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CAI AGM 23rd March 2019

The Croquet Association of Ireland is holding its Annual General Meeting in Carrickmines Croquet and Lawn Tennis Club, Glenamuck Road, North, Dublin 18. (2 minute walk from the Carrickmines Luas stop) on Saturday 23rd of March at 1pm. 

The itinerary for the day includes an introductory session to Golf Croquet Tactics at 11am . read more

Advantages of CAI Membership

A new page has been added to this website to outline the advantages of membership of the Croquet Association of Ireland for individuals and for registered clubs. Click title or links on this page to view.

McWeeney Trophy Results

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.


Irish Open Golf Championship 2018 Results

The Irish Open Golf Championship was held at Carrickmines C&LTC 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.

Doubles Final competitors

CAI team for the McWeeney Trophy 2018

The CAI team to play the CA for the McWeeney Trophy has been announced as
Patsy Fitzgerald
Nathaniel Healy(C)
Evan Newell
Daniel Bennett
Alan Looney
Myles McWeeney.
The match will be held at Carrickmines on 22 and 23 September next - come and support your team!

Newbridge House Cyril Corbally Cup

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.

Read Nicola's report here. 
Read Cathal Dowd Smith's report here 

GC Home Internationals Report

Jane Morrison has written a report on the Golf Croquet Home International competition held on 21st & 22nd July 2018 in Surbiton, England. Click title or image to read her report.


2018 Home Internationals Results

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.


Click Title to read Danny's report or below for full scores and photos.

Full Results

Photos courtesy of Bowden Croquet Club