EMCC Team Profile – Robin Gray

Ahead of the European Mixed in Edinburgh, let’s get to know our Irish team a bit better through our player profiles, beginning with the skip of the team:

Robin-Gray-PhotoName – Robin Gray
Age – 49
Occupation – Bank Executive
Status – single / married / divorced / still wondering? – Married
Children – names and ages please – Bobby 7 Thomas 5 Rachel 23 James 18
Years curling – 35
Home club and ice rink – Leinster Curling Club – Greenacres

In-turn or out-turn? Out turn

Best ever curling memory? – Me – qualifying Ireland for their first and only mens world championship. General – Al Hackner beating Pat Ryan in the 1985 Brier final

Favourite sport outside curling:
To watch – Golf
To play – Golf

If you had to switch careers, what job would you do? – Geologist or Airline Pilot

Favourite TV programme? – Top Gear

Favourite holiday destination and why? Orlando Florida – watching the kids enjoy themselves

Apart from the ICA, what website do you spend the most time on? – Unsuitable for publication

Best / worst subjects at school? – Geography / French

Who’d be your four ideal dinner guests? – Michael McIntyre, Paula Creamer, Kylie Minogue, Bill Clinton

Sum yourself up in five words – unfit, undercurled, overfed, tight (all three definitions), EXPERIENCED.

Mixed coach named

Bill GrayAFTER summer-long, behind the scenes negotiations, Bill Gray has been named as team coach for the Irish mixed team heading to next month’s European Championships in Edinburgh.

As one of the team that won gold in the World Seniors last year, Bill will be a valuable addition to the Irish squad.

GillianThe support team is completed by Gillian Russell who will act as team manager during the championships at Murrayfield Ice Rink, September 14-21.