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.
Ireland will be represented at the World Mixed Doubles Curling Championships in Östersund, Sweden, April 21-28, by Eoin McCrossan and Jen Ward. The team are hoping to boost Ireland’s ranking up from 23 into the top 12 to gain Olympic qualification as part of the Irish Curling Association’s strategy to have representation in the Olympic […]
As part of the Irish Curling Association’s four-year campaign to qualify for the Beijing Winter Olympics in 2022, Ireland’s men’s team won bronze yesterday at the European C Division Championships in Denmark, missing out on promotion to the B Division by just one shot. The team – John Wilson, Andrew Gilmore, Craig Whyte, John Furey […]
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 […]
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 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 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'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).
The Irish Curling Team are in their final preparations for the 2009 European Cup in Aberdeen, 4-12th December.
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.
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.