22nd May 2009
J B Carr Diamond Trophy
On Sunday the 17th September 2006 at Woodenbridge Golf Club, Mary Carr accompanied by John Carr presented the J B Carr Trophy to the successful Newlands team. The Silver Salver trophy is the one presented to Joe Carr when he won the Irish Close Championship in 1951. This popular Scotch Foursomes Matchplay event has effectively become the Senior Club Championship of Ireland (Over 60’2). Clubs from every corner of Ireland participate.
Starting in April and concluding in September, our team played and won ten matches and three pennants; Dublin City from 14 teams, Leinster from 82 teams and the All Ireland Title from 186 teams - a remarkable feat by any standards.
Newlands defeated Milltown, Castle, Royal Dublin, Clontarf, Dundalk, Delgany and Carlow - home and away in the Leinster final. Teams representing the Four Provinces met in Woodenbridge Golf Club for the All Ireland Finals.
Newlands/Leinster won the semi-final (3&2) against Carrick-on-Suir/Munster, and in the final, with the last putt at the last hole, beat Athenry/Connacht, victors in their semi-final over Bundoran/Ulster (4&1). Needless to say there were great celebrations that night at the banquet hosted by Woodenbridge Golf Club. The hospitality and camaraderie, combined with our win, made this an unforgettable weekend and the golfing experience of a lifetime.
Ten players represented Newlands in the final, but over the six months of the competition other stalwarts effectively represented our interests. There was a high level of commitment by all the team members and each individual on the panel made a contribution to winning this All Ireland Title. The turnout and support of so many Newlands members was greatly appreciated by the team.
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