Over two hundred people tried croquet during the huge Flavours of Fingal County Show at Newbridge House last weekend, showing this venue's importance as a showcase for the game. Five further people and one whole family also signed up for the new Newbridge House Croquet Club, and I feel that many more will be forced to buy garden sets at the insistance of their children!
The South Leinster Open was held last weekend in NewcastleCC, played, as usual as an Advanced Singles Event. This year the entry was down, so only the Johnstons' lawn was in use. This has been brought to a terrific standard after much hard work and the speed of play was excellent. In addition, Newcastle hospitality was well up to its usual high standards.
Entries are invited for the 2017 Irish Open Championships which will be held on 5th to 12th August 2017 at Carrickmines Croquet & Lawn Tennis Club.
Full details on the entry form. Closing Date: 31st July 2017
Following heavy overnight rain, the start of this year’s Irish-hosted Home Internationals at Southport was delayed due to significant puddles on all five courts. Ongoing drizzle (with intervals of heavy showers) kept them topped up, so the usual all-play-all format was amended to a knockout format. The randomly drawn semi-finals were: