Limerick senior football champions Monaleen were stunned by Adare on Saturday night in Mungret as they went down on a scoreline of 1-11 to 0-5 in the second round of the championship.
Adare were full value for their nine-point victory, secured on the back of a powerful final quarter display.
The crucial score of the tie arrived mid-way through the second half when substitute Diarmuid Sexton set up Adare corner forward Neil Mulvihill for the gameâ€™s only goal.
Left corner forward Mulvihill top scored for the winners, kicking 1-2 from play, while right corner forward Willie Griffin landed four points, including three from play.
Adare led 0-6 to 0-4 at half-time, with both sides struggling to come to terms with the wet, slippery conditions.
When Muiris Gavin landed a 34th minute free for Monaleen to leave a point between the sides, the outcome appeared in some doubt.
However, while the champions failed to record another score for the remainder of the game, Adare amassed 1-5 to run out comfortable winners.
Elsewhere in the Limerick SFC, St Patâ€™s lost to Fr Caseyâ€™s on a scoreline of 0-11 to 0-8 on Friday night. The Rhebogue side are in the same group as city rivals Monaleen but they lie in fifth in the group of six, with just a draw after two games. Monaleen, with two points, now lie in third place in Group 1, two points behind leaders Fr Caseyâ€™s, while Adare are second on three points. Last yearâ€™s intermediate champions Galbally have two points while Pallasgreen prop up the table having lost both games.
In the other group, former Munster club champions Drumcollogher-Broadford are in big trouble of not even reaching the qaurter-finals as they lost their second game in a row on Friday night. Newcastle West got the better of Drom to go top of that group while Ballysteen got the better of St Kieranâ€™s. St Senanâ€™s and Ballylanders drew on Sunday night.
Meanwhile in the Limerick IFC, Mungret were the only city team to record a win in the second round of games.They had a narrow 1-10 to 1-9 win over Cappamore in Group 1 but there was no luck for Claughaun or Na Piarsaigh in Group 2. Bruree beat Claughaun on a scoreline of 0-13 to 1-9 while Croom beat Na Piarsaigh 0-15 to 0-8.
Clubs now switch their attention to hurling as the championship begins next week.
Na Piarsaigh, the cityâ€™s sole senior hurling club, begin their campaign against Croom in a group that also contains Adare and Bruree.
In the intermediate championship, Claughaun begin life in the lower grade with a clash with Kildimo while Ballybrown, who drew with Na Piarsaigh in the recent city final, play Knockaderry.
Elsewhere, Monaleen play Monagea and Mungret meet Dromin-Athlacca.