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J J Delahunty

University of Queensland Boat Club (QLD)

A long serving Chairman of the Queensland Rowing Association and prominent administrator and boat race official of the sport in Queensland.

Jack Pritchard in his book Rowing in Queensland reported on his resignation from the chairmanship of the Association in 1951 in the following terms.

Mr. J.J. Delahunty, who had been Chairman for the past fifteen years, advised that he would not be standing for office again and in his closing address he gave thanks for the very good honorary secretaries he had to help him in Bob Gregory, Bill Dowd and Wilf Mole and throughout this long period only one treasurer, Lou Poulgrain. He thanked all members of the Council for their loyal co-operation and particularly the President, Dan Joyce, for his advice and support on all occasions. The Council in turn responded with a heartfelt thank you for Mr. Delahunty's service over the years. 

Known Rowing Record

1933 - Brisbane District delegate to the State rowing association

1935-51  - Chairman of the Queensland Rowing Association

1958 - Elected Honorary Life Member of the Queensland Rowing Assocation

Andrew Guerin
January 2023

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