Senior European Invitation champions at Greenacres

Johnjo gives the team a pep talk. photographer Andrew Mitchell

Ireland men Johnjo Kenny, David Whyte, Neil Fyfe and David Hume won the European Senior Invitation at Greenacres Ice Rink this afternoon beating Scotland’s Ian Drysdale in the final  6-5.

The winners! picture courtesy of Greenacres Ice Rink

Congratulations to the team on an excellent performance against first class opposition.

Ireland men into Greenacres Senior European Invitation final

The team representing Ireland in the mens half of the Greenacres Senior European Invitation are into this afternoon’s final at 2.30pm.

Johnjo Kenny, David Whyte, Neil Fyfe and David Hume will play Ian Drysdale’s current Scottish senior champions in the final.

If you have a free afternoon why not go to Greenacres and cheer them on.

Come on Ireland!!

Fyfe Trophy success for Mr President

The bronze, silver and gold medal winners at the Fyfe Trophy

There was an excellent turn-out of ICA members for the Fyfe Trophy at Breahead Ice Rink yesterday, organised by Eoin McCrossan.

Five rinks played a round-robin of three-end games, with a break for lunch between game three and four.

The top three team at the end of the event were:

1st: David Whyte, Andrew Gilmore, Margarita Sweeney-Baird, Frances Donald (and Frances Whyte for one game)
2nd: John Furey, Jen Ward, Ross Barr, Gillian Russell
3rd: Neil Fyfe, Steve Callan, Carolyn Hibberd

Neil Fyfe presented most of the medals (bar himself!) and the Fyfe Trophy to the winners. Congratulations to them and thanks to everyone for taking part in this annual test of endurance over 15 ends!

James Russell was testing out the camera settings on his new phone and here are the results……..

Mixed update

Team Ireland on the ice – photo credit WCF

The Irish Mixed Team, playing in the world championships in Champery, Switzerland, finished their round-robin games against two of the strongest team in their group, going down 1-10 to Korea and 0-8 to Spain.

Ireland skip Alan Mitchell – photo credit WCF

Clare and Ross on sweeping duties – photo credit WCF

Alan, Jacqui, Ross and Clare did their best and finished with a very respectable four win – three loss record, just missing out on a qualification spot. Well done to you all – and coach Alison, now you can relax and enjoy the rest of your stay in the Alps.

World Mixed latest

Alan and Jacqui discuss tactics at World Mixed Curling Championship. Photo credit – WCF

Another two excellent results for Team Ireland at the World Mixed Championships in Champery.

Having beaten Luxembourg 10-3 they then took down Kazakhstan 7-3 to stand proudly top of their group with four wins and one defeat.

They play Korea tomorrow afternoon. Keep it up team you are doing Ireland proud!

Carolyn Hibberd becomes an Irish Scottish Champion

Carolyn with her team.
Photo credit – Jim Ryder

Congratulations to Carolyn Hibberd who, as lead in Graeme Adam’s senior mixed team, won the Scottish Mixed Championships at Stranraer this afternoon.

Carolyn and her teammates won a tense final 6-5 after an extra end. AND……she beat her fellow ICA member PJ Wilson in the final!

Well done Carolyn from all of us – very well deserved! Hard lines Peter – your day will come.

World Mixed news

Good start for the Irish Mixed team at the world championships in Champery, Switzerland with two wins out of three.

Team Ireland – picture credit WCF

The team of Alan Mitchell, Jacqui Davidson, Ross Barr and Clare McCormick beat New Zealand in their first game 7-5, lost their next one to Scotland 2-9 but earlier today took down Denmark 7-5. They play Luxembourg tomorrow afternoon.

Come on Ireland!

On ice action begins at Greenacres

The ICA held their opening bonspiel at Greenacres yesterday, organised by Carolyn Hibberd, with four rinks taking part.

Winners Alison, Gilly, Nathan, (past president Louise presenting) and Neil

The winners, by one shot, were the team of Neil Fyfe, Nathan Furey, Gilly Drury and Alison Barr.

Results: Neil Fyfe 7 Marie O’Kane 6; James Russell 8 Alison Fyfe 8

The perpetual curling stone trophy and bottles of wine were presented to the winners by past president Louise.

Alison Fyfe was also given a good luck card by Louise on behalf of all the members of the Irish Curling Association as she embarks on a six-month trip to the USA, Australia and the Far East. She has promised to keep us all informed of her progress! Have fun Ali!

Edinburgh International Curlers Gathering 2017

Irish Gathering Team

John Furey, John Wilson, Eoin McCrossan and Arran Cameron

A solid set of performances saw Paddy Power lift 1st prize in the Edinburgh International Curlers Gathering at Murrayfield, Edinburgh last weekend.

The Irish team, comprising of KT Kerr, John Wilson, Eoin McCrossan, Arran Cameron and John Furey, won all six of their games on the way to the win, with a number of good performances to boot.

The teams they played and the respective scores were as follows:
Penicuik (local) (JF, AC, KK, EMcC) 2 -11
Maple Rocks (Canada) (JW, JF, AC, EMcC) 4 – 5
Torsten med Borsten (Sweden) (JW, JF, AC, EMcC) 2 – 8

Groups re-ranked…

Nic Nacs (Norway) v (JW, JF, AC, EMcC) 2 – 7
Slajding Bois (Sweden) v (JW, JF, AC, EMcC) 1 – 10
Haldane (Norway) v (JW, JF, AC, EMcC) 4 – 6