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Carrickmines Golf Croquet Open Weekend

This new event was played at Carrickmines on the 27th and 28th of May. Out of 31 entrants, 3 scratched before play began. Group play with 4 games for everybody was followed by a seeded play-off and a plate event for losers. To make sure of no delays, a shortened third game was the rule for the best-of-three matches. The management cannot have been too bad as there was very little squawking from the competitors.

Appleton Trophy Retained Again 2023

CAI 10 - SCA 6

   This year's match between Ireland and Scotland was played at Carrickmines last weekend, with victory going to the hosts in the latter stages. The Scots fielded a team of four, so the CAI team was Nathaniel Healy, Alan Looney, Gerard Osborne Burke and Geraldine O'Rourke (the latter as a late replacement for the injured Frank Martin) .

Ireland took the lead on Saturday morning by winning both doubles games but from then until Sunday afternoon each session was divided evenly, so we were leading 6 - 4 on Saturday evening.

Foundation Level Croquet Coaches.

Eight Irish croquet players attended the first 2 day Foundation Level Croquet Coaches Course at Carrickmines on 25/26 March. The CAI Coaching Committee are delighted to say that all eight passed the Assessment and Examination process and are now qualified CAI Foundation Level Croquet Coaches.
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EasterOpen 2023

You are invited to play in the Easter Open 2023 to be hosted by Carrickmines C&LTC on 8th to 10th April 2023. 

The first day will be Golf Croquet and the remaining 2 days will be Association Croquet. Entries by 4th April please.

Full information can be found in this document

CAI International Teams Selection

The CAI Selection Committee has selected teams for the following international tournaments this summer.

AC Home Internationals
GC Home Internationals
World AC Championships
Women’s World GC Championships
Irish Women’s Team versus Scotland.
European GC Open

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Women's AC World Championship report

Ireland was represented by Jane Morrison, Nicola Kelly and Clair Whyms at the 3rd Women’s World AC championship which took place in Christchurch, New Zealand in January 2023. They were joined by a couple of players each from Scotland and the USA, five from England and large cohorts from Australia and the host, New Zealand, making 40 players in total.
Report by Jane Morrison