"USA vs Ireland" Challenge

For an account of Mark's recent successes at the International Polo Club of Palm Beach, FL. have a look at
Mark won their invitational tournament last month, and placed first in their recent "USA vs Ireland" Challenge. Patsy Fitzgerald and Ed Cunningham were also invited to play. Although not an official international match, I am pleased to report that "Ireland" won by 5 matches to 4.

Herbert Park Croquet Club 2012 Season

Herbert Park Croquet Club

Our 2012 season starts at 2pm on Saturday March 31. We would welcome new members. Herbert Park Croquet Club has 2 croquet lawns next to the tennis courts in the beautiful Herbert Park in Ballsbridge Dublin 4. All equipment is provided and the annual membership fee is 70 euros - which covers use of the courts ,without extra charges, any time the park is open. Coaching is also available for beginners. Herbert Park is a friendly informal club with about 40 members ranging from beginners to experts. For further info please contact Robert Barklie 0860663480 (RBarklie@eircom.net) or Trevor Byne 0863939828 (TrevorByne@gmail.com).

The 2012 fixture list is now online

New Croquet Club in Waterville, Co. Kerry

The CAI Council are delighted to announce the affiliation of a new club based in the Waterville Lake hotel, County Kerry.
The Waterville Lake Croquet Society was formed last year and, through the efforts of its new members and Leo Dungan, has become a registered club with the CAI.
We look forward to following and aiding their development as a club and helping them promote croquet in the South West.

Croquet at the Charlie Chaplin Comedy Film Festival

Leo Dungan and Robert Barklie were invited to help bring croquet to the attention of the good people of Waterville, Co. Kerry during the summer of 2011. Robert started the ball rolling in July and Leo ran 4 Croquet sessions during the 1st Charlie Chaplin Comedy Film Festival in August. Click here to read Leo's Report

CAI Annual General Meeting

The Annual General Meeting of the Croquet Association of Ireland will be heldat Carrickmines Croquet and Lawn Tennis Club ( by kind permission ) On Thursday 24th November 2011 at 8pm. All members of the CAI are invited to attend.

Best of Luck to Jane at Worlds Golf Chps

The CAI wishes Jane Morrison the best of luck in the 4th Women's World Golf Croquet Championship, which will take place in the Bay of Plenty, New Zealand from the 19th to 26th November 2011. You can follow all the results by going to http://www.sportsground.co.nz/ClubSite.asp?SiteID=17424&PageTypeID=1&Pag...

Fingers crossed for two Irish World Champions in 2011.

Good Luck Jane!

Exhibition match at Rushbrooke (incl. photo)

Following an invitation from Rushbrooke Lawn Tennis & Croquet Club an exhibition of association croquet was delivered to the members of what is the oldest existing croquet club in the country on Sunday October 23rd.
Courtesy of CAI Chairperson Simon Williams & world golf croquet champion Mark McInerney upwards of 30 enthusiastic players were shown the finer points of the traditional game before engaging in some competitive matchplay throughout the rain drenched afternoon.

Photographs of European Championships

I've not had the chance to create my normal galleries as per right hand side but in the meantime here is a link to my smugmug gallery which has just a few of the photographs.
http://www.smugmug.com/gallery/19166303_NLn3Bg more info on read more page.

Stephen Mulliner wins European Championship

Stephen Mulliner (ENG) defeated Mark McInerney (IRE) +15sxp, +17tp, -17tp, -11, +26tp in a closely-fought final to record his 12th European Championship.
Full report of play over the 3 days.

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