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Home Internationals Championship team selection

The following have been selected for the Home Internationals Championship, to be played at Southport on the 10th/11th June:

Patsy Fitzgerald, Andrew Johnston, Danny Johnston, Evan Newell, Simon Williams
reserve: Jack Clingan

Appleton Trophy selection

The following team has been selected for the Appleton Trophy match against the Scottish Croquet Association, to be played in Carrickmines on the 13th and 14th of May.

Nathaniel Healy, Evan Newell, Jack Clingan, Jane Morrison, Frank Martin, Matthew Martin,
reserve: David McGrath
Congratulations to those selected, and good luck against a strong Scottish team.

The Gymnastic Cup. 30 Apr-1 May 2017

The first Open Croquet Tournament at Carrickmines in 2017 will be the long-standing Gymnastic Cup. To be held over 2 days, 30th April and 1st May.
This is an Association Croquet Handicap event, 26-point games. Handicaps as listed on the CAI website will apply.
Players must commit to playing on both days, start time 10am.
Tournament Manager Simon Williams. The exact format of the Tournament will depend on the number of entries.

CAI AGM 2nd May 2017 8pm

The Annual Gerneral Meeting will be on Tuesday, 2nd of May at 8.00p.m., at Carrickmines C & LTC, by kind permission of the Club.

Agenda and Minutes will be circulated shortly.

Nominations for the Council should be sent to the Honorary Secretary (, by Tuesday, 25th April.

Inter Club Carrickmines vs Rushbrooke

Team Photo Carrickmines vs Rushbrooke April 2017
Team Photo Rushbrooke vs Carrickmines.  Rushbrooke in green.

Carrickmines welcomed a team of Croquet players from the Rushbrooke Croquet and Lawn Tennis Club near Cork on Saturday April 1st.

GC Home Internationals

Please note that this event will be inaugurated in Carrickmines on the weekend of 30 September/1 October. There will be teams of 4 and the initial format (which may get tweaked for future years in the light of experience) will include both doubles and singles.

2017 European Golf Croquet Championship

Evan Newell and Mark Stephens (both Carrickmines) have been awarded places in the 2017 European Golf Croquet Championship, which will be played at the Real Club de Golf Vista Hermosa, Jerez and the Real Club Pineda, Sevilla, the 24th-28th of May. Simon Williams (Carrickmines) and Patsy Fitzgerald (Kells) await confirmation of Ranking places in the same event.

C.A.I. Selectors for 2017

The C.A.I. Selectors for 2017 are:
Danny Johnston (chairman)
Joe McGowan
Simon Williams
as approved by the Council, 16th January 2017

2017 European Golf Croquet Championship

The 2017 European Golf Croquet Championship will be played at the Villa Hermosa Golf Club, near Jerez in southern Spain, between the 24th and 28th of May. The C.A.I. has two places to award.

Anybody wishing to be considered for selection for these places should contact