ECC C Div Game 3 vs CRO

The Mens team take their first win at the ECC C Division. Next game is against Bulgaria 🇧🇬 at 6pm.

John Furey commented:

We are in must win territory now and this game was a chance to reset from the games yesterday. A solid performances all round from the Irish players meant that although the game appeared close from the line scores we were generating chances and this eventually meant a three which opened up the game with us in control. We never really looked back from that point…

ECC C Div Game 2 vs BEL

Not a great day for Team Ireland at the European Curling Championships C Division. Two games played and still looking for their first win. They meet Croatia tomorrow at 9am for game 3 in the round robin stage of this competition.

John Furey commented:

A close game in which we struggled to work out how to play this team to our best advantage. It was the 6th end when what should have been a fairly safe blank or lose a one scenario resulted in a really unfortunate series of angles to give up a three. We were pretty stunned at this point but played on trying to find a way of generating a high multiple score…

ECC C Div Game 1 vs BLR

Bit of a match report from Eoin …

Tight game, opposition played well. Few chances not taken. Clean first few ends, Ireland were in a good position for the last 3. But a few key misses put us under pressure. Belarus picked out the Irish stone with their last to win. All positive and looking forward to the next game this afternoon against Belgium.

John Furey commented:

Two evenly matched teams a very close game, unfortunately we missed an eight foot draw and gave up a steal of two at a key point in the game, this was the difference between the two teams.

International Mixed Doubles in Dumfries

The MD Irish champions

The International Mixed Doubles has started today in Dumfries, Scotland. The Irish Mixed Doubles Champions (Eoin McCrossan & Jen Ward) are competing with 23 other teams for a $4,900 purse.

Up to date scores etc. are on the World Curling Website.

It is an ideal event for Eoin & Jen to compete in prior to the World Mixed Doubles in Sweden next month.

New Irish Mixed Champions 2018

John Wilson, Jen Ward, David Whyte (presenting), Eoin McCrossan and Erin Furey

An exciting playdowns for the Irish Mixed title at Greenacres Ice Rink on Saturday 10th March 2018.

The new Irish Mixed Champions for 2018 are:

  • John Wilson (skip),
  • Jen Ward, 
  • Eoin McCrossan and 
  • Erin Furey.

The first game swung on a 7th end take-out which was missed twice by the opposing skip, James Russell. Skip John Wilson made impressive draw shots against large heads on several ends.

In the second game, the most notable shots were Erin freezing several on button and Eoin lifting two consecutive double takeouts.

The first 2 games were won by team Wilson in a  best of 3 format, so thay can represent Ireland at the World Mixed Championships later in the year – date & venue still to be decided.

This was a debut playdowns for 12 year old Erin Furey (daughter of Irish Mens Team player, John Furey) who curled beautifully and clearly enjoyed herself.

Clearly Erin has aspirations ….