Ireland will be in Group B along with Finland, Italy, Hungary, Latvia, England, Estonia, Wales, Austria, Belgium, Croatia, Spain, Bulgaria, Greece, Slovakia (promoted), Belarus (promoted).
Last year they came agonizingly close to being promoted back to Division A, eventually losing out to the Netherlands.
With the support of the Olympic Council of Ireland they have a chance to push again for A status.
A bonus would be qualification for the Worlds in 2011. Ireland will be represented by skip Robin Gray, John Kenny, Bill Gray, Neill Fyfe, and John Furey. Teams will be split into two pools with the top two from each group playig for a place in the final and a place in the A league next year.