Despite finishing with 12 players, Ardmore were crowned Munster Club junior hurling champions at Mallow today.
The Waterford representatives overcame Ballybacon Grange of Tipperary by 3-11 to 2-8.
Four players in total were sent off, three from Ardmore and one from the Premier County champions.
A late red card didn't take the gloss of an outstanding individual performance by former Deise star Seamus Prendergast who finished with 2-5 to his name.
David Gartland also raised a green flag for the winners while Tipperary goalkeeping great Brendan Cummins hit 1-2 (all from placed balls) for the losing outfit.
Prendergast & Co overcame the set-backs of losing Wayne Hennessy and goalkeeper Jack Walsh to red cards in the opening period to lead by the minimum margin - 1-7 to 1-6 - at the halfway stage and numerical disadvantage didn't prevent them from pulling away after the resumption.
Ardmore - J Walsh; N Hennessy, D Prendergast, D Power; G Williams, S Keating, R Hennessy; K Murphy, W Hennessy; J Flavin (0-2), D Gartland (1-1), J Gartland; J Kennedy (0-2), S Prendergast (2-5, 0-2f), K Conway. Subs: E O'Shea (0-1) for J Kennedy, J O'Donnell for K Conway, E Conway for J Gartland.
Ballybacon Grange - B Cummins (1-2, 1-1f, 0-1'65); P Walsh, B Walsh, C Carrigan; M Barlow, C O'Gorman, S Nagle; M O'Sullivan, B Dillon; D O'Regan (0-2), B Hewitt, G Cronin; A Savage (0-1), D Walsh (1-0), A Lonergan (0-3f). Subs: S Lambert for P Walsh, G Whelan for J Cronin, J English for A Savage, C O'Shaughessy for C Carrigan, J O'Mahoney for M O'Sullivan.
Referee - N Wall.