ECC C Div 3/4 Play-off vs BUL

After securing the third place in the rankings with the help of a fantastic first place draw shot challenge average, the Irish Mens Team played Bulgaria in the 3v4 play-offs against Bulgaria at the European Curling Championship C-Division in Tårnby Curling Club, Kastrup, Denmark.

The team were on fire starting with taking a 3 in the first two ends and finishing with another 3 in the 8th end to provide a fabulous final score of 12 – 4 and propelling them into the silver medal game this afternoon against Belarus. Up for grabs is the last B League promotion slot.

@ WCF / Tom Rowland

@ WCF / Tom Rowland

 

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.

Irish players make it to the ‘final weekend’ semis

Two ICA members were in top form last weekend at the traditional ‘final weekend’ at Stranraer Ice Rink.

Fiona (extreme right) and Peter (fifth from the right) photographed with the other finalists before the games started.

Fiona Turnbull, playing in Michael Sutherland’s rink, beat Peter Wilson and his team in the 3/4 place play-off on the Sunday afternoon, both teams having been beaten in the morning’s semi-finals. The winners were Neil Kennedy’s rink, who beat his fellow Ayr-based opponents Robert Clark and team in the 1/2 final.