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.

ECC-C League – profile 7 – Alan Mitchell

AlanMitchellProfilePicHere’s Alan’s take on life….

Name – Alan Mitchell
Age – 46
Occupation – Fashion Designer

Three things you really like?  the beach, Tom Roche, Baxter the dog

Three things that really annoy you? People who are always late, cauliflower, litter

Three things from your ‘bucket list’ – sail the Atlantic, visit Antarctica, Surfing in Hawaii

What was the last film you saw?  The Force Awakens

And the last book you read? Billy Grump

Give us a playlist of five of your favourite songs (and artists) –
Dignity, Deacon Blue
Nothing Compares to U, Prince
Open your eyes, Snow Patrol
Tinseltown in the Rain, The Blue Nile
Sweet Dreams , Eurythmics

And one song you never want to hear again?
Karioke from Tom Roche

What would be your specialist subject on Mastermind?
Scottish football 1988-2000

What’s your favourite meal?
Fish + Chips

Washed down by?
Irn Brew

Tell us something about yourself that will surprise people?
Once caddied for golf superstar Payne Stewart

You can save one prized possession. What is it?
Baxter the Dog

What keeps you awake at night?
nothing, not even Tom Roche’s snoring

What’s the best piece of advice you’ve ever been given?
What’s the worse that can happen?

ECC – C League – profile 6 – Tom Roche

Ton RoacheTom on the spot…

Name – Tom Roche

Age – Over 50
Occupation -Service Leader

Three things you really like? –Family, Food & Fast Cars. (Fast Women days are Over). 

Three things that really annoy you? – Self important people.Bad Driving and 

Two things from your ‘bucket list’ – Win a Curling Medal for Ireland.See Ewan & Erin into Adulthood.(Ewan or his PlayStation may not make it).

What was the last film you saw? Deadpool.

And the last book you read? Who has time to read a book. I’m the Daddy Taxi and No-1 fixer..(parents will understand). 

Give us a playlist of five of your favourite songs (and artists) –
Pharrell williams, I’m Happy. 
Swedish House Mafia, Don’t worry Child.
Gotye,Somebody I use to know.
Avicii,Hey Brother.
Ed Sheeran, Sing.

And one song you never want to hear again? – Gummy Bear, I’m a Gummy Bear.(I have it on my playlist for my Daughter).

What would be your specialist subject on Mastermind? – Life, and what not to do.

What’s your favourite meal? Enchiladas 

Washed down by?  A Corona.

Tell us something about yourself that will surprise people? I Raced Stock Cars for years ( which helped on the Roads of Dubai).

You can save one prized possession. What is it? My I-Phone 6.

What keeps you awake at night? Nothing.live life well, sleep well.

What’s the best piece of advice you’ve ever been given? Be the best you can be,life is to short for anything else .(From My Dad)

ECC – C League – profile 5 – Bob Sherrard

Bob SherrardLet’s find out about Bob…..

Name – Bob Sherrard

Age – 32
Occupation – Gardener
Status – single
Children – none
Years curling – 2
Home club and ice rink – Dunblane/BlairDrummond, Stirling

Favourite sport outside curling:
To watch – I’ll watch anything
To play – more likely to be hiking up a munro

Who would you really like to meet? – Sir David Attenborough 

Favourite TV programme? – nothing recent, The Shield

Favourite holiday destination and why? Lived for a year in South Korea and would love to go back, maybe Pyeongchang 2018!

Favourite other Irish curler and why? – Tom Roche, the saviour of our team and secretly hoping he does all the sweeping!

You can save one prized possession. What is it? – Don’t possess it yet, prob my hiking boots

Who would you choose to be marooned on a desert island with? – Ray Mears, Stevie Gerrard, Jennifer Lawrence Derren Brown, Rachel Weisz

Sum yourself up in five words   I’m from Norn Iron, I wear my heart on my sleeve

ECC- C League – profile 4

Andrew GAndrew’s turn….

Name – Andrew Gilmore

Age -17
Occupation – Student
Status? – Single
Children – none
Years curling – 7
Home club and ice rink – Logan – Stranraer Ice Rink

Favourite sport outside curling:
To watch – Snooker
To play –  Sailing

Who would you really like to meet? – Dara O’Briain

Favourite TV programme? – Game of Thrones

Favourite holiday destination and why? – Spain – Sun and Sea

Favourite other Irish curler and why? – PJD Wilson – Sense of humour, not quite as keen on his tactics…

You can save one prized possession. What is it? – My Car

Who would you choose to be marooned on a desert island with? – Bear Grylls, Emilia Clarke, Rob Brydon, Jennifer Lawrence

Sum yourself up in five words – Honest, Reliable, easy going person.

ECC – C League – profile 3 – John Gilmore

Here’s the first of the men’s team – 5th man John:

John GilmoreName –  John McWilliam Gilmore

Age –  60
Occupation –  self employed – B&B and Holiday Cottages
Status – Married
Children –  Andrew – age 17
Years curling –  42 years
Home club and ice rink – Stranraer ice rink, Logan club

Favourite sport outside curling:
To watch –     Rugby
To play –        Sailing

Who would you really like to meet? –  Shakira

Favourite TV programme? –  Would I lie to you.

Favourite holiday destination and why? – Balearics Islands – not long flight and the weather

Favourite other Irish curler and why? – My son Andrew – he scored 56 in the points and I would like to match that.

You can save one prized possession. What is it? – My Irish stripe!

Who would you choose to be marooned on a desert island with? – Mans best friend, our boxer dog Cara

Sum yourself up in five words – Reliable, punctual, trustworthy, happy person

ECC-C League – profile 2 – Katie Kerr

Katie KKatie’s turn….

Name – Katie “KT” Kerr

Age – Old enough
Occupation? – Actress and peanut butter maker
Where is home? – Los Angeles

Who would play you in a movie of your life? –  Louise said I can’t play myself, so I guess Jillian Bell.

Your best quality? –  Sense of humor.

And your worst? –  I can’t cook.

Top of your wish list? – Hike and camp along the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu. I’m finally doing it this fall!

On a day off we’ll find you? –  At the movies by myself with a large popcorn that I don’t have to share.

Starstruck moment? – Leonardo DiCaprio walked into a sushi restaurant my dad and I were eating at recently and I immediately started to hyperventilate and cry. I wanted to FaceTime Alison Fyfe so she could cry with me but it was the middle of the night for her.

Your coffee order? – Large Americano with a dash of milk and one sugar.

Where would you time travel to? – Back to when the Spice Girls were still a group and hadn’t broken up yet.

What do you like spending money on? –  Travelling and donuts.

Most underrated virtue? – Spontaneity.

Celebrity crush? – Severus Snape.

Philosophy of life? – You’ll meet a million people during your life that can help you out but won’t until you make something of yourself. So instead of complaining go make something of yourself.