The Scots were holders of the trophy, having won convincingly last year and sent a strong team to Dublin in the hope of retaining it. Their two leading players had minus handicaps.
For those wishing to follow progress in the Appleton match against the Scots over the weekend, results will be posted on "Croquetscores.com" after each round.
Strokestown is to be the destination in an episode of the series 'Lesser Spotted Journeys'.
You are invited to submit your entry for the Dublin Open Championships.
The following have been selected for the Home Internationals Championship, to be played at Southport on the 10th/11th June:
Patsy Fitzgerald, Andrew Johnston, Danny Johnston, Evan Newell, Simon Williams
reserve: Jack Clingan
The following team has been selected for the Appleton Trophy match against the Scottish Croquet Association, to be played in Carrickmines on the 13th and 14th of May.
Nathaniel Healy, Evan Newell, Jack Clingan, Jane Morrison, Frank Martin, Matthew Martin,
reserve: David McGrath
Congratulations to those selected, and good luck against a strong Scottish team.
The first Open Croquet Tournament at Carrickmines in 2017 will be the long-standing Gymnastic Cup. To be held over 2 days, 30th April and 1st 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 Simon Williams. The exact format of the Tournament will depend on the number of entries.
The Annual Gerneral Meeting will be on Tuesday, 2nd of May at 8.00p.m., at Carrickmines C & LTC, by kind permission of the Club.
Agenda and Minutes will be circulated shortly.
Nominations for the Council should be sent to the Honorary Secretary (firstname.lastname@example.org), by Tuesday, 25th April.
Carrickmines welcomed a team of Croquet players from the Rushbrooke Croquet and Lawn Tennis Club near Cork on Saturday April 1st.
Please note that this event will be inaugurated in Carrickmines on the weekend of 30 September/1 October. There will be teams of 4 and the initial format (which may get tweaked for future years in the light of experience) will include both doubles and singles.