C League European Championships
Apr 25 – May 1 all-day

ECF-C-Div-LogoThe Slovenian Curling Association will host its first international curling event between Monday 25 April and Sunday 1 May, when the European Curling Championship C-Division 2016 takes place.

Results from the European Curling Championship C-Division 2016 are available here:

Also some games will be covered play by play at

Ireland play
ECCC2016-Mens-TeamMens Team: (Tom Roche, 2 Bob Sherrard, 3 Alan Mitchell, 4 Skip Andrew Gilmore, Alternate John Gilmore)
* Tue 26th April 11:00 vs Serbia
* Tue 26th April 19:00 vs Estonia
* Wed 27th April 11:00 vs Croatia
* Wed 27th April 19:00 vs Bulgaria
* Thu 28th April 09:00 vs France
* Thu 28th April 17:00 vs Luxembourg
* Fri 29th April 11:00 vs Andorra
* Fri 29th April 19:00 vs Romania
* Sat 30th April 09:00 vs Iceland
* Sat 30th April 17:00 vs Belarus
Ladies-with-bronze-medalsWomens Team: (1 Clare McCormick, 2 Hazel Gormley-Leahy, 3 Katie Kerr, 4 Skip Alisa Anderson)
* Tue 26th April 15:00 vs Romania
* Wed 27th April 07:00 vs Croatia
* Wed 27th April 15:00 vs Lithuania
* Thu 28th April 13:00 vs Slovenia
Fri 29th April 07:00 vs Spain
* Fri 29th April 15:00 vs Belarus
* Sat 30th April 13:00 vs Austria

In Ljubljana, at the Ledena Dvorana Zalog, 19 teams from 15 countries will be vying for four places at the Le Gruyère European Curling Championships 2016, to be held in Glasgow, Scotland between 18 and 26 November 2016. 11 men’s teams and eight women’s teams will contend for the four qualification – two men’s and two women’s – spots available in the B-Division.The 11 men’s teams are: Andorra, Belarus, Bulgaria, Croatia, Estonia, France, Ireland, Iceland, Luxembourg, Romania and Serbia.

The eight women’s teams are: Austria, Belarus, Croatia, Spain, Ireland, Lithuania, Romania and Slovenia.

Round-robin play will run for six days from Monday 25 April, at 17.00 (Central European Summer Time, CEST) through to Saturday 30 April. This will be followed by a tiebreaker session, if necessary and then a set of medal matches on Sunday 1 May.

Following the round-robin the top four teams in each of the men’s and women’s events will be ranked. The first placed team will play the second placed team at 12.00 (CEST) to determine who qualifies first for the European B-Division and wins the Gold medals.

The team who finishes in third place will play the fourth placed team, also at 12.00 (CEST). Subsequently, the loser of the game between one and two and the winner of the game between three and four will play each other at 16.00 (CEST) to decide who wins the second qualification place and the Silver medals. This format applies to the men’s and the women’s championships.

This is the first time this championship has taken place at this time of year. The last edition of the event was held in Champéry, Switzerland, in October 2015. At the World Curling Federation’s Annual General Assembly in Belgrade, Serbia in September 2015 it was decided that the European Curling Championships C-Division 2016 will be played in April to give more preparation time to the teams that qualify for the B-Division.

C League European Championships 2017 @ Andorra
May 6 – May 13 all-day

After the Euro C League playdowns in Dumfries on Sat 14th Jan 2017, the Mens team representing Ireland in the European Curling Championships C-Division 2017 in Andorra are: James Russell (skip), John Furey, Craig Whyte, Arran Cameron & Eoin McCrossan.

Craig, Eoin, John, James and Arran

Two women’s teams and two men’s teams will qualify for the European Curling Championships B Division which will be played in St Gallen, Switzerland from 17-25 November 2017.

C League European Championships 2018 @ Tårnby Curling Club
Apr 11 – Apr 18 all-day

After the Irish Mens playdowns in Dumfries on Sat 13th Jan 2018, the Mens team representing Ireland in the European Curling Championships (ECC) C-Division 2018 in Tårnby Curling Club, in Copenhagen, Denmark on  April 11–18, are: John Wilson, James Russell, Craig Whyte, John Furey, Eoin McCrossan and coach Martin Sutherland.

The women’s and men’s winners and runners-up in Denmark will be promoted to the B-Division, which will be held in Tallinn, Estonia in November 2018 as part of the Le Gruyère AOP European Curling Championships 2018.

World Seniors 2018 @ Östersund Arena
Apr 21 – Apr 28 all-day

The Irish Senior Ladies and Mens teams are heading to the World Seniors in Sweden.

The Senior Ladies Team are: Marie O’Kane, Louise Kerr, Christina Graham and Clare McCormick.

Marie, Louise, Christina and Clare

The Senior Mens Team are: JohnJo Kenny, Bill Gray, Neil Fyfe, David Whyte & David Hume. Follow them on Facebook.

European Championships C League 2019 @ Olympic Sports Complex
Apr 12 – Apr 17 all-day

The uncontested teams representing Ireland in the European Curling Championships (ECC) C-Division 2019 in Brasov, Romania on  April 12–17, are: James Russell, Arran Cameron, Steve Callan & Eoin McCrossan for the Men and Alison Fyfe, Jen Ward, Jacqui Barr, Katie Kerr for the Women, as well as coach Martin Sutherland.

James, Arran, Steve & Eoin

The women’s and men’s winners and runners-up in Romania will be promoted to the B-Division, which will be held at Helsingborg, Sweden in November 2019 as part of the Le Gruyère AOP European Curling Championships 2019.

World Seniors 2019
Apr 20 – Apr 27 all-day

Bill Gray, David Whyte, Neil Fyfe, Ross Barr, Johnjo Kenny are the uncontested 2019 Irish Seniors Mens Team.

They will represent Ireland at the World Seniors Championships in Stavanger, Norway in April 2019.