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Council Members Needed

Two members of the Council have indicated that they will not stand for re-election at the next AGM, leaving only five. Our Constitution states that there shall be eight members and that a quorum for a meeting shall be five, so that the absence of one member destroys the authority of the meeting.
Besides this formal point, there is a great deal of work to be done in regulating and planning for the development of croquet in Ireland..
Of the present members, four are A class players, whose personal focus is on competitive and international play.

Draw for Irish Masters Championship announced

The draw for the Irish Master's Championship has been announced and can be seen on the Master's Page. The results table on that page will be updated shortly after each round. A PDF showing the full rules, dates and the draw can be downloaded from that page also.

Ireland vs Jersey Result

Carrickmines 12-13 April
20 (singles)games

tony and james lemoignan beat simon williams and evan newell +26tp(tony)
richard griffiths & gavin carter beat ed cunningham & nathaniel healy +1 otp(ed)

tony lemoignan beat ed cunningham +25 -26tp +26tp
simon williams beat richard griffiths +6 +11
nathaniel healy beat gavin carter -2tp +21 +11ot
james lemoignan beat michael o''shaughnessy +22 +24

tony lemoignan beat simon williams -17tp +26tp +12tpo
ed cunningham beat richard griffiths -20 +5 +24
gavin carter beat michael o'shaughnessy +17 +26
gerard healy beat james lemoignan +4 +12tp


The Season Begins

With the change to summer time the new season has now got under way.

Club nights on Thursday evenings at Carrickmines have started.

Newcastle CC is now back up and running on Thursday evenings until dark. Some of the younger players have been getting in some practise. Newcastle extends a warm welcome to visitors to come and play. Harry's and Nathaniel's lawns should be in good playable shape from this week.

Carrickmines. March 23-4. 14-point handicap results

Why were there just 13 entries - including two no-shows - for this attractive event.
Kiaran Murphy won, with 8 wins from 10 games. Danny Johnston completed his first triple peel (without bisques). Daniel Eismann (Dublin University) played in his first tournament.
There was an international presence in the form of Campbell Morrison. Ed Cunningham won the Sunday prize (Easter egg) and Simon Williams the Monday prize (whiskey). Kiaran's prize was a voucher for the Trentuno cafe.
Mary Dobbyn obtained the excellent cakes that we enjoyed at tea-time.

Reporter : Simon.

Team Selection for Jersey Match 12/13 April

The team selected to play Jersey on 12/13 April at Carickmines is
Ed Cunningham (C)
Simon Williams
Gerard Healy
Michael O'Shaughnessy
Sub. Nathaniel Healy

As this is the first international of the year do come and support your team

Trinity Open Announcement

Details of the Dublin University Open on 19th,20th April have been published. Details posted under Entry Forms section.

Irish Masters Championship

The details for the Irish Masters have been published and are available here.

This is a competition of 2 divisions with eight players in each, initially chosen by the selection committee. It is planned that this event will provide competitive play which will count for world rankings and will develop the depth of the international squad.

Proposed venues and date are: Herbert Park 26,27 April, Newcastle 21,22 June and Carrickmines on 19,20 July and 23 August.