Day 1 of the 2022 Association Croquet Championships of Ireland. In the week that saw alchemic conjuror of síocháin (peace) Daithí Trimble, son of Bangor, go to his eternal reward - ní bhfeicfimid a leithéid arís, a coterie of all-star croquet players took to Carrickmines Croquet and Lawn Tennis Club at 9.30am. Early doors and there were croissants, there was 'cha and coffee - all that was missing was the totemic presence of a Mark Stephens, a Danny Johnston, an Andy Johnston. Young Stephens is a highly esteemed banker. If it's a term loan you're after, look no further.
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Anois, le cúnamh Dé(now with the help of God), tá seans mór againn ár bhféiniúlacht chultúratha a thaispeáint tríd meáin na crícígh. (We have a big chance to show our cultural self-identity through the medium of croquet). What is life but a series of disappointments punctuated by occasional rehabilitative visits to the croquet lawn?
The Croquet Championships of Ireland 2022 are only a few weeks away! They will be held from July 30th to August 6th. Entries need to be in by July 26th and will be accepted in receipt order so don't leave it too late!
You can apply using the online form at
There is a PDF version of the form at
Patricia Whitty (Rushbrooke), Celine Reilly (Herbert Park) and Jane Morrison (Balgreen, Edinburgh) represented Ireland at the first ever Women’s Golf Croquet European Championship, in Latvia.
Our three representatives did us proud. Click title to read Jane's report and photo.
Final Score CAI 14 - CA 7
The annual match between Ireland and England for the McWeeney Trophy was played last weekend for the first time since 2019.