Two Stranraer curlers won the Irish men’s championships at Dumfries Ice Bowl recently, securing their trip to a Europeean championships.
Veteran skip Peter Wilson, aged 53, who low lives in Kilkenny and Andrew Gilmore, still just a junior curler at 18, from the Mull, won a best of five series with teammates Alan Mitchell, Conor McPherson and Bob Sherrard, agaisnt the one other team entered skipped by Johnjo Kenny.
Skip peter said: “ When I came over to curl I had never even met Bob or Conor before! But we got the chance, except Conor, to throw some stones at Stranraer on the Friday before heading to Dumfries. I had played with Andrew and Alan before and I was very pleased for the lads at the end. I have to thank all my team, Andrew, Alan, Conor and Bob, for playing so well and it’s a nice feeling to be an Irish champion again.”
The team will now represent Ireland at the European C Division in April.