Croquet

The Croquet Committee is delighted to announce that Fiachra Carroll has agreed to take over as the Club’s next Croquet Director. Fiachra is 31, originally from Greystones and now living in Ashford, Co. Wicklow. He went to East Glendalough School in...

Would you like to get your name on this trophy?   The R J Leonard Novice Croquet Cup. Open to all Carrickmines members. This year it will be played as a Golf Croquet event. Sunday 10 th October. Start time depends on number of...

Yes, with the Covid gloom lifting, it’s time to think about croquet on the Carrickmines lawns. We will be offering introductory and improver lessons for members this May and June: 1. Absolute Beginners: contact Sandy Greig at sandygreig60@gmail.com. (this will be a 2...

Remember, players must have a pre-reserved playing time in the Skedda booking system. Details of all players must be recorded. You can also download the Skedda App to desktop, tablet or smartphone. To Login or Register, click on the relevant link...

Eight days of croquet at Carrickmines concluded on Saturday 8th August in glorious weather befitting a great Championships. Despite the absence of international players due to Covid-19 there was an excellent turnout, including some younger Carrickmines members new to the Championships. All...

Sandy Greig beat Simon Williams in the final of the Carrickmines Golf Croquet Championship 2019, concluded on a mercifully dry day last Sunday. The score over the best-of-5 final was 7-5, 6-7, 7-5, 7-6. The photo shows Sandy being presented with...

The RJ Leonard Novice Croquet Cup. Open to all Carrickmines members. Saturday 2 November. Start time depends on number of entries. This will be a Golf Croquet event. Only Novices can enter. Past winners are not novices!   Famous winners include past...

We had a tight contest with just a single hoop deciding the final match in the contest with the holders Carrickmines going down 15-13 in the end. It was an enjoyable weekend with some excellent croquet played in the biennial event....

We had a dry if somewhat chilly couple of days for the 2019 Gymnastic Cup. Play was hotly contested with a combination of singles and doubles play. There was a sporting spirit with many impromptu coaching opportunities taken by the...

We had a very successful “Give Croquet a Go day last Sunday with many members having a good time trying out the game of Croquet out for the first time. For those interested in learning more and receiving some free beginners...

5th / 6th May   The annual Handicap Association Croquet Open Tournament takes place this Bank Holiday Sunday and Monday for those with official handicaps. Entries please to croquet captain Alan Looney @ avlooney@ncc.ie by Thursday 5pm....

Every Day during half-term Camp (this week!). 1pm until 3pm. Prizes and Fun! Love Your Croquet!!! For more information, or to enter, contact Anne-Marie McGowan. Mobile: 087 2717723 Email: loughgara@gmail.com Or just turn up! All equipment provided....

The finals of the Valentine’s Tournament were held in glorious sunshine on Sunday 18th. Club President Alan Looney beat Richard Whelan in the final of the Golf Croquet event and Myles McWeeney defeated Anne-Marie McGowan to win the Association Croquet event. The...

Carrickmines member Nicola Kelly represented Ireland in the Women’s Golf Croquet World Championships in New Zealand last week. The photo shows Nicola on the lawns in Hawkes Bay: she didn’t win but it was a fantastic learning experience for her! [vc_row][vc_column...

UPDATE Ryan Molloy is the Carrickmines Croquet Junior Club Champion, beating Conor McFarland in a closely fought final. The photos show Ryan receiving the B.J. Fitzpatrick Cup from John Fitzpatrick and also Ryan with last year’s winner Tilly Mullin. Junior croquet has...

UPDATE The photo shows him being presented with the Carl von Schmieder Cup by Yvonne Marrinan who donated the trophy to the Club in memory of former Carrickmines member Carl.   [vc_separator type='full_width' position='center' color='#333333' thickness='' up='' down='']   Played in cold, wet weather last...

The Carrickmines Croquet Turkey Tournament was held over 6 weeks in November and December (croquet players are hardy types). The prizes were presented at the Croquet Christmas Lunch: the Association Croquet Tournament was won by Myles McWeeney with Max Miller...

Sunday 4th November   Would you like to get your name on this trophy? The RJ Leonard Novice Croquet Cup is open to all Carrickmines members. Only a basic understanding of Association Croquet is required. Only novices can enter. Guidance on how to play will...

The bi-annual Croquet Match between Carrickmines and Rushbrooke for the June Ann Fitzpatrick Cup was played in splendid weather at Rushbrooke on 6 October. The result, after a gripping encounter, was an 8-8 draw: there was no time for a...

A Croquet Team from Carrickmines, led by Gerard Osborne Burke, played a 2 day match against Sidmouth CC in Devon on 2/3 October. Unfortunately a win was not forthcoming but the lawns were good, the weather fine and an excellent...

The annual match between the CAI and the CA selection sides was held at Carrickmines last weekend and, for the third successive time, the CA went away with the trophy. Not even the presence of its original presenter, Myles McWeeney,...

Next weekend, (22nd and 23rd September) the teams representing the Croquet Association of Ireland and the Croquet Association of England will battle for the McWeeney Trophy at Carrickmines. The trophy was presented by Myles McWeeney in memory of his mother Vera...