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Maymes Ansell

20th February 2018:   Maymes Ansell has died following a long illness. She was a former member of Herbert Park and Carrickmines, and will be remembered in croquet especially for her valuable work and support for the 2007 World Women's GC Championship.

The Council of the C.A.I. offers its sympathy and condolences to her family and friends. Maymes decided that her body should go to medical research, and details of services will be circulated privately.

2018 Over 50 Golf Croquet World Championship

This will be held at the Egyptian Croquet Federation in Cairo, Egypt from Saturday, 6 October to Saturday, 13 October 2018. The maximum Event Capacity will be 48.

All wishing to be nominated for a place or wild card in this event, please respond to before April, with the word "selectors" or "selection" in the subject.

Coaching Course March 2018

Cliff Jones, Director of the C.A Coaching Academy, has accepted an invitation to travel to Ireland to give AC coaching to members of the C.A.I in March 2018 at Carrickmines.

Wednesday Thursday & Friday 14 March  to 16 March 2018

LEAD COACH :  Cliff Jones
SECRETARY    :  Martin Gilmartin Email:

Handicaps categorised under 3 Groupings:
GROUP A  -  Restricted to handicaps 20 to 15
GROUP B  -  Restricted to handicaps 14 to 06
GROUP C  -  Restricted to handicaps 5.5 > lower

Croquet in TCD 1960s

James Wyse recalls his introduction to croquet in Trinity College Dublin in the late 60s and his return to the sport 36 years later. Read here.

See recent photo of the relocated Magnetic Observatory at UCD here.

AC Autum Bowl Handicap Open

All croquet players are invited to take part in the Autumn Bowl Handicap event at Carrickmines Croquet and Lawn Tennis Club on 22nd October from 10am to 5pm. You do not need to be a club member to compete. No entry fee but please register by Thursday 19th.

Entries and enquiries to Sandy Greig at or further contact information on this poster. View Poster here.

England win Inaugural GC Home Internationals

England won the first GC Home Internationals, held in fair weather at Carrickmines last weekend.. Fears that we might run out of light so late in the year proved unfounded and the lawns were easy but the Irish team (Clingan, Fitzgerald, Williams and Stephens) could only scrape into second place, with a win over the Scots and a draw against Wales before succumbing 5.5 - 0.5 against England on Sunday. A full weekend of GC requires a lot of concentration and this is turn needs practice at tournaments