Carolyn and Co open with a win

President David welcomed everyone to Greenacres Ice Rink for the first ICA bonspiel of the season including Donncha Ó Conmhuí making the trip from Dublin via the Scottish Curling Adult Camp in Stranraer and Kerrianne Cox who were both along for their first bonspiel.

Scores:

Bill Gray, Frances Whyte, Nina Clancy, Donncha Ó Conmhuí 5-6 Neil Fyfe, Eoin McCrossan, Clare McCormick, Frances Donald

Neil got off to a strong start with a 4 in the second end but was pegged back towards the end of the game but Bill could only manufacture a steal of 1 in the last end meaning Neil won by one point.

David Whyte, Christine Furey, Gillian Russell, Tricia Boult 4-8 Carolyn Hibbard, Andrew Gilmore, John Reidy, Kerrianne Cox

The winners with President David (left)

David began strongly with three points in the second end in a tight first half. Momentum swung in the 4th end with a big score of 4 points that carried Carolyn and team all the way to winning the bonspiel.

Marie O’Kane, Ian Donald, Gillian Drury, Dave McHale 5-5 Arran Cameron, Nathan Furey, Steve Callan, Maria O’Neill

The tightest game on the ice swung back and forth. Marie edged out to a 4-2 lead after three ends but was pegged back by two singles. Arran scored 1 with hammer in the last end to make sure of the peel.

David thanked everyone for coming, looked forward to the next events on the calendar including The Irish Open in November and presented Carolyn’s team with prizes and the perpetual trophy.

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