unfortunately, the opposition took the big money, final end and the win. The Skins were great fun and thoroughly enjoyed by the team. On the whole a good, solid start to the ladies campaign. The ladies wish to thank all of the ICA supporters, including Coach, Martin Sutherland for coming out to cheer on the team.