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Irish Golf Championships

The Irish Golf Croquet Championships will be held at Carrickmines Croquet and Lawn Tenis Club on 8th to 10th Septemper 2017. An entry form may be downloaded from a link on the left and entry fee can be paid by Paypal or by cheque in advance.

Andrew Johnston wins Irish Open 2017

The 2017 Croquet Championships of Ireland were played at Carrickmines between the 5th and 12th of August. The winners and runners-up of the 8 events were as follows:

Singles Championship of Ireland
Winner:       Andrew Johnston
Runner Up: Danny Johnston

Doubles Championships
Winners:        Andrew Johnston and Danny Johnston
Runners Up:  David Bent (USA) and Nathaniel Healy

Irish Open 2017

The new full gallery of photographs of the Irish Open Championships has been added to the Carousel at the bottom of this page and under the 'Latest Gallery' block in the right hand column..Contact if you would like higher resolution copies or access to a larger collection.

Croquet at the Flavours of Fingal Show

Over two hundred people tried croquet during the huge Flavours of Fingal County Show at Newbridge House last weekend, showing this venue's importance as a showcase for the game. Five further people and one whole family also signed up for the new Newbridge House Croquet Club, and I feel that many more will be forced to buy garden sets at the insistance of their children!

South Leinster won by Simon Williams

The South Leinster Open was held last weekend in NewcastleCC, played, as usual as an Advanced Singles Event. This year the entry was down, so only the Johnstons' lawn was in use. This has been brought to a terrific standard after much hard work and the speed of play was excellent. In addition, Newcastle hospitality was well up to its usual high standards.

England win the AC Home Internationals

Following heavy overnight rain, the start of this year’s Irish-hosted Home Internationals at Southport was delayed due to significant puddles on all five courts.  Ongoing drizzle (with intervals of heavy showers) kept them topped up, so the usual all-play-all format was amended to a knockout format.  The randomly drawn semi-finals were:

The Croquet Championships of County Dublin 2017

This long standing Croquet Event was held at Carrickmines in generally fine weather over the June Bank Holiday weekend – 2 to 5 June. Around 24 players took part, slightly down on the previous year. The Championship winner was Simon Williams. Full details below.

Strokestown Club Teaches School Kids

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!

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Carl Von Schmieder

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.