‘Podium Pants’ time

World Seniors Curling Championship 2017, Lethbridge, Canada

The Ireland men collected their bronze medals at the world seniors in Canada and also met curling legend Ernie Richardson. The Richardson team were inducted into the Curling Hall of Fame before the medal ceremony.

Mixed doubles B road quarter finals

Ireland 5 Russia 7

World Mixed Doubles Curling Championship 2017, Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada

World Mixed Doubles Curling Championship 2017, Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada

Neil and Alison Fyfe were knocked out of the repêchage for Olympic points here in Lethbridge yesterday after going down to a tough Russian team.

The team backed up be coach Eoin have done a great job for Ireland and continue to mix it with the best in the world.

Womens Seniors game 4

Ireland 3 England 8

The English ladies handled the ice conditions much better than Ireland did in tonight’s game which we Christened the Four Nations away game. They got stones behind guards and controlled the game early on.

Always on the back foot, the Irish women plugged on and were rewarded with a three in the sixth end. However, lying two in the seventh, English skip Judith Dixon played an absolute peach through a port on very swingy ice to hit and stick for one.

Senior women game 2

Ireland 2 Japan 9

The Irish women suffered their second defeat when losing 9-2 to Japan. The Japanese ladies had excellent control of draw weight and used it to their advantage to get ahead and not let Ireland back into the game.

The pressure of time clocks is also a factor in games as there is little opportunity to ponder on what ice to take out here! It’s get your backside into the hack and go…….

Tomorrow the women play Sweden and England.

Seniors – women game 1

Ireland 5 Russia 9

The Irish women went down to the Russians after coming back from a 4-0 deficit to make a game if it here in Lethbridge

A well played last end gave the team a chance of taking it to an extra end with a three, but it was not to be when Marie’s last stone attempt to tap an Irish counter back onto the Russian shot didn’t draw it was handshakes.