Team Birt, reigning PEI Scotties women’s champs, announced today that Kathy O’Rourke, who was their alternate this past season, is coming on board as their coach for next season. Current coach Mitch O’Shea is stepping back due to other commitments, but the team would like to thank him for all his hard work over the last few years, raising them to a top 10 team in Canada.
Team Birt: front (L-R): Suzanne Birt, Marie Christianson, Meaghan Hughes, Michelle McQuaid
back (L-R): incoming coach Kathy O’Rourke, outgoing coach Mitch O’Shea.
(Curling Canada photo)
O’Rourke is a six-time provincial women’s champion, a national Scotties silver medallist, and a former Canadian Mixed Champion.
Team Birt curls out of the Montague and Cornwall curling clubs.