TRIBUTES from across the curling world have been paid this week to Anne Gumley.
Anne was a founder member of the Irish Curling Association and was always a great supporter of the Irish curlers, whenever they took to the ice.
A native of Northern Ireland, Anne was one of a merry band of Irish players that crossed the sea to play an exhibition match on outdoor ice in front of Belfast City Hall in December 1999.
She and her late husband were very involved with curling in Edinburgh, especially at the much-missed Gogar Park Ice Rink.
Anne’s daughter-in-law Vicky, herself a Scottish champion curler, recently said that Anne was very proud to get her Irish passport a couple of years ago but was disappointed it wasn’t green!
The heartfelt sympathies of all the members of the ICA go out to Anne’s family and we acknowledge and remember the important part she played in the early days of Irish curling.