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Dublin Championships Day 3.

The third and final day of the Co. Dublin championships in Association Croquet. An exhibition of quality in a society cast adrift in mediocrity. The weather was muggy, Las Vegas-style humidity but dry conditions underfoot to facilitate a smooth ball strike.

Dublin Championships Day 2

Day 2 of the Co. Dublin's saw great croquet to the fore upon lawns of the customary quality one associates with the inestimable Simon Williams.  

The Duff Matthews Cup hints of the hops'n'barley chemistry that make Homer Simpson such a companionable boozehound, at least televisually. After draw and process games, Dave McGrath emerged with the lámh in uachtar (upper hand) agin redoubtable Carrickminder, Nigel Werner. The outcome provided solace for the adherent of the Celtic Football Club faith after a torturous season at the hands of Stephen Gerrard's Govan men.

Dublin Championships. Day 1

Day One of the County Dublin Croquet Championships at Carrickmines C & LTC featured a cast of talented technicians flourishing in a sun-kissed outdoor arena tailor-made for the cognoscenti of mallet and hoop. Vitamin D and croquet. What more could any one ask ?

On lawn 1, the Boxwell Cup (Handicap Singles) competition witnessed tactical supremo Martin Gilmartin strolling to a 26-0 win versus Dave McGrath. His win owed much to pure ball-striking and the temperament of a Buddhist monk.

Suspension of Return to Play Guidelines

Please note the CAI has suspended its return to play guidelines due to the level 5 lockdown provisions that all sports clubs should close.

This applies to all club play until further notice.

Rushbrooke News and Photos

Two late-season 2020 events were held at Rushbrook Lawn Tenis and Croquet Club.
The first was a Friday New Members event and the second was the 24hr Niall Ahern Fundraiser for Marymount. This was a 24hr croquet and tennis event that many people supported. It was great to be able to have 24hr croquet included in this event, we raised over €3000 and attracted new croquet members who enjoyed themselves.  
Click on the Title to see photos of these events.

Croquet Suspended during Level 5 Restrictions

It is with regret that I must recommend the suspension of all croquet play under the Governments Level 5 Covid 19 measures . This follows the clarification from Sport Ireland to all Golf and tennis clubs that they must close and suspend all play.