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SCA v CAI Women’s GC Match

Ireland made it three in a row at Balgreen on 29-30th June in the third of the GC matches between the two sides. The SCA had put a lot of hard work into team development and had four new players in its line up, but they were no match for the more experienced Irish side and the final score was 53- 24 in favour of the visitors. All the Irish team contributed to the win and gained valuable match experience ahead of the European GC Women’s Championship in August in which five of them are taking part.

Golf Croquet - European Championships 2024

The 2024 Golf Croquet European Championships started today, Thursday16th May, at Sussex County Croquet Club in Southwick, near Brighton, England. There are those who will question whether England is now in Europe but a similar refrain would issue, as to those who question emerging ideologies of the self: "You're anything you want to be, baby."
The England we know and love is home to magnificent 'ballers - like Bukayo Saka and Phil Foden, not to mention outstanding communities of croquet practitioners throughout its counties and shires.

CAI Selections for International Events 2024

The CAI Selectors are delighted to announce the following selections for International Events this summer.

AC Home Internationals, Southport, 8/9 June.
Simon Williams (Captain), Fiachra Carroll, Sandy Greig, Jane Morrison and Ian Vincent.

Women’s International v the SCA, Edinburgh, 29/30 June.
Jane Morrison (Captain), Karen Davidson Perrins, Yvonne Marrinan, Patricia Mulcahy, Celine O’Reilly, Hillary Whitty, Patricia Whitty and Clair Whyms.

Women’s European GC Open, Eastbourne, 1-4 August.
Karen Davidson Perrins, Yvonne Marrinan, Hillary Whitty, Patricia Whitty and Clair Whyms.

European AC Open, Carrickmines, 15-18 August.
Andrew Johnston (Ranking place), Nathaniel Healy and Simon Williams.

Selections for International Matches.

The CAI Selection Committee are pleased to announce the following selections for international matches between now and the end of May.

CAI Silver Medal, 27/28 April at Carrickmines.

Fiachra Carroll, Danny Johnston, Sandy Greig, Russell Harris, Nathaniel Healy, Alan Looney, Dave McGrath and Simon Williams.

Appleton Trophy, SCA v CAI, 11/12 May, Edinburgh.

Nathaniel Healy (Captain), Fiachra Carroll, Russell Harris, Jane Morrison, Fred Rogerson and Duncan Styles.

European Golf Croquet Open, 16-19 May, Southport.

Alan Looney, Rob O’Donoghue and Mark Stephens.

Carter Cup Postponed

The match between Ireland and the USA, which was to have been played next July, has been postponed until the same time in 2025.

Thanks to all those who put their names forward for selection and we hope that you will do so again next year.

Spain-Ireland GC Match 2023

The 3rd match between the Spanish and Irish women’s GC teams took place in the magnificent grounds of the Real Club Pineda in Seville.
The Spanish team, led by Captain Elena Adarve, was not as strong as in previous years, but with some excellent long hoop running and clearances, were still too strong for the Irish team, made up of players from Rushbrooke, Newbridge House, Carrickmines and Herbert Park as well as a handful of UK based players.

Irish Open 2023 Results

The results of the Irish Open Championships in Carrickmines on 5th -12th August 2023 are as follows:

Singles Championship of Ireland.
Winner: Danny Johnston.
Runner up: Simon Williams

Doubles Championship of Ireland:
Winners: Andy Johnston and Danny Johnston,
Runners up: Sandy Greig and Nathaniel Healy.

Handicap Singles:
Winner: Fiachra Carroll,
Runner up:  Gerard Osborne Burke.