Irish 4 Nations Draw

Looking forward to the annual 4 Nations curling this weekend in Stranraer.

Here are the Irish teams taking part:

Friday 19th January
Wales 8pm Mixed

Johnjo Kenny Carolyn Hibberd
Jen Ward Arran Cameron
Eoin McCrossan Frances Whyte
Gillian Russell Steve Callan

Saturday 20th January
England 9am Men and Women

Neil Fyfe Carolyn Hibberd
Craig Whyte Louise Kerr
Ross Barr Christina Graham
John Burns Clare McCormick

Scotland 3pm Mixed

Bill Gray Johnjo Kenny
Jen Ward Marie O’Kane
Ken Hutchison Ian Donald
Frances Donald Frances Whyte

Sunday 21st  January
Wales 9am Men and Women

Neil Fyfe Marie O’Kane
Craig Whyte Louise Kerr
Eoin McCrossan Christina Graham
John Burns Roberta Warwick

England 11.30am Mixed

John Furey John Wilson
Christine Furey Margarita Sweeney Baird
Nathan Furey Steve Callan
Erin Furey Trish Boult

Scotland 2.00 pm Men and Women

PJ Wilson Marie O’Kane
Arran Cameron Louise Kerr
Ross Barr Clare McCormick
Ian Donald Frances Donald

EEC C 2017 – medal games

Both Ireland’s Mens and Womens team qualified for the 2017 European Curling Championships C-Division in Andorra medal games 🥇🥈🥉.

The Mens team played Spain 🇪🇸 in the 1v2 and lost by smallest of margins. They then played France 🇫🇷 for the Silver medal in another hard fought game, but lost in the last end. So they go home with a Broze medal 🥉, but not the promotion to the B league, they were hoping for.

The Ladies had a great competition but lost their 3v4 game to Slovakia 🇸🇰.

Overall it was an amazing double Gold for Spain 🇪🇸.

ECC C 2017 Womens Tie Break Game

Ireland’s Womens team had a tie break game against Slovenia 🇸🇮 at the 2017 European Curling Championships C-Division in Andorra 🇦🇩 to determine the final qualification place for the medal games.

And what a win – well done to the Irish ladies and now to concentrate on the 3v4 playoff tomorrow against Slovakia 🇸🇰 at 09:00 along side the Irish Mens team.

EEC C 2017 Mens Game 8

The Irish Mens team’s final round robin game at the 2017 European Curling Championships C-Division in Andorra 🇦🇩.

The Irish Mens team had already qualified, so it was a relaxed game for them against Croatia 🇭🇷. The team alternate Eoin McCrossan, stepped up for a game giving, 3rd, John Furey a break.

The Irish Men’s next game is the1v2 playoff against Spain tomorrow morning at 09:00. The first of two possible chances for promotion to the B league

© WCF / Alina Androsova Curling Photography

© WCF / Alina Androsova Curling Photography

© WCF / Alina Androsova Curling Photography

EEC C 2017 Mens Game 7

The Irish Mens team’s 7th round robin game at the 2017 European Curling Championships C-Division in Andorra 🇦🇩.

The Irish team are playing well with this morning’s win against Serbia 🇷🇸,taking big ends against the hammer. This win sees the team through to the medal round despite still having one more game this afternoon.

The final round robin game for the Men is against Croatia 🇭🇷  this afternoon at 16:00 local time.

EEC C 2017 Mens Game 6

The Irish Mens team’s 6th round robin game at the 2017 European Curling Championships C-Division in Andorra 🇦🇩.

The Irish had a comprehensive win against Andorra 🇦🇩 and retain their ranking of joint top of the group with just 2 games to go.

The penultimate round robin game for the Men is against Serbia 🇷🇸  early tomorrow at 08:00 local time.

© WCF / Alina Androsova Curling Photography

© WCF / Alina Androsova Curling Photography

© WCF / Alina Androsova Curling Photography

ECC C 2017 Womens Game 6

Ireland’s Womens team 6th round robin game at the 2017 European Curling Championships C-Division in Andorra 🇦🇩.

Lost to Slovakia 🇸🇰 in a game that went from 2 up for the Irish Ladies at half time, to Slovakia regrouping and stealing 3 successive ends to win the game.

The final round robin game for the ladies is against Spain 🇪🇸 at 12:00 local time tomorrow. Qualification will depend both on winning that game or on the outcome of the other matches.

© WCF / Alina Androsova Curling Photography

© WCF / Alina Androsova Curling Photography