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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 

Co Dublin Championship Results

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

CAI Team for Home Internationals

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)

Simon Williams

Evan Newell

Jane Morrison

Peter Moore

14 - 10 Victory - Appleton Trophy Regained!

The annual match between CAI (Nathaniel Healy, Jane Morrison, Sandy Greig, Daniel Bennett, Alan Looney and Gerard Osborne Burke) and SCA (John Surgenor, Chris Martin, Janice Duguid, David Houston, Brian Durward and Bob Darling) was played at the Meadows Club in central Edinburgh last weekend under glorious sunshine and the Irish emerged victorious in a closely fought contest where they were always in the lead.

Irish team for Appleton Trophy

The CAI  Selectors have announced the team to play against the Scottish Croquet Association for the Appleton trophy, which happens in Edinburgh this year. It is Nathaniel Healy (C), Jane Shorten, Sandy Grieg, Daniel Bennett, Alan Looney and Gerard Osborne Burke

Interesting Innovation in Croquet

Report and videos from the Croquet Innovation Tournament, West Palm Beach, Florida USA in which Danny Johnston competed.
The tournament embraced some proposed variations proposed by Howard Sosin who competed in the Green Cup in the Irish Open in 2017. He did explain some of his proposals to us during the event. Click the head line to read Danny's report and get links to videos of the variations in action. Very interesting.

The Gymnastic Cup Open Tournament

Croquet at Carrickmines: The Gymnastic Cup.  
Date:  6th and 7th May 2018

The first Open Croquet Tournament at Carrickmines in 2018 will be the long-standing Gymnastic Cup. To be held over 2 days, 6 and 7 May.
This is an Association Croquet Handicap event, 26-point games. Handicaps as listed on the CAI website will apply.
Players must commit to playing on both days, start time 10am.
Tournament Manager Gerard Osborne Burke.  The exact format of the Tournament will depend on the number of entries.