On 28 th & 29th July Newbridge House hosted the Cyril Corbally Cup for the second year and also ran an Inter Club Doubles Championship. In spite of the weather, two days of croquet were enjoyed by both the players and passers-by. It was a pleasure to be playing on a lawn that was an important part of Irish Croquet History, and the toss for the the first two games played was done using Cyril Corbally's silver championship medal from 1911, kindly offered by the family.
The 2018 Home Internationals were held in a very sunny Bowden Croquet Club, south of Manchester. The Irish team comprised of Danny Johnston, Peter Moore, Jane Morrison, Home Internationals veteran Simon Williams, and finally Evan Newell who overcame injury in time for the event. Bowden is a club steeped in history and held a match in the McRoberston Shield as recently as 2010 so it was a pleasure to visit.
Click Title to read Danny's report or below for full scores and photos.
The Championships of Co Dublin were held in Carrickmines over the four days of last weekend in glorious sunshine. The winners were:
Championship - Simon Williams.
Duff Matthews Cup (Advanced Play) - Daniel Bennett Runner Up: Gerard Osborne Burke
Coronation Bowls (Handicap Doubles) -Simon Williams & Hugh Brennan Runners Up: Daniel Bennett & Martin Gilmartin
Boxwell Cup (Handicap Singles) - Simon Williams Runner Up: Daniel Bennett
Mirabeau Cup (Level Play) - Geraldine O'Rourke Runner Up: Martin Gilmartin
Phantom Trophy (Base 6) - Liam O'Broin Runner Up: Shiela Glenanne
The Home Internationals are to be contested in Bowden (UK) on June 9-10th 2018. The team selected to represent Ireland is as follows:
Danny Johnston (C)