Suncroft claimed Monor honours for the first time since 1949 on Sunday with a 2:14 to 1:08 victory over Rheban.
The nine point difference though does not quite reflect the efforts of Rheban, who were more than competitive on the first half and trailed by just two points at the change of ends.
In the second half, however, Suncroft went through the gears and pulled away from their south Kildare rivals. Kallum ennis, Eoin Lawless and Mark Brown were among the scorers as Suncroft pressed on.
At the other end, their backs were on top with standout performances from Jamie Duggan, Ryan Campion and Eoghan Brannock. In midfield Eoin Troy got through a hugh amount of work.
The Suncroft manager said the Championship win was particularily sweet as the team were up against it earlier in the year, "We concentrated on the Championship", he said, "because we struggled in the League. We don't have big numbers and couldn't field a team for some of the League games. The Championship started six weeks ago and we got together before that and decided we'd have a crack. So we knuckled down and competed well".
The management knew there was potential in the group, as they had won U16 honours two years ago. "We hope in the years to come they will push on to senior level. They're a great group of young fellas, there is never any diciplinary problems with them at all which makes them so easy to work with."
Suncroft Panel: Dean Walsh, Jamie Duggan, Eoghan Brannock, Ryan Campion, Conor Smyth, Aaron Keon, Corey Sullivan, Eoin Troy, Adam Talbot, Cian Prendergast, Christian Phillips, DJ Brannock, Cathal Mahon, Eoghan Lawless (Captain), Kallum Ennis, David Sutton,
Adam Nolan, Mark Browne, Aaron Sinnott and Diarmuid Brannock.
Mentors / Trainers: Ollie Brannock, John Browne, Kevin Brannock, Tommy Cleary and Paddy Philips
Rheban: Jordan Leigh, Gary Prendergast, Darren Lawlor, Craig Doherty, Conor Germaine, Chris Casey, Adam Ryan, Alex Whelan, Craig McDermott, Sean Kelly, Dean Carty, Niall Brennan, Conor Denehy, Cian O'Neill, Conor Renehan and Cormac Moore.
(Article from Leinster Leader 13 October 2015)