In Limerick the action took place at the quarter-final stage. When Doon saw off a strong spirited challenge from South Liberties as they ran out 3-20 to 2-12 winners.
Despite the strong start from South Liberties which saw them lead 1-5 to 0-1 with ust under quarter of an hour played they fell away in the second period after surrendering their lead and were a point down at the break.
Pat Ryan built on Darragh Stapleton’s first half goal to put Doon four points clear while Micheal Ryan secured a semi final spot for Doon who will now play Kilmallock this Saturday in the semi-finals.
In the quarter-final Na Piarsaigh dominated from start to finish against a Ballybrown side missing vital injured defenders Mikey Kiely and Colin Coughlan as Na Piarsargh recorded a very comfortable 0-26 to 0-13 victory to set up a semi-final tie against current champions Patrickswell also next Saturday.
Na Piarsaigh asserted their dominance early on and were 0-14 to 0-6 ahead by half time and Ballybrown Aidan O’Connor and Josh Adams had early Ballybrown points but the men in green and white were to score just one point from play across the remaining 25-minutes in the half.
Na Piarsaigh hit 12-points from play in the opening half – Peter Casey leading the way with five from play.
The scoreline could have looked worse for Ballybrown if it wasn’t for Conor O’Neill who denied David Dempsey and Conor Boylan goals with excellent saves – both resulting ’65s were converted by Ronan Lynch as Ballybrown saw the gap between the two sides become so great you could say the scoreline reflected social distance measures
Adding to their tally Na Piarsaigh finished off a fine performance points from Adrian Breen, Adam McNamara and Boylan.