CHAMPIONS Kilmallock and Doon booked their place in the Limerick SHC quarter-finals on Saturday night thanks to comfortable wins over Knockainey and South Liberties.
Kilmallock were never in danger against Knockainey in Bruff. They led 0-9 to 0-2 at the break and were always in control in the second half to run out 0-18 to 0-3 winners.
In Caherconlish, Doon booked their first semi-final place since 2005 with an impressive 1-18 to 0-9 win over South Liberties.
Doon played with the wind in the first half and were 0-11 to 0-5 up at the break. Liberties staged a brief revival early in the second half but the game was ended as a contest when Dean Coleman goaled in the 46th minute. Liberties battled on to the final whistle but to no avail.
The two other quarter-finals take place on Sunday in the Gaelic Grounds with Adare meeting Ballybrown at 2pm and Ahane taking on Na Piarsiagh at 3.30pm. There is also three relegation games down for decision on Sunday. Bruree play Effin, Croom meet Patrickswell and Murroe-Boher face Hospital-Herbertstown. Granagh-Ballingarry ensured their senior status for 2014 on Friday night after beating Garryspillane, who drop to the Premier IHC next year.
In other games of note on Saturday night, Blackrock beat Killeedy by 1-18 to 2-7 in the Limerick IHC quarter-final. That result not only books them a place in the semi-final but ensures they will be in the Premier IHC in 2014.
Knockaderry will also enjoy that status after they beat Cappamore on Friday night. Bruff also progressed in the IHC on Saturday night thanks to a 1-14 to 0-14 win over Mungret. The remaining quarter-final sees Glenroe face Dromin-Athlacca on Tuesday night.
In the IHC relegation semi-final, Kildimo-Pallaskenry beat Pallasgreen on a scoreline of 2-13 to 0-16. Pallasgreen now play Ballybricken-Bohermore in the relegation decider.