It was promoted on the MCU’s social media as “Super Sunday”, with Cork Harlequins, Co Kerry and Cork County all in with a shout to win the Premiership.

Quins were the favourites, had it in their own hands and for them, the equation was simple, win their last two games, and the title was theirs.

On Saturday, they travelled to Midleton, which hasn’t been a happy hunting ground for them over the last number of years, won the toss and bowled.

There were a few partnerships by the East Cork men early on, but none that ever shifted any momentum or had any substance.

The ninth wicket realised 35 runs which was the highest for the home side on the day but two wickets apiece from Zubair Khan, Matt Brewster and Adam Hickey saw Midleton bundled out for 134, albeit on a very slow scoring ground.

Quins reached 57 for 3 in the 20th over but Brandon Kruger (59 not out) and Shivam Kislay (27 not out) blasted 77 runs in the following 12 overs to claim 24 points for their side.

On Sunday Quins hosted Limerick and batted first on a spin friendly deck at Farmers Cross. 200 would have been a very good score but 172 was the home sides final total with contributions from Kruger (35) Devon Joyce (34) and captain Kieran O’Reilly (24 not out).

The visitors chase didn’t begin well with them loosing 5 wickets with the score only on 73. All the bowlers claimed one each but it was when the captain introduced himself into the attack, that the Limerick reply fell apart.

O’Reilly, who is a 6’5 off spinner, extracted some variable bounce and finished with 4 for 9 off 6 overs and with that, Limerick’s chase fell 65 runs short.

 On the victory O’Reilly said “we won the MCU T20 and the 50 over comp’s this year but this is the one we really wanted. I think it shows now how far we’ve come and by investing in youth and putting your trust in the same fellas week in week out, what you can achieve. Its incredible really!”

Club Chairperson Richard Brewster added: “Everyone at the club is absolutely delighted to win a treble. It’s the first time the club have done it and theres no doubt when you take the T20 All-Ireland Final place into it, it has been the most successful year in the clubs history at senior level.

"The club is one big family and we already have projects in place to add to the set up on and off the pitch so we can plan for the short and medium term. I’m so proud of every single person, young and old, at our great club. We’ll enjoy this one for sure."