Curling

Introduction to Curling


Curling is a competition between two teams with four players each, consisting of the lead, the second, the third and the skip (team captain). The game is played on ice, and the two teams take turns pushing a 19.1kg stone towards a series of concentric circles. The object is to place the stone as close as possible to the centre called the ‘tee’. The team with the highest total score wins. For contact details of Irish Curling Association please click on Full story.

Irish Curlers 5th in World Seniors

Ireland’s Men Senior curlers have finished their campaign at the Senior World Championships in Sochi, Russia, going out in the Quarter Finals to the eventual winners, USA. The route to the quarter finals was a long one as they had to play a tiebreaker against the Czech Republic and having beaten them, play a qualification […]

Curling World Championships

Ireland’s Men’s senior curling team are progressing steadily at the World Senior Curling Championships in Sochi, Russia, this week. So far the team, Bill Gray skipping with Neil Fyfe, David Whyte and David Hume, have played 4 games, winning three and losing narrowly to Japan in the 7 game round robin qualification phase of the […]

Ireland defeat Slovakia

Ireland defeated a strong Slovakia Team this afternoon in Aberdeen by 8-3. In tight game Ireland lead at the interval 4-1, but Slovakia pulled back to 4-3 at the seventh end. However in the eighth end Ireland made a superb three to lead 7-3 and forced a steal of one in the ninth end to win 8-3.

Ireland beat Latvia but are defeated by Wales

Ireland continue to produce consistent performances at the European Curling Championships in Aberdeen. Yesterday ( December 7th) Ireland beat Latvia 9-8 but lost narrowly to Wales 7-8.

Ireland start their European Curling Championship with win over Austria

Ireland's curling team started their European Cup campaign at the weekend with victories over Austria (7-5), Croatia (14-4), but lost narrowly to Hungary (5-7).

Irish Curling to compete in the 2009 European Championship

The Irish Curling Team are in their final preparations for the 2009 European Cup in Aberdeen, 4-12th December.

Ireland relegated to B Division

Ireland played Scotland in their final group game this evening in the European Championship A Division. Scotland won comfortably 13-2 and look in good shape to contest the final.

Irish lose out against Germany and Norway

Ireland's curlers will have a difficult task staying in the elite European A division after losing two further matches in Sweden, going down 10-3 to Germany and 9-4 to Norway. Germany and Norway are topping the A division group at present.

Ireland defeated 11-5 by Denmark

Ireland led 3-0 after the first three ends but threw away the early advantage in the fourth , sixth, and final end when they gifted 10 shots to Denmark, eventually losing 11-5.

Irish Curlers record their first win

Ireland's curling team opened the 2008 European Championships with a 6-5 win over France. However this was followed by defeats to Switzerland (5-10), Spain (4-7) and by Sweden (4-10).
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