J B Carr
- About J B Carr
The J.B. Carr Diamond Trophy was inaugurated by Woodenbridge Golf Club in 1996. This popular event has effectively become the Senior Club Championship of Ireland (Over 60's) with some 200 or so clubs from every corner of Ireland participating. The semi-finals and finals are held each year in Woodenbridge Golf Club, usually over the second weekend of September.
The competition was the brainchild of a distinguished Woodenbridge member and past Captain, the Late Fr. Gerry O’Brien. His vision was a tournament for mature golfers from all corners of Ireland.
A great friend of Woodenbridge G.C., the legendary Dr. Joe Carr, expressed keen interest in lending his name to the tournament and kindly offered to present a perpetual trophy (a beautiful Silver Salver which Dr. Carr himself won in the Irish Close Championship of 1951). Given that the inaugural event was being staged at relatively short notice, it came as some surprise that 70 teams from around the country entered the competition that year. The event has flourished into one of the largest inter-club competitions on this island.
The format for the tournament is Scotch Foursomes Matchplay with each participating club selecting 10 gentlemen members over the age of 60 (playing off full GUI handicap + courtesy shot to the away team). The teams initially compete at county level and then for their provincial title. The four winning provincial teams then travel to Woodenbridge in September for the All-Ireland finals.
One of the great features of this competition is that it brings together clubs that might not ordinarily meet. The weekend programme begins on the Friday evening with a reception in the clubhouse for the finalists and a draw for the semi-finals which are played on the Saturday.
The Final takes place on the Sunday and the presentation ceremony that evening follows what has always been a great sporting and social occasion.
- 2023 J.B.Carr Tournament Draws
Wishing all the teams the very best of luck in the competitions.
- 2023 J.B.Carr Tournament Rules
- J.B. Carr Tournament 2023
Woodenbridge Golf Club are pleased to advise the J.B.Carr Tournament will take place in 2023.
The closing date for entries is 28th February 2023 and draws will take place in early March 2023.
Thanks to all the clubs who entered a team in the past, we do hope to welcome you to the 2023 Tournament.
- J.B.Carr Team Sheet
- J.B.CARR 2022 ALL IRELAND FINALS
SHANNON GOLF CLUB – ALL IRELAND CHAMPIONS 2022
Shannon Golf Club
Royal Curragh Golf Club
Dunmurry Golf Club
Castlebar Golf Club
2022 ALL IRELAND FINALS 2-4 SEPTEMBER 2022.
Friday 2nd September 2022:- The opening ceremony was held, our resident piper Denis New led a parade to the Clubhouse and welcomed the four 2022 finalists with a tune from each province.
The four qualifying teams were Munster - Shannon GC (Clare), Connacht - Castlebar GC (Mayo) Leinster - Royal Curragh GC (Kildare) , Ulster - Dunmurry GC (Antrim).
President Lesley Williams outlined the history of the J B Carr Diamond Trophy Tournament and welcomed the four Provincial finalists to Woodenbridge Golf Club for a weekend of good golf and new friendships.
It was the 25th All Ireland Finals Competition and great to welcome the clubs after an absence of 2 years due to covid-19 restrictions.
Mr Henry Crummy conducted the draw for semi-finals. A drinks and canapés Reception was then held in the Clubhouse.
Saturday 3rd September 2022:- Conditions were extremely wet all day which led to challenging conditions for the semi-final matches.
Results Saturday 3rd September 2022:-
Shannon 3 Castlebar 2
Royal Curragh 3 Dunmurry 2
Sunday 4th September 2022:- It was a relief to see the sun shining and the teams enjoyed a dry and sunny day. A very exciting finish to the 2022 J B Carr Diamond Trophy All Ireland Finals.
3rd & 4th Playoff at 10 am Dunmurry GC played Castlebar GC - Dunmurry came out ahead securing 3rd place.
The All Ireland Final at 11.am featured Shannon GC vs Royal Curragh GC - with Shannon Golf Club (Clare ) Munster the 2022 J B Carr Diamond Trophy Champions. A great match played with sporting spirit.
A great days golf in Woodenbridge today.
10 am Dunmurry 3 Castlebar GC 2
11am Shannon 3 Royal Curragh 2
A Gala Dinner and Presentation of Prizes took place in the in clubhouse at 7 pm on Sunday evening. We were honoured to have John Carr, son of the Late J.B.Carr and Mary Carr wife of the Late J.B.Carr in attendance to award the prizes.
2022 PHOTO GALLERY
- 2019 J B Carr Finals
2019 J B CARR FINALS
Sunday 1st September 2019
Placing Golf Club Province Winner Ballykisteen Golf Club Munster Runner Up Castlebar Golf Club Connaught 3rd Place Rossmore Golf Club Ulster 4th Place Cill Dara Golf Club Leinster
A very exciting finish to the 2019 J B Carr Diamond Trophy All Ireland Finals 3rd & 4th Playoff at 10 am Rossmore GC played Cill Dara GC - TEAM SHEET Rossmore came out ahead securing 3rd place.
