The annual match between the CAI and the CA selection sides was held at Carrickmines last weekend and, for the third successive time, the CA went away with the trophy. Not even the presence of its original presenter, Myles McWeeney, could get the Irish over the line and a final score of 15 - 9 left no room for argument.
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The Irish Open Golf Championship was held at Carrickmines C<C on 15th & 16th Sept 2018.
The winner of the Championship was Harry Dodge from England. He beat Patsy Fitzgerald in the final.
The Handicap Doubles event was won by Anne-Marie McGowan and her son Joseph. They won the match 5-6 where, under the new Irish Golf Handicap system, their target was 5 hoops and their opponents Patsy Fitzgerald and Henry Bagwell( Hurlingham, London) had a target of 8.
The CAI team to play the CA for the McWeeney Trophy has been announced as
The match will be held at Carrickmines on 22 and 23 September next - come and support your team!
On 28 th & 29th July Newbridge House hosted the Cyril Corbally Cup for the second year and also ran an Inter Club Doubles Championship. In spite of the weather, two days of croquet were enjoyed by both the players and passers-by. It was a pleasure to be playing on a lawn that was an important part of Irish Croquet History, and the toss for the the first two games played was done using Cyril Corbally's silver championship medal from 1911, kindly offered by the family.
The 2018 Home Internationals were held in a very sunny Bowden Croquet Club, south of Manchester. The Irish team comprised of Danny Johnston, Peter Moore, Jane Morrison, Home Internationals veteran Simon Williams, and finally Evan Newell who overcame injury in time for the event. Bowden is a club steeped in history and held a match in the McRoberston Shield as recently as 2010 so it was a pleasure to visit.
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The Championships of Co Dublin were held in Carrickmines over the four days of last weekend in glorious sunshine. The winners were:
Championship - Simon Williams.
Duff Matthews Cup (Advanced Play) - Daniel Bennett Runner Up: Gerard Osborne Burke
Coronation Bowls (Handicap Doubles) -Simon Williams & Hugh Brennan Runners Up: Daniel Bennett & Martin Gilmartin
Boxwell Cup (Handicap Singles) - Simon Williams Runner Up: Daniel Bennett
Mirabeau Cup (Level Play) - Geraldine O'Rourke Runner Up: Martin Gilmartin
Phantom Trophy (Base 6) - Liam O'Broin Runner Up: Shiela Glenanne
The Home Internationals are to be contested in Bowden (UK) on June 9-10th 2018. The team selected to represent Ireland is as follows:
Danny Johnston (C)
A group from the National Association of Headteachers were introduced to Golf Croquet by the Strokestown Croquet Club in the walled garden.