PEI women looking forward to an enjoyable experience at the Canadian Seniors (Journal Pioneer)

(by Jason Simmonds)

SUMMERSIDE – The Prince Edward Island women’s representative at the 2013 Canadian senior curling championships is looking forward to a very enjoyable and memorable experience.

“We are pretty excited,” said P.E.I. skip Nola Murphy of Summerside. “We are certainly looking forward to having a lot of fun, and socializing with all of these teams from the other provinces. It’s the thrill of a national.”

Murphy added there has been a “lot of enthusiasm” this week leading up to the nationals.

“Things are falling into place, the place looks awesome,” added Murphy.

Photo (L-R): Nola Murphy, Donna Arsenault, Elspeth Carmody, Laurie Tirone

 Murphy is joined on Team P.E.I. by third stone Donna Arsenault, second stone Elspeth Carmody and lead Laurie Tirone.

“Elspeth, Donna and I have been together for at least three years,” added Murphy. “Elspeth, Donna and I also went to the Dominion nationals in November.”

The rink curls out of the Silver Fox Curling and Yacht Club, which is the host venue for the nine-day national event from March 16 to 24.

“It’s our first time at the seniors, and in order to get here it was a big accomplishment,” said Murphy. “We just want to take it one rock at a time, and if we curl the best we can, then we have just as much chance to do well if we all play our shots and I call the game the way it should be called.”

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