Ireland’s Senior Men – Game 3 v Italy

Peter Wilson and the team overcame a gutsy Italian side this morning in Lethbridge to record a 6-2 win in 7 ends.

The front end union of Bill and David hard at work; photo courtesy of WCF

The scores were tight all the way to the 6th end when Peter played a great run back double to pick out the Italian counter to score 4. This pretty much sealed the game and handshakes were offered after a stolen single in the 7th. Next up Israel at 4.30pm Lethbridge time when the boys try to finish day 4 with a 4-0 record.

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.

MD game 2

Neil and Alison showed their mettle this morning with a professional 10-2 win over Serbia.

The game was memorable for another reason as it was Neil’s 100th appearance for Ireland at international level.

Well done Neil!

MD game 1

Ireland 4 Italy 5

World Mixed Double Curling Championship 2017, Lethbridge, Canada

Neil and Alison were mugged on the line by Italy last night having dominated for 90 per cent of the eight end game. The Italians were eing outplayed but in the last end the pedulum swung in their favour when the Italians drew a cracker of a shot behind the guard to lie two. Alison and Neil elected to raise their own stone back onto the shot but Alison was wide played and the Italians stole the game.

The Irish pair were very annoyed with themselves to let this game slip away and will now have to regroup.