The All Ireland Final at 11.am featured Castlebar GC vs Ballykisteen GC - TEAM SHEET with Ballykisteen Golf Club from (Tipperary ) Munster the 2019 J B Carr Diamond Trophy Champions. A great match played with sporting spirit.
A great days golf in Woodenbridge today
10 am Rossmore GC vs Ballykisteen GC RESULTS TEAM SHEET
11am Cill Dara vs Castlebar GC RESULTS TEAM SHEET
After a lovely opening ceremony where our resident piper Denis New led the parade to the clubhouse and welcomed the four finalists with a tune from each province, President Frank Duffy outlined the history of the J B Carr Diamond Trophy now in its 26th Year, and welcomed the four Provincial finalists to Woodenbridge Golf Club for a week of good golf and new friendships. Mr Henry Crummy conducted the draw for semi finals.
Rossmore GC vs Ballykisteen GC
The long awaited finals of the 2019 J B Carr Diamond Trophy will be commenced with an opening ceremony at 7 pm on Friday 30th August 2019.
The four qualifying teams are Munster - Ballykisteen GC(Tipperary), Connaught - Castlebar GC, Leinster - Kildare (Cill Dara) GC. Ulster - Rossmore GC.
A draw for the two semi finals will be held at the opening ceremony and will be played at 10.am and 11.am Saturday 31st of August and the 3rd and 4th playoff at 10.am and Final 11.am Sunday 1st, September.
There will be a gala dinner and presentation of prizes in clubhouse at 7 pm.
2019 Photo Gallery
PROVINCIAL SEMI FINALS 2019
Leinster Kildare (Cill Dara) GC - Old Conna GC Wicklow Connacht Sligo Enniscrone GC - Mayo Castlebar GC Munster Tipperary - Ballykisteen GC vs Kerry Tralee GC Ulster
Donegal - Rosapenna GC vs Monaghan Rossmore GC
- J B Carr Previous Winners
National Champions Runner Up 3rd Place 4th Place 2022 Shannon GC - Munster Royal Curragh GC - Leinster Dunmurray GC - Ulster Castlebar GC - Connaught 2019 Ballykisteen - Munster Castlebar - Connaught Rossmore - Ulster Cill Dara - Leinster 2018 The K Club - Leinster Portumna - Connaught Templemore - Munster Ballybofey & Stranorlar- Ulster 2017 Portumna - Connaught The K Club - Leinster Strabane - Ulster Fermoy - Munster 2016 Nenagh - Munster Athy - Leinster Castle Hume - Ulster Enniscrone - Connaught 2015 Ballybofey & Stranorlar - Ulster Tuam - Connacht Thurles - Munster Tullamore - Leinster 2014 Adare Manor - South Region Strabane - North Region Castlewarden - Eastern Region Ballybofey & Stranorlar - West Region 2013 Enniscrone - Western Region Limerick - South Region Carlow - East Region Castle Hume - North Region 2012 Ballinrobe - Connacht Ennis - Munster Castlehume - Ulster The Island - Leinster 2011 Thurles - Munster The Heath - Leinster Clandeboye - Ulster Strandhill - Connachtt 2010 Ennis - Munster Galway - Connacht The Island - Leinster Ballybofey & Stranorlar - Ulster 2009 Galway - Connacht Tullamore - Leinster Tralee - Munster Ballymena - Ulster 2008 Tralee - Munster Tullamore - Leinster Co Sligo - Connacht Strabane - Leinster 2007 Tuam - Connacht Tralee - Munster Stackstown - Leinster Strabane - Leinster 2006 Newlands - Leinster Carrick on Suir - Munster Athenry - Connacht Bundoran - Ulster 2005 Stackstown - Leinster Galway - Connacht Nenagh - Munster Cavan - Ulster 2004 Charleville - Munster Tuam - Connacht Cavan - Ulster Dundalk - Leinster 2003 Charleville - Munster Galway - Connacht Portsalon - Ulster Co. Louth - Leinster 2002 Charleville - Munster Clontarf - Leinster Co Sligo - Connacht Castlerock - Ulster 2001 Galway - Connacht Rosslare - Leinster Charleville - Munster Rossmore - Ulster 2000 The Heath - Leinster Tralee - Munster Strandhill - Connacht Cliftonville - Ulster 1999 Galway - Connacht Charleville - Munster Carlow - Leinster Bangor - Ulster 1998 Fermoy - Munster Galway - Connacht Mullingar - Leinster Balmoral - Ulster 1997 Galway - Connacht Waterford - Munster Royal Tara - Leinster Moyola Park - Ulster 1996 Courtown - Leinster Waterford - Munster Rossmore - Ulster Oughterard - Connacht
- Archive of Previous Finals
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