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
IRELAND 7 ANDORRA 3
Another solid performance from Team Ireland and a landmark game for Craig Whyte with cap number 50.
IRELAND 8 SLOVAKIA 5
Excellent win for the Irish men at the Eurp C League in Geneva.
Out of the blocks with a three at the first and keep ahead on the scoreboard to see off the Slovakian challenge.
Come on Ireland!
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.
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
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.
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: