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EasterOpen 2023

You are invited to play in the Easter Open 2023 to be hosted by Carrickmines C&LTC on 8th to 10th April 2023. 

The first day will be Golf Croquet and the remaining 2 days will be Association Croquet. Entries by 4th April please.

Full information can be found in this document

CAI International Teams Selection

The CAI Selection Committee has selected teams for the following international tournaments this summer.

AC Home Internationals
GC Home Internationals
World AC Championships
Women’s World GC Championships
Irish Women’s Team versus Scotland.
European GC Open

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Women's AC World Championship report

Ireland was represented by Jane Morrison, Nicola Kelly and Clair Whyms at the 3rd Women’s World AC championship which took place in Christchurch, New Zealand in January 2023. They were joined by a couple of players each from Scotland and the USA, five from England and large cohorts from Australia and the host, New Zealand, making 40 players in total.
Report by Jane Morrison

Golf Croquet Championship of Ireland

Report by Simon Williams

Played at Carrickmines on the 13th-15th of September, as usual, the singles attracted a paltry 21 entries, with 12 doubles pairs contesting the Maggie Cup. Travelling from GB, Charlie von Schmieder and Henry Bagwell, and players from Herbert Park, Newbridge House and Newcastle joined the locals. The weather was fine, and boxed lunches supplemented the usual bar service. Thanks to Carrickmines for making everybody comfortable and welcome.

Transition Year Croquet

Transition year students from Temple Carrig School in Greystones began a module in croquet at Newcastle Croquet Club today, 8th Sept 2022. A keen bunch of 14 students showed plenty of promise on their first outing.

Photographs below in main text.

TY Croquet 1


SCA v CAI Women’s GC match

The Balgreen Club in Edinburgh hosted the first ever GC match between Scottish and Irish women croquet players. The Irish team have some experience of playing Spain in the last few years, but it was a first outing for the Scottish team. Rosemary Saunders Robertson, the Scottish captain and star player fell victim to covid just before the match and could not take part, seriously depleting the SCA firepower.   This resulted in a fairly easy win for the CAI players winning 57 of the 76 games played.

South Leinster Open Championship 2022

The South Leinster Open Championship was held on 20th August 2022 on the Newcastle North Lawn ( Nathaniel healy's ).  The final was between the block winners, Nathaniel Healy and Russell Harris and was won by Russell (+1) with an excellent, but unexpected, final turn.