Any trees ready out there?
You can only enter via e-mail folks, that’s because we like to guess who the tree belongs to when we see it. Only after the judge has chosen the winner are the tree decorators revealed.
Bil, David, PJ, Ron, Neil and John
Also, I found these pictures of the visit of the Irish men to the winter wonderland of Ornskoldsvik, Northern Sweden, 10 years ago this very week for the 2008 European Championships. Ireland were in the A Division that year and represented by PJ Wilson, Bill Gray, Neil Fyfe, John Furey and David Smith with coach Ron Myers and Chef de Mission me.
Who can forget the day we climbed the security fence and scaled the ski jump and then, on the morning of our departure, the sight of David Smith emptying the entire contents of his bag onto the frozen wastes of the train station looking for his passport.
“It’s in here somewhere…..”
Katie and Ailsa
While Irish Ladies C League team members Jen Ward and Jacqui Barr were training in Scotland recently, skip Ailsa Anderson and vice-skip Katie Kerr managed to get in some training in New York.
Katie in action
Ailsa never travels far without her curling shoes and fortunately Katie’s Brooklyn based opposition were in need of a sub.
Although it was her first time playing arena ice outdoors, Ailsa reported that the ice was “interesting to say the least!”.
The NYC club members and Ailsa
But a great game was had and big thanks to Curl NYC for allowing Ailsa to join in.
Tony Tierney has got a permanent job since his illness as the official ICA presenter of trophies!
Johnjo, Gillian, the Glittertree and….Tony!
He was in front of the camera again at Kinross at the weekend when handing over the prestigious Glittertree to the 2016 winners Johnjo and Gillian!
Well done Gillian and Johnjo.
Andrea liked their tree best of all so the ICA Glittertree 2016 is heading to Crossgates.
Thanks to all the members who took the time to enter this year and enjoy the rest of the festive season.
That controversial mixed team mascot decoration may just impress our judge this year…..
Will a doggie decoration sway this year’s judge?
Will this tree ‘Trump’ the opposition……
A serious contender from a senior competitor…..
Spreading festive cheer in Bridge of Weir……..
Here’s our first tree for 2016 – from the ‘Grandfather’ of Irish curling…….