KILMALLOCK finished strongly to win the south JHC ‘A’ title with an impressive 1-19 to 0-19 win over Castletown-Ballyagran in Hospital on Saturday.
Kilmallock led by the minimum at the break (1-8 to 0-10) in an evenly contested first period.
Their goal came after a defensive mix-up gave Donnacha Higgins the easiest of finishes.
With the game level heading into injury time, points from Conor Barry, Michael Houlihan and captain Benny Burke sealed the win.
Meanwhile, in the Limerick IFC quarter-final, Adare were 2-6 to 0-5 winners over Claughaun in Clarina.
A Mikey Lyons goal in the first half helped them to a 1-5 to 0-1 lead at half-time and although Adare narrowed the gap on the restart a Hugh Bourke goal late on made sure of the result. Adare now play Mungret in the semi-final.
The other quarter-final is between Galbally and Castlemahon and takes place in Kilbreedy on Wednesday night. The winner of that game will face St Senan’s in the semi-final. Elsewhere in the IFC relegation decider, Bruff beat Cappagh by 3-10 to 0-13. Cappagh return to the junior ranks after just a one-year stay at intermediate.