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As part of the community outreach of the Strokestown Croquet Club, the basics of golf croquet were shown to 26 primary students on a recent sunny morning. The Clooncagh National School youngsters were divided into two age groups, each of which received close to an hour of instruction and play. From simple knocks to mini-whammies, hey took to the game with gusto!
It is with great sorrow that we received the news that Carl passed away suddenly last Wednesday, 24th May 2017.
There will be a service on Tuesday afternoon ( 30th May) in the Garden Chapel, Mt. Jerome Crematorium, Harold’s Cross at 4pm.
Cyril Corbally Cup (Golf Croquet Singles) Winner: Jack Clingan.
Inter-club GC Doubles winners: Newbridge House (team: Mary Cobbe, Stephen Custance Baker, Peter Maxwell)
Report and pictures to follow.
The 2018 Association Croquet World Championship (“ACWC”) will be held at the Kelburn Croquet Club in Wellington, New Zealand and other nearby venues from Saturday, 3 February to Sunday, 11 February 2018. The Event Capacity will be 80.
Croquet's New Home in North County Dublin
this weekend at Newbridge House, Donabate:
Open Draw for all-comers. All ages welcome;
Prizes including hamper, meal vouchers, chocolates;
Lawn available for casual play all both days;
Exhibition games featuring Irish Champions past and present;
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'.