FOUR sides booked their place in the quarter finals of the Nick Grene Limerick IHC last weekend.
The full line-up for the knockout stages will be confirmed this weekend but already Croom, Bruree, Granagh-Ballingarry and Knockaderry have advanced.
Croom had a 1-23 to 0-13 win over Hospital-Herbertstown to advance. Croom drew with Pallasgreen in round one but were double-score winners in Bruff last Saturday.
Conor Allis and James Malone led the scoring with six points each, while Mark Reidy was introduced as a sub and scored the game's only goal.
Granagh-Balllingarry were 2-19 to 3-14 winners over Tournafulla in Feenagh. This result sends Tournafulla into a relegation play-off and ensures Granagh-Ballingarry and Bruree of quarter final places ahead of their final round group game this weekend.
At half time it was Tournafulla 2-7 Granagh-Ballingarry 1-9 and at the water break in the second half it was Granagh-Ballingarry 1-17 Tournafulla 2-10.
In injury time it was a one point game, but it was Granagh-Ballingarry that got the next score to break Tour hearts.
In Rathkeale, Knockaderry were 1-17 to 1-15 winners over Feohanagh.
Knockaderry were five points clear at one point in the opening half but the game was level by half time; 1-8 to 0-11.
The eventual winners then surged 1-15 to 1-8 clear before a Feohanagh fightback. It was 1-17 to 1-11 at the second half water break and Knockaderry didn't score in the final quarter but Feohanagh's late scoring burst just fell short.
The fourth game last weekend saw Na Piarsaigh record a 3-19 to 1-13 win over Kilmallock in Croom.
A James O Brien goal helped Na Piarsaigh to a 1-9 to 0-5 half time lead.
O'Brien added another goal in the second half while Dylan Lynch also found the net in a 12-point victory which had Evan Gilvarry (0-5) and James Daly (0-6, 5frees) as the main scorers for the city side.
See this weekend's final round fixtures here
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