WCF over 50s & Women's World Championships 2014

The World Croquet Federation will hold an over-50s Golf Croquet World Championship and a Women's Golf Croquet World Championship, both in Cairo, next October and November, respectively. Any Irish players considering playing in these events please tell the Honorary Secretary soon, so that the C.A.I. can apply for an appropriate number of places in these events. Use the e-mail secretary@nullcroquetireland.com

New Treasurer

Gerard Osborne Burke is the new Honorary Treasurer of the C.A.I., and subscriptions for 2014 (or even 2013) should be sent to him, in care of Carrickmines Croquet & Lawn Tennis Club, Glenamuck Road, N

England Retain MCWeeney Trophy

The annual match between CAI and the English CA took place last weekend (28/29 September) at Carrickmines, with Nathaniel Healy captain of the Irish side and Paul Rigge non playing captain of the English. The usual format for these matches was adhered to, with a mixture of doubles and singles under the advanced rules. Temperatures were high and the sun shone but were of little help to the Irish. By lunchtime on Saturday all three doubles games had been lost Two rounds of singles then followed and the day ended with the score at 10-5 in favour of the visitors.

New Lawn in Cahirciveen

The project to build a croquet lawn at Manix Point Camping Grounds near Cahirciveen, Co. Kerry has been completed by Mortimer Moriarty. The seed was planted in late September.
The conditions were perfect despite the weather forecast. It looks great. It is very late for planting seed but hopefully the seed will germinate and the winter will be kind. Below are two photos taken after seeding.

Evan & Simon off to Egyptian Open

Evan Newell and Simon Williams will travel to Egypt this weekend for the Egyptian Open Golf Croquet Championship.

Irish Golf Championships Results

The Irish Golf Championship Singles was won by Patsy Fitzgerald who beat Simon Williams 6-7, 7-5, 7-2 in the final.
The Doubles was won by Danny Johnston and Jack Clingan who were undefeated throughout the event.

Croquet around the county

Here are two links to photographs of croquet being played around the country
http://www.argideen.info/picture_gallery.php
http://rushbrooketennis.com/?page_id=1034

Results of Irish Championships

The following are the results of the finals at the Championship of Ireland at Carrickmines. Would prizewinners who have not collected their modest spoils please do so.

GB retain the Maugham Salver as Ireland suffer heavy defeat.

The opening weekend of September saw the annual test match between Ireland and Great Britain contested in Cheltenham Croquet club, which simultaneously hosted the British National Golf Croquet Double Championships.
The Irish team, captained by Danny Johnston, arrived with one substitution enforced by injury; Evan Newall stepping in at the 11th hour to replace Nathaniel Healy at no 6. The match began as always with 1 round of doubles, followed by two rounds of singles (the first round seeing seeds cross ie. 1v2, 3v 4 etc).

Andrew reaches the Semi Final of World Championships

Andrew won his quarter final of the World Championships beating David Maugham 3:2.
His progress during this tournament lowered his world ranking to 11.
Unfortunately Andrew met the eventual winner, Robert Fletcher in the semi-final who did not lose a single game in the entire tournament.
Congratulations to Andrew for an excellent performance.

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