England win Home Internationals

England convincingly won the Home Internationals Tournament in Glasgow last weekend, 13-14th June 2015.
Ireland were under pressure and only a great win by Jane in her third game against her Scottish opponent late on Sunday saved Ireland from the ignominy of the Wooden Spoon.
Read on for full match results.

Evan's report on World GC Championships

Evan Newell has written a report of his experiences during the World Golf Championships in New Zealand. In particular, he discusses the effect of using the Atkins hoops, new to the Irish team, but now in common use in New Zealand. In addition to this discussion Evan has some interesting description of the excellent standard of play in the final rounds of the competition.
A reply commentary by Chris Clarke is appended which stresses the importance of being familiar with the hoops and balls to be used in a tournament.
Read it at www.croquetireland.com/cai/docs/2015-Evan.Maunganui.Report.pdf

CAI vs SCA Result

The result of the Appleton Trophy between the Croquet Association of Ireland and the Scottish Croquet Association was a win for the CAI by 15 games to 7. Photos and comment below.

A full list of the results of these games can be seen at
http://croquetscores.com/2015/ac/cai-v-sca-appleton-trophy/cai-vs-sca

Campbell Mossison, the SCA captain, has written a very interesting report on the match at
https://www.scottishcroquet.org.uk/index.php/competition-reports/2015/ca...

Ireland vs Scotland at Carrickmines

The Croquet Association of Ireland are at home to the Scottish Croquet Association this coming weekend, 16th-17th May at Carrickmines Croquet and Lawn Tennis Club to contest the Appleton Trophy.
Spectators are most welcome. If you would like to follow the progress of the match and cannot be there, you can follow the results on croquetscores.com.

Championships Entry forms available

The entry forms for the Championships of Co Dublin and the Championships of Ireland are now available. Click on the link above in the Special Notices for full details of these open events.

World Croquet Federation has new website

See the latest News from the new World Croquet Federation website: http://www.worldcroquet.org.uk/index.php/latest-news

USA vs Ireland Team selection

We are pleased to announce the official Ireland team selection for the USA vs Ireland Nantucket Challenge from the 20-23rd of August.

Entries for Golf Croquet European Championships

If any Irish players wish to be considered for the 2015 FEC Golf Croquet European Championship please contact Andrew Johnston or Joe McGowan before Sunday 1st March.
If there are any other competitions you would like to be considered for, please also let Joe or Andrew know.

Irish players at World Golf Croquet Championships

Four Irish players have been competing at the World Golf Croquet Championships in New Zealand. This started on 7th February and ends on Sunday 15th.
They are Simon Williams, Ed Cunningham, Patsy Fitzgerald and Evan Newell. Unfortunately they did not reach the knockout.

Full results of the event can be viewed at
http://croquetscores.com/2015/gc/11th-wcf-golf-croquet-world-championshi...

John Solomon dies aged 82

It is with regret that we learned of the death of John Solomon, one of the greatest croquet players ever.

The obituary in The Telegraph will explain his significance to the game of croquet
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/obituaries/11201931/John-Solomon-obituar...

The communication from the World Croquet Federation reads as follows:

Dear All,

It is with great regret that I have to inform you that John Solomon, one of croquet’s all-time greats, died last week at the age of 82.

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