Eoin McCrossan and Jen Ward are the new Irish mixed doubles champions havng won both games played in a ‘best of three’ against Alan Mitchell and Margarita Sweeney-Baird.The scores were 10-3 and 7-6. The games were played at Dumfries Ice Bowl. Eoin and Jen will now represent Ireland at the World Mixed Doubles Championships in Òstersund, Sweden in April. Well done to both teams.
ICA members took part in the autumn bonspiel at Braehead last Sunday with the prizes going to, Andrew Gilmore, Eoin McCrossan and Steve Callan. They were presented with their prizes by President David Whyte. With 12 players, four teams played with three players.
Thanks to all who made the effort to support the event.
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.
Congratulations to the team on an excellent performance against first class opposition.
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!!
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……..
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.
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.
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!
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.
Good start for the Irish Mixed team at the world championships in Champery, Switzerland with two wins out of three.
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!
The ICA held their opening bonspiel at Greenacres yesterday, organised by Carolyn Hibberd, with four rinks taking part.
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!