The North West Warriors produced a clinical all-round display as they hammered defending champions Leinster Lightning by eight wickets to lift the T20 Trophy for the second time.

Skipper Andy McBrine had little hesitation in asking Lightning to bat first and his decision was totally vindicated by his bowlers, who reduced the defending champions to a barely believable 58 for 8, despite 23 from opener Kevin O'Brien.

Man of the Match Conor Olphert took three wickets, including the prize scalp of Leinster captain George Dockrell first ball, while the spinning duo of Andy McBrine and Graham Kennedy picked up two apiece.

Wicket for Conor Olphert: Pic Oisin Keniry

A IPT20 record ninth wicket stand of 53 in 40 balls between Pembroke duo Gavin Hoey and Josh Little (19*)gave Leinster respectability.

Hoy cleared the ropes three times in his 37, before falling to the penultimate ball of the innings - another scalp for Bready speedster Olphert - as Leinster finished on 113 for 9.

The modest target proved little trouble for the Warriors, with opener William Porterfield ensuring no dramas in an unbeaten 39 as he shared stands of 30, 61 and 28 with Stephen Doheny (17), Andy McBrine (24) and Shane Getkate (26*).

McBrine and Getkate both hit two sixes to hurry them to the title, the win achieved in the 14th over.

2021 T20 Trophy winners NW Warriors: Pic Oisin Keniry

In the morning game, Northern Knights ensured second place in the table with a convincing nine-wicket win over Munster Reds.

Ben White (2-3) bowled superbly as Munster posted 72-5, with Matt Ford top scoring with 21 (4 fours).

Ross Adair's brutal assault saw the hosts finish their campaign on a high, as the CSNI opener hit 6 fours and 3 enormous sixes in a brilliant Man of the Match 54 not out from just 27 balls - the bonus point win achieved with 2,2 overs to spare.

Munster gave a debut to Liam McCarthy, who was presented with his cap by Head Coach Ted Williamson, with them resting Saturday's hero Gareth Delany.

The weekend was somewhat devalued by the absence of so many international stars, with Lightning in particular badly handicapped by not having Andy Balbirnie, Simi Singh and Barry McCarthy in their line-up, while the Knights took to the field without box office players Paul Stirling and Mark Adair.

It was perhaps understandable given the less than ideal ground conditions, with Knights skipper Harry Tector voicing his displeasure that the morning game went ahead.

The focus now switches to international action as Ireland head to the UAE to play them in a three match series ahead of the T20 World Cup next month.