Charleville claim AIG Pierce Purcell Shield at 19th
Charleville celebrate their AIG Pierce Purcell win at Westport. Picture:  Pat Cashman

Charleville celebrate their AIG Pierce Purcell win at Westport. Picture: Pat Cashman

Charleville won the AIG Pierce Purcell Shield when Paddy O’Kelly and Ciaran Herlihy beat John Quigley and Carl Rose on the 19th to give them a 3-2 win over Castlebar.

"It’s not good for the heart, I swear to God,” gasped Charleville manager Anthony Fitzgerald after the Cork club made it a ninth successive success for Munster in the event.

“It was a very tough match, a very tight match. Commiserations to Castlebar. For my own team and supporters, I’m thrilled. We’re just absolutely over the moon.

“We’re a small club. We’re a club that were going very well a few years ago but the recession hit us. We’re coming back bit by bit and days like today make everything a little bit easier.”

AIG Piece Purcell Shield Final

Charleville 3 Castlebar 2

  1. Ollie Kennelly & Stephen Twomey lost to Sean Haugh & Padraig Rice 3&2;

  2. Danny Deady & Trevor Barry bt Ray Prendergast & Declan Prendergast 3&1;

  3. Paddy O’Kelly & Ciaran Herlihy bt John Quigley & Carl Rose 19th;

  4. John O’Keeffe & Ger Mullane bt David Molloy & Val Jennings 1 hole;

  5. John P Collins & Donal Deady lost to Colin Dawson & Pat Waldron 3&2