Preparations for the JB Carr 2022 Team commenced in March with Team practice in the Club and followed with a home and away challenge against Old Conna. This was followed by another practice match day in April before the Team was selected to play Blainroe on the 28th April. Delgany won the Match 3-2 and then went on to play Bray in the Wicklow Semi-Final in Bray. Intense practice on Bray Golf Course followed before the Match took place on the 23rd May in Bray. The Match was finished in torrential rain with a dramatic win for Delgany and a place in the County Final against Powerscourt. The County Final was played on a home and away basis in June with Delgany opting to play the away half of the Match first which ended with a 3-2 win by Powerscourt. The second leg of the Match was played on the 17th June in Delgany which Delgany won 3-2 leaving the Final tied at 5 matches each. This required a sudden death play-off with one pairing from each Club. Delgany won the play-off on the second hole in dramatic fashion and became County JB Carr Champions for the first time since 2016.
Next up was the Leinster Quarter Final against Castlecomer with the match fixed for Castlecomer. Detailed preparations were put in place but alas Delgany’s great run came to an end on a wet afternoon in Kilkenny. Between practice, challenge and actual matches the Delgany JB Carr Team put in an enormous effort and clocked up 12 days on golf courses.
Team Management: – Sean Donnelly, Brendan Cooney and Ailbe Brennan.