Sean McGrath, chief executive Allianz with the victorious Thurles team; Dave Crowley, president, Marian Finn, lady captain, and Joe Kerrigan, captain and  Philip Reid (The Irish Times) at the K Club . Photograph:  Dylan Vaughan.

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