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
Ollie Kennelly & Stephen Twomey lost to Sean Haugh & Padraig Rice 3&2;
Danny Deady & Trevor Barry bt Ray Prendergast & Declan Prendergast 3&1;
Paddy O’Kelly & Ciaran Herlihy bt John Quigley & Carl Rose 19th;
John O’Keeffe & Ger Mullane bt David Molloy & Val Jennings 1 hole;
John P Collins & Donal Deady lost to Colin Dawson & Pat Waldron 3&2