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Home Nations Golf Internationals.

 GOLF CROQUET HISTORY BEING MADE - BE THERE!!!

For many years the four Home Nations have got together to play each other over the course of a weekend in the Home Internationals. This has always been an AC event but this year, for the first time ever, there is also to be a Golf Croquet event and it will be held at Carrickmines over the weekend of 30 September and 1st October. 

The Irish Team consists of Jack Clingan (C), Patsy Fitzgerald (the newly crowned Irish Champion), Simon Williams and Mark Stephens.

Come and support your country and watch some thrilling play.

Patsy FitzGerald wins 2017 Irish GC Championship

Patsy Fitzgerand won the Irish Open Golf Championship at the 13th hoop in a thrilling and close final beating Charlie von Schmieder. See photo below of Charlie's Jump shot at the 13th which would have won the title.

The weather conditions were very changeable from cold heavy rain to warm sunshine. Nevertheless it was a very enjoyable competition. Photos and results below.

Results:

Championship Winner: Patsy FitzGerald. Runner Up: Charlie von Schmieder.

Golf Croquet Handicap System

The CAI has been trying out a handicap system for playing Golf Croquet. This was used in the summer of 2017 and provided challenging games between players of all levels.  It is intended that this will be proposed for formal adoption by the CAI and a description of the system can be found in this document. Comments on the system would be very welcome by Simon Williams.

Croquet in Transition Year

Croquet will be represented among 300 other activities of every kind at the annual Transition Year Expo at Punchestown Racecourse next Monday and Tuesday, 11th and 12th September. The Exhibition is open from 10 to 3.30 each day.

CA Regain MCWeeney Trophy

The CAI team (Nathaniel Healy, Jane Morrison, Sandy Greig, Gerard Osborne Burke, Alan Looney and Dave McGrath) came up short in their attempt to win the McWeeney for the third time in succession in their annual match against the English CA.