The 2016 Leinster Club Championship was played over Sat/Sun 3rd and 4th December in the Ivy Rooms Carlow. After the group stages the old reliables of current champions Kilkenny Shed qualified to play Newbridge CYMS "A" in the 1st Semi-final and former all-Ireland champions Q Club Wicklow played Potters Drogheda "A" in the 2nd.
Q club ran out comfortable winners over Potters Drogheda "A"on a 3 - 0 scoreline and met Kilkenny Shed in the final who overcame Newbridge CYMS "A" 3 - 2 in a topsy turvey match which went to the last frame. Newbridge looked good when they led 2 -1 with 2 matches still in progress, but Kilkenny showed their fighting qualities to come back and secure a hard fought victory.
The final was played in a very sporting manner and was a close affair with Q Club Wicklow winningnby a 3- 1 margin. The Leinster Association would like to thank all the teams who took part and wish them all the best in Killarney in january 2017.
The teams to Qualify for the All-Irelands in Killarney were:
Q Club Wicklow, Kilkenny Shed, Newbridge CYMS "A", Potters Drogheda "A", "B" and "C" teams, The Ivy Rooms, Trim SC and NUI Maynooth. The last place in the B championship will be decided when Newbridge CYMS "b" and "C" teams play off on Thursday night.
The Leinster Association would like to thank Marian Leacy and her staff at the Ivy Rooms for looking after the players and officials so well.