The CAI has issued guidelines for the playing of croquet during the Covid-19 restrictions that come into force on 10th May 2021.
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Please note the CAI has suspended its return to play guidelines due to the level 5 lockdown provisions that all sports clubs should close.
This applies to all club play until further notice.
The CAI have issued guidelines for the playing of croquet during the Covid-19 restrictions that come into force on 24th December 2020.
Two late-season 2020 events were held at Rushbrook Lawn Tenis and Croquet Club.
The first was a Friday New Members event and the second was the 24hr Niall Ahern Fundraiser for Marymount. This was a 24hr croquet and tennis event that many people supported. It was great to be able to have 24hr croquet included in this event, we raised over €3000 and attracted new croquet members who enjoyed themselves.
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It is with regret that I must recommend the suspension of all croquet play under the Governments Level 5 Covid 19 measures . This follows the clarification from Sport Ireland to all Golf and tennis clubs that they must close and suspend all play.
All members of the Croquet Association of Ireland, either individually or through an affiliated club, are invited to join the Online Annual General Meeting at 7:30pm on Monday 21st September. This meeting will be held via Zoom.
If you would like to join please contact secretary or webcai email addresses at the bottom of every webpage and you will receive Zoom joining instructions and the business documents for the meeting ( 2019 minutes, Financial Report, Agenda ).
The 2020 Golf Croquet Championship of Ireland under Covid conditions was won by Fred Rogerson at Carrickmines on Sunday 13th September, when he beat Mark Stephens 2/1 in the final. Alan Looney beat Simon Williams 2/1 in the third place play-off.
The “Maggie Cup” for handicap doubles was won by Paul Armstrong and Ross Brennan from Yvonne Marrinan and Fred Rogerson. Clubs represented were Carrickmines, Herbert Park, Rushbrooke and Newbridge House.
The Irish Open Golf Championship will be held on 11th - 13th September 2020 at Carrickmines Croquet & Lawn Tennis Club.
The first rounds of the doubles tournament will be held on Friday afternoon (2pm) and the singles will begin on Saturday at 9.30am.
Unfortunately, spectators are not allowed, but we hope to upload some video footage of the play. The current Champion, Patsy Fitzgerald, cannot play because of an injury but will be visiting to present the cup.
Due to time restraints and player conflicts the Irish Championship Doubles final was played after the event.
The result of that delayed match was:
Danny & Andrew Johnston beat Nathaniel Healy & Sandy Greig +15tp (AJ).
1. Singles Championship
Danny Johnston beat Andrew Johnston +5tp, -26tp, +25tp.
2. Doubles Championship
Danny & Andrew Johnston beat Nathaniel Healy & Sandy Greig +15tp (AJ). ( Played later. )
3. Green Cup
G. Osborne Burke beat A. Looney 26 - 17.
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Photo Gallery 2020.