Ireland team for World Team Championships, Dublin, May 12-17th

The Ireland team for World Team Championships in Dublin in May 12-17th is
Simon Williams, Danny Johnston (Captain), Patsy Fitzgerald, Nathaniel Healy.

The CAI selectors wish the team the very best in their preparations and the event itself.

CAI selectors

Ireland will face South Africa, Scotland, and current champions Wales in three 2-day matches from the 12th-17th of May in Carrickmines.

Invitation to Norwegian Open Golf Croquet

An invitation has been received from the president of the Norwegian Croquet Association to compete in their Open Golf Championship.
This will be held from the 16th to 17th of August, 2014 at Hurum Golf Course.
Click Read more.. to view the full content of the invitation

New Zealand win MacRobertson Shield

New Zealand have won the MacRobertson Shield for the 4th time since the tournaments instigation in 1925. They have wrested the trophy from the English team for the first time in many years, defeating the USA and Australia along the way. This triumph sets up the next tier event to be held in Carrickmines in May, where the Irish team will hope to claim the World Team Champions title from their Welsh counterparts who took the honours in 2010.
More details of the MacRobertson Shield tests can be found here: http://croquet.org.uk/ , http://www.croquetscores.com/2013/ac/macrobertson-shield

WCF over 50s & Women's World Championships 2014

The World Croquet Federation will hold an over-50s Golf Croquet World Championship and a Women's Golf Croquet World Championship, both in Cairo, next October and November, respectively. Any Irish players considering playing in these events please tell the Honorary Secretary soon, so that the C.A.I. can apply for an appropriate number of places in these events. Use the e-mail secretary@nullcroquetireland.com

New Treasurer

Gerard Osborne Burke is the new Honorary Treasurer of the C.A.I., and subscriptions for 2014 (or even 2013) should be sent to him, in care of Carrickmines Croquet & Lawn Tennis Club, Glenamuck Road, N

England Retain MCWeeney Trophy

The annual match between CAI and the English CA took place last weekend (28/29 September) at Carrickmines, with Nathaniel Healy captain of the Irish side and Paul Rigge non playing captain of the English. The usual format for these matches was adhered to, with a mixture of doubles and singles under the advanced rules. Temperatures were high and the sun shone but were of little help to the Irish. By lunchtime on Saturday all three doubles games had been lost Two rounds of singles then followed and the day ended with the score at 10-5 in favour of the visitors.

New Lawn in Cahirciveen

The project to build a croquet lawn at Manix Point Camping Grounds near Cahirciveen, Co. Kerry has been completed by Mortimer Moriarty. The seed was planted in late September.
The conditions were perfect despite the weather forecast. It looks great. It is very late for planting seed but hopefully the seed will germinate and the winter will be kind. Below are two photos taken after seeding.

Evan & Simon off to Egyptian Open

Evan Newell and Simon Williams will travel to Egypt this weekend for the Egyptian Open Golf Croquet Championship.

Irish Golf Championships Results

The Irish Golf Championship Singles was won by Patsy Fitzgerald who beat Simon Williams 6-7, 7-5, 7-2 in the final.
The Doubles was won by Danny Johnston and Jack Clingan who were undefeated throughout the event.

Croquet around the county

Here are two links to photographs of croquet being played around the country
http://www.argideen.info/picture_gallery.php
http://rushbrooketennis.com/?page_id=1034

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