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Championship of Co Dublin 2016 Winners

Dublin & South-Eastern Railway Cup: Danny Johnston (Dublin University)

Duff Mathews Cup (division 2): Stephen Custance Baker (Taunton)
Runner-up: John F. Martin

New Mirabeau Trophy (division 3): Tony Carey (Carrickmines)
Runner-up: Paddy Furey

Phantom Trophy (division 4): Hugh Brennan (Carrickmines)
Runner-up: James Carroll

Boxwell Cup (handicap singles): John F. Martin (Dublin University)
Runner-up: Danny Johnston

Ireland through to Semi Finals

Ireland have made it to the semi-finals of the World Team Championships in London in the second playing of the event. After their initial loss to Egypt, the team went on to draw with the USA before beating Sweden in a convincing display. This earned them a playoff with the USA to decide who would progress from the block, and Ireland duly did the business to earn a semi final with New Zealand. The event continues on Wednesday, follow their progress on croquet scores and messages of support are welcome!
Danny Johnston 

Travel Subsidies

For those players that are playing croquet abroad in competitions sanctioned by the Croquet Association of Ireland there may be an opportunity to reclaim some traveling expenses from the Association.  Players that wish to take advantage of this subsidy should contact the Treasurer of the CAI upon selection. This subsidy is currently limited to €100 for competitive matches in England however players playing further afield and incurring additional expenses may be eligible for further grants.

Inter-varsity DIT v TCD

In awful weather, the first inter-varsity golf croquet match for at least twenty years took place at Carrickmines on the 6th of December. The DIT team was the more experienced, including three former international representatives, and they duly won 4-2.

CAI team for Home Internationals

The team to represent Ireland in the Home Internationals, to be played at Eastbourne on the weekend of 19/20 June, is 
Danny Johnston (C)
Simon Williams
Ian Vincent
Evan Newell
Jane Morrison.

Best of luck,
Nathaniel

Danny's report on World Championships

Disappointment in Florida/Fear and Loathing in West Palm Beach.

Stephen Mulliner won the title, coming back from 0-2 down to David Maloof (USA) in the final.
Danny Johnston was the CAI representative at the event and has written a report on his progress at the event.

World Team Championship selection

The selection for the Irish team is:-
Jack Clingan (C)
Patsy FitzGerald
Evan Newell
Charlie von Schmeider
Simon Williams
Sub( non travelling) -  Mark Traynor.
Danny Johnston will continue to act as manager pending his own departure to the AC Worlds in Florida.
Regards,
Nathaniel( for the Selectors).

Representative Fixtures 2016

The following matches have been arranged for the coming season
1. CAI v SCA at Edinburgh on 9 and 10 July (Appleton Trophy)
2. CAI v CA at Carrickmines on 21 and 22 August (McWeeney Trophy)
3. Ireland vs England, Scotland and Wales on 18 and 19 June at Compton CC, Eastbourne
4. Ireland v Great Britain on 3 and 4 September at Carrickmines.
If you wish to be considered for selection please contact Andrew Johnston (ajohnston@fundassist.com) or Nathaniel Healy (nhnewcastle@gmail.com).