Robert Barklie wins Waterville Lake Tournament

Robert Barklie won the Inaugural Open Golf Croquet weekend on 6th and 7th October, beating Simon Williams 6-7, 7-5, 7-4. Their contrasting styles produced a very entertaining final.

The Inaugural CCJ WCF Golf Croquet World Teams Championship 2012

The Irish team selected for the above event is:
Ed CUNNINGHAM, Evan NEWELL, Patsy FITZGERALD, Fred ROGERSON, Simon WILLIAMS, Jack CLINGAN (Reserve).

The draw for the two blocks and Team labels is as follows:

Andrew Johnston European Croquet Champion 2012

European Croquet Championships 2012

Andrew Johnston from Newcastle Co. Wicklow rounded off an excellent season on the croquet lawns with a memorable win in the final of the European Championships.

Summer at Waterville Lake Croquet Society

Waterville Lake Croquet Society

Waterville Lake Croquet Society is up and running.
There is one brand new lawn and another lawn which is a converted putting green and they are having the Official Launch and first competitive Golf Croquet tournament on 6th/7th October.
Here are some photographs of play on these lawns during the summer ( in spite of very bad weather at times.)

 

 

  Just look at those views!

Ireland vs GB Match Report

Carrickmines , 1st-2nd September, 2012

This year’s match was held at Carrickmines (by kind permission of the Club) on 1st/2nd September, the first sunny weekend for a long time. The format consists of 15 contests (3 doubles and 12 singles – all best of 3 games). GB won the match 8:5

A Diary of the Irish Open

Gerard has written a very interesting daily diary of the recent Irish Open Championships. It gives an insight into the various levels of competition and it sounds like it was a really enjoyable week which I, for one, am sorry that I missed.
Click here for The Dairy of the Irish Open

Irish Team for Maugham Salver announced

The Irish team for the Maugham Salver match against GB on 1st-2nd September 2012 at Carrickmines is as follows:
Simon Williams, Ed Cunningham, Patsy Fitzgerald, Danny Johnston, Kieran Murphy, Nathaniel Healy
Reserve: Jack Clingan

Championship of Ireland Results

Championship Singles: Andy Johnston
Runner Up: Simon Williams

Championship Doubles: Danny Johnston & Kieran Murphy
Runners-up: Ed Cunningham & Andy Johnston

New CAI affilliated club in the West

The CAI are pleased to announce that Strokestown Croquet Club, County Roscommon has recently affiliated to add to the growing number of clubs in Ireland. We wish them every success in establishing themselves as a club and look forward to supporting them in the future. Click this link to see the newspaper clipping from Simon Williams' recent visit to the fledgling club.

Period Croquet at Adare Manor

Adare Manor Croquet period costume

An afternoon of period croquet in period dress was enjoyed by guests at Adare Manor last weekend. We hope this will become a regular occurrence.

Click title or photo to see more large photographs.

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