Jimmy Bruen Results.
After last year’s disappointing Connacht final defeat at the hands of Tuam, Fiachra Neary and his team embarked on this year’s journey with renewed determination.
The campaign commenced with a home draw versus Co Sligo. It was as usual a great game between the sides and Carrick required a fantastic away victory from Noel & David McDermott to seal the way against a determined Co Sligo team. The Team on the night was Home: Nathan Flynn & John Coffey, Pat King & Dylan Beirne, Danny Egan & Keith Duignan Away Paul O Brien & Gordon Kavanagh David & Noel McDermott.
The Second Round was again a Home draw versus Ballyhaunis promised to be another tough battle and it certainly did not disappoint, it took a heroic effort from Keith Duignan and Danny Egan to see Carrick progress! 3 Down with 3 to play and in all sorts of trouble on 16, the Jimmy B journey looked to be coming to a crashing halt, however a fantastic up and down for 5 on 16 albeit helped by some struggles from the opposition kept the door slightly ajar a stunning iron on 17 to 6 foor by Danny ensured the match would travel down 18! Duignan bisected the fairway with a huge drive, a stunning wedge to 5 foot by Egan left Duignan with a chance to bring the match up 19….he did not disappoint. 19 was shared in par and the Carrick paid held their nerve to deliver the crucial point on the 20th hole! The team on the night was Nathan Flynn & John Coffey, Paul Roche & Dylan Beirne, Danny Egan & Keith Duignan Away Paul O Brien & Gordon Kavanagh David & Noel McDermott.
The zone final pitted us away to Castle Dargan. Fiachra Neary decided to be aggressive in his away team selection and in yet another tense battle Carrick somehow emerged victorious. With one defeat and one win home and away, Carrick looked in real trouble on the 17th tee two down away from home after Coffey missed a short putt for par on 16. However Egan hit a fantastic approach wedge (again) to 12 foot and Coffey made up for his previous putt to keep the match alive. On 18 Danny was left 182 yards to what seemed like an impossible back right pin position. He delivered a stunning 6 iron to 20 foot. Coffey kept his cool and holed the ensuing birdie putt to keep the dream alive. They played 19 smartly and Egan tapped in the one footer to ensure Carrick progressed. The team on the night was Home Pat King & Gordon Kavanagh. Keith Duignan & David McDermott. Away Dylan Beirne & Paul Roche Alan Ffrench & Sean Bohan Danny Egan & John Coffey
So now all roads & trains lead to Westport for the Connacht Finals weekend on the 9-11th of August. Carrick play old rivals Athenry in the Semi Final with Roscommon and Home Club Westport contesting the second semi-final.