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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 

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.