New Institute Retain Munster Club Championship

Tipperary’s New Institute beat The Crucible of Cork to win the Munster Club Championship in Kerry on Sunday.

Led by former professional player Brendan O’Donoghue, New Institute proved to be the strongest team throughout the weekend’s play and will advance to the All-Ireland Club Championship next weekend as one of the main contenders.

New Institute had earlier defeated another Cork based club in Youghal C.Y.M.S in the last four while The Crucible saw off Waterford A in a deciding frame.

All four clubs advance to the All-Irelands which will again be held at The Gleneagle Hotel in Killarney while local team Cue Club will make up the fifth side from Munster competing with the rest of the Emerald Isle.

For the first time in the event’s history, there will be no Limerick side involved after six-time Munster champions Victoria A were surprisingly defeated by Waterford at the quarter-final stage.

The big one next weekend promises to be an entertaining affair with clubs from all around the island seeking the honour of an All-Ireland crown.

The five Munsters clubs will be joined by five from the Leinster area, five from the Dublin League, four from Connacht and Donegal while six Northern Irish teams make up the strong line-up.

The draw for the All-Ireland Club Championship can be viewed by clicking here.

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