Team player profile – Steve Callan

Steve and his biggest fan – daughter Elspeth.

Making his debut as an Irish international player at the Le Gruyeré AOP European Curling Championships 2019 C Division is Steve Callan, who will play second in the men’s team.

So, as is the tradition at ICA headquarters, Steve has been asked to reveal a wee bit more about himself, ahead of taking to the ice with the shamrock on his back, in a player profile.

Here’s his answers to our probing questions:

Name – Steve Callan

Age – 39++

Occupation – Town Planner- making peoples dreams come true with my planning decisions!!!

Status – single / married / divorced / still wondering? – Married to Ailie for 11 years. She gets a lot of sympathy for time served.

Children – Elspeth 7 and Struan 4. They are a joy (mostly!)

Years curling – 8 and a bit (post Vancouver Winter Olympics 2010)

Home club and ice rinkKinross Curling Club, Kinross

Favourite sport outside curling: To watch – Rugby especially Munster and Ireland

Favourite sport outside curling: To play – Still play a wee bit of hockey at my age. That’s field hockey, KT Kerr and any other North Americans who see this!

Who would you really like to meet?Tommy Tiernan – Irish comedian and a bit crude but great craic!!

Favourite TV programme? – Police dramas like Line of Duty and Luther and has to be Still Game for light relief.

Favourite holiday destination and why? – It was Melbourne, until my trip to Canada as Coach to Irish Mixed team last October. Now its British Columbia and Vancouver in particular. Beautiful country, lovely people and very fond of their curling.

Favourite other Irish curler and why? –  Have no favourites, I love them all especially James , Arran, and Eoin!!!

You can save one prized possession. What is it? – Slightly embarrassing but I still have a blanket from when I was a baby under my pillow.

Who would you choose to be marooned on a desert island with? – Marina Russell – James mammy. All my meals made for me, clean clothes and a spotless abode. What more does one need, plus better banter than her son!!

Sum yourself up in five words – Shy and retiring Cork boy!!!

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