On Friday October, Wesley College played East Glendalough School in the first match of the new CAI School’s League. EGS Transition year students travelled to meet their opposite numbers at Wesley. The match was a competitive, but good-natured affair, with Wesley winning convincingly by a score of nine games to three.
Croquet is currently being played in three schools, St. Columba’s College being the third. These three, along with Carrickmines juniors, will comprise the new league. Each group will play each of the others in a home or away format similar to that used in six nations’ rugby. The CAI hope to provide a trophy for the winners, to be awarded each Spring. It is hoped that competition will encourage players to improve and keep playing .
Further results will be posted here.
Editors Comments: The match was much more closely contested than the scoreline would suggest. For example, in the last batch of 4 games all were tied after 6 hoops at 3-3. It is also worth noting that East Glendalough were restricted in their player choice by a clash with a hockey match. Next meeting of these teams should be a much closer affair. RM.