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.

2011 FEC European Association Croquet Championship

The event starts on Friday 16 September and continues until the 18 September
The Irish selections are Simon Williams and Andrew Johnston.
Ireland were granted three wildcards; Kieran Murphy, Danny Johnston and Gerard Healy.
All Croquet Players are encouraged to come and support the local players and attend the social events too.
Further information and daily results at Carrickmines Club website

GB v Ireland Match Result

Great Britain vs Ireland Croquet Match, September 3rd/4th 2011

Great Britain 3
Ireland 3
This was the score at Nailsea, near Bristol on the second day after a disappointing 7/1 defeat on the first day.

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