Team Wilson wins Stranraer Weekend

THE Irish descended on Stranraer last weekend for the annual social event of the year with four games of curling shoehorned in between the eating, drinking and the craic.

When the dust settled, John Wilson, Alison Fyfe, Craig Whyte and Jen Ward were once again worthy winners of the Magners sponsored Stranraer Weekend having seen off all opposition brave enough to take them on.

The runners-up in the high road were Bill Gray, Nina Clancy, Walter Scott and Alison Scott.

In the low road, the eventual winners were Johnjo Kenny, Gillian Russell, John Burns and Russet Fullerton. The runners up were Kyle Paradis, Carolyn Hibberd, Eoin McCrossan and Geraldine Murphy.

There was, as always, a rush to the bottom to secure the Tayto crisps and this year the lucky four were Guy Topping, Shena Chad, Paul Chad and Carol Topping.

Thanks go to Magners for their excellent and continued sponsorship of the Stranraer Weekend and Gail and her staff for the great ice and the staff of the North West Castle for looking after everyone so well. PJ Wilson did a great job of recruiting players to ensure there were 16 teams in the competition, while lambing sheep at the same time – what a man…

Finally, Saturday night’s raffle raised £317 for ICA funds. Thanks to all who bought tickets and provided a raffle prize.

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