Limerick SHC holders Kilmallock eased into the semi-finals thanks to an 0-18 to 0-3 win over Knockainey in Bruff on Saturday.
They were inspired by six points from play from Eoin Ryan.
Tony Considine’s side were 0-9 to 0-2 ahead at half time with Mark Cleary getting both Knockainey scores.
They added only one second half point as Kilmallock eased over the winning line with Ryan, Graeme and Jake Mulcahy and Kevin O’Donnell all on the score sheet.
Inter-county men Gavin O’Mahony and Paudie O’Brien also scored.
SCORErS: Kilmallock: Eoin Ryan 0-8 (2frees), Kevin O’Donnell 0-5 (3frees), Paudie O’Brien 0-2, Graeme Mulcahy, Jake Mulcahy, Gavin O’Mahony (free) 0-1 each. Knockainey: Mark Cleary 0-2, Brian O’Shea 0-1.
KILMALLOCK: Barry Hennessy; Liam Hurley, Mark O’Loughlin, John Meade; Liam Walsh, Gavin O’Mahony, Kevin O’Mahony; Robbie Egan, Paudie O’Brien; Kevin O’Donnell, Eoin Ryan, Bryan O’Sullivan; Graeme Mulcahy, Derek O’Mahony, Jake Mulcahy. Subs: Kieran Kennelly for Robbie Egan, inj (28mins), Aaron Costello for Graeme Mulcahy, inj (40mins), Mark Hayes for Bryan O’Sullivan (50mins), Andrew O’Shaughnessy for Jake Mulcahy, inj (58mins).
KNOCKAINEY: Kieran Madden; Cathal Madden, Patrick McNamara, Ger O’Shea; Brian Cleary, Nigel Finch, Shane Walsh; Dermot Walsh, Patrick Kirby; Mark Cleary, Liam O’Shea, Donal Madden; Jason Lonergan, Brian O’Shea, Padraic Barron. Subs: Sean Lonergan for Jason Lonergan (35mins), Kieran Cleary for Donal Madden (42mins).
REFEREE: Shane Hourigan (St Marys Sean Finns).
- For a full report on this game, see the weekend print edition of the Limerick Leader