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

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.

Andrew progresses to final 8 in World Championship

Andrew Johnston has progressed to the quarter-final of the WCF World Championship, where he is currently playing England's David "Beast" Maugham. Andy came from two games down to defeat 5-times World Champion Robert Fulford in the second round.
Danny Johnston and Ed Cunningham also played, but did not qualify from the group stage. Danny was unlucky enough to lose his last, crucial group match -1.
As I write Andy and David Maugham have each won a game in a 5 game match.
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Croquet at the Gathering in Strokestown

Here are a few photos of the recent Garden Fete in Strokestown Park during the Gathering Week. The Fete committee felt that croquet should be part of the Gathering Week celebrations

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