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Golf Croquet World Team Championship

The Irish team in this event, played in New Zealand in January, is: 

Patsy Fitzgerald, Evan Newell, Robert O'Donoghue, Mark Stephens, Simon Williams (C).

New Zealand are the current champions, and Ireland will join teams from England, South Africa, Australia, Egypt, Sweden and the USA to try to depose them. The Irish team will also play a warm-up match against Australia.

The tournament website is: https://www.sporty.co.nz/gcworldteamsnelson2020

Autumn Bowl Open AC event

Carrickmines Croquet and Lawn Tennis Club will be hosting the annual Autumn Bowl end of season Association Croquet event on 12th and 13th October.

The event will begin on Saturday afternoon. Entries to Sandy Greig by Monday 7th please.. Depending on entries, the format will be 14 point games.

This is an Open Handicap event and entries are invited from all AC croquet players. Full details and contact information available here.

2019 Irish Golf Croquet Championship

The Irish Open Golf Championship final was well worth the watching: five full games of World-class hitting, manoeuvring, dogged contention and sparkling invention between two in-form internationals, that put the rest of the play, and all previous finals, in the shade. In the last, Patsy acquired a lead after Mark clanged hoop six from straight in front, having ‘won’ it in a tremendous battle, and unfortunately rushed Patsy’s ball through hoop seven shortly afterwards! Patsy did not relax the pressure, and Mark’s rearguard fight came to an end at hoop eleven. Click Title to read Simon's full report.

Ireland v Great Britain - Match Report

Carrickmines was the venue for the 2019 test match between Ireland and Great Britain. In the history of this event, Ireland has only won once back in 2005. The visitors captained by David Maugham brought a strong team as per usual with all members of the team in the top 50 players in the world. But with the smaller 4 person team, Ireland was more confident of being competitive.
 

Day 1:

Irish Open 2019 Finals Day

The Irish Championship Singles was won by Andrew Johnston who beat Patsy Fitzgerald in a very close final. The Maughans won the Doubles Championship. Full results ................