Current Golf Croquet Rankings

The table below shows the top Irish players on the CA World Golf Croquet Rankings at the date shown below.

To check the most up to the minute situation click Golf Croquet Rankings and select Min Grade as 1000, Min Games as 1 and 'Ireland' in the country box.

NEW!! Click on a player's name to show his/her playing record on the Rankings site

Min Games: 1 Min Grade: 1000

Note: Games total is number of games played in last 12 months and is hence a rolling figure.

1 47 Jack Clingan Ireland 2445 10 6 2463 60
2 48 Patsy Fitzgerald Ireland 2439 9 8 2565 89
3 89 Edward Cunningham Ireland 2354 12 9 2358 75
4 120 Simon Williams Ireland 2319 26 12 2194 46
5 136 Charles Von Schmieder Ireland 2301 2 2 2276 100
6 158 Evan Newell Ireland 2272 22 6 2224 27
7 304 Danny Johnston Ireland 2123 6 3 2124 50
8 317 Carl Von Schmieder Ireland 2110 10 5 2086 50
9 526 Jane Morrison Ireland 1981 9 7 1997 78
10 793 Alan Looney Ireland 1850 8 3 1846 38
11 795 Joe Mcgowan Ireland 1848 7 2 1889 29
12 1128 Yvonne Marrinan Ireland 1705 8 3 1694 38
13 1200 Keith Brennan Ireland 1680 6 0 1637 0
14 1737 AnneMarie Mcgowan Ireland 1372 5 1 1366 20

Database last updated at Tue, 02 Sep 2014 13:05:29 +0100

02 September 2014 20:49:00

2014 Open Championship photographs

An album of photos taken by Robert and Padraig at the 2014 Irish Open Championships has been added to the right hand sidebar. For further photographs of the event contact Robert (contact at bottom of photo index pages) or Padraig.

The Open Singles Championship was won by Danny Johnston with Andrew Johnston as runner up. Andrew and his partner David Bent won the Doubles Championship and Andrew also won the Handicap Championship event.

Irish team for World GC Championships

The CAI selectors wish to announce the selection of players for the 2015 World Golf Croquet Championship in New Zealand.

Selected places:
1. Patsy Fitzgerald
2. Ed Cunningham

3. Simon Williams
4. Jack Clingan

Evan Newell has been given an automatic ranking place by the WCF.

Those selected need to confirm they are taking their place by August 31 - 2014

Irish team for GB Test Match

The CAI selectors wish to announce the team and reserves for the upcoming test match against Great Britain.

1. Danny Johnston
2. Andrew Johnston (captain)
3. Simon Williams
4. Patsy Fitzgerald
5. Evan Newell
6. Jack Clingan

Nathaniel Healy
Ronan Rogerson
Gerard Healy

The match takes place at Carrickmines on August 30/31.

Roses of Tralee at Strokestown

On 12 August, Strokestown Park hosted the Tralee Roses during their five-day tour before the selection of the winner. As part of their day the Strokestown Croquet Club invited the Roses to hit a few balls in the Walled Garden. They were enthusiastic players, even in high heels! In the photo below the Roses from left to right are from Cork, Scotland, Dubai, Dublin and Perth.

Croquet at Swinford 2014

On the invitation of the The Swinford Amenity Park a group of players from CAI and Carrickmines Croquet and Lawn Tennis Club hosted Croquet demonstrations on Sunday 29th June 2014.
A report on this demonstration and information on the vision for the development of the game in Swinford and the history of the game there can be viewed at

Kells Weekend 19-20th July

A group of the countries top players gathered in Kells last weekend to play some competitive croquet in advance of the Irish Championships in August. The matches were played in the idyllic surroundings of Johnsbrook House on what is probably one of the best lawns in the country. There were six participants, including our host Patsy Fitzgerald who had recovered from the wrist injury that forced him out of the World Team Championships in May.

Entries for World Golf Croquet Championships.

The CAI selectors wish to receive notification from any players wishing to be considered for selection at the 2015 World Golf Croquet Championships.

Please contact either Joe McGowan or Andy Johnston to register availability.

The Under-21 GCWC will be held at the United Croquet Club, Christchurch, New Zealand from 1-5 February 2015. The 2015 GCWC will be held at Mount Maunganui Croquet Club and other clubs in Bay of Plenty, New Zealand from 7-15 February 2015.

Photograph update

The photographs of the World Team Championships are now online and can be opened through the link in the righthand column.

The report of the Dublin championships in pdf format with photos can be viewed at

England win 35th Home Internationals

A depleted Irish team travelled to Surbiton Croquet Club in London to attempt to defend their 2013 Home Internationals title on the 14/15th of June. Ireland were left fielding a four-person team after some withdrawals, but were brought up to the full contingent of five for the final match against Scotland thanks to the appearance of Charlie Von Schmieder on the Sunday.

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