A happy Cork team of Gerard Condon, Simon Lawrence, Piotr Leichert, John Kelly and Stephen Short (Team Captain).
After an impressive performance in the earlier rounds Cork were already champions in waiting before a pawn was pushed. They had scored 10 wins and one draw from their 12 matches.
However the battle for the runners up spot was still intense with CCYMS on 8.5 points pursued by Ennis A and Adare both on 7.0 points with Sarsfield a further half point behind.
Even more intense was the relegation battle where Limerick on 2.0 trailed Charleville on 2.5 with Ennis B appearing relatively safe on 3.5 points. Since Limerick were due to play Cork and CCYMS their prospects looked poor.
In the first round Limerick scored a 3 -2 upset against a strong, though not full strength, Cork team. Meanwhile Adare beat Charleville 3.5 - 1.5 and Ennis A beat CCYMS 3 -2 to close the race for runner up. A three man Sarsfield team had a 3-1 win over four man Ennis B to tighten the relegation battle as well.
In the final round the drama continued. Cork returned to winning ways with a vengance beating Ennis A 4.5 - 0.5 and ending their bid for runners up. Adare beat Sarsfield to continue their quest for second place. Limerick continued their comeback by drawing with CCYMS. Meanwhile Charleville beat Ennis B leaving Ennis B, Limerick and Charleville all on 3.5 points.
So Cork were comfortable winners with Adare gaining the second place. On tie break Limerick came sixth, Ennis B seventh with Charleville in the relegation place. However even that may not be the end of the story as there are suggestions that Ennis may not have a B team next year.