Euro C profile – Craig Whyte

Name – Craig Whyte

Age – 32

Occupation – Business valuations

Lockdown loath? – Trying to get a tee time on the golf course

Lockdown like? – A 10 second commute to work

Staycation destination? – Cairngorms

Coffee order? – Black

Best curling team to watch and learn from? – Mouat

Any competition superstitions? – Green socks

What will finally break the internet? – The new ICA website

Euro C profile – John Wilson

Name – John Wilson

Age – 35

Occupation – Teacher of Mathematics

In-turn or Out-turn? – In-turn

Best ever curling memory? – World Mixed in Aberdeen

If you had to switch careers, what job would you do? – Explorer / Travel photographer

Apart from the ICA, what website do you spend the most time on? – YouTube

Best & worst subjects at school? – Best – PE, Worst – French

Who’d be your four ideal dinner guests? – Father Jack, Dougal, Ted and Mrs Doyle.

Earliest curling related memory? – being pushed down the ice, sitting on a curling stone.

Favourite curling destination and why? – Perth … Great ice and easy to get to.

How do you relax away from work (and curling)? – running (hills and roads).

The person you most admire and why? – Ranulph Fiennes or anyone who has to carry out any feat of endurance.

Euro C profile – Arran Cameron

Name – Arran Cameron

Age – 47 and feeling it with these youngsters

Occupation – Civil Engineer doing too much paperwork

What is your favourite word – Currently it’s Nefarious

What’s your biggest fear – The Guinness running out

Last gig you went to Mad Ferret Band

The film you can watch time and time again – The Hunt for Red October

What are you best at – 🍺

The sport you won’t watch – diving, cmon it’s not a sport

Euro C profile – Kyle Paradis

Dr. Kyle Paradis

Name – Dr. Kyle Paradis

Age – 34

Occupation – University Professor in Sport Psychology at Ulster University.

Status – single / married / divorced / other/ – Partner – Tais

Children – No Children.

Years curling – 30

Home club and ice rink – my ICA club is Belfast, back in Canada, Tam Heather and Leaside

Favourite sport outside curling

  • To watch – Football (Soccer)
  • To play – Golf

Who would you really like to meet? – Whoever is around!

Favourite TV programme? – Derry Girls!

Favourite holiday destination and why? – Hawaii was great, but I have always wanted to go to Italy.

Favourite other Irish curler and why? – my teammates and Eoin McCrossan who was the first person I met and talked with the ICA before moving over and welcomed me, and now he’s our president!

You can save one prized possession. What is it? – my dog, Sophie.

Who would you choose to be marooned on a desert island with? – My partner, Tais.

Sum yourself up in five words – Only needs one word – lucky.

And we are off….to the Euros!

Hard to get our pandemic-hardened heads round this, but an Ireland men’s team are heading to Switzerland shortly to represent their country at the WCF European C League Championships.

John Wilson, Kyle Paradis, Arran Cameron and Craig Whyte are travelling to Geneva having had a weekend warm up on the ice at Dumfries.

There are ten countries in the draw – so the Irish boys will have a busy week. The medal winners – gold, silver and bronze – will qualify their countries for the European B League.

Play starts on Sunday, September 12 with the finals on Friday, September 17.

As usual, we will be having a Profile feature on our players in the emerald green.

The full draw is here: